Dora Lumley

Dora Lumley

Dora Lumley played by Yael Stone

Mrs Appleyard’s right-hand woman. Despite her loyalty & ambitions to be like her, Mrs Appleyard sees her acolyte as everyone else does: lumpen, ineffectual, insufferable. She has a habit of lurking in the shadows & is a busy-body, who isn’t above dobbing other students in to the staff to improve her own fortunes. She has a close relationship with her older brother Reg, with whom she shares her judgemental & disapproving attitude, & inflated self-importance.


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More about Yael Stone

Yael Stone has worked extensively in the Australian film, television and theatre industry. A NIDA graduate she cut her teeth at 13 years old in her first professional role and never looked back. Yael is best known for her portrayal of ‘Lorna Morello’ in the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black, a true global phenomenon which has been honoured with the SAG Award for Outstanding Comedy Ensemble in 2015, 2016 & 2017, and nominated for the 2014 and 2015 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy and Outstanding Drama. Yael’s performance has earned her critical acclaim worldwide and she will launch her 6th season in mid-2018.

Yael is also set to return as well loved mushroom dealer/dog walker ‘Beth’ in the WGA Award-winning series High Maintenance, for HBO. Season 2 debuts in late January 2018. She went toe to toe with Charles Dance as ‘Peretta’ in the SyFy series based on Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End. Yael joined an all star cast for Wilde Wedding, acting alongside legends of stage & screen Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Sir Patrick Stewart and Minnie Driver.

In Australia Yael received a TV Week Logie Award nomination for Most Outstanding Actress for her portrayal of ‘Tori Lustigman’ in Deep Water (Blackfella Films and SBS) starring alongside Noah Taylor and directed by Shawn Seet. Most recently Yael joined the cast of Foxtel’s eagerly anticipated drama Picnic at Hanging Rock alongside Natalie Dormer which is set for a major international release.

Yael splits her time between Sydney and New York City, is a proud board member of Liberation Prison Yoga and a Global Ambassador for AIME.