Home and Away star Lynne McGranger reveals she suffered from an eating disorder


Home and Away star Lynne McGranger reveals she suffered from an eating disorder and performed while high on marijuana in tell-all biography


Lynne McGranger will share secrets from her past in her upcoming memoir, Acting Up. 

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph on Tuesday, the Home and Away actress, 68, says she will cover her former addiction to marijuana and eating disorder in the book. 

The star, who quit smoking marijuana and cigarettes in 2005, says she had a large habit – and even worked high. 

Open: Lynne McGranger (pictured) will share secrets from her past in her upcoming memoir, Acting Up. Speaking to The Daily Telegraph on Tuesday, the Home and Away actress, 68, says she will cover her former addiction to marijuana and eating disorder in the book

‘I have done theatre stuff stoned, but not Home And Away. I didn’t drink you see, so that was my wine,’ she said. 

Lynne, who has played Irene Roberts on the soap opera for over 28 years, said she used to grow the illegal plant in her backyard.   

‘It will be totally scandalous and it was not a bit (of marijuana). I smoked a lot of dope. I just loved it. I would smoke joints,’ she said. 

Lynne, who has played Irene Roberts on the soap opera for over 28 years, said she used to grow the illegal plant in her backyard. 'I have done theatre stuff stoned, but not Home And Away. I didn't drink you see, so that was my wine,' she said. Pictured in 1997

Lynne, who has played Irene Roberts on the soap opera for over 28 years, said she used to grow the illegal plant in her backyard. ‘I have done theatre stuff stoned, but not Home And Away. I didn’t drink you see, so that was my wine,’ she said. Pictured in 1997

The actress also revealed that she suffered from bulimia between the ages of 15 and 28. 

‘I had a form of bulimia where you binge and instead of vomiting, you take laxatives,’ she said.

‘It seemed like a good idea at the time. I now know that it was a form of bulimia but there was no name for it back then.’

Past: The actress also revealed that she suffered from bulimia between the ages of 15 and 28. 'I had a form of bulimia where you binge and instead of vomiting, you take laxatives,' she said. Pictured in 1998

Past: The actress also revealed that she suffered from bulimia between the ages of 15 and 28. ‘I had a form of bulimia where you binge and instead of vomiting, you take laxatives,’ she said. Pictured in 1998

According to publishers Allen & Unwin, Acting Up: Me, Myself & Irene is a ‘warm, hilarious and intimate look inside the life of one of Australia’s living TV legends’.

‘With humour, honesty and self-deprecating charm, one of Australia’s best known TV actresses lifts the lid on life – both on-screen and off.’   

Lynne will cover everything from her childhood to her career in television.  

Acting Up by Lynne McGranger is available in November.

If you need help or support for an eating disorder or body image issue, please call Butterfly’s National Helpline on 1800 334 673 or email support@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au 

What to expect: According to the book publishers Allen & Unwin, Acting Up: Me, Myself & Irene is described as a 'warm, hilarious and intimate look inside the life of one of Australia's living TV legends'

What to expect: According to the book publishers Allen & Unwin, Acting Up: Me, Myself & Irene is described as a ‘warm, hilarious and intimate look inside the life of one of Australia’s living TV legends’

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