The Info List - Emily Barclay

Emily Barclay
Emily Barclay
(born 24 October 1984 in Plymouth, UK) is an English-born, New Zealand
New Zealand
AFI award winning actress.


1 Career 2 Animal rights 3 Filmography

3.1 Film 3.2 Television

4 Stage 5 References 6 External links

Career[edit] Emily Barclay
Emily Barclay
was born in Plymouth
to a General practitioner
General practitioner
and a landscape designer, and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, where she went to an all-girls school and attended Saturday morning drama classes. At the age of nine, Barclay played Hamlet
in a school production and decided to become an actress.[1] At the age of 13, she got herself an agent, and supported herself between TV movies by working in a video store.[2] Diana Rowan (the same casting agent who discovered Anna Paquin, Keisha Castle-Hughes, and Jonathan Taylor Thomas) discovered Barclay in a school play and cast her as Celia in 2004's In My Father's Den, that rose the actress to prominence.[3] For that film, Barclay won Most Promising Newcomer at the 2005 British Independent Film Awards. She followed by moving to Australia – while continuing part-time with her degree in English and gender studies at the University of Auckland – for a role in the critically acclaimed 2006 black comedy Suburban Mayhem directed by Paul Goldman, for which she collected an AFI Award for Best Actress. Barclay's performance also lead to an invitation to her first stage performance, on Neil Armfield's 2009 production of Gethsemane in Sydney. Armfield later indicated Barclay to Lee Lewis, who cast her in the play That Face.[1] In 2011, she performed in another Belvoir production, The Seagull, and acted opposite Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
in the Melbourne Theatre Company's The Importance of Being Earnest. In 2012, Barclay performed opposite Hollywood actors Michael Cera
Michael Cera
and Kieran Culkin in This Is Our Youth, returned to Belvoir with Strange Interlude and debuted at London's Young Vic
Young Vic
performing on Three Sisters.[4][5] Barclay is currently represented by United Agents.[6] Barclay also starred in the music video "Big Jet Plane" by "Angus & Julia Stone which was directed by Kiku Ohe in 2010.[7] She has cited her favourite actor as being Ewen Leslie. Animal rights[edit] The actress has had an active involvement in animal rights, working with the organisation Save Animals From Exploitation in anti-cruelty campaigns, including having posters put in her room in In My Fathers Den; she is a vegan.[8][9] In 2006, Barclay became an ambassador for Australian animal rights group Voiceless, the animal protection institute. "I'm not against people who eat meat but I'd like them to know what happens in factory farms where highly intelligent animals live horrific lives."[10] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2001 No One Can Hear You Amy Burchall

2004 In My Father's Den Celia Steimer British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer New Zealand
New Zealand
Screen Award for Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

2005 Cockle Jane Short

2006 Suburban Mayhem Katrina Skinner AACTA Award for Best Leading Actress IF Award for Best Actress

2009 Prime Mover Melissa / Calendar Girl

2010 Zero Girl Short

2010 Lou Rhia

2010 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Gylfie (voice)

2011 Love Birds Brenda

2011 Weekender Claire

2012 Mr. Pip Australian teacher

2016 The Light Between Oceans Gwen Potts

2017 Ellipsis Viv


Year Title Role Notes

1998 Shortland Street Kelly McKinley TV series

1999 Twist in the Tale, AA Twist in the Tale Alison Bradley "The Duellists", "A Ghost of Our Own"

2001 Mercy Peak Hayley Borden "Her Secret Passion"

2003 Spin Doctors Tiffany "4.2"

2004 Deceit Katie McCarthy TV film

2005 Kidnapped Maddy TV film

2006 The Silence Evelyn Hutchison TV film

2009 Piece of My Heart Young Flora TV film New Zealand
New Zealand
Film and TV Awards for Best Performance by an Actress in General Television

2010 Lowdown Abi Hart "Hart of Darkness"

2015-17 Glitch Sarah Hayes Regular role

2015-16 Please Like Me Ella Main role

2017 Offspring Georgie TV series

2017 Sisters Casey TV series


Year Title Role Notes and awards

2009 Gethsemane Suzette

2010 That Face Mia

2011 The Seagull Masha Nominated – 2012 Sydney Theatre Award: Best Actress in a Supporting Role of a Mainstage Production

The Importance of Being Earnest Cecily

2012 This Is Our Youth Jessica

Strange Interlude Nina

Three Sisters Natasha

2013 Hamlet Ophelia


^ a b http://www.smh.com.au/news/entertainment/arts/emily-barclay-is-a-rebel-with-a-cause/2010/01/26/1264267991083.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap2 ^ https://www.theguardian.com/film/2006/dec/22/2 ^ Kiwi actor a star attraction via Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Morning Herald
11 June 2006 ^ http://www.au.timeout.com/melbourne/theatre/features/671/the-importance-of-being-emily ^ http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/theatre/this-is-our-youth-20120225-1tunn.html ^ http://www.unitedagents.co.uk/emily-barclay#profile-1 ^ http://www.soundsofoz.com/2010/04/02/emily Barclay portrays character "Ella" in Season 3 of Josh Thomas's comedy drama tv show, Please Like me in 2015-barclay-stars-in-new-angus-julia-stone-video/ ^ Bad-girl Barclay[permanent dead link] press.co.nz 10 April 2007 ^ Actress Emily Barclay
Emily Barclay
supports vegetarian SAFE stall Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine. Save Animals From Exploitation (SAFE) press release 8 Nov 2004 ^ "Voiceless, the animal protection institute". 

External links[edit]

Emily Barclay
Emily Barclay
on IMDb Filmography at Karen Kay Management Emily Barclay
Emily Barclay
in the SAFE 2007 Calendar

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AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Monica Maughan (1971) Jacki Weaver
Jacki Weaver
(1972) Judy Morris (1973) Julie Dawson (1974/1995) Helen Morse (1976) Pat Bishop (1977) Angela Punch McGregor (1978) Michele Fawdon (1979) Tracy Mann (1980) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1981) Noni Hazlehurst (1982) Wendy Hughes (1983) Angela Punch McGregor (1984) Noni Hazlehurst (1985) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1986) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1987) Nadine Garner
Nadine Garner
(1988) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1989) Catherine McClements
Catherine McClements
(1990) Sheila Florance
Sheila Florance
(1991) Lisa Harrow (1992) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1993) Toni Collette
Toni Collette
(1994) Jacqueline McKenzie
Jacqueline McKenzie
(1995) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1996) Pamela Rabe
Pamela Rabe
(1997) Deborah Mailman
Deborah Mailman
(1998) Sacha Horler
Sacha Horler
(1999) Pia Miranda
Pia Miranda
(2000) Kerry Armstrong (2001) Maria Theodorakis (2002) Toni Collette
Toni Collette
(2003) Abbie Cornish
Abbie Cornish
(2004) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2005) Emily Barclay
Emily Barclay
(2006) Joan Chen
Joan Chen
(2007) Monic Hendrickx (2008) Frances O'Connor (2009) Jacki Weaver
Jacki Weaver
(2010) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(2011) Deborah Mailman
Deborah Mailman
(2012) Rose Byrne
Rose Byrne
(2013) Sarah Snook
Sarah Snook
(2014) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2015) Odessa Young
Odessa Young
(2016) Emma Booth (2017)

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