Previous paid speaking roles
Sue Barnett & Associates
- UK English
- UK Posh
- USA California
My acting experience began when I undertook Anne Peters School of Acting in 2007, where I completed a three year course, and were taught the theories and technicalities of acting from a diverse range of teachers. It was here I discovered my passion for acting, and realized how greatly I wanted to associate myself with the industry, and potentially, make a career out of something I love doing. From here, I met casting director Wizzy Evans where I completed her 12 week intensive 'Scene to Screen' courses, where I learnt how to put the work I had done on my character and scene, behind a camera. Wizzy taught us the terminology and language used in the industry and on set, and would treat each class like a day on set and each student as an actor, so we were comfortably able to familiarize ourselves with being seen on screen. Through Wizzy, I participated in NIDA workshops in Adelaide and completed a weekend intensive workshop with Samuel Johnson and auditing Ivana Chubbucks' 5 day master class in Sydney, however, meeting actress and now mentor Doris Younane, has marked a pivotal moment in my acting experience. It was through Doris I met my current agent Sue Barnett and have been able to constantly and consistently work on my craft. Doris is director of 'Westside Actor Studio' in Sydney, where weekend workshops are held every 3-4 months, which I attend. During these classes, we are often introduced to other actors, directors and casting agents, such as John Mills, John Maurice and Peter Andrikidis.
It was during these classes I met Peter, who I worked with earlier this year in 'Catching Milat', as featured English backpacker, Caroline Clarke. Having recently done a children's series the previous year, I felt comfortable and confident on set, despite my characters being stunningly opposite. As an actor, I was able to establish Caroline as a bubbly, scatty and full-of-life character, which enabled an uncanny contrast to be drawn when I was later murdered, and seen to deflated of my witty personality. The final outcome for my character was being captured and murdered by Ivan Milat, which was confronting and challenging to explore, as I hadn't portrayed these emotions on set before. However, working off of method actor, Mal Kennards energy and physicality, proved I was capable to play the victim, portraying emotions of hysteria, fear and anxiety.
As mentioned, last year I was cast in 'Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures' for SLR Productions and channel 10, where I played 'Emma' an English Wildlife enthusiast. Despite this being my first true on set experience, I felt I was prepared for the quick paced environment. As I mentioned, we worked closely with animals during the series, such as camels, crocodiles, sheep and horses, where I learnt how to take care of myself physically on set in situations that could easily become uncontrollable. Also, as each episode featured a different country, green screens and stock footage for heavily relied on, which required actors to sometimes be reacting to a tennis ball on the end of a stick, which I feel helped develop my diversity and ability. For both the roles of Emma and Caroline, I was expected to have a convincing and realistic 'upper-class' English accent. I initially prepared my accent for these roles with a dialect and acting coach before filming, but have now become familiar and comfortable with it, and rely upon audio tapes to keep it sounded true.
Mid 2014, I filmed a short film titled, SERVO, where I was cast as the witty, charismatic 20 year old JESS, who is drugged (Rohypnol) by 'a friend'. During October, I filmed a documentary drama series for the History Channel to be aired on Foxtel, covering the propaganda and heartache of the first world war.
Since filming I have been self-testing or flying to Sydney for auditions.