A Specialist Screen Acting Masterclass with one of the world’s top coaches.  

A brand new online series for Professional Working Actors. 

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“Working with The Hub and Miranda Harcourt has been one of the most enlightening and fruitful experiences to date. In just 5 weeks I have not only gained an abundance of knowledge but I have been able to apply it to the work under the guidance of Miranda who has created such a generous, safe space.”  

Paris Valentino – Series 1 performing Actor ~

Course Overview
The Hub is thrilled to introduce a new Screen Acting Masterclass to the online program with the highly celebrated Miranda Harcourt. This pro-level masterclass is a unique opportunity to work more deeply with one of the most celebrated film coaches in the business; having coached on major feature films and with top actors around the world. Renowned as a performance-pilot, not only does Miranda support stars at the highest level, but also guides emerging talents into stellar careers. 

She’s a magical game changer! — Alex Tarrant, Actor

Her clients have won and been nominated for multiple Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys, BAFTAs and AAFTAs, most recently a 2022 Golden Globe win and Best Actress nomination at the 2022 Academy Awards. 

Miranda is great – Jane Campion  ( Top The Lake, The Power Of The Dog, The Piano)

Miranda shifts paradigms, empowering actors to realise and activate their own talent. In her active masterclasses, specifically developed for Zoom, she introduces simple, fast, innovative approaches. Miranda has developed a series of tools and exercises for use in- class, in the rehearsal-room and on-set that get actors to where they need to be, fast. Miranda’s work is now implemented on sets and in rehearsals around the world. 

This special five session online intensive series is open to all working professional actors from Australia, the United States & New Zealand.

 

“Thanks to Oli and the HubStudio, they have aligned us actors with someone who ‘gets it.”

“It’s like somebody’s turned on a light every time I hear you speak or listen to you, essentially…. I just feel like there’s a light turned on every time you’re telling us stuff, it’s like “of course, of course.””

~ Amanda Alderson – Series 1 Actor ~

Coaching Testimonials

Ritu Arya

“Miranda is brilliant….So encouraging, detailed and truthful.”

The Umbrella Academy | Dr Who | Red Notice

 

 

Nicole Kidman

“Intuitive, unique, amazing.”

Being The Ricardos | Big Little Lies | Moulin Rouge

Garth Davis 

“Miranda has a great ability to help prepare actors. She’s a great intellectual co-pilot and a very special person.” 

Lion | Top Of The Lake | Mary Magdalene

 

Peter Jackson 

“Miranda’s skills as a coach place her at the top of her field. The work she does is unique anywhere in the world.” 

Lord Of The Rings Trilogy | The Hobbit | The Beatles : Get Back

Roll-Call Actors

Miranda’s roll-call includes stars Nicole Kidman, Juliette Binoche, Dev Patel, Saoirse Ronan, Paul Mescal, Aaron Pierre, Priyanka Bose, Thomasin McKenzie, Ritu Arya, Daisy and Charlie Cooper, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Hugo Weaving.

Roll-Call Directors
Directors Miranda has supported on-set include Oscar®-winner and Oscar®-nominees Jane Campion, Peter Jackson, Morten Tyldum and Garth Davis. She has guided countless emerging TV and film directors through her work at some of the world’s top film schools: NFTS in London, NYU/Tisch, AFTRS and as a Governor at the TIFF performance and directing labs. A Film London Lodestar, Miranda is one of the world’s top teachers.

Roll-Call Career-Building
Talent Miranda has supported from emergence to power include Ritu Arya (UMBRELLA ACADEMY, RED NOTICE), Devery Kawennáhere Jacobs (RESERVATION DOGS), AnnaSophia Robb (BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA, DR DEATH), Josh Hutcherson (BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA, THE HUNGER GAMES), Erana James (THE CHANGEOVER, THE WILDS), Marlon Williams (A STAR IS BORN, THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG), Stefania Owen (SWEET TOOTH), Rose McIver (iZOMBIE, THE LOVELY BONES), KJ Apa (RIVERDALE), Thomasin McKenzie (LAST NIGHT IN SOHO), Hal Cumpston (NINE PERFECT STRANGERS, WALKING DEAD), Sunny Pawar and Abichek Bharate (LION), Sara Ali Khan (ASHWATTHAMA), Billy Barratt (RESPONSIBLE CHILD), George Ferrier (JUNIPER, ONE OF US IS LYING), Mark Paguio (ESCAPE FROM SPIDERHEAD), Jillian Mercado (MY EYES ARE UP HERE), Kat Sadler (SUCH BRAVE GIRLS), Jess Hong (THREE-BODY PROBLEM)…

Selected Filmography

Course Outline
Experience the startling impact of Miranda’s Tools: White Space, Connection, Internal Landscape, Vista, and Journey. Miranda brings advice and on-set insights from the major projects she works on every day, and all around the world. Miranda will inspire you, diagnose performance-issues and suggest solutions. She will also open up case-studies from her unique practice to illuminate your work. 

Miranda helps you become a free-er, richer practitioner, attuned to your inner world, your outer world and to your partners. Miranda’s Tools give you a framework for greater success immediately, onstage, on set, in the rehearsal room and in the audition room. 

The insights Miranda brings from a range of different creative practices will expand the way you think about performance. You will leave this masterclass a hungrier, more skilled and more inspired actor or director.

Miranda’s Substack articles are a rich resource for actors, directors. A new article is added every fortnight to this treasure-house of exercises, tools, tricks, tips and insights. Followed by creatives all over the world, this is Miranda’s textbook: mirandaharcourt.substack.com

IMPORTANT: 16 actors will participate as performers. Please note in your application if you wish to be considered as a performer as well as being an auditing participant. More details across page in the Course Details section.

Course Details

Please note that there are two separate avenues available for participation, either a Performers Place OR an Actor’s Place. Further details on each position below; 

Actor Place: 16 actors will be chosen by Miranda, selected from those applicants who have opted for the Performer Place by ticking the Performing Actor Place box in the course application form below. If chosen you will be required to prepare and perform scripted materials in the class and for submission to the course. If you are not selected for a Performing Actor Place you will be offered an Actor Place. There is a higher fee for the Performing Actor Place.

Performer Place: Please note an Actor Place is not simply an auditing (watching) position. Each participant will take a very active part in the series, including all homework and in-class exercises and activities, however they will not be performing a scene in the workshop directly during class time.

Selected Filmography

Session Details

When: 4 x Saturday Mornings and 1 Sunday  

Dates: 4th June – 2nd July 2022 

Times: Saturdays 10am – 2pm AEST (NZT 12pm – 4pm / PST Friday 3pm – 7pm)

Sunday 19th June / 10am – 2pm AEST (NZT 12pm – 4pm / PST Saturday 3pm – 7pm)

Format: Online using Zoom

Price: $785.00 or $1,350 for Performing Actor Place

Participants: 16 Acting Places & 35 Participant Places

Payment Information

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.

Session Details

About Miranda Harcourt

FROM JAIL TO HOLLYWOOD

Miranda’s approach is based on years of writing and performing Verbatim theatre in prisons in New Zealand, Australia and the UK, as well as her work as an on-set acting coach with renowned actors and directors on films all over the world.

Miranda has coached Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA-award nominated and winning performances in films and TV shows from Lion, Bridge to Terabithia, Big Little Lies to Being the Ricardos. She was the dedicated coach for Sunny Pawar (young Saroo) in Lion and was Director: Background Action on Garth Davis’ Mary Magdalene, starring Rooney Mara and Joachim Phoenix. Her first feature film The Changeover, co-directed with Stuart McKenzie, was released to acclaim in NZ, the UK and the US. Miranda’s daughter is the winner of the NBR award for Breakout Talent 2018, Thomasin McKenzie.

For seven years Miranda was the Head of the Acting Department at Te Kura Toi Whakaari o Aotearoa: New Zealand Drama School. She been awarded the ONZM (for services to theatre and the community) and the Centennial Suffrage Medal. Other awards include the NEXT Arts Woman of the Year, the 2018 Women of Influence Arts Woman of the Year and the 2018 Women in Film and TV Award for Achievement in Film. She has also won many awards and nominations for acting and directing including the Media Peace Prize.

Her training was as an actor at Toi Whakaari — New Zealand Drama School and as a Drama-therapist at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

View more information about Miranda’s work on www.mirandaharcourt.com

Miranda's Full Biography

Podcast Interview


Apply For The Course

Please send an expression of interest including your C.V. to courses@thehubstudio.com.au 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.

Miranda Harcourt Specialist Preparation Masterclass

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    Performing Actor Place : The 16 places will be chosen by Lisa from those applicants who have opted for the Performing Actor Place by ticking the Performing Actor Place box above. If chosen you will be required to prepare and perform scripted materials in the class and for submission to the course. If you are not selected for a Performing Actor Place you will be offered an Actor Place instead. Please note an Actor Place will also allow you take a very active part in each class, but you will not be performing in the workshop directly during class time.
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Further Questions

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