Harriet Dyer

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Harriet Dyer
Harriet Dyer on Adweek.jpg
Dyer in 2019
Born (1988-10-17) 17 October 1988 (age 34)
EducationTownsville Grammar School
National Institute of Dramatic Art
Years active2012–present
(m. 2021)

Harriet Dyer (born 17 October 1988) is an Australian actress. She is best known for starring in the television series Love Child (2014–2017) and No Activity (2015–2018). She has also appeared in films, most notably The Invisible Man (2020).

Early life and education[edit]

Dyer was born in Townsville, Queensland. She was educated at Townsville Grammar School before attending the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney.[2] She completed the full-time acting course at the Actor's Centre Australia, graduating in 2011.


Dyer in 2015

Dyer appeared in the television comedy mockumentary series Micro Nation in 2012. This was followed by guest roles on A Moody Christmas in 2012 and Packed to the Rafters in 2013.

In 2014, Dyer appeared in the first season of drama series Janet King as Maya Blakely. In the same year, she starred in the drama series Love Child as Patricia Saunders. She was a regular for three seasons and appeared as a guest in the first episode of the fourth season.[3]

From 2015, Dyer also appeared in the comedy television series No Activity as April. In 2016, she also had a guest role in the drama series Hyde & Seek.[4]

In 2017, Dyer appeared in Kiki and Kitty an Australian comedy series on ABC iview and ABC Comedy.[5] She also starred in the NBC drama series The InBetween playing Cassie Bedford, a woman who can see and communicate with the dead.[6]

Personal life[edit]

In August 2017, Dyer was reported to be dating No Activity co-star Patrick Brammall.[7] In March 2021, Dyer and Brammell married after being engaged for five days.[8] The couple adopted their first child, a daughter, in 2021.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Meat the Parents Sarah Short
Pacific Cove Amber
2013 The Fragments Harriet
2015 Ruben Guthrie Virginia
2016 Down Under Stacey
Killing Ground Samantha "Sam" Shaw
The Mother Situation Katie Short
2019 The Way We Weren't Miss Darling
2020 The Invisible Man Emily Kass


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Micro Nation Emma Cosdosca 15 episodes
A Moody Christmas Airport girl Episode: "Last Minute Airfare"
2013 Packed to the Rafters Mandy Episode: "Taking Stock"
2014–2017 Love Child Patricia "Patty" Saunders 29 episodes
2014 Janet King Maya Blakely 8 episodes
2015–2016 No Activity April 11 episodes
2016 Black Comedy Guest cast 2 episodes
Rake Star Mannix Episode 5 (season 4)
Hyde & Seek Dakota Matherson Episode 7 (season 1)
2017–2019 The Other Guy Stevie Nicholls Main role; 11 episodes
2017 Sexy Herpes Becky Episode: "How To Be Happy"
The Letdown Busy Episode: "Trivial Pursuits"
Kiki and Kitty Cherise 4 episodes
2018 No Activity Hazel Episode: "The Actress"
2019 The InBetween Cassie Bedford Main role; 10 episodes
2021 Wakefield Genevieve 4 episodes
American Auto Sadie Main role

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2015 AACTA Awards Best Guest or Supporting Actress in a Television Drama Love Child Nominated
Logie Awards Most Popular New Talent Nominated
Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer Nominated
2016 Most Outstanding Supporting Actress Nominated


  1. ^ "Baby news! Australian actors Harriet Dyer and Patrick Brammall are parents".
  2. ^ Armitstead, Jane (24 January 2015). "Harriet's star on the rise". Townsville Bulletin. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  3. ^ Knox, David (2 March 2017). "Ronan Keating joins Love Child in cast overhaul". TV Tonight. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Returning: No Activity". TV Tonight. 7 September 2016.
  5. ^ "ABC filming absurdist iview comedy, Kiki & Kitty". TV Tonight. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Cast". NBC. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  7. ^ Moustafa, Abi (August 2017). "Love Child star Harriet Dyer confirms relationship with Offspring's Patrick Brammell". Who. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  8. ^ Hockey, Maddison. "Patrick Brammall popped the question AND married Harriet Dyer all in a whirlwind five-day vacation". Now To Love. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
  9. ^ "Harriet Dyer on Instagram: "International Daughter's Day feels as good a time as any to introduce our little Joni Jane Brooklyn Brammall. Born September 16 2021 and with us from her first moments thanks to her incredible birth mother. Special mention to Patty on this here daughter's day, I have been working and he has kept this whole show going. She struck gold with him. "Mother is a verb and if you do the verb you become the noun." - Ellen Burstyn on adoption. 💛"".

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