Miranda Harcourt: Acting-Up - Actors Working with Directors Unclassified 18+
Praised by Nicole Kidman as “intuitive, unique, amazing” and by Peter Jackson as “at the top of her field”, Miranda Harcourt has coached many award-winning screen performances, including actors Juliette Binoche and Dev Patel, while working with such directors as Jane Campion, Morten Tyldum, Gaylene Preston and Garth Davis.
Recent Australia/NZ films Harcourt has worked on include Judy & Punch, Dirt Music, Vai and the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported Buoyancy; recent international titles include films The Aftermath and Leave No Trace, and TV series This Country, Big Little Lies and The Undoing.
In this workshop, Harcourt introduces simple but innovative ways of achieving great performances with tools for rehearsal and on set that get actors where they need to be – fast – along with the concepts of Connection, White Space, Internal Landscape, Vista and Objects. Harcourt’s coaching is enriched by her work with Verbatim theatre using real voices and real texts.
With practical exercises, clips and real examples, Harcourt introduces concepts and approaches to help actors deliver fresh, connected and alive performances, meeting the director’s vision and maximising the actor’s own offering.