Mirrah Foulkes

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Mirrah Foulkes
Mirrah Foulkes in December 2012.jpg
Mirrah Foulkes in December 2012
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present

Mirrah Foulkes is an Australian director, screenwriter, and film and television actress. She was raised on the Sunshine Coast, in South East Queensland, Australia.[1] She has appeared in films such as Animal Kingdom (2010),[2] Sleeping Beauty (2011),[3] and in the Australian anthology film The Turning (2013).

In Australia, Foulkes played the role of Jo Mathieson on the long-running Australian TV series All Saints. She appeared in every 2009 episode prior to the series' cancellation in October 2009.[4] In 2013, she played Simone in Top of the Lake, a mystery drama television mini-series.[5]

In 2014, Foulkes joined the cast of the CBS hit remake TV series Hawaii Five-0 in the recurring role of Ellie Clayton, a lawyer, who is connected to Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett Alex O'Loughlin through his father.[6][7][8]

Foulkes has written and directed several short films including, Dumpy Goes to the Big Smoke (2012), Florence Has Left the Building (2015) starring Jacki Weaver, and Trespass (2015). In 2013, she co-wrote the short film Eugene for the Intel and W Hotels Four Stories competition. Foulkes is the only female member of the Australian film-making collective Blue-Tongue Films.[9][10]

In 2013, Foulkes was nominated for her acting for the Best New Female Talent at the Logie Awards. Also in 2013, she was nominated for the AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in The Turning, a film based on a collection of short stories by Tim Winton.[11]

Career[edit]

Film[edit]

Foulkes has appeared in several Australian feature films since 2006, including Spider (2007),[12] Dying Breed (2008),[13] Animal Kingdom (2010),;[14] the erotic drama Sleeping Beauty (2011);[15] and in the Australian anthology film The Turning (2013).

In 2012, Foulkes made her screenwriting and directorial debut with the short film Dumpy Goes to the Big Smoke, a fictional story about a chance encounter that could change a lonely woman's life.[16] The film received positive response from critics and garnered her several awards and nominations, including winning the prize for Best Director at the Sydney Film Festival and was nominated for two AACTA Awards in 2013[17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24]

In 2013, she played the role of Sherry in the Australian anthology film The Turning, starring Cate Blanchett, based on a collection of short stories by Tim Winton. The film was nominated for the 2013 Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Feature Film,[25] In 2013, Foulkes was nominated for her acting for the Best New Female Talent at the Logie Awards. Also in 2013, she was nominated for the AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in the Australian anthology film The Turning.[26]

In 2015, Foulkes directed the short-film Florence Has Left the Building (2015) starring Jacki Weaver, which premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival and won the 2015 AACTA Award for Best Short Fiction Film; and Trespass which had its International Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2016. In 2013, Foulkes co-wrote the short film Eugene for the Intel and W Hotels Four Stories competition. Foulkes is the only female member of the Australian film-making collective Blue-Tongue Films.[27][28]

Television[edit]

In 2005, Foulkes had a two-episode guest role in Blue Heelers[29]

In 2009, Foulkes joined the cast of the long-running Australian TV series All Saints in the role of specialist rescue paramedic, Jo Mathieson, in the newly formed Medical Response Unit. She appeared in every 2009 episode prior to the series' cancellation in October 2009 by Channel 7.[30]

In 2011, she featured in Wild Boys as the feisty outlaw Jessie West, a female bushranger.[31]

In 2012, she played the role of Rebecca Bourke in the Australians TV series Devil's Dust, a true-life story about asbestos litigation against a big cement manufacturer James Hardie.[32]

In 2013, she played the role of Simone in Top of the Lake, a six-hour mystery drama television mini-series created and written by Jane Campion and Gerard Lee, and directed by Campion and Garth Davis, which aired on the Sundance Channel in 2013.[33]

In 2015, she played the role of Kellie Norton in the Australian television miniseries The Principal.[34]

In 2014, she joined the cast of the CBS hit remake TV series Hawaii Five-0 in the recurring role of Ellie Clayton, a lawyer, who is connected to Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett Alex O'Loughlin through his father.[35][36][37]

Mirrah Foulkes has appeared in the following television series:

The following table summarises Mirrah Foulkes acting activities:

Name: Number of Episode: Year: Role: Type:
The Principal 4 2015 Kellie Norton Television
Hawaii Five-0 3 2014, 2015, 2016 Ellie Clayton Television
Secrets and Lies 3 (episodes 2,3,5) 2014 Nicole Hoebel Television
The Outlaw Michael Howe n/a 2013 Maria Lord Film
Vote Yes n/a 2013 Susan Short film
Top of the Lake 5 2013 Simone Television
The Turning n/a 2013 Fay Keenan Film
Devil's Dust 2 2012 Rebecca Bourke Television
Wild Boys 2 2011 Jessie West Television
Sleeping Beauty n/a 2011 Sopie Film
Cryo n/a 2011 Jacobs Short film
Animal Kingdom n/a 2010 Catherine Brown Film
All Saints 37 2009 Jo Mathieson Television
Netherland Dwarf n/a 2008 Rebecca Film/Short film
Dying Breed n/a 2008 Nina Film
Spider n/a 2007 Jill Film/Short film
Crossbow n/a 2007 Cop 1 Film/Short film
Long Road to Heaven n/a 2007 Hannah Catrelle Film
Ezra White, LL.B. n/a 2006 Teacher Film
Blue Heelers 2 2005 Deborah Masters Television

In addition Foulkes directed and was screenwriter for Dumpy Goes to the Big Smoke (2012),[43] and she directed the short film Eugene (2012, short film).[44] and Florence Has Left The Building starring Jacki Weaver, and Trespass which had its International Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2016.[45][46]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Foulkes has written and directed several short films including, Dumpy Goes to the Big Smoke (2012), which won the prize for Best Director at the Sydney Film Festival and was nominated for two AACTA Awards (formerly the Australian Film Institute Awards, also known as the AFI Awards) in 2013; Florence Has Left the Building (2015) starring Jacki Weaver, which premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival and won the 2015 AACTA Award for Best Short Fiction Film; and Trespass which had its International Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2016. In 2013, Foulkes co-wrote the short film Eugene for the Intel and W Hotels Four Stories competition. She is the only female member of the Australian film-making collective Blue-Tongue Films.[47][48]

In 2010, for her acting, Foulkes was nominated for Best New Female Talent at the Logie Awards.

In 2013, she was nominated for the AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Turning.[49]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/heroics-all-days-work-mirrah/347331/
  2. ^ David Michôd talks Sundance success
  3. ^ http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/australian-actor-joel-edgerton-hits-the-hollywood-big-time-20140720-3c9xt.html
  4. ^ https://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/heroics-all-days-work-mirrah/347331/
  5. ^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/top-lake-sundance-review-414082
  6. ^ http://tvline.com/2014/10/23/hawaii-five-0-video-mystery-woman-mcgarretts-father/
  7. ^ https://www.movienewsguide.com/hawaii-five-0-spoilers-what-to-expect-from-season-six/66517
  8. ^ http://ew.com/article/2015/01/01/hawaii-five-0-spoilers/
  9. ^ https://australiaonscreen.com/film/trespass-at-tiff-2016/
  10. ^ http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/movies/is-russell-crowes-directorial-debut-losing-awards-momentum-in-the-leadup-to-the-aactas/news-story/a92c5c3f23025d9ce581edf55d9e1d46
  11. ^ Pickering shocked he's up for a Logie
  12. ^ Square' director gets warm feeling from screams
  13. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/atthemovies/txt/s2397323.htm
  14. ^ David Michôd talks Sundance success
  15. ^ http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/australian-actor-joel-edgerton-hits-the-hollywood-big-time-20140720-3c9xt.html
  16. ^ http://miff.com.au/festival-archive/film/24100
  17. ^ https://australiaonscreen.com/film/trespass-at-tiff-2016/
  18. ^ http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/movies/is-russell-crowes-directorial-debut-losing-awards-momentum-in-the-leadup-to-the-aactas/news-story/a92c5c3f23025d9ce581edf55d9e1d46
  19. ^ "Spotlighting First Nominees". Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  20. ^ "DUMPY GOES TO THE BIG SMOKE (2012)". Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  21. ^ "SFF 2012: Sydney Film Festival Awards Winners". Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  22. ^ "AACTA". Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  23. ^ "Aspen Shortsfest announces winners of 2013 contest". Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  24. ^ "Arts Review: Flickerfest Award Ceremony - Bondi Pavilion (20.01.13)". Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  25. ^ "Winners & Nominees 2013". asiapacificscreenacademy.com. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 
  26. ^ Pickering shocked he's up for a Logie
  27. ^ https://australiaonscreen.com/film/trespass-at-tiff-2016/
  28. ^ http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/movies/is-russell-crowes-directorial-debut-losing-awards-momentum-in-the-leadup-to-the-aactas/news-story/a92c5c3f23025d9ce581edf55d9e1d46
  29. ^ http://www.australiantelevision.net/bh/series12.html
  30. ^ https://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/heroics-all-days-work-mirrah/347331/
  31. ^ http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/mirrah-foulkes-is-an-all-action-girl-in-wild-boys/news-story/fd2414af5515ceeb741ba5ec0c412f67
  32. ^ http://screenanarchy.com/2012/10/cast-is-king-in-devils-dust-trailer.html
  33. ^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/top-lake-sundance-review-414082
  34. ^ http://www.australiantelevision.net/the-principal/
  35. ^ http://tvline.com/2014/10/23/hawaii-five-0-video-mystery-woman-mcgarretts-father/
  36. ^ https://www.movienewsguide.com/hawaii-five-0-spoilers-what-to-expect-from-season-six/66517
  37. ^ http://ew.com/article/2015/01/01/hawaii-five-0-spoilers/
  38. ^ http://www.australiantelevision.net/bh/series12.html
  39. ^ https://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/heroics-all-days-work-mirrah/347331/
  40. ^ http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/mirrah-foulkes-is-an-all-action-girl-in-wild-boys/news-story/fd2414af5515ceeb741ba5ec0c412f67
  41. ^ http://screenanarchy.com/2012/10/cast-is-king-in-devils-dust-trailer.html
  42. ^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/top-lake-sundance-review-414082
  43. ^ http://miff.com.au/festival-archive/film/24100
  44. ^ https://australiaonscreen.com/film/trespass-at-tiff-2016/
  45. ^ https://australiaonscreen.com/film/trespass-at-tiff-2016/
  46. ^ http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/movies/is-russell-crowes-directorial-debut-losing-awards-momentum-in-the-leadup-to-the-aactas/news-story/a92c5c3f23025d9ce581edf55d9e1d46
  47. ^ https://australiaonscreen.com/film/trespass-at-tiff-2016/
  48. ^ http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/movies/is-russell-crowes-directorial-debut-losing-awards-momentum-in-the-leadup-to-the-aactas/news-story/a92c5c3f23025d9ce581edf55d9e1d46
  49. ^ Pickering shocked he's up for a Logie

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