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Video: Magda Szubanski on RECKONING

In this extraordinary memoir, Magda Szubanski describes her journey of self-discovery from a suburban childhood, haunted by the demons of her father’s espionage activities in wartime Poland and by her secret awareness of her sexuality, to the complex dramas of adulthood and her need to find out the truth about herself and her family. With courage and compassion she addresses her own frailties and fears, and asks the big questions about life, about the shadows we inherit and the gifts we pass on.

Duration: 2:45

Video: Who Do You Think You Are?: Magda Szubanski

Magda is the actor behind many of Australia's most loved comic characters including Sharon in Kath & Kim and Mrs Hoggett in the internationally acclaimed Babe and Babe: Pig in the City. Magda has always been a fearless performer but where is that courage from? Magda was born to a Polish father and a Scottish mother. The family migrated to Australia when Magda was a child. To better understand how world events have shaped her family, Magda will trace the lives of two ancestors. Both were forced to make grim choices and both were forced to confront the brutality...

Production Year: 2010

Duration: 51:47

Video: 'I feel fricking fantastic': Magda Szubanski reveals dark road to happiness

Having written a memoir which she describes as cathartic, Magda Szubanski talks to Leigh Sales about her Polish family history, inherited guilt, coming out, and exploring the 'darker corners' of her psyche.

Duration: 7:55

Video: Magda Szubanski on The Project TEN

Beloved Australian comedian and international film star, Magda Szubanski, comes out officially on Channel 10's The Project in order to highlight the issue of gay marriage.

Duration: 7:19

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Video: How I taught myself to be more courageous | Magda Szubanski | TEDxSydney

In this powerful talk, celebrated Australian author and actress Magda Szubanski uses lessons from her Nazi-fighting family to explore where courage originates. She asks if there is such thing as intergenerational courage, and if so, did it help her to help win a 21st-century civil rights battle?

Duration: 15:26

Video: Kath and Kim - Season 1 Episode 1

Kath's recently married daughter Kim moves back in insisting her marriage to Brett is over. Kim begins to suspect Brett is having an affair and has her second best friend Sharon stalk him.

Production Year: 2002

Duration: 25:30