BIO

UK & Europe based, I am an Australian-born actress, singer and voice over that can be seen and heard in film, TV, Radio commercials, animations, corporates, documentary narrations and for various social awareness campaigns such as the European Union’s Working for Equality.

In film I have played the lead in a long-short independent art film Algorithm by Belgian Director Fanny Zaman for Trope-Edition Flanders Image Productions. The short film Origin for techno group Sound of Stereo by Tom Willems, appeared in the Dutch film Ushi Must Marry by Paul Ruvens about TV character Ushi by Wendy Van Dijk, Miss Homeless Feature for Caviar  Productions all for Caviar Productions.  In 2014 I appeared in Follow a series of short films – segment Fledgling Directed by Leslie Verbeeck chosen for the Gent Film Festival. In Australia and UK I worked on Flirting by John Duigan for Kennedy Miller & Thicker than Water by Daneeta Loretta Jackson for London International Film school.

My work for TV includes Disney TV’s current production Find Me In Paris, The Missing season II & Casualty with BBC One TV and Water Rats for Southern Star Productions.

Recently I have featured in two Radio Drama series in the UK, Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot for BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour and Dan Dare for B7Media Productions. Plus you can hear me in the recent Video Game release Home Sweet Home as Jane and the recent Animation series the Fox as the Chicken coming to screens soon. I have voiced over 2000 videos and publicities for Thalys, Eurostar, Google’s Nest Protect, Sony, Mercedes, Senseo, Nokia, Toyota, Miele, Ikea, Shurgard, Base, Voo, Radison, Douwe Egberts, Barcardi Breezer, and for the Golden Lion award winner in Cannes with the campaign: “Reporters without Boarders”, and La Monnaie Opera House.  I have in Animations I have voiced Sami, The Droogles, the Fox, & Tiger Tales  amongst other animation series and audio books such as Ant Athletics.

In the UK I appeared various theatre productions at the  London Palladium, the Young Vic London, & Bath Theatre Royal.

In Belgium I’ve 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 currently.  In the Two Perfect Most Perfect Things by Adrian Fisher in the 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).  I directed my own theatre piece For Your Ears Only which Premiered at the Beursschouwburg Brussels, played in Kunstencentrum BUDA and Monty Antwerp.

For Contemporary Art projects, I performed in various films of Marie Jose Burki, recorded the voice for Ana Torfs for her piece Stain Manifesta Exhibition 2012 and Egle Budvytyte for her performance Choreography for the Running Male in the Sydney Bienniale Arts Festival 2014 and currently for Amy Balkins piece The Atmosphere: a Guide for the Artefact Festival 2016 in Leuven.

I also work as a professional singer for Classical & Music Theatre performances internationally.

Along with my theatre work I 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. For further information about my other Artistic projects go to www.dianneweller.me.

Another role I play includes being an Artistic mentor working with the Belgian Contemporary Music Ensemble Ictus and at La Cambre School of Arts.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education:
1996 Graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Performance –University of Western Sydney, Australia
2009 Post Masters Graduate of Hogeschool Antwerp of Performance Research Programme APASS (www.apass.be)

Other Acting courses/Workshops:
The Actor’s Centre – Sydney, Australia
The Actors Centre – London UK

Other Singing courses/Workshops:
Florence Taylor O.B.E Sydney Australia
Mark Meylan Musical Theatre Coach London
Jazz Fundamentals Conservatory of Music Sydney Australia
Maureen Scott Pop Expert London UK
Dina Harris London UK
Alexandra Paris Stone Brussels Beligum
The Institute for Living Voice with David Moss & Muziktheater Transparant Australia & Belgium

Film and Television credits as an actor:

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 One

2015  Lead role in Algorithm Directed by Fanny Zaman Trope-Edition Flanders Image Productions

2015  Film for an app for Chapps Inspector Presenter
2015  Pilot for Gaming TV programme  Presenter
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
2000  Casualty role Peta Episode The Great Pretender Directed by Jim O’Hanlon  BBC Productions  BBC One.
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

Commercials as an Actor:
2005  Casino Days Sydney Casino Commercial

Radio:
Fat Lady Character for 2MMM Radio station Sydney Australia

Voice-over Work includes:
Animation: The Fox (playing the Chicken) Sami Series (crash English voices)the Clikkers (Mother) Ant Athletics (various voices))Percy’s Tiger Tales

Radio Drama: Grace Byerley Episode 1 Robbie  & Suzie Episode 4 Liar  I, Robot Isaac Asimov BBC Radio4 Woman’s Hour, Anastasia Onboard Computer Dan Dare B7Media Productions

Video Games: Home Sweet Home 2017, Dreamwalkers 2017, Elsword 2015

Commercials and Corporate Jobs:
Voiced over 2000 films including : Guylian Chocolates (UK, Australia, NZ, Canada, South Africa),  Senseo  (Belgium, UK, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand), Samsonite  (UK, Europe & South Africa), Eurostar (Belgium & UK), Bicardi Breezer (Belgium), Mercedes (Belgium), Vitalinea (Belgium), Nokia (Belgium),  Natura 2000 Network (Europe), Shurgard (Australia, UK), Base (Belgium), Telenet (Belgium),  Toyota (Belgium), Thayls (Europe), Starwood Preferred Guest – Starwood Hotels International (Belgium), iWhite Tooth Whitener (Belgium, UK, Australia), Herpatch (Belgium, UK), Waw Box (Belgium), Ikea (Belgium), Telenet (Belgium), Jaquemotte Coffee (Belgium), Douwe Egberts Coffee (Belgium),  Miele (Belgium), Scholl Footware (UK), Reporters without Boarders Campaign (Europe), Washing Ball (USA), Skineance (USA), Steam Machine (USA).

Special Skills:
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; American (General American/NY/ West Coast); French; South African; Irish.

Languages: Native English, French (Intermediate)

Appearance:
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Brown
Skin Colour: Caucasian
Height: 172cms / 5″2″
Build: Slight
Weight: 60kgs / 7st

D.O.B: 17-3-69
Age range: 35-50

Direction, Assistant, Coach

Professional Experience

Film/Tv
Year Character Production Producer
2017 Jan Raphael Find Me In Paris Disney TV
2017 Mum VK Architects & Engineers Leitmo.tv
2016 HQ Recptionist the Missing Season II BBC One
2015 Woman Algorithim Tropize Prod.
2015 Narrator Chapps Inspector/App Promvideo
2014 Presenter Casino Gaming show/TV Pilot CM Telecom
2013 Waitress European Equality/Corporate Caviar Productions
2012 Kate French Death by Originality/Short Caviar Productions
2012 Actor Ushi Gets Married/Feature Caviar & U.M.M.M. bv
2010 Actor Miss Homeless
2010 Actor European Social Funds/Corporate ESN Brussels Belgium
2010 Presentor Living Tomorrow/Corporate Visions Brussels Belgium
2008 Actor Le plus belle diner du Monde Marie Jose Burki
2007 Actor Another story Marie Jose Burki
2007 Actor A nos jours / Art Marie Jose Burki
2006 The Voice The Voice / Art Erwan Maheo & Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens
2005 Patricia A-Mazing Love / Short Abysse Prod.s Australia/Belgium
2005 Friend Star City Casino Sydney / Commerical Beach House Films Australia
2000 Peta Casualty / TV BBC Production UK
2000 Deborah Jean Thicker than Water / Short London International Film School UK
1989 School Girl Flirting / Feature Kennedy/Miller Productions Australia
1997 Kate Perrin Water Rats / TV Southern Star Productions Australia

VIDEO GAMES
Year Character Production Producer
2017 Jane Home Sweet Home YGGGame
2017 Evie – AI Dreamwalkers Playme Studio
2015 Various Elsword KOG Games

ANIMATIONS
Year Character Production Producer
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 Sami the movie Nexux Factory
2010 Magneta The Droogles Caron TV

Theatre & performance
Year Character Play Theatre
2015/16 multiple characters For Your Ears Only Beursschouwburg Brussels, Buda Kortijk, Monty Antwerp
Vooruit Gent
2013 Solo Performance the Passage Lecture Performance SZenne Artlab Space Brussels
2012 ‘Extra’ Episode 2 Life & Times Nature Theatre of Oklahoma Kaai Theater Brussels,
de Singel Antwerp & Vooruit Gent
2010 Performer, Musical Assassins CC Brugge, Theatre Garasjen, the Theatre Garden
Assistant & Voice Norway, The Malta Festival Poznan Poland
Coach
2010 Creator the Passage… de Kunstenwerkplaatz de Pianofabriek Arts Lab Brussels, in conjunction with a.pass
Belgium
2009 Singer Actor Over the Top Ad Libitum, de Kunstenwerkplaatz de Pianofabriek Arts Lab
Brussels 123 Opening Day
Dada Bar Brussels
2007/9 Performer, Musical Assassins in conjunction with Work Space Brussels,
Assistant & Voice Theatre Garonne ,Toulouse France
Coach Montey, Antwerp Beligum
de Singel, Antwerp
Theatre Marni, Brussels, Vooruit, Gent
2007 Vocal consultant The Super Show : Touring production Europe Brussels based
Maria Clara Villa Lobos dir. For Director Maria Clara Villa Lobos
2001 Audrey Blue Remembered Hills Bath Theatre Royal Bath UK
2001 Dianne Kirby Blackrock Young Vic Theatre London UK
2000 Frau Bergmann Spring Awakening Bath Theatre Royal Bath UK
1999 Girlfriend The Dysfunctional Family Tristan Bates Theatre London UK
Battersea Arts Centre Opera Festival
1999 Soloist London 2000 : In Our Time London Palladium Theatre UK
1993 Katarina Kavalieri Amadeus Enmore Theatre Sydney Australia
1996 Pope Joan Louise Top Girls Theatre Nepean Sydney Australia
1996 Millie The Mai Theatre Nepean Sydney Australia
1995 Pierrot La Barracca Theatre Nepean Sydney Australia

Vocal
Recital Repetoire Venue
Classical, Jazz, Musical Theatre Melbourne Arts Festival 2004 Melbourne Australia
Zarzuelas La Gran Via & Corporate commission KBC Bank, Brussels Belgium
El Duo in Africana
Strauss Leider BG Gallery Vernissage Brussels Belgium
Various Opera Arias & Scenes Corporate Private functions – Sydney Australia
Vocal
Recital Repetoire Venue
Various Opera Aria & Scenes City of Sydney Vocal Ensemble, Sydney Town Hall
German Leider, Italian & Weddings and funerals in Australia UK and Belgium
French Art Songs

Opera
Year Role Opera Composer Venue
1993 Carmen Carmen Bizet Rockdale Opera Company
1992 Zerlina Don Giovanni Mozart Rockdale Opera Company
1999 Sue Opera Soap Fraser/Pratt Battersea Arts Ctre Contemporary Opera Festival UK
1994 Dido Dido & Aenea Purcell Willoughby Opera Company
19889 2nd Lady Magic Flute Mozart Sydney Town Hall Recital

Oratorio
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
Belshazzars Feast Walton Sydney Opera House Concert Hall
Carminia Burana Orff Sydney Opera House Concert Hall
Coronation Ode Elgar Sydney Opera House Concert Hall

Spectacle/Performance
Radio
1997 ‘Fat Lady’ Opera character Radio Station 2MMM Sydney various improvisation of different well
Contemporary Art
2014 Sydney Biennale Egle Budvytyte -“Performance” ‘Choreography for the Running Male’
2014 Fieldworks Borrowed Landscape
2016 Artefact Festival STUK Amy Balkin – The Atmosphere : A guide
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
2006 The Voice Erwan Maheo & Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens
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 Soloist Contemporary Impro The Art Gallery of NSW Sydney Australia

Voice Overs
2000-2017 Over 2000 narrations in Commericals, Corporates, Animations, Video Games, IVR’s, ADRs,Museum Guides for clients and products such as France 3, Sony, Eurostar, Samsonite, Senseo, Thayls, Google, Ferrero Rocher, Mercedes, Nokia, Toyota, Guylian Chocolates, Vitalinea, Bicardi Breezer, iWhite, Shurgard, Ikea, Miele, Scholl Footware, “Reporters without Boarders”, Jaquemotte and Douwe Egberts coffee, Suez amongst others performing several accents for the Local and International markets.

Linguistic Aptitude
Mother tongue English, French intermediate 2003-2004 Erasmes course beginners French

 

 

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