The Info List - Christine Anu

Christine Anu
Christine Anu
(born 15 March 1970) is an Australian pop singer and actress. She gained popularity with the release of her song "My Island Home". Anu has been nominated for 17 ARIA Awards.[1]


1 Biography

1.1 Early life 1.2 Music career 1.3 Acting and TV career 1.4 Radio 1.5 Personal life

2 Discography

2.1 Studio albums 2.2 Live albums

3 Filmography

3.1 Films and television 3.2 Theatre and stage performances

4 Awards and nominations

4.1 ARIA Awards 4.2 Green Room Awards

5 References 6 External links

Biography[edit] Early life[edit] Anu was born on 15 March 1970 in Cairns, Queensland,[2] to a Torres Strait Islander mother from Saibai.[3][4] Music career[edit]

Anu performs at the 2000 Summer Paralympics Opening Ceremony

Anu began performing as a dancer and later went on to sing back-up vocals for The Rainmakers, which included Neil Murray of the Warumpi Band. Her first recording was in 1993 with "Last Train", a dance remake of a Paul Kelly song. The follow-up, "Monkey and the Turtle", was based on a traditional story. After "My Island Home", she released her first album, Stylin' Up
Stylin' Up
which went platinum.[2] In 1995, Neil Murray won an Australasian Performing Right Association songwriting award for writing "My Island Home". Christine Anu
Christine Anu
won an ARIA Award
ARIA Award
for best female recording artist as well as a Deadly Sounds National Aboriginal & Islander Music Awards Award in 1996 for best female artist. Baz Luhrmann
Baz Luhrmann
asked her to sing on the song "Now Until the Break of Day" on his Something for Everybody album. It was released as a single and the video then won another ARIA award and led to her being cast in Moulin Rouge!.[2] In January 1998, Anu teamed up with Archie Roach, Paul Kelly, Judith Durham, Renee Geyer, Kutcha Edwards and Tiddas and formed 'Singers for the Red Black and Gold'. Together, they released a cover of "Yil Lull" In, 2000, Anu released Come My Way which peaked at number 18 on the ARIA albums chart and went gold.[2] In 2000 she sang the song "My Island Home" at the Sydney 2000 Olympics Closing Ceremony.[5] In November 2003, Anu released her third studio album, 45 Degrees. In 2007, Anu toured a children's show and released an associate album titled Chrissy's Island Family. The album gained an ARIA Award nomination. On 26 September 2010, she released a new digital only single, "Come Home". On 7 November 2014, Anu released a Christmas album, titled Island Christmas.[6] In March 2018, Anu released a duet version of "Without You" from the musical Rent with Greg Gould. The lyric video featured photography from around the world, each photo with a splash of red for HIV/AIDS support and awareness.[7] Acting and TV career[edit] Anu has also had an acting plus TV career. She appeared in Dating the Enemy, a 1996 Australian film starring Guy Pearce
Guy Pearce
and Claudia Karvan. She then appeared in an Australian production of the stage musical Little Shop of Horrors in the same year. Anu's stage career developed with a starring role in the original Australian production of Rent in 1998 and 1999. Anu was offered a role in a Broadway production of this musical but had to decline due to commitments in recording her second album. Her links with Baz Luhrmann led to him offering her a part in Moulin Rouge!. In 2003, she appeared as Kali in The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Reloaded
and played the character on the video game Enter the Matrix. In 2004, she became a judge on Popstars Live, a television quest broadcast on the Seven Network
Seven Network
at 6.30 pm on Sunday night in Australia along the lines of Australian Idol. The program failed to achieve a similar level of success, leading network executives to pressure the judges to offer harsher criticism of the contestants. Christine Anu refused to offer harsher criticism, leading to her resignation as a judge in April 2004. In a statement issued on her departure, she said: "I chose to play a positive role model and wanted to encourage these young people in their endeavours, rather than criticise them. Although leaving Popstars Live was a difficult decision for me to make, I do feel somewhat relieved that I can now focus on my music."[8] In 2009 Anu participated in Who Do You Think You Are.[9] She appeared again on television in 2012, in the Australian sci-fi television series Outland, about a gay sci-fi fan club. Anu plays wheelchair using Rae, the sole female member of the group. Radio[edit] In 2016, Anu was appointed as host of Evenings 702 ABC Sydney, 1233 ABC Newcastle, 666 ABC Canberra, and ABC Local Radio
ABC Local Radio
stations across New South Wales.[10] She took over from Dominic Knight
Dominic Knight
who had hosted the program since 2012. In the first half of 2016 the program suffered a dip in the ratings after she began hosting.[11][12][13] In December 2016, it was announced that Christine will no longer host Evenings on 702 ABC Sydney, but will instead present a national Evenings program on Fridays and Saturdays in 2017. In January 2017, Chris Bath replaced Anu hosting Evenings from Monday to Thursday. Christine has a number of regular guests she speaks to about a range of topics. Personal life[edit] Anu married her childhood sweetheart, Simon Deutrom, in 2010.[14][15] Anu is a mother of two: son Kuiam (born 1996) and daughter Zipporah (born 2002)[2][14][16] Zipporah's father is actor Rodger Corser.[17] In June 2016 Anu announced that she and Simon Deutrom were separating after six years of marriage.[18] Discography[edit] Main article: Christine Anu
Christine Anu
discography Studio albums[edit]

Stylin' Up
Stylin' Up
(1995) Come My Way (2000) 45 Degrees
45 Degrees
(2003) Acoustically
(2005) Chrissy's Island Family
Chrissy's Island Family
(2007) Rewind: The Aretha Franklin Songbook (2012) Island Christmas
Island Christmas

Live albums[edit]

Intimate and Deadly (2010) Re Stylin' Up
Stylin' Up
20 Years (2015)

Filmography[edit] Films and television[edit]

List of films and television shows featuring Christine Anu

Year Title Role Notes

1996 Dating the Enemy

Minor role, first feature film[19]

1998 Wildside

TV guest appearance[2][20]

2001 Moulin Rouge! Dancer [2]

2003 The Matrix Reloaded Kali Also lent voice to video game Enter the Matrix[21]

2000 It's a Wiggly Wiggly World Herself The Wiggles
The Wiggles
video and album[22]

2004 Popstars Live Judge [23]

2004 Play School

2005 The Alice Valerie Episodes 1.11 and 1.13

2007 East West 101 Fiona Baker Episode "Death at the Station"

2007 Toasted TV

2009 Who Do You Think You Are? Herself Episode "Christine Anu" aired 18 October 2009[24]

2012 Outland Rae Lead role[25]

2012 Excess Baggage Herself Celebrity contestant[26]

2013 Dance Academy Summer Episode "Travelling Light"

2015 Ready for This Vee

Theatre and stage performances[edit]

List of theatre shows featuring Christine Anu[27]

Year Title Role Notes

1994 Bad Boy Johnny and the Prophets of Doom

Stage musical

1996-97 Little Shop of Horrors Crystal David Atkins
David Atkins

1998–99 Rent Mimi Stage musical[28]

2002-03 Kissing Frogs

2010 The Sapphires

2011 Rainbow's End Gladys Banks Stage play. 2009 Parramatta production and 2011 national tour.

2013 South Pacific Bloody Mary Stage musical[29][30]

2014 Parramatta Girls

Stage play

2016 Hairspray Motormouth Maybelle Arena production

Awards and nominations[edit] ARIA Awards[edit]

Year Award[1] Work Result

1994 Best Video "Last Train" Nominated

Breakthrough Artist – Single Nominated

1995 Best Indigenous Release Stylin' Up Won

Breakthrough Artist – Album Nominated

Best Female Artist Nominated

Album of the Year Nominated

Song of the Year "Island Home" Nominated

1996 Best Indigenous Release "Come On" Won

Best Pop Release Nominated

Best Female Artist Won

1998 Best Video "Now Until the Break of Day" Won

2000 Engineer of the Year "Sunshine on a Rainy Day" Won

Best Female Artist Nominated

2001 Best Pop Release Come My Way Nominated

Best Female Artist Nominated

2007 Best Children's Album Chrissy's Island Family Nominated

2015 Best World Music Album Island Christmas Nominated

Green Room Awards[edit]

Year Award Work Result

1999 Female Artist in a Leading Role (Music Theatre) Rent Won


^ a b "History: Winners by Artist: Christine Anu". ARIA Awards. Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2009.  ^ a b c d e f g Keenan, Catherine (18 January 2003). "Frog princess". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 20 September 2015.  ^ " Christine Anu
Christine Anu
– Biography". BiggestStars.com. Archived from the original on 7 July 2009. Retrieved 14 December 2009.  ^ "Christine Anu". Who Do You Think You Are?. Season 2. Episode 4. 18 October 2009. 3:55 minutes in. Special
Broadcasting Service. SBS One.  ^ Christine Anu's 45 Degrees. Abc.net.au. Retrieved on 12 June 2012. ^ " Island Christmas
Island Christmas
- Christine Anu". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 6 November 2014.  ^ "Without You". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 24 March 2018.  ^ Sydney Morning Herald article on her departure from Popstars Live. Smh.com.au (14 April 2004). Retrieved on 12 June 2012. ^ "Season 2 episodes Who Do You Think You Are on SBS". Retrieved 7 January 2014.  ^ Bodey, Michael (4 December 2015). "Wendy Harmer to replace Linda Mottram on 702 ABC Sydney". The Australian. Retrieved 4 December 2015.  ^ Bodey, Michael (31 May 2016). "Radio ratings: Sydney stable amid Melbourne moves". The Australian. Retrieved 10 August 2016.  ^ "Sydney Radio Survey 4, 2016" (PDF).  ^ "Sydney Radio Survey 3, 2016" (PDF).  ^ a b "Christine Anu". Ngarralinyi 2TLP Community Indigenous Radio. Retrieved 26 July 2013.  ^ "Christine Anu: My Facebook wedding". New Idea. 15 November 2010. Archived from the original on 29 November 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2013.  ^ "Christine Anu". Essential Baby. 25 September 2008. Retrieved 26 July 2013.  ^ "Rush star Rodger Corser
Rodger Corser
and Renae Berry expecting first child together". Herald Sun. 19 April 2010. Retrieved 26 July 2013.  ^ "'With great sadness we confirm we have separated:' Christine Anu announces split from childhood sweetheart Simon Deutrom after six years of marriage". Daily Mail. 22 June 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2016.  ^ "Catching up with Christine Anu". Deadly Vibe. Retrieved 26 June 2014.  ^ a b "Gig of the week: Christine Anu". Sea Cliff Coast. 13 December 2010. Archived from the original on 26 June 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014.  ^ Screen World - John Willis - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 26 June 2014.  ^ "WIGGLES, THE: IT'S A WIGGLY WIGGLY WORLD Roadshow Entertainment". Roadshow.co.nz. Archived from the original on 8 February 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2014.  ^ "Anu: Why I quit - TvRadio". www.smh.com.au. 14 April 2004. Retrieved 26 June 2014.  ^ http://www.sbs.com.au/shows/whodoyouthinkyouare/episodes/detail/episode/1667/season/2 ^ Vickery, Colin (31 January 2012). "Excess Baggage's Christine Anu ready to star in ABC sitcom Outland". News.com.au. Retrieved 26 June 2014.  ^ "Christine Anu". Channelnine.ninemsn.com.au. Archived from the original on 1 February 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2014.  ^ "Christine Anu". www.ausstage.edu.au. AusStage. Retrieved 2016-08-22.  ^ "Australia's Rent Premieres in Sydney Nov. 4". Playbill.com. Archived from the original on 26 June 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014.  ^ Words By Robert Dunstan. "South Pacific Music - Festival Theatre Adelaide". Ripitup.com.au. Archived from the original on 28 March 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014.  ^ "Christine Anu: The New Bloody Mary". Stage Whispers. 27 January 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 

External links[edit]

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official web site Christine Anu
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on IMDb Allmusic Christine Anu
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entry[dead link] Intimate and Deadly Black is Blue tour Interview with Christine Anu

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Christine Anu


Studio albums

Stylin' Up Come My Way 45 Degrees Acoustically Chrissy's Island Family Rewind: The Aretha Franklin Songbook Island Christmas

Live albums

Re Stylin' Up
Stylin' Up
20 Years


"Last Train" "Island Home" "Party" "Come On" "Sunshine on a Rainy Day" "Jump to Love" "'Coz I'm Free" " Talk
About Love" "Takin' It to the Street"

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ARIA Award
ARIA Award
for Best Female Artist

Jenny Morris (1987) Jenny Morris (1988) Kate Ceberano
Kate Ceberano
(1989) Kate Ceberano
Kate Ceberano
(1990) Wendy Matthews (1991) Deborah Conway
Deborah Conway
(1992) Wendy Matthews (1993) Wendy Matthews (1994) Tina Arena
Tina Arena
(1995) Christine Anu
Christine Anu
(1996) Monique Brumby
Monique Brumby
(1997) Natalie Imbruglia
Natalie Imbruglia
(1998) Natalie Imbruglia
Natalie Imbruglia
(1999) Kasey Chambers
Kasey Chambers
(2000) Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue
(2001) Kasey Chambers
Kasey Chambers
(2002) Delta Goodrem
Delta Goodrem
(2003) Kasey Chambers
Kasey Chambers
(2004) Missy Higgins
Missy Higgins
(2005) Clare Bowditch
Clare Bowditch
(2006) Missy Higgins
Missy Higgins
(2007) Gabriella Cilmi
Gabriella Cilmi
(2008) Sarah Blasko
Sarah Blasko
(2009) Washington (2010) Kimbra
(2011) Kimbra
(2012) Jessica Mauboy
Jessica Mauboy
(2013) Sia (2014) Courtney Barnett
Courtney Barnett
(2015) Sia (2016)

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List of Torres Strait
Torres Strait

Torres Strait
Torres Strait
Islands, islets, and cays

Bellevue group

Aipus Cap Kamutnab Keatinge Mabuiag Pulu Subur Warakuikul Talab Widul

Bourke group

Aukane Aureed Kabbikane Layoak Mimi Roberts Yam

Duncan group

Kanig Maitak Meth

Inner group

Port Lihou Yeta

Manar group

Albany Bush Eborac Ida Middle Brother

Talbot group

Aubussi Boigu Moimi

The Three Sisters group

Bet Poll Sue

Yorke group

Keats Marsden Rennel Smith


Allison Anchor Arden Badu Barn Barney Bond Booby Bramble Browne Campbell Canoe Castle Coconut Crab Dalrymple Darnley Dauan Dayman Deliverance Dove Dugong Dumaralug East East Strait Entrance Farewell Flat Friday Gabba Getullai Goods Great Woody Green Halfway Hammond Hawkesbury High Horn Kaumag Kerr Lacey Little Adolphus Little Woody Lowry Mai Meddler Moa Morilug Mouinndo Mount Adolphus Mount Ernest Murangi Murray Nepean Nicklin North North Possession North West Obelisk Packe Passage Pearce Phipps Portlock Prince of Wales Quoin Red Red Wallis Roko Saddle Saibai Salter Sassie Spencer Stephens Suarji Thursday Tobin Travers Tree Trochus Tudu Tukupai Turnagain Turtle Head Turtle Turu Twin Underdown Wednesday West Whale Woody Wallis York Yorke Zagai

People, culture, communities and languages

Notable Torres Strait
Torres Strait

Christine Anu Seaman Dan Aaron Fa'aoso Josh Hoffman Nathan Jawai Ellen Jose Robert Lui Eddie Mabo Rachael Maza Patty Mills Rita Mills Mills Sisters Danny Morseu Tanu Nona Albert Proud Wendell Sailor Sam Thaiday Brent Webb Jesse Williams


Indigenous music of Australia Mabo (film) Taba Naba


Bamaga Kaurareg Mabuiag Meriam (people) Seisia


Bine Eastern Trans-Fly Gizrra Kalaw Lagaw Ya Meriam Torres Strait
Torres Strait
Creole Torres Strait
Torres Strait
English Wipi

Governance and legal matters


Shire of Torres Torres Strait Islander
Torres Strait Islander
Flag Torres Strait
Torres Strait
Island Region Torres Strait
Torres Strait
Regional Authority

Legal cases and principles

Akiba v Commonwealth Mabo v Queensland

No 1 No 2

Terra nullius

Buildings and structures

Boigu Island Airport Booby Island Light Coconut Island Airport Darnley Island Airport Eborac Island Light Goods Island Light Kubin Airport Murray Island Airport Saibai Island
Saibai Island
Airport Warraber Island Airport Wyborn Reef Light Yam Island Airport Yorke Island Airport


Adolphus Channel Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Torres Strait Islander
Studies Birds of Boigu, Saibai and Dauan Islands Endeavour Strait Alfred Cort Haddon Margaret Lawrie Sea Swift Warul Kawa Indigenous Protected Area

Category Commons See also: List of Torres Strait
Torres Strait

Authority control

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