Penny Cook is renowned throughout Australia and fondly recognised for her many roles in some of Australia's most popular television programs. Having graduated from NIDA in 1978, Penny made her television debut in The Restless Years. Since then, her career has seen her appear in a long and distinguished list of some of Australia's most successful television programs. These include E-Street, GP, The Flying Doctors and of course who could forget her role as “Vicki the Vet” in the much loved A Country Practice.
Penny's television experience also includes presenting for several years on The Great Outdoors. Her wide range of experience and skills has seen her involved in several films and also nearly 40 theatrical productions throughout her career as both actress and director. In 1979 she helped to form the Griffin Theatre Company (Sydney) for which she performed numerous times. She has also appeared for the Sydney Theatre Company, the Queensland Theatre Company, Northside (Marian Street) Theatre Company, and in several national tours including Sir Peter Hall's production of Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband, and in the John Bell/Richard Tognetti production The Solder's Tale with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
Penny has been a panelist on Good News Week, a guest presenter at The Logies on several occasions, Good Morning Australia, Sunrise, Tonight Live, and she is also spokeswoman for several prominent Australian charities. In the corporate arena, she is a much sought after speaker, presenter and master of ceremonies for award evenings, formal functions, seminars and conferences. Penny is noted for her warmth, experience, professionalism, rapport, humour, down-to-earth style and natural exuberance.