A two day intensive screen acting series for Professional Working Actors
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)
For details on Miranda’s methodology please click here or check out the Course Outline.
“Leslie could never have come in full bloom without the freedom and life you showed me. You pulled Leslie out of me and I would never have won the award without your help. Thank you so much! I really hope we can do many more films together”.
Winner: Young Hollywood Superstar of Tomorrow Award 2013
Winner: Young Artists Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film, Bridge to Terabithia, 2008
Finalist: Teen Choice Awards for Soul Surfer (Best Actress) and The Carrie Diaries (Best Breakout Role)
Finalist: Grace Awards, Most Inspiring Performance in a Feature Film, Soul Surfer, 2011
Finalist Critics Choice Awards Best Actress, Bridge to Terabithia, 2008
“It was a joy to work with Miranda. Her attention to detail and technique guided me in the right direction for me to play a role that was very much a side step from my previous endeavors. Her teaching was never overwhelming and her positive vibe and sense of humour made it easy for me to trust myself in the steps I was taking. Thanks to her I’ve gone from comic foil to leading man!”
“Miranda is amazing. Working with her is always a new experience. She really helps me make each character truly unique. She is an inspiration and truly loves the art of film. I love the work I’ve gotten to do with Miranda!”Antonia Prebble: Outrageous Fortune | Anzac Girls | Power Rangers
“I recently started coaching with Miranda and my only regret is that I did not discover her earlier. What I love about her approach is that it is 100% practical and applicable. Whereas in other acting classes I sometimes think, “well, this is interesting but how on earth am I going to apply what I’m learning here to when I’m actually working”, the reverse is true with Miranda. She gave me exercises that had a clear objective: to deepen my connection with the text, my character and the other actors I was working with. And they really worked. Furthermore, Miranda has great insight. She immediately identifies aspects of you/your performance that aren’t serving you, explains why this is so, and then offers tools to change these habits. She is direct and clear but never aggressive. She creates a supportive, focussed learning environment that means you get a lot done but also have fun in the process. I wholeheartedly recommend Miranda to anyone with an upcoming film or TV role – or even an audition. She will make you better.” Jane Champion: The Piano | Top Of The Lake | Bright Star
“For me it is wonderful to have a coach who is sensitive to my way of working and can help the actor rehearse without making her stale. That way I can do all the director-type stuff and know the child is as well-prepared, better probably, than if I was helping her myself. Miranda is great.”
In her work with actors Miranda aims to shift paradigms, empowering actors to realise their own talent. She introduces simple, fast, innovative ways of achieving connection and character through a series of tools and exercises. Miranda draws teaching inspiration from a variety of diverse sources including the worlds of photography, Deaf sign language, science and the visual arts. Her approach draws on years of writing and performing Verbatim theatre in prisons and theatres in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. In this class you will work on your actors’ spirit and your actors’ craft, exploring:
- White Space
- Internal Landscape
- Vista and Objects
Miranda aims to help you become a free-er, richer actor, attuned to your inner world. The structured tools will give you a framework for greater success onstage on set and in the audition room. The ideas that Miranda brings from different cultures and creative practices will expand the way you think about performance. You will leave the workshop a hungrier and more inspired actor.
When: 2 x Full Days
Dates: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December 2019
Cost: $395.00 incl GST (10% off for members)
Time: 10.00am – 4.30pm each day
Venue: 18 City Rd, Chippendale, NSW 2008
|Session 1||Saturday 6th December 2019||10.00am – 4.30pm|
|Session 2||Sunday 7th December 2019||10.00am – 4.30pm|
|*Please arrive at 9.45am latest for a 10am start|
How To Pay & Instalment Option: The easiest way to pay is by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) using the bank details on the invoice (please quote the invoice number in the transfer information), or by simply clicking the ‘pay online’ link also on the invoice (bank fees apply). You will be email an invoice upon acceptance into the program. Payment is due no later than the due date stated on the invoice, however if you would like to pay in instalments please call or email the office to arrange the dates and amounts you will pay. Please note full payment of the course is due by the time the course finishes. You can start payment instalments at anytime upon receipt of the invoice.
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.
Apply For The Course
Please send an expression of interest including your C.V. to email@example.com 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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- Office: (02) 9212 0522
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- Address: 18 City Rd, Chippendale NSW 2008
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