Julie Forsyth

Julie Forsyth

Julie’s most recent theatre credits include The Popular Mechanicals (State Theatre Company SA), Endgame (MTC), The Dream (Bell Shakespeare), Night On Bald Mountain (Malthouse Theatre), Private Lives (MTC), The Book of Everything (Company B Belvoir St), Romeo & Juliet (STC), Phèdre (Bell Shakespeare), Elizabeth (Malthouse Theatre), Happy Days (Malthouse Theatre), and Exit The King (Company B Belvoir / Malthouse Theatre).

Other theatre includes: Moving Target, Babes in the Wood, The Ham Funeral (Malthouse Theatre); The Small Poppies, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Cloudstreet (Company B Belvoir St); The Visit, The Tempest, The Chairs, The Comedy of Errors, A Cheery Soul, Great Expectations (MTC); The Metamorphosis, The Miser (STC). Julie was also a core member of Anthill Theatre, Melbourne, for whom she performed in more than thirty productions.

Her film credits include Holding The Man, Three Dollars, Stan and George’s New Life and Feathers, and television appearances include Wentworth (Series 2), Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries and Dead Gorgeous.

Julie has received Helpmann Awards for Best Female Actor in a Play for Happy Days and Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play for Exit The King, and a Green Room Award for Best Actress for Kids’ Stuff (Anthill Theatre). She was the recipient of the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award’s 2009 Individual Award.

Julie Forsyth

Awards

2010 Helpmann Award, Best Female Actor in a Play, Happy Days
2009 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award, Individual Award
2008 Helpmann Award, Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play, Exit the King
2008 Green Room Award, Best Ensemble Playing by a Cast of Actors, Moving Target
1999 Green Room Award, Best Ensemble Playing by a Cast of Actors, Cloudstreet
1993 Green Room Award, Best Actress, Kids’ Stuff

 

Nominations

2005 Helpmann Award, Best Female Actor in a Play, The Ham Funeral
2003 Helpmann Award, Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play, Great Expectations

 

Grants

1998-9 Australia Council Development Grant (Travel to Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands)
1985-6 Overseas Travel Study Grant, Theatre Board, Australia Council (Travel to Japan, Europe and USA)

 

Theatre

THE REAL AND IMAGINED HISTORY OF THE ELEPHANT MAN
Role: Ensemble. Dir: Matt Lutton, Malthouse Theatre 2017
THE POPULAR MECHANICALS
Role: Robin Starveling. Dir: Sarah Giles, State Theatre Company SA 2017
‘O’ THE PLAY
All Roles. Dir: Scott Rankin, Big hART Inc 2016
THE POPULAR MECHANICALS
Role: Robin Starveling. Dir: Sarah Giles, State Theatre Company SA 2015
ENDGAME
Role: Nell. Dir: Sam Strong, Melbourne Theatre Company 2015
THE DREAM
Role: Puck. Dir: Peter Evans, The Bell Shakespeare Company 2014
NIGHT ON BALD MOUNTAIN
Role: Miss Quodling. Dir: Matthew Lutton, Malthouse 2014
PRIVATE LIVES
Role: Louise. Dir: Sam Strong. Melbourne Theatre Company 2014
ROMEO AND JULIET
Role: Nurse. Dir: Kip Williams. Sydney Theatre Company 2013
PHEDRE by Jean Racine
Role: Oenone. Dir: Peter Evans. The Bell Shakespeare Company 2013
THE BOOK OF EVERYTHING
Role: Mrs Van Amersfoort. Dir: Neil Armfield, Company B, The New Victory Theater, New York 2012, MTC 2013
THE BOOK OF EVERYTHING
Role: Mrs van Amersfoort. Dir: Neil Armfield, Company B, 2011
RETURN TO EARTH
Role: Wendy Waster. Dir: Aidan Fennessy. Melbourne Theatre Company 2010
ELIZABETH
Role: Elizabeth. Dir: Michael Kantor, Malthouse, 2010
HAPPY DAYS
Role: Winnie. Dir: Michael Kantor, Malthouse/Belvoir seasons 2009
THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT                                      
Role: Mademoiselle Gabrielle. Dir: Simon Phillips, MTC 2007
EXIT THE KING
Role: Juliette. Dir: Neil Armfield Belvoir St Theatre 2007 Melbourne & Sydney seasons
DIMBOOLA
Role: Florence Delaney. Rehearsed Reading, Malthouse 2007
BABES IN THE WOOD
Role: Boingle. Dir: Michael Kantor Malthouse & Opera House seasons 2006
METAMORPHOSIS
Role: Mrs Samsa. Dir: Benedict Winspear STC Blueprints Malthouse Theatre Melbourne 2005
THE HAM FUNERAL/JOURNAL OF THE PLAGUE YEAR
Role: Landlady/Worgret. Dirs Michael Kantor & Tom Wright Malthouse2005
THE MISER
Role: Froisine. Dir: Jean-Pierre Mignon, STC, 2004
BABES IN THE WOOD
Role: Boingle. Dir: Michael Kantor Playbox 2003
THE VISIT
Role: Ottolie Schill / Frau Siementhofer. Dir: Simon Phillips, MTC 2003
GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Role: Mrs Jo, Miss Skiffins, And Various others. Dir: Simon Phillips, MTC/STC 2002
OLD MASTERS
Role: Dorotea Fromm. Dir: Benedict Andrews STC 2001
THE TEMPEST
Role: Trinculo. Dir: Simon Phillips / MTC 2001
MAN THE BALLOON
Role: Mayor Flummery / Dr Hindenburg. Dir: Simon Phillips / MTC 2001
THE SMALL POPPIES
Role: Mrs Walsh. Dir: Neil Armfield / Dublin Festival / Melbourne International Festival 2000
THE HAM FUNERAL
Role: The Landlady. Dir: Michael Kantor Company B Belvoir 2000
THE CHAIRS
Role: Old Woman. Dir: Douglas Horton, MTC 2000
THE SMALL POPPIES
Role: Mrs Walsh. Dir: Neil Armfield, Company B Belvoir 2000
CLOUDSTREET
Role: Red Lamb & various. Dir: Neil Armfield, Playbox Adelaide, Zurich / London / Dublin 1999
CLOUDSTREET
Role: Red Lamb & various. Dir: Neil Armfield, Belvoir Street & Perth Festival 1998
THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE
Role: Grusha. Dir: Michael Kantor, Belvoir St – Company B 1998
MR SEPTEMBER
Back To Back Theatre Co 1997
AFTER MAGRITTE
Role: Mother. Dir: Simon Phillips / MTC 1997
THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND
Role: Felicity. Dir: Simon Phillips / MTC 1997
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
Role: Courtesan. Dir: Simon Phillips / MTC 1997
DAZE OF OUR LIVES
Handspan Theatre / Sydney & Adelaide seasons 1996
A CHEERY SOUL
Role: Mrs Watmuff. Dir: Neil Armfield / MTC 1996
DAZE OF OUR LIVES
Handspan Theatre 1995
SHORT WORKS
Dir: Victoria Eagger / MTC 1995
KIDS STUFF
Jigsaw Theatre / Canberra 1994
MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN
Role: Mother Courage. Dir: Jean-Pierre Mignon / Anthill Theatre 1993
THE FORCE OF HABIT
Dir: Jean-Pierre Mignon / Anthill 1993
KIDS STUFF
Dir: Jean-Pierre Mignon / Anthill 1993
THE STRANGER IN THE HOUSE
Role: The Mother. Dir: Jean-Pierre Mignon / Anthill Theatre 1993
CRIMSON ISLAND
Adelaide Festival / Anthill Theatre 1992
THE CHAIRS
By Ionesco. Dir: Suzanne Chaundey / Anthill Theatre 1992
LIFE IS A DREAM
By Calderon. Dir: Jean-Pierre Mignon / Anthill Theatre 1992
THE SCHOOL FOR WIVES
By Moliere. Dir: Jean-Pierre Mignon 1992
HAPPY DAYS
By Beckett. Anthill Theatre 1991
ENDGAME
By Beckett. Anthill Theatre 1991
THE IMAGINARY INVALID
Universal Theatre 1990
THE IMAGINARY INVALID By Moliere
Role: Toinette. Dir: JP Mignon / Festival of Perth 1989
SUMMER OF THE SEVENTEENTH DOLL
Role: Olive. Dir: JP Mignon / Anthill Theatre / S.L.F Auditorium / Singapore (Festival of the Arts) 1988
KIDS STUFF
Solo Performance. Dir: Jean-Pierre Mignon / Donmar Warehouse / London / Adelaide Festival / Singapore Festival / Assembly Rooms Edinburgh / Aarhus Denmark 1988
KIDS STUFF
Dir: Jean-Pierre Mignon / Festival of Perth 1987
THE THREE SISTERS
Role: Olga. Dir: Jean-Pierre Mignon / Anthill Theatre 1987
UNCLE VANYA
Role: Sonya. Dir: Jean-Pierre Mignon, Anthill Theatre 1987
THE CHERRY ORCHARD
Role: Madame Ranevskaya. Dir: Jean-Pierre Mignon / Anthill Theatre 1987
MACBETH
Role: Lady Macbeth. Dir: Jean-Pierre Mignon / Anthill Theatre 1986
KIDS STUFF
Dir: Jean-Pierre Mignon / Belvoir St Theatre (Return Season) Overseas Travel Study Grant / Theatre Board Aust Council 1985-1986
KIDS STUFF
Dir: Mignon. Anthill / Browns Market Darwin / Belvoir St Sydney 1985
THE MISANTHROPE By Moliere
Role: Celimene. Dir: Mignon Anthill / Wharf Theatre Sydney 1985
KIDS STUFF
Solo Performance. Dir: Jean-Pierre Mignon 1984
THE TIME IS NOT YET RIPE
Role: Lady Pilsbury. Dir: Peter King / STCSA 1984
ROMEO & JULIET
Role: The Nurse. Dir: Neil Armfield / STCSA 1984
DON JUAN By Moliere
Role: Charlotte. Dir: Jean-Pierre Mignon / STCSA Adelaide Fest 1984
SUMMER OF THE SEVENTEENTH DOLL
Role: Olive. Dir: Jean-Pierre Mignon 1983
TARTUFFE By Moliere
Role: Dorine. Dir: Jean-Pierre Mignon / Anthill / Universal 1983
THE STRANGER IN THE HOUSE
Role: The Mother. Dir: Jean-Pierre Mignon / Anthill Theatre 1982
THE CONDEMNED ALTONA By Sartre
Role: Leni. Dir: William Gluth 1982
THE WHITE DOOR
Solo Performance. Dir: Stephen Mrowinski / Anthill 1982
THE HAMLET MACHINE By Heiner Muller
Dir: Jean-Pierre Mignon / Anthill 1982
THE RUINS By Michael Deutsch
Role: The Old Woman. Dir: Marc Adam / Anthill 1982
ANTHILL THEATRE
Formation and establishment of Anthill Theatre, South Melbourne as a permanent theatre venue, and home of Australian Nouveau Theatre 1981
ARTAUD & CRUELTY
2 Plays. La Mama 1981
QUICK DEATH TO INFIN
Role: The Woman. Dir: Gregory Carter / Hobart 1981
TO HAVE DONE WITH THE JUDGEMENT OF GOD
Dir: Jean-Pierre Mignon 1981
EXILES By Alex Miller
Role:  Mrs Gower. Dir: Jean-Pierre Mignon / Anthill Theatre 1981
POUR EN FINIR AVEC LE JUDGEMENT DE DIEU
Performed in French. Dir: Jean-Pierre Mignon 1981
Member of Australian Nouveau Theatre Ltd 1980-81
A BANQUET OF VIPERS By Alicia Tierney
Dir: Jean-Pierre Mignon 1980 / An APG Production Pram Factory / Adelaide Drama Festival 1981

 

Film

HOLDING THE MAN
Role: Aunty Gae. Dir: Neil Armfield, HTM Film Productions Pty Ltd 2015
KATH & KIMDERELLA
Role: Queen Christina. Dir: Ted Emery, RTP Film Productions Pty Ltd 2012
THE SEAMSTRESS
Role: Enid. Dir: Gracie Otto, Chaotic Pictures 2011
MARY AND MAX
Voice performance / Dramaturgy. Dir: Adam Elliot, Melodrama Pictures 2008
ROMULUS, MY FATHER
Role: Nurse. Dir: Richard Roxburgh / Arena Film 2006
TOM WHITE
Role: Tania. Dir: Alkinos Tsilimidos / Rescued Films 2003
HARVIE KRUMPET
Role: Baby Harvie / Liliana / Church Singer. Dir: Adam Elliot / Melodrama Pictures (animated short) 2002
EDITHVALE
Role: Edith. Dir: Clare Madsen 1998
CALEOPY’S LORIKEET
Role: Laurie. Dir: Jean-Pierre Mignon 1996
SOUND OF ONE HAND CLAPPING
Role: Mrs Heaney. Dir: Richard Flanagan 1996
WHAT I HAVE WRITTEN
Role: Doctor. Dir: John Hughes 1995
TRAPPED
Lead. Dir: Mick Connolly / SBS / AFC Comedy Short 1994
BABE
Role:  Sheep voice. Dir: Chris Noonan / Kennedy Miller Films 1994
STAN & GEORGE’S NEW LIFE
Role: George. Dir: Brian MacKenzie / Lea Films 1990
STRIKEBOUND
Dir: Richard Lowenstein 1990
FEATHERS
Role: Olla. Dir: John Ruane 1990
PLEASURE DOMES
Voice over. Dir: Maggie Fooke 1988
EUGENIE SANDLER PI
Role: Desk Officer. Dir: Moira Moss / Burberry Prod. 2000

 

Television

WENTWORTH – Series 2
Role: Lorraine Evelyn. Dir: Steve Jodrell, Fremantle Media 2014
MISS FISHER’S MURDER MYSTERIES
Role: Mrs Bolkonsky. Dir: Ken Cameron, Every Cloud Productions 2013
WINNERS AND LOSERS
Role: Mrs Judy Faine. Dir: Jean Pierre Mignon, Seven Network 2012
DEAD GEORGEOUS
Role: Haiwy- series co-leadBurberry Productions, BBC TV 2009
REAL STORIES
Role: Janice – Guest Role. Dir: Tim Bartley Roving Ent, Network TEN 2007
THE BRUSH OFF 
Role: Bernice Kaufman. Dir: Sam Neill / Channel 7, 2004           
MDA       

Role: Karen Rees – guest. Dir: Helen Gaynor/ABC-TV Drama /Screentime 2003
KATH & KIM 2
Role: Sheila -Kel’s fiancee. Dir: Ted Emery / ABC TV 2003
FAT COW MOTEL
Role: Penny. Dir: Richard Klenner / Hoodlum Entertainment 2002
LI’L MONSTERS -Animation
Role: Morbidda- Pilot. December Films 1997
MERCURY
Role: Tess MacDonald, series co-lead. Dir: Julian McSweeney / Ian Watson / Brendan Maher & Kate Woods / ABC TV 1995-1996
GETTIN’ ON
Role: Prue. ABC TV 1995
THE DAMNATION OF HARVEY McHUGH
Role: Yvonne. ABC TV 1994
LIFT OFF
Dialogue Coach / Lotis voice. ACTF / ABC Co-Production 1991-1994
WATERFRONT
Role: Miss Hipple. Mini-series 1990
ONE SUMMER AGAIN
Role: Annie McCubbin. ABC TV 1990

 

Documentary

HOSPITAL
Narrator December Films 1996

 

Dramaturgy

ROMULUS MY FATHER Dir: Richard Roxburgh / Arena Film
THREE DOLLARS Dir: Robert Connolly / Arena Film
SHORT CUTS Burberry Productions
EUGENIE SANDLER P.I. Burberry Productions
DRIVEN CRAZY Barron Television
AYA
Language Coach Dir: Solrun Hoaas, Goshu Film

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