Libby Munro

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Libby Munro
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Munro at the AACTA Awards, 2012
Born Libby Munro
(1981-11-11) 11 November 1981 (age 36)
Charleville, Queensland
Nationality Australian
Occupation Actress

Libby Munro (born 11 November 1981)[1] is an Australian actress.

Biography[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3]

Career[edit]

Munro at the premiere of Turandot on Sydney Harbour, March 2016

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.[3] Her breakthrough performance was her role of Vanda/Wanda in David Ives' play Venus in Fur for the Queensland Theatre Company in 2013.[4][5][6] 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.[7]

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.[citation needed] This performance esarned her another Matilda Award for Best Female actor in a Leading Role; she dedicated this award to Carol Burns, a mentor, during the ceremony.[citation needed]

In 2016 Munro performed in the Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar in the role of Emily. She has been nominated for another Matilda Award for Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role.

Munro starred in the 82 minute one-shot feature film Eight, directed by Peter Blackburn. The independent film has won numerous awards at film festivals around the world including Best Film at Snowdance Filmfestival in Germany and Best Screenplay at the Independent Spirit Film Festival.[citation needed] Munro was featured in the "must see list of Oscar contenders" for the Atlanta Film Festival and also won Los Angeles Film Festival Best Film as well at the Jury Prize in Croatia.[citation needed][8]

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.[citation needed]

Munro begins shooting the short film The Hunted in New Zealand in March 2017 which she has also written. She will play the starring role of Violet.[citation needed]

Furthering her screenwriting ambitions, Munro graduated from Screenwriting for Feature Film at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School in Sydney in 2016.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Munro with pilot Matt Hall who took her up in his Red Bull plane as research for her role in Grounded

Film and television[edit]

Year Title[9] Role Notes
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)
2011 The Bind Carmen Short
2013 Branded Ash Short
2014 Eight[10] Sarah Prentice Feature film
2014 Hiding Alana Pinder TV series (2 episodes)
2015 Bullets for the Dead[11] Jessica Dalton Feature film
2017 The Hunted Violet Short
2017 Wild Woman[12] Claire Cane Feature film

Theatre[edit]

Year Title[9] Role Notes
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
2006 Private Lives Amanda
2006 Visions Adelaide
2006 Footprints Bodyline
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
2011 The Collection Stella
2013 Betrayal Emma
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

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