Mrs Valange played by Sibylla Budd
The art teacher at Appleyard College, Mrs Valange is a progressive thinker and a keen advocate of Federation. She has a particular soft spot for Sara, forever worrying about her treatment at the hands of Mrs Appleyard. She isn’t afraid to stand her ground and speak her mind.
More about Sibylla Budd
Since graduating from the prestigious Victoria College of the Arts, Sibylla Budd has enjoyed a successful career in film, television and theatre. Sibylla is best known for her role in the multi award winning drama series The Secret Life of Us, playing ‘Gabrielle’ and capturing the hearts and minds of the Australian viewing public over three successful seasons.
Sibylla’s other performances for television include, Tomorrow When the War Began, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (Series 2), Rake (Series 3), The Doctor Blake Mysteries (Series 2), Redfern Now (Series 2), Winners and Losers, It’s a Date, Canal Road, Sea Patrol, All Saints, Kath and Kim, The Farm (Mini-series) and Something In The Air. Sibylla has recently completed filming the television mini-series Picnic at Hanging Rock.
In between shooting television series, Sibylla has had a flourishing film career and has appeared in the features September, The Book of Revelation, The Bank and The Bet, with her performance in the latter garnering an AFI Nomination for Best Supporting Actress in Film.
Sibylla has performed with many major theatre companies and her performances include with Company B Belvoir The Lonesome West, Yibiyung, Ray’s Tempest, with Queensland Theatre Company Betrayal, with Melbourne Theatre Company The Memory of Water and with Griffin Theatre Company The Emperor of Sydney, as well as Boeing Boeing with New Theatricals.