Gemma Bird Matheson

Gemma Bird Matheson

Gemma Bird Matheson is an AACTA and AWG nominated writer and actor. Gemma was a finalist for the 2018 Heath Ledger Scholarship and starred in AACTA and International Emmy Nominated ABC series Content which also won a Rose D’Or.

Gemma wrote and acted in both seasons of The PM’s Daughter (ABC/Fremantle Media). She has also had a long-running role on Neighbours (Fremantle/Amazon FreeVee) as Kiri Durant. Her other acting credit include Pieces of Her (Made Up Stories/Netflix), Paper Dolls (Helium/Paramount+), Winners and Losers (Channel Seven), Trip For Biscuits (ABCMe), Childhood’s End (SyFy) and Bertram Poppingstock: Problem Solver (ABC3).

In 2023, Gemma wrote, produced and starred in her web-series Me & Her(pes) alongside Kasia Vickery. The Screen Australia and Wear It Purple funded series has been nominated for an AACTA and has acquired over 4 million views on YouTube channel OML.

Gemma Bird Matheson

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
TALENT GATEWAY Recipient (2023)
HEATH LEDGER SCHOLARSHIP Finalist (2018)
THE ACTOR’S PROCESS SCHOLARSHIP Winner (2014)

TELEVISION
NEIGHBOURS
Role: Kiri Durant. Dir: Various. Fremantle Media | Network TEN, 2022
PIECES OF HER
Role: Clara. Dir: Minkie Spiro. Made Up Stories | Netflix, 2022
THE PM’S DAUGHTER (Series 2)
Role: Yvette Gold. Dir: Various. Fremantle Media | ABC iView, 2022
THE PM’S DAUGHTER (Series 1)
Role: Yvette Gold. Dir: Various. Fremantle Media | ABC iView, 2021
THE STRANGE CHORES (Series 2)
Role: Samra. Dir: Daley Pearson. Ludo Studios | ABC iView, 2020
CONTENT
Role: Daisy. Dir: Daley Pearson & Walter Woodman. Ludo Studios | ABC, 2019
THE HOUSEMATE
Role: Gemma. Dir: Hayden Mustica. Chips & Gravy Films | ABC iView, 2018
WHY ARE YOU LIKE THIS?
Role: Mia. Dir: Adam & Jessie Murfet. CKOL | ABC, 2017
TRIP FOR BISCUITS
Role: Veronica. Dir: Dave Cartel. Robot Panther | ABC, 2017
DOUBLE DATE NIGHT
Role: Pearl. Dir: Molly Daniels. Yung Victoria | 2016
BERTRAM POPPINSTOCK
Role: Jane Austen. Dir: Max Miller. Clickview | ABC, 2016
NEIGHBOURS
Role: Carla Watson. Dir: Jean-Pierre Mignon. Channel Eleven | 2016
CHILDHOOD’S END
Role: Dr Elizabeth Lowdell. Dir: Nick Hurran. SyFy | 2016
WINNERS AND LOSERS
Role: Cate Young. Dir: Bill Hughes. Seven Network | 2015

FILM
THE DROWNSMAN
Role: Kobie. Dir: Chad Archibald. Black Fawn Films | Breakthrough Entertainment, 2014

STAGE
SUPERHEROES
Role: Emily. Dir: Shari Sebbens | Griffin Theatre Company, 2020
ORANGETHROWER (Draft Reading)
Role: Zadie. Dir: Courtney Steward | Sydney Theatre Company, 2019
FALLEN
Role: Julie. Dir: Penny Harpham | She Said Theatre, 2018
ZONE FOUR
Role: Bee/Hannah/Laura. Dir: Peter Blackburn | VCA, 2016

WEB SERIES
ME & HER(PES)
Role: Saffie. Dir: Vic Zerbst. Chips & Gravy Films | 2022
DEADHOUSE DARK
Role: Tilda. Dir: Megan Riakos. Deadhouse Films | 2019
HAYDEN & PETER
Role: Hayden. Dir: Hayden Mustica. Hayden & Peter AU | | 2017

TRAINING
Masterclass – Lisa Robertson (2020)
Improvisation Level 1 Intensive – Upright Citizen’s Brigade (2019)
Acting Intensive Masterclass – Anthony Meindl (2019)
Actor’s Workshop Get It Done – Andrew Prowse (2017)
Director Workshop Ana Kokkinos Masterclass – Brave Studios (2017)
Practical Aesthetics Summer Intensive Program – Atlantic Theatre Company NYC/Atlantic Acting School (2016)
Practical Aesthetics Workshop Intensive with Anya Saffir and Jacquelyn Landgraf – Brave Studios (2016)
Improvisation Level 2 – Improv Conspiracy (2016)
Improvisation Level 1 – Improv Conspiracy (2016)
Scene Study Actor’s Workshop with Damian Walshe-Howling and Adrienne Pickering – Brave Studios (2015)
Advanced Acting Training Ground – Brave Studios (2014)
Fitzmaurice Voicework – Lewis Baumander Acting Studio (2013)
North American Pronunciation + Dialect Softening Voice Coaching – Shine Creative Coaching (2012)
Acting Mechanics – Armstrong Acting Studios (2012)
Artistic Excellence Program ­– Harvest Rain Theatre Company (2010)
Young Actors Studio – NIDA (2011)
Screen Acting – NIDA (2009)

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