|Education||Bachelor of Arts, Curtin University|
|Occupation||Actress, playwright, screenwriter|
Kate Mulvany (born 24 February 1978) is an Australian actress, playwright and screenwriter. She works in theatre, television and film, with roles in The Great Gatsby (2013), Griff the Invisible (2010) and The Final Winter (2007). She has played lead roles with Australian theatre companies as well as appearing on television and in film. In 2004 she won the Philip Parsons Young Playwrights Award for The Seed. In 2017, she won the Helpmann Award for Best Female Actor in a Play for her role in Richard 3.
Mulvany has played Cassius, Lady Macbeth, and was lauded for her performance as Richard III in which she revealed her real-life spinal disability. Her adaptation of Craig Silvey’s novel Jasper Jones has been performed in Perth by Barking Gecko Theatre Company, in Sydney by Belvoir St Theatre, and in Melbourne by the Melbourne Theatre Company. In 2015 it was shortlisted for the Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting, New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards.
In 2018, Mulvany adapted Ruth Park's The Harp in the South trilogy as a two-part play for Sydney Theatre Company. In 2019, she followed this with an adaptation of the Schiller play Mary Stuart - the first to be undertaken by a woman - again for Sydney Theatre Company. One review said, "Mulvany’s bold adaptation recentres the queens, shearing away nearly every male soliloquy and interaction held exclusively between men, of which there are an abundance in Schiller’s text", while others called it "dazzlingly different", and a "feminist" reimagining of a classic.
In April 2019, Deadline announced that Mulvany had been cast as a series regular in Amazon Prime Video's new 10-episode Nazi-hunting series Hunters, created by David Weil and produced by Jordan Peele. She will play one of the Hunters, Sister Harriet,
Kate Mulvany was born on 24 February 1978 in Geraldton, Western Australia. Her father, Danny, was a Vietnam Veteran. Her mother, Glenys, is a schoolteacher. She has a sister, Tegan, who is an actor and an improvisor. In 1997, Mulvany received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Curtin University, Perth.
Mulvany was diagnosed with a Wilms's tumor (renal cancer) at age two and spent much of her childhood in hospital. Her cancer has been linked to her father's exposure to Agent Orange during his service in the Vietnam War.
Mulvany was partner to actor Mark Priestley. In 2015 she wed fellow actor Hamish Michael in New York. She is an ambassador for MiVAC (Mines, Victims and Clearance), a landmine advocacy and support group.
- The Merger (2018) as Angie Barlow
- The Little Death (2014) as Evie
- The Turning (2013) as Gail Lang
- The Great Gatsby (2013) as Mrs McKee
- Griff the Invisible (2010) as Cecilia
- Hunters (2020) as Sister Harriet
- Lambs of God (2019) as Frankie
- Fighting Season (2018) as Captain Kim Nordenfelt
- Secret City (2016) as Ronnie
Awards and recognition
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|2019||Helpmann Awards||Best Female Actor in a Play||Every Brilliant Thing||Won|
|2018||Green Room Awards||Best Female Performer||Richard III||Won|
|2018||AACTA Awards||Best Lead Actress in a Feature Film||The Merger||Nominated|
|2017||Helpmann Awards||Best Female Actor in a Play||Richard III||Won|
|2017||Sydney Theatre Awards||Best Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Mainstage Production||Richard III||Won|
|2015||AACTA Awards||Best Lead Actress in a Feature Film||The Little Death||Nominated|
|2014||Sydney Theatre Awards||Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Mainstage Production||Tartuffe||Won|
|2011||Sydney Theatre Awards||Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Mainstage Production||Julius Caesar||Nominated|
|2007||Sydney Theatre Awards||Best Actress in a Lead Role||The Seed||Nominated|
|1998||Green Room Awards||Best Female Performer||Killer Joe||Nominated|
|2018||Sydney Theatre Awards||Best Mainstage Production||The Harp in the South||Won|
|2018||Sydney Theatre Awards||Best New Australian Work||The Harp in the South||Won|
|2018||AWGIE Awards||Best Theatre: Stage||The Rasputin Affair||Nominated|
|2017||Helpmann Awards||Best Play||Jasper Jones||Nominated|
|2017||Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program||Beat Bugs||Won|
|2016||Helpmann Awards||Best New Australian Work||Jasper Jones||Won|
|2015-2016||Intersticia Foundation||Bell Shakespeare Writers’ Fellowship||Won|
|2014||Sydney Theatre Company||Patrick White Playwrights Fellowship||Won|
|2012||Sydney Theatre Awards||Best Mainstage Production||Medea||Won|
|2012||Sydney Theatre Awards||Best New Australian Work||Medea||Won|
|2007||Sydney Theatre Awards||Best Independent Production||The Seed||Won|
|2007||Sydney Theatre Awards||Best New Australian Work||The Seed||Nominated|
|2004||Belvoir||Phillip Parsons Young Playwrights Award||The Seed||Won|
|2004||Sydney Theatre Company||Patrick White Playwrights Award||The Danger Age||Nominated|
|2002||Naked Theatre Company||Write Now! Playwrighting Competition||Blood & Bone||Won|
|2017||The Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award||Individual Award||Won|
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- "Helpmann Award Winners 2017: Full List". Daily Review. 24 July 2017. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
- "Taking a Stab". smh.com.au. 23 October 2011.
- "'This woman is a man': Kate Mulvany on playing Shakespeare's greatest villain". smh.com.au. 31 January 2017.
- Law, Benjamin (8 March 2019). "Dicey Topics: Kate Mulvany talks bodies, death and religion". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
- "Jasper Jones: the stage adaptation of Craig Silvey's novel". Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). 15 July 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
- Blake, Jason (6 January 2016). "Jasper Jones review: Kate Mulvany's adaptation stands tall despite slight falter at end". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
- Galloway, Paul (18 July 2016). "Kate Mulvany on Jasper Jones". Melbourne Theatre Company. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
- "New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards" (PDF). SL Magazine. 8 (4): 36. Summer 2015.
- "Review: Mary Stuart". Stage Noise.
- "Mary Stuart - Sydney Theatre Company".
- "MARY STUART (SYDNEY THEATRE COMPANY)". Limelight.
- "Mary Stuart review: Feminist take on a gripping game of thrones". Sydney Morning Herald.
- "Mary Stuart review". Time Out.
- "Amazon Nabs Jordan Peele's Nazi Hunters Drama With Series Order, Sonar Produces". Deadline.
- "'The Hunt' Adds Kate Mulvany As Series Regular, 5 More Join In Recurring Roles For Amazon Original". Deadline.
- "Courageous voice tackles themes of war". theaustralian.com.au. 8 January 2008.
- "Fighting Chance". thewest.com.au. 7 December 2018.
- "How Kate Mulvany overcame childhood cancer and her partner's death to become Australia's busiest playwright". stuff.co.nz. 16 June 2016.
- "Tegan Mulvany". twitter.com.
- "Australian Story - Walking With Kate Mulvany - Transcript". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 4 June 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
- "Kate Mulvany's Next Big Challenge: Mary Stuart". dailytelegraph.com.au. 19 February 2019.
- "My MiVAC Trip, by Kate Mulvany". MiVAC (Mines Victims and Clearance). Archived from the original on 20 September 2016.
Toward the end of last year , my partner Hamish, my father Danny and myself joined a small group of travellers on a life-changing trip to Laos. I was there as ambassador to MiVAC (Mines Victims and Clearance) – an organisation that commits itself to providing care and assistance to those communities that continue to suffer the effects of mine warfare in SE Asia.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
- "Playwright Kate Mulvany recognised with Honorary Doctorate". news.curtin.edu.au. 4 September 2017.