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Miranda Harcourt Masterclass

Miranda Harcourt


A two day intensive screen acting series for Professional Working Actors

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Course Overview

This very special two day Masterclass with the highly celebrated Miranda Harcourt ONZM is a unique opportunity to work with one of the most celebrated film coaches in the business; having coached on major feature films and with top actors around the world, including Peter Jackson and Jane Campion, and recently with Garth Davies on the Best Picture, Oscar® Nominated hit Lion. 

“Miranda’s skills as an actress and coach place her at the top of her field. The work she does is unique anywhere in the world.” Sir Peter Jackson ONZ KNZM (Hobbit, Lord Of The Rings Trilogy)

Reference material and clips are drawn from cinema, TV, the worlds of fine arts and the performing arts, sports and nature, documentary and archival photography. For more on Miranda’s methodology please click here We believe it vital for professional actors to have multiple techniques to draw from. This fully immersive series is a fantastic opportunity tor those working professionals looking to gain insight into a new highly praised technique, or for those who have already worked with Miranda and want to take the technique further.


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Course Outline

Miranda helps actors inhabit an authentic emotional world for their character that answers a director’s vision. She draws on a wide range of new and established methodologies to tailor an approach specific to each actor. Miranda’s work draws on five simple ideas;

  • Connection
  • White Space
  • Internal Landscape
  • Vista and Objects
  • Journey

Course Outcomes

Through this intensive Miranda will strip back your acting, allowing you a much greater ability to act from impulse, and in the moment. 

  • Quickly achieve intimacy & conflict on set / rehearsal
  • Learn how to think and feel through a scene rather than deliver information transfer in text.
  • Understand invisible landscape of real memory and how it can impact on the believability of a performance
  • Understand the environment of the actor or character, how this can affect actors’ behaviour and how the nearer world of objects and props can advance character and performance
  • Learn how to trust the text as the intricate roadmap for performance

Session Details

When: 2 x Full Days

Dates: Friday 16th & Saturday 17th March 2018

Cost: Members: $526.50/ Non-Members: $585.00

Time: 10am – 4pm 

Venue: 18 City Rd, Chippendale, NSW 2008

Participants: 16

Session Details



About Miranda Harcourt ONZM

Miranda is one of New Zealand’s most celebrated acting coaches. Miranda has coached for screen internationally and at home in NZ, including Jane Campion’s Bright Star and Top of the Lake, Sean McNamara’s Soul Surfer, Gabor Csupo’s Bridge to Terabithia, Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones and Gaylene Preston’s Home By Christmas. For seven years Miranda was Head of Acting at Toi Whakaari – NZ Drama School. Her tenure there is celebrated for establishing a close connection between the training institution and the wider industry. She was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to study drama-therapy at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. As an actress Miranda has twice been awarded Best Actress at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards (A Doll’s House and Biography of my Skin) and is a 5-time finalist for Best Actress or Best Supporting Actress at the NZ Film and Television Awards. She was awarded a NZ Suffrage Medal in 1993 and in 2004 Miranda was made ONZM (New Zealand Order of Merit) for her services to theatre and the community. 

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Apply For The Course

Please send an expression of interest including your C.V. to or use the below form. Please note the course is by invitation only. If accepted we shall send out an application form with all the course information. Notification for acceptance will be made no later than one week before course commencement.

If offered your place will only be held once payment is received in full. Failure to do so will forfeit your place on the course. For more information or queries please don’t hesitate to call on (02) 9212 0522 or alternatively email us on the above address.

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Our office and studio is located across from Victoria Park and the Broadway Shopping Centre in Sydney’s Chippendale. For best parking and travel options please click here.

Further Questions

The HubStudio prides itself on helping professional actors to facilitate their training journey. If you would like more information about this course, or more importantly which courses would suit you best, then please email or call us to discuss your training goals.


18 City Rd Chippendale, NSW 2008
Main: (02) 9212 0522