Munro at the AACTA Awards, 2012
11 November 1981
Libby Munro (born 11 November 1981) is an Australian actress.
Munro was born on a cattle station near Charleville, Queensland, before she moved with her family to a property west of Millmerran. She attended Fairholme College in Toowoomba where she became the school's drama captain. She attended The Women's College at University of Queensland and was appointed the cultural director. She appeared in many college productions, particularly of Shakespeare and Alan Ayckbourn plays. In 2004, she graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Business in Communications and in 2005 from The Performing Arts Conservatory Brisbane with an Advanced Diploma of Screen and Stage Acting. In 2008, she graduated from NIDA. In 2011, she attended The Groundlings school of improvisational comedy, the Ivana Chubbuck studios, and Film Fighting LA, all in Los Angeles.
Munro worked at the Sydney Theatre Company, The Ensemble Theatre, Queensland Theatre Company and Melbourne Theatre Company. On television, she appeared in the series All Saints, Review with Myles Barlow, and Slide. Her breakthrough performance was her role of Vanda/Wanda in David Ives' play Venus in Fur for the Queensland Theatre Company in 2013. She was awarded the Matilda Award for Best Female actor in a Leading Role for her performance. Later that year, she appeared as Philippa Haymes in a theatrical adaptation of Agatha Christie's A Murder Is Announced for Mousetrap Production's Australian tour.
In 2015 Munro played the role of The Pilot in George Brant's play Grounded, a 75-minute one woman show, to similar spectacular acclaim. This performance earned her another Matilda Award for Best Female actor in a Leading Role; she dedicated this award to Carol Burns, a mentor, during the ceremony.
Released in 2016 was the Zombie Western Bullets for the Dead with Munro as Jessica Dalton.
In 2017, Munro had her first Hollywood leading role as Claire Cane in the feature film Wild Woman, directed by Nicholas King. An action thriller set in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Munro performed her own stunts and features predominantly as a hardened survivalist.
Munro starred in and wrote the 20 minute short film The Hunted' shot in New Zealand in March 2018. She played the starring role of Violet opposite Joel Jackson.
In 2018 while living and working in Los Angeles, Munro shot the Lifetime movie Prison House in the lead role of Monica. Prison House will air nationally in the U.S. in March 2019.
Munro is set to shoot indie Horror film 'The Unsettling' in Los Angeles in February 2019.
Film and television
|2009||Review With Miles Barlow||Jenna||TV Series (1 episode)|
|2009||All Saints||Senior Constable Rose Drago||TV series (2 episodes)|
|2011||Slide||Shazza||TV series (1 episode)|
|2014||Eight||Sarah Prentice||Feature film|
|2014||Hiding||Alana Pinder||TV series (2 episodes)|
|2015||Bullets for the Dead||Jessica Dalton||Feature film|
|2017||Wild Woman||Claire Cane||Feature film
2018 'Prison House' Monica Feature Film - 2019 'The Unsettling' Vivian Feature Film
|2000||Picasso at the Lapin Agile||Freddy||College Players UQ|
|2001||Absurd Person Singular||Producer and director|
|2002||Bedroom Farce||Susannah||College Players UQ|
|2004||Ring Round the Moon||Diana Messerschmann||Centenary Theatre Group|
|2004||Cloud Nine||Victoria||The Actors Conservatory|
|2004||The Comedy of Errors||Adriana||The Actors Conservatory|
|2005||Closer to Heaven||Billie Trix||Brisbane Powerhouse|
|2005||Romeo and Juliet||Prince||Qld Shakespeare Festival|
|2005||Twelfth Night||Olivia||Qld Shakespeare Festival|
|2007||Macbeth||Witch 1, Seyton and The Porter|
|2007||The Wood Demon||Yelena Andreyevna|
|2007||Private Life of the Master Race||Lawyer, Lesbian Cabaret Singer|
|2008||Servant of Two Masters||Carney|
|2008||Gallipoli||Soldier / Prostitute||Sydney Theatre Company|
|2008||Days of Significance||Trish|
|2009||24 Hour Play Generator||Roxanne||Griffin Stablemates Theatre|
|2013||Venus in Fur||Vanda||Queensland Theatre Company|
|2013||A Murder Is Announced||Phillipa||Moustrap Productions|
|2015||Dream Home||Colette||The Ensemble Theatre|
|2015||Grounded||The Pilot||Queensland Theatre Company|
|2016||Disgraced||Emily||Melbourne Theatre Company|
|2017||Noises Off||Brooke Ashton/Vicki||Melbourne Theatre Company / Queensland Theatre coproduction|
- "Libby Munro Warehouse 16 Profile". Warehouse 16. Archived from the original on 28 January 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
- "Libby's kinky, dark role all the talk in theatre circles" by Tara Miko, The Toowoomba Chronicle, 3 July 2013
- List of performances
- "Libby Munro's debut performance in Queensland Theatre Company's Venus in Fur receives rare standing ovation" by Nathanael Cooper, The Courier-Mail, 2 July 2013
- "Venus in Fur a dominant piece of theatre" by Natalie Bochenski, Brisbane Times, 28 June 2013
- "Masochism was never this much fun as inspired actors make magic" by Martin Buzacott, The Australian, 1 July 2013
- "Agatha Christie's A Murder is Announced" Archived 4 July 2013 at Archive.today, thatsmelbourne.com.au
- "Blacmac Productions - 'EIGHT'". blacmacproductions.com. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
- "Libby Munro Resume". LibbyMunro.com. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
- Eight (2016) on IMDb
- Bullets for the Dead (2015) on IMDb
- Wild Woman (2017) on IMDb
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