Lindy Davies

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Lindy Davies (29 August 1946, Victoria) is an Australian actress, director and drama teacher. She is best known for her performance as the evil drug baroness Ruth Ballinger in Prisoner in 1985. Davies acted in the film Malcolm alongside Colin Friels and John Hargreaves.


From 1995 to 2007, she was the Dean of the School of Drama at the Victorian College of Arts in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

As director[edit]

Actor trainer performance advisor/consultant[edit]

Lindy Davies has developed an approach to performance: a process which codifies the art of transformation.

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

  • Sarah Polley’s Away from Her for which Julie Christie won
    • the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress;
    • the National Board of Review Award for Best Actress;
    • the Critics' Circle Award and the
    • Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress.
    • Julie has also been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.
  • 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

Davies has written an integrated curriculum for the training of the autonomous artist.

She is writing a book on her approach to performance called The Autonomous Actor


  • Belvoir St Company B, Scenes from an Execution (Galactea), (nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Actress)
  • N.I.D.A. Company, Vassa, (Vassa) (nominated for a Sydney Theatre 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.
  • 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)
  • The Pram Factory, Marvellous Melbourne; Marvellous Melbourne II; Chicago Chicago; Don's Party.

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