[July 2007] Former Home and Away and Neighbours star Cathy Godbold is responding well to her treatment for a brain tumour. The talented actor and voice-over artist was shocked to discover in May she had the tumour.
Cathy immediately had treatment in a Melbourne hospital, with surgeons removing the growth before starting her on a course of radiotherapy.
She finished that phase of her treatment on Friday. "It was a terrible shock to find out I was ill," Godbold said. "Because I am young and healthy I have a much better chance of beating it."
Sounding bright and positive, Cathy said she was determined to get back to good health. She has been buoyed by the support of her family and close friends during her treatment. "I am fighting this," she said. I want to get healthy and get back to work as soon as possible. I feel tired as the treatment does knock you for six."
[January 2007] After a four-year break from acting, Cathy Godbold has stepped back in front of the cameras. Godbold took on a role she was born to play - that of her mother Rosemary Margan in the TV movie The King. The King, a co-production between TV1 and Channel Nine inspired by the life of Graham Kennedy, wrapped in Melbourne on Friday. Godbold appeared in the key crow call scene. Margan was presenting commercials in the studio the night Kennedy made the infamous noises.
Godbold, who appeared in Chances, Home and Away, Neighbours and Blue Heelers, said her passion for acting had been reignited. "I gave up (acting) basically," she said of her four-year hiatus. "I lost my agent. I could not get an agent and I still can't get an agent. The producers rang me direct for this role. "It was only a small role, but it has given me the taste again. "I thought 'I don't remember how to do this'. I did not know if I had the guts to stand back in front of a camera. I was having serious panic attacks."