Oh shitty balls, grew up with her work. She played the best ice Queens, and also Mothers, for some reason. Bloomin’ sad news.
‘Return to Eden’, ‘Careful, he Might Hear You’, ‘The man From Snowy River. Classic cinema. And brilliant trashy TV.
As one of the leading actresses in Australian cinema, Hughes’ roles in the 1970s and 1980s included those in Newsfront, Kostas, My Brilliant Career, Lucinda Brayford, Touch and Go, Hoodwink, Lonely Hearts, Careful, He Might Hear You, My First Wife, I Can’t Get Started, An Indecent Obsession, Echoes of Paradise, Boundaries of the Heart, Warm Nights on a Slow Moving Train (1988) and Luigi’s Ladies.
Hughes made her American debut in John G. Avildsen’s film Happy New Year opposite Peter Falk and Charles Durning. In 1989 she starred opposite Pierce Brosnan in The Heist, a TV movie made by HBO.
Hughes also continued to make occasional appearances on television, such as playing Jilly Stewart in the mini-series Return to Eden in 1983. During the early 1990s, she spent time in the United States, where she played medical examiner Dr Carol Blythe in the television series Homicide: Life on the Street. She also appeared in the miniseries Amerika and made a guest appearance as Lieutenant Commander Nella Daren on Star Trek: The Next Generation as one of Captain Picard’s few love interests on the show.
Back in Australia, Hughes played lead roles on television in The Man From Snowy River (“Snowy River: The McGregor Saga”) and State Coroner. Film appearances around this time include Princess Caraboo and Paradise Road.
Later film roles include Salvation (2007), The Caterpillar Wish (2006) and The Man Who Sued God (2001). Stage appearances included playing the part of Mrs Robinson in the Melbourne version of The Graduate (2001), Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (2007) Honor in Honour (2010) and Higgins’ mother in Pygmalion (2012).
The Dalai Lama has come out in support of gay marriage, saying it was “OK” and a personal affair for people of the same sex to commit to each other.
“If two people… really feel that way … and both sides fully agree, then okay,” the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader said on Ora.tv’s Larry King Now show.
The Nobel laureate was interviewed after he offered the customary prayer that opens each Senate session in Washington D.C.
Ultimately, the Dalai Lama, who like all Tibetan Monks is celibate himself, said gay marriage was up to each government and was ultimately “individual business.”
“People who have belief or who have special traditions, then you should follow according to your own tradition. Like Buddhism, there are different kinds of sexual misconduct, so you should follow properly.”