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Vera Bennett is a character in Wentworth, the re-imagined version of Prisoner. She is played by Kate Atkinson.

Vera BennettEdit

Vera is governing governor of Wentworth Correctional Centre. 

Vera first appeared in Episode 1. She was quite a pleasant officer to begin with, trying to get to know the prisoners as people, trying to help prisoners adjust to life at Wentworth, and so on.  This version is a complete opposite (so far!), of the original character.

Vera helped to induct Bea Smith, and was a bit of a friend to her in general.  However, this attitude to prisoners didn't go unnoticed, as Meg Jackson observed. Meg told Vera she needed to stop making friends with the prisoners, and start looking at what was really going on.

After Meg's death, Vera became acting governor for a short time.  During this time, she seemed to be stressed with the job itself, as well as the issues surrounding the prison. Eventually, Erica Davidson took over as the new governor.

RelationshipsEdit

In Episode 3, we learn that Vera has a boyfriend called Adam, but it then turns in later episodes that he is imaginary. In episode 4 it is suggested that she has feelings for Matthew Fletcher that most of the staff know about, although Vera denies it. In episode 5, however, she appears to be jealous while another female employee talks with Fletch about plans after work.

She also has a strained relationship with her mother. As shown in Series 1 Episode 6, she lives with her mother and is emotionally abused by her. Vera is made to feel very guilty if she leaves her mother for something other than work; she is constantly manipulated by her co-dependent mum which has put a huge strain on her almost non-existent life outside of her job at Wentworth.

Other InfoEdit

  • This version of Vera is nothing like the Vera of the original to begin with.  During Episode 1, many fans tweeted that Vera and Meg seemed to have switched roles/names.
  • Vera's nice attitude won't last.  Kate Atkinson has stated in interviews that Vera will get nasty over time, and this has been correctly proven in Episode's 8, 9 and 10.

Appereances Edit

Wentworth: Season 1
"No Place Like Home"
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"Fly Me Away"

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"The Girl Who Waited"


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"The Things We Do"

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"The Velvet Curtain"
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"Captive"

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"Something Dies"


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"Mind Games "

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"To the Moon"
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"Checkmate"


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Wentworth: Season 2
"Born Again"
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"Whatever It Takes"

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"Boys In The Yard"


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"The Danger Within"

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"Twist The Knife"
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"The Pink Dragon"

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"Metamorphosis"


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"Sins of the Mother"

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"The Fixer"
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"Jail Birds"


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"Into The Night"
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"Fear Her"

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Wentworth: Season 3
"The Governor's Pleasure"
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"Failing Upwards"

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"Knives Out"


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"Righteous Acts"

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"Mercy"
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"Evidence"

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"The Long Game"


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"Goldfish"

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"Freak Show"
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"A Higher Court"


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"The Living and the Dead"
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"Blood and Fire"

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Wentworth: Season 4
"First Blood"
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"Poking Spiders"

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"Prisoner"


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"Screw Lover"

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"Love and Hate"
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"Divide and Conquer"

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"Panic Button"


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"Plan Bea"

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"After Life"
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"Smitten"


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"The Eleventh Hour"
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"Seeing Red"

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