"I've been acting in Australia since I was about eight, and have done many films. Because I had one day on Star Wars, though, suddenly every single interview I was doing in Australia at the time was about, 'how does it feel to be in Star Wars?' The media were very excited about it here, and it was the thing I was talking about in every interview, regardless what I was promoting at the time."
―Claudia Karvan[src]

Claudia Karvan (born May 19, 1972) played Sola Naberrie in both Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, although her scenes from Episode II did not make the final cut of the film.


Karvan was born in Sydney, Australia and attended SCEGGS Darlinghurst. When she was 8, she lived in Bali for a year with her family. After returning from Bali, they moved to King's Cross.

She appeared in several TV series, including Fallen Angels, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World, Farscape, Spirited, and Puberty Blues, but she is best known for her roles in The Secret Life of Us and Love My Way.

During her career, Karvan won several Australian Film Institute Awards for her roles in G.P. and Love My Way. As a producer of Love My Way, she also earned AFI Awards for Best Television Drama Series in 2005 and the two subsequent years. In film, she received the Australian Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress for The Heartbreak Kid in 1993 and the Palm Springs Short Film Festival Audience Favorite Award in 1998 for Two Girls and a Baby.

Karvan appeared with Star Wars co-star Wayne Pygram (Wilhuff Tarkin in Episode III) in the short-lived TV series The Last Resort. She shared screen with Jack Thompson (Cliegg Lars) in the 2001 TV movie My Brother Jack. In The Secret Life of Us, her father was played by Graeme Blundell (Ruwee Naberrie) in one episode. One of her castmates in the show was Joel Edgerton (Owen Lars in Episodes II and III). They worked together again in the stop-motion film $9.99, along with Leeanna Walsman (Zam Wesell). Karvan also played with Bruce Spence (Tion Medon) in the 2006 comedy film Aquamarine, and alongside Jay Laga'aia (Captain Typho) in the 1998 TV miniseries The Violent Earth and the 2009 horror film Daybreakers.


Year Title Role Other notes
2014 Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell Rupert Murdoch TV series
2013 The Broken Shore Helen Castleman TV movie
2013 The Time of Our Lives Caroline TV series
2013 Better Man Bernadette McMahon TV series
2012–2014 Puberty Blues Judy Vickers TV series
2012 Scratch Holly Short movie
2011 33 Postcards Barbara
2010–2011 Spirited Suzy Darling TV series - Also Producer/Writer
2009 Daybreakers Audrey Bennett
2009 Saved Julia Weston TV movie
2008 Long Weekend Carla
2008 $9.99 Michelle (voice)
2006 Footy Legends Alison Berry
2006 Small Claims: The Reunion Jo Collins TV movie
2006 Aquamarine Ginny
2005 Small Claims: White Wedding Jo Collins TV movie
2005 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith Sola Naberrie
2004–2007 Love My Way Frankie Page TV series - Also Producer/Writer
2004 Small Claims Jo Collins TV movie
2002 Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones Sola Naberrie Deleted scenes
2001–2003 The Secret Life of Us Dr. Alex Christensen TV series
2001 The Secret Life of Us Dr. Alex Christensen TV movie
2001 Farscape Natira TV series
2001 My Brother Jack Cressida Morley TV movie
2000 Risk Louise Roncoli
2000 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World Catherine Reilly TV series
1999 Strange Planet Judy
1999 Passion Alfhild de Luce
1999 Paperback Hero Ruby Vale
1998 The Violent Earth Jeanne TV miniseries
1998 Two Girls and a Baby Catherine Short movie
1998 Never Tell Me Never Janine Shepherd TV movie
1997 Fallen Angels Yvonne TV series
1996 Dating the Enemy Tash
1996 Lust and Revenge Georgina Oliphant
1996 G.P. Unknown role TV series
1996 Natural Justice: Heat Asta Cadell
1995 Twisted Tales Cassie TV series
1995 Natural Justice Asta Cadell TV series
1994 Redheads Lucy
1994 Exile Jean
1993 The Heartbreak Kid Christina Papadopoulos
1993 Broken Highway Catherine
1993 The Nostradamus Kid Beat Girl
1993 Touch Me Christine Short movie
1991 Flynn Penelope Watts
1991 Holidays on the River Yarra Elsa
1990 The Big Steal Joanna Johnson
1989 Echoes of Paradise Julie
1988 The Last Resort Unknown role TV series
1988 Touch the Sun Amanda TV series
1987 High Tide Ally
1983 Molly Maxie Ireland
1983 Going Down Disgruntled Child

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