Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles
- UK English
- UK Posh
- USA California
My name is Eliza Charley and I am a trained, experienced and optimistic actress from Melbourne, Australia. Having completed the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) Open Actors Studio (2013), Advanced Studio (2014) and Screenacting on Location, I have worked professionally on Short Films, Commercials and Theatre whilst continuing my training under Clare Dea at Meisner Melbourne and taking workshops at The Australian Film and Television Academy (TAFTA). I am represented by Therese Clifford Management and based in Melbourne, Australia. Most notably, I play the lead in ‘Sweat’, directed by Aldi Godjali, which just won two awards at the Setting Sun Film Festival including ‘Best Metro Short Overall’. In 2014, I produced and starred in the successful Australian Premiere of ‘Good Egg’ by Dorothy Fortenberry (CW’s ‘The 100’). I have also worked as a production runner/assistant on a range of larger-scale American and Australian productions. www.elizacharley.com
Below is a summary of my credits, training, skills, languages and university education.
Film (selected roles):
BLOOD SISTERS, Shannon, New Golden Age Productions, Dir. Hayden Mustica
THICKER THAN WATER, Trina, Srini Madhavan Independent, Dir. Srini Madhavan
SWEAT, Jess Warner, New Golden Age Productions, Dir. Aldi Godjali
THE STRANGER, Carol Casserly, RMIT University, Dir. Corey Clement
THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE, Nurse Lisa, Charley and Clark, Dir. Eliza Charley
THE SNAP FACTORY, Rachael, Schilling Entertainment, Dir. Luke Launer
RESTORE, Sahara, Lumiere Cine, Dir. Kirsten Maxwell
THE PROJECTIONIST, Lady in Distress, Lumiere Cine, Dir. Christopher Tame
LOVING MURDER, Sarah, JMC Academy, Dir. Tracey Franke
5IVE, Agent Miyu, Symmetry MM, Dir. Teja McDaniel
SALVATION ARMY, Social Worker, Salvation Army Studios, Dir. David Cairns
COLES EVERYDAY, Team-member, Flinders Lane Productions, Big Red Group
BAKERS DELIGHT (stills), Hand Model, Bakers Delight, Dir. Matt Harvey
Theatre (selected roles):
GOOD EGG by Dorothy Fortenberry, Meg O’Reilly, Charley and Kenneally, Dir. Shaun Goss
ATTEMPT’S ON HER LIFE by Martin Crimp, Multiple including Bosian War survivor, French translator and Japanese Rapper, NIDA Open Performance, Dir. Kat Henry
‘YEAH I KNOW’ by President St, Neurotic Girl, Oh Yeah Wow Productions, Dir. Kess Broekman-Dattner
‘AUDREY’ by Red Ink, Girl on Bike, Daybreak Films, Dir. Rhys Graham
‘HOLD ON’ by Phrase, Partygoer, XYZ Studios, Dir. Tim Kentley.
Presenting & Voice Over (selected roles):
SALVATION ARMY VIDEOS, Female VO, Online and Internal Videos, Dir. David Cairns, Produced by Ben Knop and Jacob Dyer
BREAKFAST RADIO INTROS, Female VO, JOY 94.9FM, Triple Threat Breakfast Show
AIFST ONLINE VIDEOS, Presenter, AIFST Career Tools Package, Dir. Isaac Moores
NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art) OPEN Program, Actors Studio, Advanced Actors Studio, Screenacting on Location, Tutors: Danielle Carter, Nicholas Coghlan, Kat Henry, Shaun Goss, Isabella Dunwill, Matt Zeremes, Luciano Martucci.
MEISNER MELBOURNE, Level One, Meisner Technique, Monologues, Tutor: Clare Dea
TAFTA (The Australian Film and Television Academy), Audition Workshops, Director Workshops, National Actors Intensive, American Accent Workshop
Accents: Australian (native), Standard American (trained with Dr. Melissa Agnew), Standard British, French, Eastern European
Other: Singing (trained with Tim Smith and Tanya Riordan), Piano, Snowboarding, Swimming, Horse Riding, Basketball, Cycling.
Languages: English (native), Intermediate Japanese, Intermediate French.
Monash University, Graduate Certificate of Business (Marketing) and Bachelor of Arts (Dean’s Scholar’s Program) double major of Linguistics and Japanese, with minors in French and Psychology. [HD average, Academic awards at graduate, undergraduate and high school level].
CHILDHOOD’S END, SyFy Mini-series, NBCUniver