Lindy Davies

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Film Consultant

Lindy Davies has worked extensively in film and theatre and has developed a unique approach to performance.

Away from Her

Director, Sarah Polley

Lindy worked on this film as Performance Consultant to Julie Christie.
Other films with Christie include: The Company You Keep, Red Riding Hood, Glorious ’39, Neverland, Hamlet,
Afterglow, The Railway Stationman, and Fools of Fortune.

Julie Christie receiving Screen Actor's Guild Award

Lindy’s work as a Performance Consultant includes Sally Potter's The Tango Lesson; Alan Rudolph's Afterglow for which Julie Christie received a 1998 Academy Award nomination; Dennis Potter's Karaoke and Kenneth Branagh's film of Hamlet.

Screen Actor’s Guild Awards

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for her performance in Sarah Polley’s film Away from Her

Julie Christie Transcript of Speech

Thank you very much indeed for this. It’s lovely to receive an award from your own union. Especially at a time when they’re being so forcefully reminded how important unions are. [applause/cheers]

I’d like to share this with many people, my fellow actors, Gordon, Olympia, Michael, the whole cast of our film, all of whom were so brilliant, down to the tiniest one. Our three producers, Jennifer, Danny, Simone, our cool Canadian crew – it did snow a lot… Oh, my acting coach, brilliant Australian, Lindy Davies. And, of course, I mustn’t forget Adam, from Lionsgate, who more or less pushed me up onto this stage, which is a minor miracle.

But, of course, the person who this really belongs to is the divine Sarah – Sarah Polley. [applause]

Our writer and director. Sarah, without your tenacious direction, and the beautiful words you put into my mouth, in the dialogue, I wouldn’t be holding this here. So, this really does belong to you, and I might allow you a “little” peek. [laughter] And if I’ve forgotten anybody, well, it’s just that I’m still in character. [laughter]


Lindy Davies