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 short film Origin for techno group Sound of Stereo by Tom Willems and Caviar Productions and appeared in the Dutch film Ushi Must Marry by Paul Ruvens about TV character Ushi by Wendy Van Dijk. 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 Casualty with BBC TV and Water Rats for Southern Star Productions.
I have been the voice for Thalys, Eurostar, Mercedes, Senseo, Nokia, and La Monnaie Opera House. I have also voiced several animation series and books such as Ant Athletics Audio Book.
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. 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).
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.
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.
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 in Europe as an actor:
2015 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
Fat Lady Character for 2MMM Radio station Sydney Australia
Voice-over Work includes:
Sammy Series (crash English voices)
the Clikkers Mother
Ant Athletics (various voices))
Percy’s Tiger Tales
Commercials and Corporate Jobs:
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).
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)
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Brown
Skin Colour: Caucasian
Height: 172cms / 5″2″
Weight: 60kgs / 7st
Age range: 35-45