<p>Helen Dallimore (born 31 October 1971 in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian actress, known for originating the role of Glinda in the West End production of Wicked.
Dallimore was born in Melbourne, Australia and grew up in Oxford, England and Sydney, Australia. She trained at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, graduating in 1995. She is half-English.
Dallimore's parents are academics, and she has one brother. She is married to actor Abe Forsythe.
Dallimore's stage credits with the Tamarama Rock Surfers include August Strindberg's Miss Julie. Her credits with the Sydney Theatre Company include: David Edgar's Pentecost, The Unlikely Prospect of Happiness, Andrew Upton and Gale Edwards' The Hanging Man, and "Miss Adelaide" in Guys and Dolls. She also created the role of "Simone" in Up for Grabs, later played by Madonna in the West End.
She made her West End debut as Glinda in the original London cast of the musical Wicked. Previews began on September 7, 2006 with an opening night of September 27. She starred alongside Idina Menzel and later Kerry Ellis as Elphaba. She played her final performance on July 14, 2007 and was replaced by Dianne Pilkington. She was asked</p>