The Info List - Jacqueline McKenzie

Jacqueline Susan McKenzie (born 24 October 1967)[1] is a classically trained Australian actress of stage and screen.


1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Early years 2.2 1991 to 1995 2.3 1996 to 2003 2.4 2004 to 2015

3 2016 to present 4 Music 5 Art and painting 6 Personal life 7 Filmography

7.1 Film 7.2 Television

8 Theatre 9 Awards and nominations 10 References 11 External links

Early life[edit] Born in Sydney, Australia, McKenzie attended Wenona School
Wenona School
in North Sydney
until 1983 then moved to Pymble Ladies' College,[2] where she graduated in 1985 with her Higher School Certificate. Known at school for her fine singing voice, McKenzie was cast as Nancy[3] in Oliver! then in Godspell
(both a co-productions with Shore School) and later in Brigadoon
(a co-production with Knox Grammar School), sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman, who was a student at Knox at the time. Career[edit] Early years[edit] McKenzie studied for a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Whilst at university, she began modelling.[4] Represented by Cameron's Management, she worked in both print and television media. She also took regular singing lessons with prominent Australian vocal coach Bob Tasman-Smith. In 1987, McKenzie was cast as the lead in the pilot of television series All The Way alongside Ben Mendelsohn, Robert Mammone, Rowena Wallace
Rowena Wallace
and Martin Sacks. During this time, she came to the attention of the premier casting agent in Australia, Liz Mullinar, who had cast Judy Davis
Judy Davis
in My Brilliant Career
My Brilliant Career
and Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
in Dead Calm. Following advice from Mullinar, McKenzie auditioned for the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and was accepted. Opting out of both her arts degree and All The Way, McKenzie attended NIDA in 1988. She graduated in December 1990. 1991 to 1995[edit] In 1991, McKenzie was awarded "Best Newcomer Award"[5] from the Sydney Theatre Critics Circle, which recognized her chameleon-like ability and her consistently high calibre work in theatre productions Child Dancing (as Julie-Ann); The Master Builder (as Kaja); Twelfth Night (as Viola) and Rebecca (as Mrs de Winter). During rehearsals for Rebecca, director George Ogilvie allowed McKenzie time off to audition for a new Australian Independent feature film called Romper Stomper set to star Russell Crowe, who had casting approval on the film. She was subsequently cast in the film and went on to win Best Actress award at the Film Critics Circle of Australia.[6] Russell would later say "Jacqui's range as an actor disappears over the horizon. And I'm not sure it can actually be defined. When I first saw her, in the play Rebecca, I saw an actor whom I thought was blowing me on the skin from the inside. She is an actor who is both delicate and magical."[7] In her "nothing short of stunning" film debut in Romper Stomper,[8] McKenzie was described as "especially shining in her courage, truth and skill." [9] The role garnered her attention overseas, where she won Best Actress at the 1992 Stockholm International Film Festival
Stockholm International Film Festival
for her "stark and non-sentimental portrayal of a young woman whose life has turned into a desperate chase for all she has lost: love, serenity, identity. Her character plays an essential part in creating the inexorable force and impact of the film."[10] Over the next couple of years, she came to be regarded as one of Australia's most promising young actresses of stage and screen, showcasing a "phenomenal emotional range".[11] In 1994, McKenzie starred alongside David Wenham, Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
and Richard Roxburgh
Richard Roxburgh
in Shakespeare's Hamlet, directed by Neil Armfield, for Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney. This sellout production was a critical, award-winning success[12] with McKenzie's performance "so exquisitely pitched it could have shattered glass".[5] "Jacqueline McKenzie's fragile Ophelia, dressed in cottontails and a tail-coat, turning the stage into a mind-state of shattered glass. Her presence awesomely palpable because of its sheer intangibility"[13] The production went on to tour to Melbourne but McKenzie was unable to continue due to other work commitments. ( Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
took over the role of Ophelia
for the tour.) McKenzie's performance in Hamlet
was followed by her role as Joan of Arc in Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, directed by Gale Edwards for the Sydney
Theatre Company at the Sydney
Opera House.[14] This was the first time Saint Joan had been staged in Australia since the Zoe Caldwell production in 1962. Regarded as one of "the most revealing tests of an actress",[15] and as "the female Hamlet",[5] Edwards' production was both a critical and box office sensation with McKenzie's performance unanimously acclaimed: "This play stands or falls on the performance of St Joan and McKenzie is simply superb."[16] "From the moment she enters, she sets the stage ablaze. McKenzie is a Joan to make the theatrical heavens rejoice ... McKenzie offers us Joan in all her innocence, ignorance, joyful goodness that seems to light her from within and, almost until the end, a youthful sense of fun. Her slight stature can seem waif thin, piteously vulnerable; but raging into battle she's tough and sturdy, a young woman of intense and convincing action. Always in focus, like an unwavering flame, is McKenzie's Joan the Maid"[17] and "Here is a Joan with such fortitude and faith that seems hardly possible to exist within such a delicate frame. McKenzie's waif-like image conceals remarkable strength, and an almost inexhaustible supply of emotion. It is a Joan to inspire the tamest among us to stand up as individuals, and listen to the voices inside of us. Shaw himself would have been reluctantly impressed."[18] Described by head of NIDA, John Clarke, as "A chameleon"[19] "one of the most talented actresses we have produced ... she's an absolute dynamo, a powerhouse,"[20] McKenzie had fast earned a reputation [21] as one of the most versatile actresses of her generation, taking on varied and often difficult roles. Equally adept in drama or comedy, she was described as the " Judy Davis
Judy Davis
of her generation (or funnily enough, the green eyed American actor Meg Ryan)"[22] In 1992, Ben Elton cast her as the lead role of "Rachel", the feisty environmentalist, in the adaptation of his hit novel Stark. The mini-series was a BBC/ABC comedy, was directed by Nadia Tass and co-starred Ben Elton
Ben Elton
and Colin Friels. McKenzie received an Australian Film Institute Award nomination for Best Actress in a Miniseries for the role. The same year (1993), she scored a Best Actress in a Feature Film nomination for her comedic turn in the indie comedy, This Won't Hurt a Bit, playing Vanessa Presscott, a nerdy English ingénue with a speech impediment. In 1994, McKenzie reunited with director George Ogilvie (who had directed her in Rebecca and Twelfth Night) to play the lead role of Dancy Smith in the adaptation of Kylie Tennant's famous depression-era drama The Battlers. The mini-series co-starred Gary Sweet
Gary Sweet
and played on the Seven Network. McKenzie was nominated again for Best Actress in a TV Drama at the Australian Film Institute 1994 awards. That same year, McKenzie was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the feature film Traps, directed by Pauline Chan. Playing the French girl living in Colonial Vietnam, McKenzie got to showcase her versatility by speaking in both French and Vietnamese for the role. In 1995, McKenzie made Australian Film Institute history[23] by winning the Beyond Best Actress in a Leading Role for Angel Baby and the Beyond Best Actress Award in a TV Drama for Halifax f.p.: Lies of the Mind.[12] She also won the prestigious Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actress [24] at the Logie Awards
Logie Awards
for her role in Halifax f.p.. It was for playing the young lover Kate, opposite John Lynch's Harry in the Michael Rymer
Michael Rymer
helmed drama Angel Baby, that McKenzie received international acclaim: The LA Weekly
LA Weekly
reviewed: "McKenzie is a find. Whether using answers on the Wheel of Fortune as a kind of daily horoscope, or cringing in terror as the upright legs of chairs in an empty restaurant seem to whisper at her, she is blazingly equal to the extremes of animal panic and hyperconscious insight that are the north and south of this movie's humane compass."[25] Angel Baby also featured actress Deborra-lee Furness and Colin Friels. In 1996, McKenzie was awarded Australian Star of the Year at the Australian Movie Convention.[26] 1996 to 2003[edit] McKenzie ventured to the USA where she starred in films such as Deep Blue Sea (1999)[27] directed by Renny Harlin[28] with Samuel L. Jackson, Thomas Jane
Thomas Jane
and Michael Rapaport; Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)[29] with Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, Ellen Burstyn, Kiersten Warren and James Garner; Freak Weather, with Aida Turturro and John Carroll Lynch; Love from Ground Zero with Simon Baker
Simon Baker
and Pruitt Taylor Vince, as well as tele-movie When Billie Beat Bobby, starring Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
and Ron Silver.[30] She starred in the UK independent films Eisenstein with Simon McBurney
Simon McBurney
and Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang) with Stellan Skarsgård, Chris Penn and Paul Bettany. In 2001, McKenzie was given a United States Green Card in March 2001 for "Person of Extraordinary Ability". She made her US Theatre debut, starring as Rita in Willy Russell's Educating Rita, at the Williamstown Theatre Festival
Williamstown Theatre Festival
directed by Bruce Paltrow and co-starring Edward Herrmann. It was a huge success. "This production had the inexhaustible talents of Jacqueline McKenzie, an utterly charming and irrepressible Australian, whose cockney accent was spot on and characterization was full-cocked. Bursting onto the stage like a fire-engine responding to a five-alarm conflagration, McKenzie was a dynamo with enough energy to fill simultaneous performances of this and Pygmalian[verification needed] (a sure bet for her if the WTF wants to bring her back – and it should). Suffice to say, hers will surely be among the most memorable and reason enough to revive Rita."[31] She was cast as a lead in the US television pilot for the ABC called MEDS (later MDs (TV series)MDs]]),[citation needed] directed by Michael Hoffman and starring John Hannah. She played Dockdaisy in the National Actors Theatre
National Actors Theatre
/ Complicite co-production of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui,[4] by Bertolt Brecht. Directed by Simon McBurney this cast included Al Pacino, Steve Buscemi, Chaz Palminteri, John Goodman, Paul Giamatti, Billy Crudup, Lothaire Bluteau, Linda Emond, Tony Randall
Tony Randall
and Charles Durning.[32] After this production, McKenzie returned to Australia to star as Catherine in the Pulitzer Prize Winning play Proof by David Auburn.[33] Directed by George Ogilvie and starring Barry Otto, this "tour de force from McKenzie"[34] broke all previously held box office records at the Sydney
Opera House, Drama Theatre. Mckenzie followed the success of Proof by taking the lead role of Jude in the Australian feature film Peaches, starring Hugo Weaving and Emma Lung. Directed by Craig Monahan, the role garnered McKenzie a Best Actress Award from the Film Critics Circle of Australia with her performance described as a 'revelation':[12] "never more so than in the scene where she sings 'The Carnival Is Over' across a pub counter." From Peaches, McKenzie began work with Paul Cox (Man of Flowers, Innocence) in the feature film Human Touch starring as a young chorister estranged from her husband: "McKenzie makes Anna's sensual awakening both sensual and real".[12] 2004 to 2015[edit] In 2004, McKenzie made the switch to prime-time television in a role that would catapult her to international stardom. Cast as the lead female detective Diana Skouris[35] in the US prime-time science fiction television series The 4400
The 4400
from Executive Producer Francis Ford Coppola, McKenzie was cast alongside Joel Gretsch
Joel Gretsch
(Taken, Minority Report) – an onscreen partnership oft likened to Mulder and Scully.[citation needed] Directed by Yves Simoneau with show runner Ira Steven Behr
Ira Steven Behr
(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), The 4400
The 4400
was the highest rating debut on US Cable for 2004[12] earning a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Best Mini-Series. The show ran on the US Network for four seasons, ending in 2007. In 2006, McKenzie also starred as Linda Landry in "Umney's Last Case" opposite William H. Macy[36] – the third episode of Nightmares and Dreamscapes on TNT. In 2008, McKenzie starred as psychiatrist Veronica Hayden-Jones in the 13 part series Mental on the Fox Network, which was filmed at Fox Telecolombia
Fox Telecolombia
in Bogotá, Colombia.[37] Starring Annabella Sciorra, this was the first American television series to be filmed in Latin America for international markets. McKenzie guest starred in Desperate Housewives, Without a Trace, CSI: Miami, Hawaii 5-0 and the Australian TV series Rake. She was cast as Emma Waddell in the Jeremy Sims–directed feature film Beneath Hill 60
Beneath Hill 60
and starred in the 2010 season finale of NCIS: LA alongside former Deep Blue Sea castmate, LL Cool J. In 2011, Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
and Andrew Upton, the co-artistic directors of the Sydney
Theatre Company, invited McKenzie to star in their production of Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) at the Sydney
Opera House, Drama Theatre.[37] Co-starring Mandy McElhinney, this production went on tour to Melbourne Theatre Company, Wollongong, Canberra and Parramatta Riverside Theatre, earning McKenzie a Best Actress nomination at the Green Room Awards for her role as Mrs Givings. This was McKenzie's first play since her critically acclaimed turn as Catherine in David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize Winning play Proof, which sold out at The Sydney
Opera House in 2003. In 2012, she accepted Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
and Andrew Upton's invitation to star in the Australian premiere of the two-hander Sex With Strangers by American playwright Laura Eason (House of Cards) for the Sydney Theatre Company. This critically acclaimed production co-starred Ryan Corr and was directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse. An award-winning director of may films including How to Make an American Quilt, this was Jocelyn's first play. In 2013, McKenzie starred in the seminal role of Margaret (aka Maggie) in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
by Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams
for Belvoir St., directed by Simon Stone, co-starring Ewen Leslie (as Brick) and Marshall Napier (as Big Daddy). A sell out production with an extension season at the Theatre Royal, Sydney, McKenzie's performance, in the role that made Elizabeth Taylor famous, was highly acclaimed: " Jacqueline McKenzie
Jacqueline McKenzie
has far more scope in this play than she had in the recent Sex with Strangers to display her mesmerizing and neurasthenic talents that are so reminiscent of the early Judy Davis. She squirms, hops, skips and flops through the drama with a manic intensity that is breathtaking to watch from the first scene when she works her way through about a dozen changes of clothing and many pairs of 'hot' shoes during her long and intense opening monologue"[38] and "McKenzie has been playing some major roles in Sydney
recently but here is a great one, finally worthy of her ability, and she rises to it magnificently. Her Maggie is full of feverish energy, and hard-won, hard-edged glamour that a woman who has clawed herself up out of poverty to become the wife of the descendent of a crass but very rich family might be expected to display. She is better than them. She is beautiful, her smile is always bright but brief glimpses of self-doubt betray her origins, and her eyes betray her desperation."[39] "This is a good production, made great by McKenzie's beautiful performance." McKenzie returned to The Sydney
Opera House in 2014 to play Liza in Andrew Upton's adaptation of the Gorky classic Children of the Sun for The Sydney
Theatre Company. Co-starring with Justine Clarke
Justine Clarke
and Toby Truslove, under the direction of Kip Williams, the production was immensely successful garnering McKenzie a nomination for Best Actress at the 2014 Sydney
Theatre Awards.[40] In 2014, McKenzie reunited with her Romper Stomper
Romper Stomper
co-star, Russell Crowe, to perform in his feature film directing debut, The Water Diviner, in which he also stars. With a hand-picked cast [41] that included Yılmaz Erdoğan, Olga Kurylenko, Ryan Corr, Jai Courtney, Steve Bastoni
Steve Bastoni
and Cem Yılmaz, The Water Diviner
The Water Diviner
was nominated for eight AACTA
awards including Best Supporting Actress in a feature film for McKenzie, who played the role of Russell's grieving wife Lizzie. For this performance, McKenzie won Best Supporting Actress at the 2014 Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards.[42] Films to be released: Force of Destiny, written and directed by Paul Cox and starring David Wenham, Shahana Goswami. This will have its premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival;[43] Fell,[44] written and directed by Kasimir Burgess and starring Matt Nable
Matt Nable
and Daniel Henshall. In 2015, McKenzie starred alongside Richard Roxburgh
Richard Roxburgh
and Cate Blanchett in the Sydney
Theatre Company production of The Present,[45] by Anton Chekhov. Adapted by Andrew Upton, this production was directed by John Crowley. That production moved in 2016/17 to the Ethel Barrymore Theatre
Ethel Barrymore Theatre
in Manhattan for the Broadway debut of McKenzie and the rest of the cast.[46] She also starred as Orlando
in the Sarah Ruhl play Orlando,[47] based on the novel by Virginia Woolf (made famous by the 1992 film directed by Sally Potter
Sally Potter
and starring Tilda Swinton). Directed by Sarah Goodes,[48] Orlando
ran at the Sydney
Opera House for The Sydney
Theatre Company. McKenzie was nominated for Best Actress in Orlando
and Best Supporting Actress in The Present at the 2015 Sydney
Theatre Awards.[49] 2016 to present[edit] In 2016, McKenzie reunited with her former "Stark!"co-star Ben Elton for his romantic comedy Three Summers
Three Summers
[50] filming in Perth. The ensemble also featured Robert Sheean, Magda Szubanski, Michael Caton and Rebecca Breeds. In August 2016 McKenzie filmed the independent movie Harmony in Wollongong
and Sydney, Australia.[51] McKenzie began filming in the lead role of Jane Chandler for the Australian feature film The Gateway in October 2016. Directed by John Soto, the sci-fi film also starred Myles Pollard
Myles Pollard
and Ben Mortley. The film follows the journey of a particle physicist who, grieving over the loss of her husband in a car crash, uses a revolutionary machine to bring him back with dire consequences for her family.[52] In May 2017, SBS announced that McKenzie had been cast in their new four part drama Safe Harbour about a group of Australians who come across a boat of refugees whilst sailing on vacation. The mini-series, produced by Matchbox Pictures, also stars Phoebe Tonkin, Ewen Leslie and Joel Jackson.[53] In June 2017 McKenzie began filming Luke Sparke's movie Occupation with Charles Mesure, Temeura Morrison and Dan Ewing
Dan Ewing
about a group of town residents banding together after a devastating ground invasion.[citation needed] In August 2017, McKenzie started shooting the TV series Romper Stomper, a follow up to the 1992 cult classic movie in which she starred with Russell Crowe. The series, conceived and directed by Geoffrey Wright (creator of the original film) and produced by John Edwards, premiered on Australian streaming platform Stan on New Years Day 2018, breaking all records for original content. The series is due to air in the United Kingdom on the BBC later in 2018.[54] At the CinefestOZ awards in August 2017, McKenzie was honoured with the Screen Legend Award, recognising her contribution and excellence in the film industry.[53] Music[edit] McKenzie's hobbies include composing and recording music. Past collaborators include Vic Levak (Balligomingo) who co-wrote "Shy Baby" and Jim Hayden (Electrasy). When her 4400 co-star Joel Gretsch
Joel Gretsch
heard her song "Shy Baby", he took it to the producers of the show and as a result, it was used in the second-season finale "Mommy's Bosses"[55] of The 4400. "Shy Baby" went on to be included in The 4400
The 4400
soundtrack CD, released in April 2007. Art and painting[edit] An avid painter (since working with Aaron Blabey on the Paul Cox film The Human Touch),[2] McKenzie's paintings have appeared in several publications, including Venice Magazine[56] and OK!.[57] In the Fox TV series Mental, her paintings became set dressing, adorning the walls of her character's office in the final episodes of the show. Personal life[edit] In 1996, a portrait of McKenzie by Australian narrative painter Garry Shead was a finalist in the Archibald Prize[58] and the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.[59] McKenzie made headlines in late 2017 after Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
told a joke at the 2017 AACTA
Awards about unintentionally "sodomizing" her during the filming of Romper Stomper
Romper Stomper
in 1992.[60] She is a former partner of actor Simon McBurney.[61] She has an estimated net worth of $8.5 million dollars.[62] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1987 Wordplay Pandora Imogene Lesley

1992 Romper Stomper Gabe

1993 This Won't Hurt a Bit Vanessa Prescott

1994 Talk The Girl

1994 Traps Viola

1995 Roses Are Red Joy Short film

1995 Angel Baby Kate

1996 Mr. Reliable Beryl Muddle AKA, My Entire Life

1997 Under the Lighthouse Dancing Emma

1998 Love from Ground Zero Samantha

1999 Deep Blue Sea Janice Higgins

1999 Freak Weather Penny

2000 Eisenstein Pera

2001 Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang) Sherry

2002 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Younger Teensy Whitman

2003 Preservation Daphne

2004 Peaches Jude

2004 Human Touch Anna

2006 Opal Dream Annie Williamson

2010 Beneath Hill 60 Emma Waddell

2014 Fell Rachel

2014 Water Diviner, TheThe Water Diviner Eliza Connor

2015 Force of Destiny Hannah

2017 Don't Tell Jean Dalton

2017 Three Summers Prof. Wellborn

2017 Gateway, TheThe Gateway Jane Chandler

2018 Harmony Beth Miller Completed

2018 Occupation TBA Completed

2018 Palm Beach[63] TBA Announced


Year Title Role Notes

1987 Riddle of the Stinson, TheThe Riddle of the Stinson Usherelle TV film

1988 All the Way Penelope Seymour TV miniseries

1992 Country Practice, AA Country Practice Meredith Hendrix "Riding for a Fall: Parts 1 & 2"

1993 Stark Rachel TV miniseries

1994 Battlers, TheThe Battlers Dancy Smith TV miniseries

1995 Halifax f.p. Sharon Sinclair "Lies of the Mind"

1997 Kangaroo Palace Catherine Macaleese TV miniseries

1997 Devil Game, TheThe Devil Game Frankie Smith TV film

2000 On the Beach Mary Davidson Holmes TV miniseries

2001 When Billie Beat Bobby Margaret Court TV film

2004–07 4400, TheThe 4400 Diana Skouris Main role

2006 Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King Linda Landry / Gloria Demmick "Umney's Last Case"

2006 Two Twisted Sarah Carmody "Saviour"

2007 Without a Trace Patricia Mills "Deep Water"

2008 Stupid, Stupid Man Jane "Morale"

2009 Mental Dr. Veronica Hayden-Jones Main role

2010 NCIS: Los Angeles Amy Taylor "Callen, G"

2010 Hawaii Five-0 Sarah Reeves "Nalowale"

2012 Desperate Housewives Alexandra "Who Can Say What's True?"

2012 CSI: Miami Meredith Ramsay "Terminal Velocity"

2012 Rake Alannah Alford "R vs Alford"

2015 Hiding Ferdine Lamay Main role

2015 Love Child Mrs. Maguire "2.1", "2.2"

2018 Romper Stomper Gabe TV Series

2018 Safe Harbour Helen TV miniseries, post-production

Theatre[edit] Oliver!
as Nancy, school production[33]

1991: Child Dancing as Julie-Ann, Griffin Theatre Company, dir. Michael Gow[64] 1991: Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night
as Viola, dir. George Ogilvie, Q Theatre Penrith 1991: The Master Builder as Kaja Fosli, Belvoir, dir. Neil Armfield 1991: Rebecca as Mrs de Winter, Marian Street Theatre, dir. George Ogilvie 1992: The Barber of Seville as Rosine, Marian Street Theatre, dir. Peter Kingston 1992: Vassa (Maxim Gorky) (as Natalia, NIDA, dir. John Clarke 1994: Hamlet
as Ophelia, Company B (Sydney) and Playhouse (Melbourne), dir. Neil Armfield, with Geoffrey Rush, David Wenham, Richard Roxburgh, Gillian Jones[33] 1995: Saint Joan as Joan, Sydney
Theatre Company, Sydney
Opera House dir. Gale Edwards 1997: The Governor's Family as Lara Mountgarrett, Belvoir, dir. Neil Armfield 2000: The White Devil
The White Devil
as Isabella, Sydney
Theatre Company and Brooklyn Academy of Music (2001), dir. Gale Edwards, with Angie Milliken, Marcus Graham, Jeremy Sims, Julia Blake, Bruce Spence, Hugo Weaving, Philip Quast, Paula Arundell 2001: Educating Rita
Educating Rita
as Rita, Williamstown Theatre Festival, dir. Bruce Paltrow, with Edward Herrmann 2002: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui as Dock Daisy, Schimmel Center (New York), Complicite, dir. Simon McBurney, with Al Pacino, Steve Buscemi, John Goodman, Billy Crudup
Billy Crudup
Paul Giamatti, Tony Randall, Charles Durning, Linda Emond, Chazz Palminteri, Dominic Chianese, Lothaire Bluteau 2003: Proof as Catherine, by David Auburn, Sydney
Opera House dir. George Ogilvie, with Barry Otto 2011: In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) by Sarah Ruhl, as Catherine Givings, Sydney
Opera House and Melbourne Theatre Company, dir. Pamela Rabe 2012: Sex With Strangers by Laura Eason, as Olivia, Sydney
Theatre Company, dir. Jocelyn Moorhouse 2013: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
as Margaret, Maggie the Cat. Belvoir, dir. Simon Stone 2014: Children of the Sun by Maxim Gorky
Maxim Gorky
as Liza, dir: Kip Williams adapted by Andrew Upton, Sydney
Theatre Company, Sydney
Opera House 2015: The Present by Anton Chekhov
Anton Chekhov
as Sophia, adapted by Andrew Upton, Sydney
Theatre Company dir. John Crowley; at the Sydney
Theatre; in 2016/17 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre
Ethel Barrymore Theatre
in Manhattan 2015: Orlando
as Orlando, adapted from Virginia Woolf's Orlando: A Biography by Sarah Ruhl, Sydney
Theatre Company, Sydney
Opera House

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result

1991 Australian Theatre Critics award Best Newcomer Various Won

1992 Stockholm International Film Festival Best Actress Romper Stomper Won

1992 Film Critics Circle of Australia Best Actress, Film Romper Stomper Won

1993 Australian Film Institute Award Best Actress, Film This Won't Hurt a Bit Nominated

1993 Australian Film Institute Award Best Actress, Television Stark! Nominated

1994 Australian Film Institute Award Best Supporting Actress, Film Traps Nominated

1994 Film Critics Circle of Australia Best Supporting Actress, Film Traps Nominated

1994 Australian Film Institute Award Best Actress, Television The Battlers Nominated

1995 Australian Film Institute Award Best Actress, Television Halifax f.p. "Lies of the Mind" Won

1995 Australian Film Institute Award Best Actress, Film Angel Baby Won

1995 Film Critics Circle of Australia Best Actress, Film Angel Baby Won

1995 Grand Prix Festival du Valenciennes Best Actress, Film Angel Baby Won

1995 Norman Kessel Memorial Glugs Award Best Actress, Theatre Hamlet Won

1995 Logie Awards Best Actress, Television Halifax f.p. "Lies of the Mind" Won

1995 Australian International Movie Convention Australian Star of the Year[65] Various (Career Award) Won

1998 Audio Book Awards, Australia Best Narration Picnic at Hanging Rock Won

2001 Australian Film Institute Award Best Miniseries On The Beach Won

2001 Golden Globe Best Miniseries On The Beach Nominated

2005 Film Critics Circle of Australia Best Actress, Film Peaches Nominated

2005 Primetime Emmy Best Miniseries The 4400 Nominated

2011 Green Room Award Best Actress, Theatre In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play Nominated

2014 Sydney
Theatre Awards[66] Best Actress, Theatre Children of the Sun Nominated

2014 AACTA
Awards Best Supporting Actress The Water Diviner Nominated

2014 Film Critics Circle of Australia Best Supporting Actress The Water Diviner Won

2015 Sydney
Theatre Awards[67] Best Supporting Actress The Present[68] Nominated

2015 Sydney
Theatre Awards[69] Best Actress Orlando Nominated

2015 Equity Ensemble Awards Best Ensemble Hiding Nominated

2017 CinefestOz Film Festival Screen Legend Award Career Award Won

2017 AACTA
Awards Best Supporting Actress Don't Tell Nominated

2018 Film Critics Circle of Australia Best Supporting Actress Don't Tell Nominated


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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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