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Lindy Davies

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Lindy's work as a Director includes:                                                                 

- Europe -

National Theatre of Slovenia: Scenes From an Execution. (Slike z Usmrtitve)

National Theatre of Slovenia: The Changeling (Premenjave)

Moscow Maly Theatre: Old Times.

London - Wyndham's Theatre West End: Old Times (with Julie Christie, Leigh Lawson and Dame Harriet Walter).

Theatr Clywd: Old Times. (with Julie Christie and Leigh Lawson)

Chichester Festival Theatre: Hedda Gabler (with Dame Harriet Walter, Nicholas Le Prevost and Phyllida Law),

Chichester Festival Theatre: Suzannah Andler (with Julie Christie)

- Australia - 

Sydney Theatre Company: Three Days of Rain, A Month in the Country (Opera House), Old Times

Bell Shakespeare Company: As You Like It (Opera House)

Belvoir St Company B: Scenes from an Execution (nominated for a Critic’s Circle Award for Best Director)

State Theatre Company of South Australia: Room to Move

Playbox: Fool for Love

Victorian College of the Arts: The Rover, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Women Beware Women (Middleton/Barker), Cherry Orchard, Three Sisters, Lysistrata

N.I.D.A: Much Ado About Nothing; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Electra; Miss Sarah Sampson

Pram Factory: Calling For Help

La Mama: Calling For Help

Open Stage: Marat Sade; Ride Across Lake Constance; The Birthday Party


- International -

2009-2019 Lindy conducted workshops for the Actors’ Conservatory of the Canada Film Centre.

Lindy worked on Sarah Polley’s Away from Her for which Julie Christie won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress; the National Board of Review Award for Best Actress; the Critic’s Circle Award and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress. Julie was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.

Lindy also worked with Julie Christie on The Company You Keep directed by Robert Redford and Red Riding Hood directed by Catherine Hardwicke .

Other films with Christie include Glorious ’39, Neverland, Troy and Alan Rudolph's Afterglow; for which, Julie Christie received a 1998 Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.

Sally Potter's The Tango Lesson.

Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet with Julie Christie.

Dennis Potter's Karaoke with Julie Christie.

Michael Whyte’s The Railway Stationman with Julie Christie.

Pat O’Connor’s Fools of Fortune with Julie Christie.

- Australia -

Includes Looking For Alibrandi, Radiance, The Leaving of Liverpool, Talk, Ferrals, MDA.

Indivision Lab 2009 AFC Consultant alongside Christine Vachon, Susanne Bier and Claudia Karvan.

Screen Australia 2011 Flash Black Performance Workshop for Indigenous Directors.



- International -

2008 - 2013 Foundry Films

2011 & 2013 Dreamago Plumes et Pellicule

2014 Film Farm

- Australia -

2009 Indivision Lab 1 & 2 AFC


Lindy has been involved in Actor Training for thirty years. She was Head of the School of Drama at the former Victorian College of the Arts from November 1995 – January 2007.

She also held the position of Head of Acting at the Victorian College of the Arts from 1979-1982.

She was Lecturer in Drama at Melbourne State College 1970 -1978.

She is presently writing a book on her Approach to Performance: The Intuitive Actor... a path to Autonomy.


In 2012 Lindy received a two year Theatre Board Fellowship from the Australia Council.

Lindy has received a Sidney Myer Performing Arts Special Citation for her contribution to the Performing Arts in Australia. 

She was also a recipient of the Monash University Distinguished Alumni Award for Inspirational Leadership and a Significant Contribution to the Theory and Practice of Drama.

Lindy received a fellowship as a Writer in Residence at Bundanon in 2015


Lindy's work as an actress includes:

- Film -

Malcolm, (A.F.I. Award for Best Supporting Actress)

- Theatre -

Belvoir St Company B: Scenes from an Execution (Galactia) (nominated for a Critic’s Circle Award for Best Actress)

N.I.D.A. Company: Vassa, (Vassa) (nominated for a Critic’s Circle Award for Best Actress)

State Theatre Company of South Australia: The Seagull (Arkadina) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Martha), Wild Honey (Anna Petrovna).

Hunter Valley Theatre Company Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Martha) Condor Award for Best Actress

New Work: Lyndal Jones: Prediction Piece; Nan Hassall: Biennale Piece; Jenny Kemp: The White Hotel.

Playbox: Upside Down at the Bottom of the World (Frida), World is Made of Glass (Magda), Buried Child (Haley), Rex Cramphorn's Actor's Development Stream: Antony and Cleopatra (Cleopatra), Britannicus (Agrippina), Hamlet (Gertrude) Not Suitable for Adults (Kate); Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (teacher).

La Mama: Mishka and Nomagava (Mishka); Thoughts on Meeting A Friend; Halewyn; Tombstone.

Pram Factory: Marvellous Melbourne; Marvellous Melbourne 2; Chicago Chicago; Don’s Party.

La Mama Experimental Theatre Company: Calm Down Mother; Comings and Goings; Birth of Space; I Don’t Know Who to Feel Sorry For; Dimboola, Halewyn.


Lindy Davies