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’, new animated comedy series for Channel 7, Kitty Is Not A Cat and appear in new STAN comedy series The Other Guy.­­­­­

Marg Downey

Theatre

HAYFEVER
Role: Clara. Dir: Lee Lewis. Melbourne Theatre Company 2017
TIME SHARE
Role: Sandy. 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

 

Television

GET KRACKIN
Role: McCartney’s Mum. Guesswork Television/ ABC 2017
Role: KITTY IS NOT A CAT (Animation)
Role: Narrator & Stanley. Kitty is Not A Cat Productions 2017
THE OTHER GUY
Role: Wilma. Dir: Kacie Anning, TOG Series One SPV Pty Ltd 2017
NEWTON’S LAW
Role: Melinda Whitley. 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 Toohey. Dir: Declan Eames, January Productions Pty Ltd 2015
THE DOCTOR BLAKE MYSTERIES – Series 2
Role: Evelyn Toohey. Dir: Ian Barry, January Productions 2013
HOUSE HUSBANDS
Role: Principal Moon. Dir: Geoff Bennett, Playmaker 1 SPV Pty Ltd 2012
CITY HOMICIDE
Role: Jane Clegg. Dir: Pino Amenta, Seven Network 2010
VERY SMALL BUSINESS
Role: Yvonne. Dir: Daina Reid, ABC TV 2008
THE STARTER WIFE (Mini Series)
Role: Proper Lady. Dir: Jon Avnet, Haypop Productions 2007
NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES: FROM THE STORIES OF STEPHEN KING (Mini Series)
Role: Judy Diment. Dir: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, Ostar Productions 2006
LET LOOSE LIVE
Various. Dir: Ted Emery, Ruby Entertainment 2005
KATH & KIM – Series 3
Role: Marion. Dir: Ted Emery, Riley Turner Productions 2004
KATH & KIM – Series 2
Role: Marion. Dir: Ted Emery, Riley Turner Productions 2003
BLUE HEELERS – Season 9
Role: Kaye Fisher. Dir: Declan Eames, Southern Star 2002
KATH & KIM
Role: Marion. Dir: Ted Emery, Riley Turner Productions 2002
HORACE & TINA
Role: Mrs Belvedere. Dir: Richard Jasek, Jonathan M. Shiff Productions 2001
THE BOB DOWNE SHOW
Role: Janelle. Dir: Martin Coombes, Red Heart Productions 2001
SIT DOWN, SHUT UP!
Role: Sue Dirkin. Dir: Nicholas Bufalo & Marc Gracie, Mondayitis Productions 2000
THE LATE REPORT
Role: Various. Rick & Ted’s Excellent Adventure 1999
GOOD GUYS BAD GUYS
Role: Det. Glynnis Filch. Dir: David Cameron, Beyond International 1998
SOMETHING STUPID
Role: Various. Dir: Kevin Carlin, Seven Network 1998
GET A LIFE
Role: The Nanny. Artist Services 1997
THE D GENERATION: THE BOTTOM DRAWER (Video Short)
Role: Various. Dir: David Cameron & Santo Cilauro, ABC TV 1997
BLUE HEELERS – Season 2
Role: Karen Rhinehardt. Dir: Richard Sarell, Southern Star 1995
ECONOMY CLASS (TV Movie)
Role: Sue Atherton. Dir: Kevin Carlin, Artist Services 1994
FULL FRONTAL
Guest Performer. Dir: Ted Emery, Seven Network 1993-1994
A ROYAL COMMISSION INTO THE AUSTRALIAN ECONOMY (TV Movie)
Role: Dame Victoria Market. Dir: John Clarke, Seven Network 1993
THE MAKING OF NOTHING (TV Movie)
Role: Diane Feust / BBC Newsreader. Dir: Ted Emery, Artist Services 1993
FAST FORWARD
Role: Various. Dir: Ted Emery, Seven Network 1989-1992
BLIGH
Role: Yvette / Frances Rosebud. Dir: Ted Emery & Amanda Smith, Seven Network 1992
TURN IT UP (TV Movie)
Role: Aggie. Dir: Ted Emery, Artist Services 1991
THE D GENERATION GOES COMMERCIAL
Role: Various. Dir: Ted Emery, Seven Network 1988-1989
THE D GENERATION
Role: Various. Dir: Kris Noble, ABC TV 1986-1987
THE FAST LANE
Role: Nadene. Dir: Colin Budds, ABC TV 1986

 

Film

THE BIRTH (Short)
Role: Midwife. Dir: Sarah Hatherley, La Verite Australia Pty Ltd 2016
CHRISTMAS CLAY (Short)
Role: Kate. Dir: Peter Helliar, Tropfest 2012
KATH AND KIMDERELLA
Role: Marion. RTP Film Productions Pty Ltd 2011
US (Short)
Role: Nell. Dir: Anna Jeffries, 2010
ORANGES & SUNSHINE
Role: Miss Hutchison. Dir: Jim Loach, See Saw Pictures 2010
MATCHING JACK
Role: Nurse Celia. Dir: Nadia Tass, Cascade Films 2009
THE WAKE (Short)
Role: Ellen. Dir: Gemma Lee, Hanging Vine Films 2009
UNDER THE RADAR
Role: Maxine. Dir: Evan Clarry, Macquarie Film Corporation 2004
GURU WAYNE
Role: Mrs Marshall. Dir: Letitia McQuade, Sovereign Films 2001
THE REAL THING
Role: Psychiatrist. Dir: Stephen Amis, Hi-Jinks Enterprises 2002
GURU WAYNE
Role: Mrs Marsh. Dir: Letitia McQuade, 2002
QUEEN OF THE DAMNED
Role: Talamascan. Dir: Michael Rymer, Warner Bros. 2002
BEWARE OF GREEKS BEARING GUNS
Role: Policewoman. Dir: John Tatoulis, AFFC 2000

 

Voice-Over

KITTY IS NOT A CAT
Role: Narrator / Stanley. Kitty Is Not A Cat Productions Series 1 Pty Ltd 2017
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 2014
EXCHANGE STUDENT ZERO
Role: Happy Peach Flower / Pe. Dir: Maurice Argiro & Patrick Crawley, Bogan Entertainment Solutions 2012
DOGSTAR
Role: Greta / Alice / Daina. Dir: Scott Vanden Bosch, Media World Pictures 2007-2011
WAKKAVILLE
Role: Mrs Simonovich. Ettamogah Entertainment 2010
THE MAGIC PUDDING
Additional Voices. Dir: Karl Zwicky, ABC 2000
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OCEAN GIRL
Role: Elgar / Shema / Mandrool. AFFC 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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