Lindy Davies (29 August 1946, Victoria) is an Australian actress, director and drama teacher. She is best known for her performance as the evil drug baroness Ruth Ballinger in in 1985. Davies acted in the film Prisoner alongside Malcolm Colin Friels and John Hargreaves.
From 1995 to 2007, she was the Dean of the School of Drama at the
Victorian College of Arts in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
As Director [ edit ]
Moscow Maly Theatre,
Old Times. Wyndham's Theatre West End,
Old Times (with Julie Christie Leigh Lawson and Harriet Walter).
Theatr Clywd, Old Times (with Julie Christie and Leigh Lawson)
Chichester Festival Theatre, (with Hedda Gabler Harriet Walter Nicholas Le Prevost and Phyllida Law), Chichester Festival Theatre,
Suzannah Andler (with Julie Christie)
Sydney Theatre Company, Three Days of Rain, A Month in the Country (Opera House), Old Times
Bell Shakespeare Company:, (Opera House); As You Like It
Belvoir St Company B, (nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Director) Scenes from an Execution State Theatre Company of South Australia,
Room to Move
Playbox, Fool for Love Victorian College of the Arts,
The Rover, , A Midsummer Night’s Dream Women Beware Women (Middleton/Barker), , The Cherry Orchard , Three Sisters . Lysistrata
N.I.D.A, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; ; Electra Miss Sarah Sampson.
Actor trainer performance advisor/consultant [ edit ]
Lindy Davies has developed a unique
Approach to Performance: a process which codifies the art of transformation.
She has worked as a
Performance Advisor/Consultant on many films including:
Away from Her for which Julie Christie won
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress; the National Board of Review Award for Best Actress;
the Critics' Circle Award and the
Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress. Julie has also been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.
Lindy also worked with Julie Christie on
Neverland and Troy. Alan Rudolph's
Afterglow; for which Julie Christie received a 1998 Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
Sally Potter's The Tango Lesson.
Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet with Julie Christie.
Dennis Potter's Karaoke with Julie Christie. Michael Whyte's
The Railway Stationman with Julie Christie. Pat O’Connor's
Fools of Fortune with Julie Christie. Australia: includes
Looking For Alibrandi, Radiance, The Leaving of Liverpool, Talk, MDA
Lindy Davies has written an integrated curriculum for the training of the
She is presently writing a book on her approach to Performance called
The Autonomous Actor
Actress [ edit ]
Belvoir St Company B,
Scenes from an Execution (Galactea), (nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Actress) N.I.D.A. Company,
Vassa, (Vassa) (nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Actress) State Theatre Company of South Australia,
(Arkadina) The Seagull (Martha), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Wild Honey (Anna Petrovna). Hunter Valley Theatre Company,
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Martha), Condor Award for Best Actress. Playbox,
Upside Down at the Bottom of the World, (Frida), World is Made of Glass (Magda), Buried Child (Haley).
Rex Cramphorn's Actor's Development Stream, ,(Cleopatra) Antony and Cleopatra (Agrippina), Britannicus (Gertrude) Hamlet Not Suitable for Adults (Kate).
La Mama, Mishka and Nomagava.(Mishka)
The Pram Factory, Marvellous Melbourne; Marvellous Melbourne II; Chicago Chicago; . Don's Party
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