Dianne is an Actress, Singer, Voice Actor, Mocap & Performance Actor and Voice Director & Coach that can be seen and heard in Film, TV, Radio Drama, Commercials, Animations, Corporates, Documentaries, Narrations and Audiobooks around the globe.
Dianne first acting job was on the Feature Film directed by John Duigan’s for Kennedy Miller Productions Flirting shot in Australia. She then decided to study Acting at Theatre Nepean (University of Western Sydney) before landed her first TV role in Water Rats. Since then Dianne has been working globally on productions in the UK & Europe and Australia. Her most recent work includes Professor T for ITV & PBS, and a new British TV football drama for ZDF called The Window. She also work on the Swiss French Production for Tipimage Cellule de Crise. Prior to that Dianne was in Disney TV’s production Find Me In Paris, on Hulu, France 3, ZHF, ABC, RBTF, The Missing Season II BBC/ABC America & Casualty with BBC One.
In 2021 Dianne features in two feature films, Belgian production No Filter Directed by Michael Dupret and Australian Films No Harm Done by Nathan Large and the short Film Out of Character directed by Breeanna Neowhouse and also featured in Vincent Parranaud’s Feature Film Hunted and has featured in the short film Origin for techno group Sound of Stereo by Tom Willems, & the Dutch film Ushi Must Marry by Paul Ruvens.
Dianne has been on BBC Radio 4 in 3 Audio Drama’s The Christchurch Murder by Angela Carter, the Radio Drama series of Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot and Dan Dare for B7Media Productions that both have won Gold at the New York Radio Awards for best drama and director. Dianne also worked on B7 Media’s The Space Race for Audible. Recently she has been in the release of the new AAA video game of Machine Games on Wolfendstein Young Blood and for Frontier Developments on Elite Dangerous. Dianne also worked several times with YGG on the horror game Home Sweet Home EP 1 & EP 2 as Jane and also playts Ratri in EP 2nd. She worked also on the The Andersen Accounts: Chapter Two by Eipix and Dreamwalker for PlayMeStudio, and played various characters in Elsworth for Yu-Gi-Oh! In the Animation series the Fox Dianne plays the Chicken and worked on the Nemo spin off Samy the Turtle animation film. Her other character works includes creating a character for LionGate Films The Hunger Games Exhibition in Los Vegas replacing Stanley Tucci’s iconic character… further Animation work includes The Droogles, the Fox, & Tiger Tales amongst others.
In 2021 Dianne Presented at the Society of Voice Arts Voice Arts Awards in New York at the Guggenheim Museum and also won Best Performance in a Virtual Reality Game at the ceremony. She was been Nominated previously for the Voice Arts Awards 2019 in the USA for her Video Game Reel.
And was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Western Sydney University for her contribution to the Arts and Performance.
Dianne has voiced thousands of videos and publicities, for Mercedes, Thalys, Eurostar, Google’s Nest, Sony, Samsonite, Nokia, Toyota, Miele, Ikea, Shurgard, Radisson Hotel Group, Guylian Chocolates, Barcardi Breezer, and her team won the Cannes Golden Lion award winner for their campaign: “Reporters without Boarders” and also won at the European Promo Awards for TV channel Vijf’s campaign in Belgium. Dianne also does Dubbing, IVR, AVR, E-Learning and practically anything you can voice she does it.
Dianne is fully training in Motion & Performance Capture with Mocap Vaults, Centroid Studios and Audio Motion in the UK.
In the UK Dianne appeared various theatre productions at the London Palladium, the Young Vic London, & the Bath Theatre Royal working for the ENO and also Battersea Arts Centre Festivals.
Dianne has worked in the Contemporary Theatre and Art scene with Belgian/American Theatre maker Davis Freeman co-creating and performing in Assassins at Extremis Festival (Toulouse), Vooruit (Gent), Monty (Antwerp), Teatergarasejen & AvantGarden, Norway and Malta Festival (Poland). Worked with Fieldworks on their piece Borrowed Landscape which is touring Europe. In the Two Perfect Most Perfect Things by Adrian Fisher in L’Hermitage Hotel Monaco and with the American Theatre Group Nature Theater of Oklahoma in Episode 2: Life and Times at the Kaai Theater (Brussels), de Singel (Antwerp) and Vooruit (Gent). Dianne directed her theatre creation For Your Ears Only which Premiered at the Beursschouwburg Brussels, played in Kunstencentrum BUDA and Monty Antwerp. And collaborated with Choreographer Moya Michael on her solo piece KoiSwan which Dianne subsequently played in at Vooruit (Gent) and the KVS (Brussels).
For Contemporary Art projects, Dianne has performed in various films of Marie Jose Burki, that have toured European Galleries, recorded the voice for Ana Torfs for her piece Stain for Manifesta Exhibition 2012 and Egle Budvytyte for her performance Choreography for the Running Male in the Sydney Bienniale Arts Festival 2014 and for Amy Balkins piece The Atmosphere: a Guide for the Artefact Festival 2016 in Leuven.
Finally Dianne works as a professional singer for Classical & Music Theatre performances internationally. Along with her theatre work she conceived the musical comedy act the PushUps which performed, amongst other venues, at the Smartival Festival, Ancienne Belgique for the Humo TV awards in 2009 and then toured in France with Beverly Jo Scott.
Dianne has also been giving Voice & Performance courses at several Arts Institutions including KASK, The Royal Radio Film and TV School and La Cambre Belgium, and will be also guest professor at the internationally acclaimed Video Game School DAE in the next years to come.
Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Height: 172 cm Build: Slim Dress Size: 38 Shoe Size: 39/40
Vocal Range : Mezzo Soprano
STUDY AND EDUCATION
1987-1996 Classical singing studying under John Davies Sydney Australia
1991 Jazz fundamentals NSW Conservatorium of Music Sydney Australia
1994-1996 Bachelor of Arts – Performance University of Western Sydney Australia
1998 Classical singing studying under Florence Taylor O.B.E. Sydney Australia
1998-2000 Musical Theatre/Contemporary singing studying Mark Meylan London UK
1998-2001 Various acting courses Actors Centre London UK
2001 Musical Theatre/Contemporary singing studying with Maureen Scott London UK
2000 Classical singing studying under Dina Harris London UK
2001-2002 Classical singing studying under Dynah Bryant Brussels Beligum
2002-2004 Classical singing studying under Margarida Codina Nativitade Brussels Belgium
2004-2008 Classsical singing studying under Alexandra Paris Stone Brussels Belgium
2005 & 2009 The Institute for Living Voice with David Moss & Muziktheater Transparant Australia & Belgium
2009-2010 a.pass 1 year Post Masters Programme – Antwerp a.pt division
Other Acting courses/Workshops:
Various courses and workshops at The Actor’s Centre – Sydney, Australia The Actors Centre – London UK
Various Voice Over coaching and training in Video Games VO and Animation techniques
Motion Capture with the Mocap Vaults and Centroid Studios London UK and Audio Motion UK.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE DIRECTOR, ASSISTANT & COACH : THEATRE
You can’t kill a person by painting them Gold! 2017: This creation by Celine Gillian I was involved as a coach to the performer and creator of the piece as from both the vocal and directorial side. It is a lecture performance focusing on feminist issues in relation
For Your Ears Only 2015: “Our perception of space depends as much on what we hear as on what we see” – Max Neuhaus.
This creation is a Radiophonic Theatrical Sound performance or as sound specialitst Barry Blesser calls it: ‘Eventscape’. It deals in principle with how to create a spectacle for theatre purely based on Sound in space & time using the Radio or Hear ‘play’ form. It focuses on how the audience constructs it’s own performance from voice and sound. Which in turn, as it is placed in the theatre itself using the stage as a reflection, it challenges the perceptions of the theatrical space, its potential and limitations, illustrating that sound has a significant place as a primary performance medium.
Collaborators: Superamas and featuring Elke Van Campenhout, Pieter T’Jonck & Andrew Haydon as “the Critics” it premiered in the Beursshouwburg Brussels in Feb 2015, Kunstencentrum BUDA We Love Radio Festival 2015, the Monty, with further dates in Vooruit season 2015/16.
Produced by: Kunstenwerkplaats Kunstenwerkplaatz de Pianofabriek Arts LabCo-Production: Kunstencentrum BUDA, Beursschouwburg, Vooruit
Supported by: Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Critical Path – Choreographic Research Centre Sydney Australia Previous Residencies : Work Space Brussels & nadine (Belgium)
Sproutland SoundLab 2010-2015: I was responsible for setting up a collective of Sound Artists which conduct Labs/Workshops/Ateliers in the these four werkplaatz: Kunstenwerkplaatz de Kunstenwerkplaatz de Pianofabriek Arts Lab Arts Lab, Les Bains: Connective, QO2 and Nadine Plateau. Working on common research questions and themes revolving around Sound Projects (http://sproutland.wordpress.com)
the Passage reinvented Lecture Performance 2013: 3 years after conceiving and performing the original the Passage… Voice Installation Performance, I re-visited this material with this ”RE-cycling, RE-Inventing idea ‘the Passage….a Lecture Performance’. With this work I am interested in the ‘RE-Make’ of musical material, and finding ways to develop some systems of re-construction and translation of it into the Lecture Performance frame.
the Passage…2010: is a vocal performance/installation for 4 performers that is based on the film of George Perec, Recits d’Ellis Island that was created as a final presentation from the research at a.pt (www.a.pass.be) (Supported by de Kunstenwerkplaatz de Pianofabriek Arts Lab & Les Bains Connective) with Davis Freeman, Myriam Van Imschoot, Dianne Weller and Tracee Westmoreland.
Ad Libitum 2009: Over the Top is a music theatre piece for 2 performers written and composed by Alejandro Petrasso and Dianne Weller. This piece was devised by both Petrasso and Weller. It uses composed songs played over Vinal records mixing the two harmonies and melodies to create new music. The scenes, a collage of information from operas La Traviata and Tristian and Isolde and synopsis’ which became theatrical texts.
the PushUps: an acapella ensemble of 6 women from different countries around the globe singing rock and pop music in a trash cabaret. Funny and Fresh. (Supported by de Kunstenwerkplaatz de Pianofabriek Arts Lab)
- 2008 DadaBar Brussels Smartival Brussels Humo TV Awards Ceremony, Anncienne Belgique Brussels
- 2009 de Kunstenwerkplaatz de Pianofabriek Arts Lab’s New Years’ Celebration Pisspoten Festival Brussels Miss Homeless Feature Film (release Gent Film Festival 2010) Tour of France with BJ Scott, Paul Personne and Axel Bauer: Grimaud/St Tropez France Pau France Pont Audemer France Amneville France Lille France
- 2010 Les Bains Opening
- 2010 Antibes France
- 2010 Womans week Brigittines Brussels
Assistant to Musical Direction for ‘Assassins’ – Stephen Sondheim 2007-2009: (directed by Davis Freeman) Assassins is a contemporary theatre look at Stephen Sondheim’s musical theatre piece about the assassinators of the American presidents. I was responsible for working on training the voices of the company from both singing and voice aspects. Working of sound production assisting the musical director and director and speech of the performers; coaching accents and dialogues. http://www.mokum.be/en/archives/project/Assassins.html
Ictus Ensemble: Harry Partch/arr: Tim Marien Kaai theatre premiere 2009: Ictus Ensemble. For this musical programme I was responsible for the vocal work within the piece by assisting working with and on the accents, artistic interpretation, and voice production. http://www.ictus.be/home.html
The Super Show 2007: (directed by Maria Clara Villa Lobos) the Super Show was a music & dance theatre piece from which I was responsible for singing and voice tuition for the cast. Assisting with accents and voice production, vocally and singing instruction & production. http://www.mc- villalobos.com/spectacles.php?id=1
DIRECTOR, FILM :
2005 Amazing Love a TropFest entry about couples that are just not meant to be together but find love at Ikea of all places.
2006-2021 Co-directed various video clips for the PushUps and my own theatre productions
FILM & TELEVISION credits as an actor:
2022 Hester Soames Professor T Dir: Dries Vos ITV / PBS / Caviar & Eagle Eye Productions
2021 Miss Potts Teacher No Filter Dir: Michael Dupret Entre Chien et Loup Productios
2021 The Toothfairy Out of Character Dir: Brianna Neowhouse (short)
2021 Karen No Harm Done Wow Productions directed by Nathan Large
2020 Sarah Castle Minister of Culture and Sport The Window Velvet Films
2019 American Ambassador Cellule de Crise Tipimage Productions
2019 Real Estate Agent Cosmogony Directed by Vincent Parranaud Wrong Men Productions
2017 Jan Raphael Find Me In Paris Directed by Matt Bloom Disney TV
2016 HQ Receptionist the Missing Season II Directed by Ben Chanan BBC/ABC
2015 Lead role in Algorithm Directed by Fanny Zaman Trope-Edition Flanders Image Productions
2014 Short film Follow for role Celine Directed by Leslie Verbeek producer: Ghent Film Festival
2013 Origin Lead role Kate French Short Film Directed by Tom Willems Producer Caviar Productions
2013 Ushi Must Marry role Nurse Directed by Paul Ruvens Producer: Caviar Productions
2013 Working for Equality role Café server/Phone centre girl Directed by Kurt de Leijer
Producer: Caviar Productions
2013 Miss Homeless Feature Film Actor in the group the PushUps Miss Homeless Feature Film
Directed by Daniel Lambo Lambo Films
2000 Casualty role Peta Episode The Great Pretender Directed by Jim O’Hanlon BBC Productions BBC One.
2008 Le plus belle diner du Monde Woman Directed by Marie Jose Burki 2007 Another story Brown haired woman Directed by Marie Jose Burki
2007 A nos jours Actor Directed by Marie Jose Burki
2006 The Voice The Voice Directed by Erwan Maheo for the Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens
2005 Amazing Love Short Film Patricia Directed by Dianne Weller Abysse Productions Australia/Belgium
1999 Thicker Than Water role: Deborah Jean Short Film directed by Danetta Loretta Jackson
Producer: London International Film School
1997 Water Rats role: Kate Perrin Directed by Steve Mann Producer: Southern Star Productions
1990 Flirting role : School kid Director: John Duigan Kennedy Miller Productions
COMMERICALS as an Actor:
2020 Woman Real Life Insurance
1996 Friend Casino Days Sydney Casino Commercial
1996 Fat Lady Character for 2MMM Radio station Sydney Australia
PRESENTING & CORPORATE Films:
2020 Presenter Deloitte MotionMakers Productions
2019 Presenter EuroClear Make Stoemp Productions
2018 Presenter EuroNews Arizona Productions
2018 Presenter Puratos Kasken Films
2017 Mum VK Architects & Engineers Leitmo.tv
2016 Presenter TNT Arizona Films
2015 Presenter Chapps Inspector/App Promvideo
2014 Presenter Casino Gaming show TV Pilot CM Telecom
2010 Actor European Social Funds ESN Brussels Belgium
2010 Presenter Living Tomorrow Visions Brussels Belgium
VOICE OVER WORK INCLUDES:
2019 The Space Race Captain Armstrong Audible & B7Media Productions
2018 The Christchurch Murder UK Nurse, Australian School teacher, NZ School kids BBC Radio4 Allegra Productions
2017 I, Robot Isaac Asimov Ep.1Grace Byerley & Ep.5 Robot SZ37 BBC Radio4 & B7Media Productions
2017 Dan Dare Anastasia Onboard Computer BBC Radio4 & B7Media Productions
2020/2022 Hubris VR Cyborn Games
2019 Wolfenstein series Machine Games Odette Lémieux
2019 Home Sweet Home YGG Ep 2 Jane and Ratri 2018 Elite Dangerous Frontier Developments Felicia Winters, Arissa Lavigny Duval, Jasmina Halsey
2017 Home Sweet Home YGG Ep 1 Jane 2017 Dreamwalkers PlayMeStudio Evee
2015 Elsword, Yu-Gi-Oh! KOG Games Aisha, Els, Reina, NPC
Commercials and Corporate Jobs:
Voiced over thousands of films and videos including for brands such as: Guylian Chocloates ((Belgium, UK, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand), Senseo (Belgium, UK, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand), Samsonite (Europe, UK, South Africa), Eurostar (UK, Belgium), Bicardi, Mercedes, Vitalinea, Noka (Belgium) Natura 2000 Network (Europe) Shurgard (Australia UK) Toyota Thayls (Europe) Starwood Preferred Hotels International (US) Reporters without Boarders Jaquemotte Coffee, Miele, (Belgium) Scholl Fooware (UK Australia), Washing Ball, Skineance Steam Machine (USA), Swimming Australia, (Aus) Google Nest (Aust), WWF (Aust)
Also I work in E-Learning, Dubbing, IVR, ADR, Medical Narration, AudioBooks.
2017 The Chicken The Fox Sonic Film
2017 Various Crash Voices Multiple Animatics for Animation Series Sonic Film
2015 Mum The Clikkers Emakina Productions
2015 Various Voices Percy’s Tiger Tales Sonic Film
2015 Various Crash Voices Samy the movie Nexux Factory
2010 Magneta The Droogles Caron TV
2019 The Hunger Games Exhibition Los Vegas Varia Lion Gates Films & Sonic Film
2019 Pikant Narrator Phoebus Foundation & Sonic Film
2019 Vlaames Meesters Exhibition Narrator 4 Audio
2019 Museo Galle-Romain Narrator SoundWizard Studios
2018 Plantum Moretus Museum Various Characters 4 Audio
2015 Wernik Tobacco Museum Narrator
2015 Waterloo Region Museum Belgium Narrator
Theatre & Performance:
2019/2020 KoiSwan Choreographed by Moya Michael Vooruit Gent, KVS Brussels
2015/2016 For Your Ears Only multiple characters For Your Ears Only directed by Dianne Weller Beursschouwburg Brussels, Buda Kortijk, Monty Antwerp Vooruit Gent
2013 the Passage Lecture Performance Solo Performance directed by Dianne Weller SZenne Artlab Space Brussels
2012 Episode 2 Life & Times ‘Extra’directed by the Nature Theatre of Oklahoma Kaai Theater Brussels, de Singel Antwerp & Vooruit Gent
2007/2009/2010 Assassins Sondheim Performer and Vocal Coach, Musical Theatre directed by Davis Freeman and Random Scream Productions CC Brugge, Theatre Garasjen, the Theatre Garden Norway, The Malta Festival Poznan Poland, Theatre Garonne, Toulouse France, Montey, Antwerp Beligum de Singel, Antwerp
2010 the Passage… Created by Dianne Weller de Kunstenwerkplaatz de Pianofabriek Arts Lab Brussels, in conjunction with a.pass Belgium, Theatre Marni, Brussels, Vooruit, Gent
2009 Actor Over the Top Singer Actor Over the Top Ad Libitum, directed by Alessandro Petrasso de Kunstenwerkplaatz de Pianofabriek Arts Lab Brussels 123 Opening Day Dianne Weller Intervention Dada Bar Brussels
2007 The Super Show Vocal Coach Touring production Europe Brussels based Maria Clara Villa Lobos dir. For Director Maria Clara Villa Lobos
2001 Blue Remembered Hills AudreyBath Theatre Royal Bath UK
2001 Blackrock Dianne Kirby Young Vic Theatre London UK
2000 Spring Awakening Frau Bergmann Bath Theatre Royal Bath UK
1999 The Dysfunctional Family Girlfriend Tristan Bates Theatre London UK Battersea Arts Centre Opera Festival
1999 In Our Time Soloist London 2000 : London Palladium Theatre UK
1993 Amadeus Katarina Kavalieri Enmore Theatre Sydney Australia
1996 Top Girls Pope Joan Louise Theatre Nepean Sydney Australia
1996 The Mai Millie Theatre Nepean Sydney Australia
1995 La Barracca Pierrot Theatre Nepean Sydney Australia
Classical, Jazz, Musical Theatre Melbourne Arts Festival 2004 Melbourne Australia
El Duo in Africana & Zarzuelas La Gran Via & Corporate commission KBC Bank, Brussels Belgium
Strauss Leider BG Gallery Vernissage Brussels Belgium
Various Opera Arias & Scenes Corporate Private functions – Sydney Australia
Various Opera Aria & Scenes City of Sydney Vocal Ensemble, Sydney Town Hall
French Art Songs & German Leider, Italian & Weddings and funerals in Australia UK and Belgium
Year Role Opera Composer Venue
1999 Sue Opera Soap Fraser/Pratt Battersea Arts Ctre Contemporary Opera Festival UK
1989 2nd Lady Magic Flute Mozart Sydney Town Hall Recital
Piece Composer Venue
Hymn to St Cecila Britten Sydney University Choir Australia
Requium – soloist Mozart City of Sydney Vocal Ensemble, Sydney Town Hall
Requium – soloist Verdi Eugene Goossens Hall Sydney
Messiah – soloist Handel City of Sydney Vocal Ensemble, Sydney Town Hall Gloria – soloist Vivaldi
City of Sydney Vocal Ensemble, Sydney Town Hall
St Matthew Passion Bach City of Sydney Vocal Ensemble, Sydney
Town Hall Israel in Eygpt Handel Sydney Opera House Concert Hall , Sydney
Belshazzars Feast Walton Sydney Opera House Concert Hall , Sydney
Carminia Burana Orff Sydney Opera House Concert Hall , Sydney
Coronation Ode Elgar Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney
Spectacle/Performance Contemporary Art 2014
2018 ‘Choreography for the Running Male’ Sydney Biennale Egle Budvytyte
2014 Borrowed Landscape Fieldworks European Tour
2016 The Atmosphere: A guide Artefact Festival STUK Amy Balkin –
2012 Manifesta Biennale of Contemporary Art Europe – Ana Torfs – Stain project Theatrical
2007 The Kansas City Shuffle la Raffinerie Brussels & Stuk Leuven Belgium
2006 Tu montes? I hear voices Installation piece at the Kaai Theater Belgium for Artist Nadia Lauro – Contemporary improvisation
1997 Cirque de Noel (Similar to Cirque de Soleil opera vocal) Sydney Cricket Grounds Sydney Australia
1997 Circus Extravaganza (Similar to Cirque de Soleil opera vocal) Queen Victoria Building Sydney Birthday Celebrations Australia
1994 Contemporary Classical Impro Installation for Madame Lash Soloist CThe Art Gallery of NSW Sydney Australia
Awards and Nominations:
2022 Honorary Fellow of Western Sydney University for her contribution to the Performing Arts
2021 Best Performance in a VR Game – Society of Voice Arts and Sciences Voice Arts Awards
New York (Dec 2021) USA
2021 Judge for the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences Voice Arts Awards New York (Dec 2021) USA
2021 Winner of the Most Outstanding Voice in the VR Games Category at the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences Voice Arts Awards New York (Dec 2021) USA
2019 Nominated for Most Outstanding Video Games Voice Reel at the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences Voice Arts Awards Los Angeles USA
2017 Gold for best Audio Series for I, Robot, New York Radio Awards USA
2017 Gold for best Audio Series for Dan Dare Series, New York Radio Awards USA
2010 Cannes Golden Lion for Reporters without Boarders Fance
2007 Best TV Trailer for Belgian TV station Vij
PROFESSOR AND TRAINING:
2015-2019 La Cambre Assisting Professors of Photography Paining Sculpture
2017-2019 KASK Voice Teacher for Performance Course
2020 DAE short workshop of Video Games Voicing with Head of Sound
Private coach to actors, dancers, musicians on voice& singing related needs
Performance Capture Actress, Singing-Classical/Jazz/Musical Theatre/Acoustic/Pop/Acapella (professional level), swimming (certified teacher), yoga, dance (jazz ballet), impersonations and accents: Australian; British; RP, London, Cockney, American (General American/NY/ West Coast); French; South African, Eastern European, Russian, Turkish, Irish.
LANGUAGES: Native English, French (Intermediate)
Hair Colour: Brown Eye Colour: Brown Skin Colour: Caucasian Height: 172cms / 5′′2′′
Build: Slight Weight: 62kgs / 7st
D.O.B: 17-3-69 Age range: 35-50
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