Lindy Davies

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Lindy Davies
Born (1946-08-29) 29 August 1946 (age 70)
Melbourne Victoria, Australia
Occupation
  • Director
  • Actress
  • Actor Trainer
  • Performance Consultant
Website www.lindydavies.com

Lindy Davies (29 August 1946, Melbourne, Victoria) has worked as a Director, Actress, Actor Trainer and Performance Consultant, winning awards and nominations for performance, direction and inspirational leadership.[1]

Davies has been an influence on many actors, including Cate Blanchett,[2][3][4][5] Dame Harriet Walter,[6][7][8][9] and Julie Christie.[7][8][9][10][11][12]

Intuition is the defining principle of her process.[13][14][15]

Davies has worked as a Performance Consultant in film in Toronto, Vancouver, New York, London, Sydney and Melbourne. She has conducted master classes for actors, writers and directors at the Canadian Film Centre from 2010 - 2016.[16]

Davies was awarded a two year Theatre Board Fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts, to write a book on her Intuitive Approach to Performance for the Autonomous Actor.

Davies collaborated with Julie Christie on Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep and Catherine Hardwicke’s Red Riding Hood, Stephen Poliakoff’s Glorious '39 and Sarah Polley’s Away From Her, for which Julie won a National Board of Review Award, a Critics’ Circle Award, a Screen Actor's Guild Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Julie Christie was also nominated for an Academy Award for this performance.

Career

As Director

Performance Consultant

Lindy Davies has developed an approach to performance: a process; which is an intuitive imaginative connection to language, space and transformation.

She has worked as a Performance Advisor/Consultant on many films including:

  • Sarah Polley’s Away from Her for which Julie Christie won
  • 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.
  • Indivision Lab 2009 AFC Consultant alongside Christine Vachon, Susanne Bier and Claudia Karvan.
  • Screen Australia 2011 Flash Black Performance Workshop for Indigenous Directors.

Actor Training

Davies is presently writing a book on her Approach to Performance: The Intuitive Actor... a path to Autonomy.[57]

Actress

  • Malcolm, (AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actress)
  • Belvoir St Company B, Scenes from an Execution (Galactea), (nominated for a Critic’s Circle Award for Best Actress)
  • N.I.D.A. Company, Vassa, (Vassa) (nominated for a Critic’s Circle Award for Best Actress)
  • State Theatre Company of South Australia, The Seagull (Arkadina) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Martha), Wild Honey (Anna Petrovna).
  • Hunter Valley Theatre Company, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Martha), Condor Award for Best Actress.
  • New Work: Lyndal Jones: Prediction Piece; Nan Hassall: Biennale Piece; Jenny Kemp: The White Hotel.
  • 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, Antony and Cleopatra,(Cleopatra) Britannicus (Agrippina), Hamlet (Gertrude) Not Suitable for Adults (Kate).
  • La Mama, Mishka and Nomagava.(Mishka); Thoughts on Meeting A Friend; Halewyn; Tombstone.
  • The Pram Factory, Marvellous Melbourne; Marvellous Melbourne II; Chicago Chicago; Don's Party.
  • La Mama Experimental Theatre Company: Calm Down Mother; Comings and Goings; Birth of Space; I Don’t Know Who to Feel Sorry For; Dimboola, Halewyn.

Awards

References

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