Marg Downey

Marg Downey

As one of Australia’s leading comedy actors, Marg is best known for the numerous characters she brilliantly portrayed on comedy series Fast Forward. Marg has also been applauded for the dramatic roles she has undertaken for television and theatre.

Marg first appeared on television as part of The D-Generation in the late 1980s and subsequently appeared regularly in Fast Forward, Full Frontal, Something Stupid, Kath & Kim and Open Slather alongside several of her D-Gen alumni. Marg has also appeared in the popular dramas The Doctor Blake Mysteries (Series 2 & 3), House Husbands and City Homicide.

Theatre credits include Timeshare at the Malthouse Theatre, Skull In Connemara at 45 Downstairs, La Cage Aux Folles for The Production Company, Moonlight And Magnolias for director Bruce Beresford at the Melbourne Theatre Company, Mum’s The Word and Mum’s The Word 2, Glimpse and the world premier season of Joanna Murray-Smith’s Rapture for Playbox.

Marg is also a highly sought-after voiceover artist, both for commercial/corporate work and for key roles in numerous animation projects, including L’il Elvis Jones & The Truckstoppers, Ocean Girl, Dogstar, Wakkaville and The Flamin’ Thongs.

In 2013 she performed at the Melbourne Theatre Company for their premiere of David Williamson’s new play Rupert, which also toured to Washington in March 2014 as part of the Kennedy Center’s World Stages: International Theatre Festival.

So far this year, Marg has appeared in the ABC’s new drama series Newton’s Law. She will soon feature in season 2 of Top Of The Lake entitled ‘China Girl’.

Marg Downey

Theatre

TIMESHARE
Role: Performer. Dir: Oliver Butler, Malthouse Theatre 2015
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
Role: Marie Dindon / Mde. Renaud. Dir: Dean Bryant, The Production Company 2014
SKULL IN CONNEMARA
Role: Mary Johnny Rafferty. Dir: David Cameron, Fortyfive Downstairs 2014
RUPERT

Role: Elisabeth Murdoch & Margaret Thatcher. Dir: Lee Lewis, Melbourne Theatre Company 2013 & Washington USA Tour 2014
GLIMPSE
Role: Mary. Dir: Laura Maitland, Fortyfive Downstairs 2012
MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS
Role: Miss Poppenghul Dir. Bruce Beresford, Melbourne Theatre Company 2009
MUM’S THE WORD 2: TEENAGERS
Role: Robyn Dir. Roy Surette Comedy Theatre DCE 2006
MUM’S THE WORD
Role: Robyn Dir. Annie Davies-McCubbin, Athenaeum/Picture This! 2003
RAPTURE by Joanna Murray-Smith
Role: Henny Dir: Jenny Kemp, Playbox Theatre World Premiere 2002
THE CHAIRS
Role: The Orator Dir: Douglas Horton, MTC 2000
A FLEA IN HER EAR
MTC 1995
SCENES FROM A SEPARATION
MTC
LOOT
Play reading at Mietta’s
SEE HOW THEY RUN
Play reading at Mietta’s
AN EVENING WITH MERV HUGHES
W.A Comedy Theatre 1993
A ROYAL COMMISSION INTO THE AUSTRALIAN ECONOMY
MICF 1991

 

Television

NEWTON’S LAW
Role: Melinda. Dir: Jonathan Brough, Newton’s Law Series 1 Pty Ltd 2016
TOP OF THE LAKE Season 2: CHINA GIRL
Role: Isadore. Dir: Jane Campion & Ariel Kleiman, See-Saw (TOTL2) Productions Pty Ltd 2016
OPEN SLATHER
Role: Various. Dir: Natalie Bailey, McWaters Productions Pty Ltd 2015
THE DOCTOR BLAKE MYSTERIES (Series 3)
Role: Evelyn. Dir: Declan Eames, January Productions 2015
THE DOCTOR BLAKE MYSTERIES (Series 2)

Role: Evelyn Toohey. Dir: Ian Barry, January Productions 2013
HOUSE HUSBANDS
Role: Ms Moon. Playmaker 1 SPV Pty Ltd 2012
CITY HOMICIDE
Role: Jane Clegg. Dir: Pino Amenta, Seven Network 2009
SNAKE TALES
Role: Mrs Sneech Westside Film and Television Pty Ltd 2008
VERY SMALL BUSINESS
Role: Yvonne Worldwide Business Group Pty Ltd 2008
MAGDA’S FUNNY BITS
Role: Reg Dir: Ted Emery – Nine Network 2006
NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES
Role:Guest Cootes/Hayes Productions 2005
LET LOOSE LIVE
Role: core cast Dir: Ted Emery, Ruby/Channel 7 2005
KATH & KIM 3
Role: Marion – guest Dir: Ted Emery, Riley Turner/ABC-TV Comedy 2004
KATH & KIM 2
Role: Marion – guest Dir: Ted Emery, ABC-TV Comedy 2003
BLUE HEELERS
Role: Kaye Fisher Dir: Declan Eames, West St Productions/ Ch.7 2002
KATH & KIM
Role: Marion – guest- two episodes ABC TV Comedy 2001
HORACE & TINA
Role: Mrs Belvedere Jonathan M Shiff Productions 2000
SIT DOWN, SHUT UP!
Role: Sue – series lead Dir: Marc Gracie, Red Heart Prod/ Ch 10
THE BID NEWS
Role: Presenter Rick & Ted’s Excellent Adventure Prod, Ch 7 1999
SOMETHING STUPID
Role: Various Channel 7 1998
GOOD GUYS, BAD GUYS
Role:Guest Lead Simpson Le Mesurier, Ch 9
MERLE
Simpson Le Mesurier, (Pilot) 1997
GET A LIFE
Role: Guest lead & Writer Artist Services
BLUE HEELERS
Southern Star Prod, Ch 7
FULL FRONTAL
Artist Services, Ch 7
ECONOMY CLASS
Artist Services
THE D GENERATION
Comedy Series, ABC

 

Film

THE BIRTH (Short)
La Verite Australia Pty Ltd 2016
KATH AND KIMDERELLA

Role: Marion. RTP Film Productions Pty Ltd 2011
ORANGES AND SUNSHINE
Role: Miss Hutchison Dir: Jim Loach; See Saw Pictures 2010
LOVE & MORTAR
Role: Nurse Celia Dir: Nadia Tass, Cascade Films 2009
UNDER THE RADAR
Role: Maxine Dir: Evan Clarry, Pictures in Paradise 2003
GURU WAYNE
Role: Mrs Marshall Dir: Letitia McQuade, Sovereign Films 2001
THE REAL THING
Role: Psychiatrist Dir: Stephen Amos, Hi Jinks Prod
QUEEN OF THE DAMNED
Role: Talamascan Dir: Michael Rymer, DQ Productions 2000
BEWARE OF GREEKS BEARING GUNS
Dir: John Tatoulis 1999
THE MERCHANT OF FAIRNESS
Role: Mrs Rowe Clandestine Pictures
SUSAN’S INSTITUTE OF TELEVISION
Role: Marg Fox Studios Australia

 

Voice-Over

DOGSTAR: CHRISTMAS IN SPACE
Role: Alice / Daina / Greta Clark / Chow Chow. Dir: Scott Vanden Bosch, Media World Pictures 2016
THE FLAMIN’ THONGS
Role: Crystal Woman. Dir: Kelly Lynagh, Media World Pictures 2013
EXCHANGE STUDENT ZERO
Role: Happy Peach Flower / Peg. Dir: Maurice Argiro & Patrick Crawley, Bogan Entertainment Solutions 2012
DOGSTAR
Role: Greta / Alice / Daina. Dir: Dir: Scott Vanden Bosch, Media World Pictures 2007-2011
WAKKAVILLE
Role: Mrs Simonovich. Ettamogah Entertainment 2010
OCEAN GIRL
Role: Elgar / Shema / Mandrool. Media World Features 2000
Li’l HORRORS
December Films 2000
THE SILVER BRUMBY
Role: Mrs. Dingo / Eee. Media World Features 1998
Li’l ELVIS JONES & THE TRUCKSTOPPERS
Role: Janet Rig / Eileen Inyaface. ABC TV 1997

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