FOXTEL confirms Marta Dusseldorp is joining the cast of WENTWORTH for season 8

Foxtel has confirmed acclaimed Australian actress Marta Dusseldorp will join the cast for latest instalment of Wentworth when the show returns with a new season next month.

In an interview with Foxtel’s Insider website, Dusseldorp indicates it was an easy decision to join the prison drama;

“I said yes straight away!”

“The integrity of the performances and the cohesion of the story and [the cast] as a group, was always knock-out. It never, ever falters.”

Dusseldorp is well known to Foxtel audiences after staring in popular period drama A Place To Call Home. Her role in Wentworth will see her playing Sheila Bausch, a senior figure in a cult, who finds herself on the inside after something terrible goes down among the group.

“She helps people believe what she wants them to believe,”

“She’s a really good manipulator. She knows how to be devoted and she knows how to try and incite devotion. So she has this other skill to her that isn’t about muscle. She’s brain and heart. She’s even more dangerous, I think.”

WENTWORTH Season 8 premieres Tuesday July 28 at 8.30pm on FOX SHOWCASE and Foxtel On-Demand

Kevin Perry
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