Catherine Terracini

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Catherine Terracini
Born 1981/1982 (age 35–36)
Lake Como, Italy
Alma mater National Institute of Dramatic Art
Occupation Actress
Parent(s) Elizabeth Terracini
Lyndon Terracini

Catherine Terracini (born c. 1982)[1] is an Australian actress born in Lake Como, Italy.[2] She is the daughter of opera singer and artistic director of Opera Australia, Lyndon Terracini[3] and arts administrator Elizabeth Terracini.[1] Catherine is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)[4] and has been working in Australian theatre, film and television and commercials since 2004.

Early life[edit]

Terracini was born in Italy to Australian parents living in Palanzo, near the village of Como. They then returned to their home country in 1987, settling in the town of Lismore, New South Wales. She attended high school at Trinity Catholic College before being accepted to the Acting Degree Program at NIDA in Sydney one year after graduating high school.


Terracini has worked in theatre, film, television and commercials since graduating from NIDA. In 2010 she performed in the play Bug by Pulitzer Prize-Winning American writer Tracy Letts for Griffin Independent[5] and won the award for Best Actress at Brisbane International Film Festival's Warner Roadshow New Filmmaker's Awards in 2009 for the Short Film Let Go.[6]

In 2012 she was awarded a Mike Walsh Fellowship.[4] Terracini is a Dame Joan Sutherland Fund recipient from the American Australian Association[7] which allowed her to study with The Barrow Group in New York City in 2013.[6]

Title Role Director/Producer Production Year
The Cold Child (Australian premiere of Marius von Mayenburg's play) Silke Griffin Independent Theatre 2006
Human Geographies (The Works) Various Queensland Theatre Company Theatre 2007
All Saints ("Thresholds") Ashley McKay Lynn-Maree Danzey/Seven Network TV episode 2007
Untouched Sally Megan Riakos/Azure Productions Short film 2007
Colder (World premiere) Robyn 33 Griffin Independent Theatre 2008
Let Go Holly Full Support Films Short film 2008
The Pessimist Kat Lav Bodnaruk, Michael Mier/LAV Productions Short film 2008
Bloom/Three at The Table/Lazarus Won't Get out of Bed (play development) Various Queensland Theatre Company Theatre 2008
Richard III Queen Elizabeth Kate Gaul/Carriageworks Theatre 2009
Natural Selection Lucy Keith Johnson/18 on 9 Media Arts Short film 2009
Sydney Ghost Stories Various roles Picture This Productions Theatre 2009
Silent Country Monica Dominic Jackson Chambers Short film 2010
Bug RC Anthony Skuse/Griffin Independent Theatre 2010
225 Julie Lav Bodnaruk, Michael Mier/LAV Productions Short film 2010
Faustus Belzebub Michael Gow, Bell Shakespeare[8] Theatre 2011
Shallow Slumber (Australian premiere) Dawn Peter Mountford / Connie Griffiths in association with the NIDA Independent Program Theatre 2012
Wyrmwood Annie Kiah Roache-Turner / Tristan Roache-Turner Film 2014
Hamlet Fortinbras/Cornelius/Soldier Damien Ryan, Bell Shakespeare[9] Theatre tour 2015
Tiny Remarkable Bramble Sonny Cathy Hunt, Kings Cross Theatre[10] Theatre 2016


  1. ^ a b Sorensen, Rosemary (17 May 2008). "Spreading the Word". The Australian. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Scene – Local Entertainment News". The Northern Rivers Echo. Archived from the original on 13 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "The Operative Word: Lyndon Terracini". Opera Australia. Archived from the original on 20 February 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "The Mike Walsh Fellowships". 
  5. ^ Simon Piening (4 June 2010). "Bug review". 
  6. ^ a b "Profile". International Screen Academy Sydney. 10 May 2016. 
  7. ^ Profile at the American Australian Association
  8. ^ "The many faces of Faust" by John Kinsella, The Australian, 27 May 2011
  9. ^ "Review: Hamlet at the Canberra Theatre is dynamic and thrilling" by Peter Wilkins, The Canberra Times, 15 October 2015
  10. ^ "Tiny Remarkable Bramble review by Carol Wimmer,, November 2016

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