Liz Kirkman Pro

Actor, Singer, Composer, TV Presenter, Radio Presenter

Wellington, New Zealand
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Vocal ad - 'Sexy Chocolate'

Voice Demo: Sexy Chocolate

Physical Details

Height:
170 cm / 5ft 7in
Hips:
99 cm / 39 in
Weight:
66 kg / 145 lbs
Dress size:
UK 10 / AUS 10 / US 6
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Eye color:
Hazel
Chest:
96 cm / 38 in
Hair color:
Red
Skin color:
Olive
Hair length:
Medium
Waist:
76 cm / 30 in
Hair type:
Curly

Acting

Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles


Acting agent

Robert Bruce Agency


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • Australian
  • Canadian
  • Irish
  • New Zealand
  • South African
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • USA Boston
  • USA California
  • USA New York
  • USA Southern
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin American
  • Maori
  • Spanish

Union memberships
  • Equity
  • NZ Actors Guild

Selection only will provide full CV on request:

FILM
2017 - 'Nomads of the Sea' - LEAD - Charlotte Badger - 3D Short Film shot at Stone St Studios - Wr/Dir. Lisa Reihana
2017 - 'Cleaver' - LEAD - The Wife - Film Commission Funded Short - Wr/Dir. Alex McKenna
2017 - 'Burnt Chops' - Web Series - LEAD - Fee - Written by Jane Ballentyne - Dir. Bea Joblin
2017 - 'Desperate Huttwives' - Theatre - LEAD - Roxy - Wr. Lou Proudfoot - Dir. Geraldine Brophy
2015' - 'Gift' - Dir Ben Zolno - 48 Hour Film, Shock Ending - SUPPORTING - Harper Harrison
2015 - 'Ra and Marama' - Wr/Dir Isaac Cleland - Short Film - LEAD - Grace
2014 - 'Births, Deaths and Marriages' Feature Film - Wr/Dir. Bea Joblin - ENSEMBLE - Francis
2013 - 'Hutt Valley Dream Project' Web Comedy - Wr/Dir. Bea Joblin - SUPPORTING - Sherryn
2013 - 'The Little Match Girl' Short Film - Dir. Alan Beere - LEAD - Mother
2013 - 'Home' Short Film - NZ Film School - Dir. Adam Reynolds - SUPPORTING - Jessica (Mother)
2013 - 'Blame' - Short Film - Written and Directed by Dan Urlich and Kristi Barnett - SUPPORTING - Tessa
2013 - 'Cub' - Short Film - Written and Directed by Jamie Lawrence - Fresh Short/Film Commission funded - LEAD - Amanda
2013 - 'CNT Live' - Comedy Web Series - LEAD - 'Michelle Beneine' - Host
2013 - 'Battle Roulette' - 48 Hour Film - LEAD - 'Hillary Meyer' - Dir. Jack Nickol
2013 - 'Eternity' - Feature Film, Written and Directed by Alex Galvin - LEAD - Kathryn Beattie
2011 - 'The Catch' - Short Film - Dir. Aaron Dickson - 41 South - LEAD - Claire Greymouth
2007 - 'Avatar' - Feature Film - FEATURED - Meteorology Expert, Pandora Operations Staff - Dir. James Cameron.
2004 - 'Shortland Street' TV - Kayla McKinley - Block 620, Episode 3097 - South Pacific Pictures
2003 - 'Return of the King' - FEATURED - Gondorian Civilian - Three Foot Six Limited - Dir. Peter Jackson

THEATRE
2017 - 'Desperate Huttwives' - LEAD - Roxy - Wr. Lou Proudfoot - Dir. Geraldine Brophy - HOBM Clubrooms and Hannah Playhouse
2014 - 'Jezebel of Jazz - Songs and Stories of Anita O'Day' - Dir. Jacqueline Coates - LEAD - American Anita O'Day: music theatre with 3 piece band.
2014 - 'The Mercy Clause' World Premiere - Dir. Jeff Kingsford Brown, Centrepoint Theatre - LEAD - Rachel
2013 - 'Life.After.' - NZ Play Premiere - Bats Theatre - LEAD - Stella
2010 - 'Midnight in Moscow' for Radio New Zealand. By Dean Parker. Directed by Duncan Smith. - LEAD - Madeline
2008-10 - 'Lear', 'Macbeth' and 'Othello' Kore Theatre National Tour - Goneril, Regan Cordelia and the Fool, Lady Macbeth and Desdemona & Iago
2010 - Radio Play 'Cliff's Last Mission' Radio New Zealand - By Justin Eade, directed by Duncan Smith. - SUPPORTING - Marisa
2010 - 'Currency' - Wr. Jo Holsted, Ruby Brunton and Melody Nixon. - LEAD - Woman in 'In the Red, & June in 'First June' - Dir. Jeff Henderson.
2009 - 'Rev It Up!' - Perform! Educational Musicals (AUS) - Wellington primary schools tour for Storylines Festival. - LEAD - Claire
2008 - 'The Devil's Architect' - Dir. Ken Keys, Soundings Theatre and Century Theatre Napier - LEAD - Inga
2007 - ‘A Bright Room Called Day’ - LEAD - Agnes - By Tony Kushner - Dir. Rachel Lenart. - Bats Theatre
2005 - ‘Farm at the End of the Road’ - LEAD - Capital E National Tour, using song and multiple puppets for 50 000 2-7 year olds - Dir. Peter Wilson
2004 - ‘Auditor!!’ - ENSEMBLE - Reworking of Gogol's 'The Government Inspector' into a NZ 1980’s classic. - Dir. James Sutherland, Studio 77
2003 - ‘Scratch & Sniff Dance Shorts II’ - SOLO - A multimedia event, using film/soundscapes & dance - Dir.Wilhemeena Gordon, Corbans Art Estat
2003 - ‘Educating Rita’ by Willy Russell- LEAD - Rita, on a nationwide tour, performing to 12 venues from Tokoroa to Balclutha.
2003 - ‘Junk’ – Writer, Director, Producer, Performer - Story of my Aunt, the first female undercover cop in NZ - Newtown Com. Ctr, Fringe Fest
2002 - 'Blue Suits Won't Fit' - LEAD - Donna - Devised piece about being a female cop in Wellington - Performed Wellington Police Bar.
1998 - 'West Side Story' - SUPPORTING - Rosalia - Dir. Robert Rimmer - Regent Theatre, Palmerston North
1995 - 'Grease' - LEAD - Sandy - Dir. Doug Mawson - College of Education Auditorium, Palmerston North
1995 - 'The Sound of Music - LEAD - Liesel - Dir. Pat Snoxell - Feilding Little Theatre

TRAINING
2018 Auditioning for Television - Tutors Liz Mullane & Rachel Bullock
2018 Standard American Accent - Tutor Jacque Drew USA
2017 Stunt Workshop - Tutor Alan Henry
2015 5 Day – Character Based Improv- Tutor Rob Marchand (drawn from the work of Mike Leigh; AUSTRALIA
2014 Owning the Audition Masterclass- Tutor Brita McVeigh
2013 Casting Hothouse -Tutor Matt Skrobalak (CBS), Christine King, Matt & Mark Dwyer (Barefoot), Marcia Ross (USA)
2013 Marketing yourself for a US Market -Tutor Jason Siner
2012 Musical Theatre Masterclass - Tutors Simon Burke & Daniel Edmond AUSTRALIA
2012 Butoh Ritualistic Mexicano - Tutor Diego Pinon MEXICO
2012 Michael Chekhov Acting Technique -Tutor Elena Stejko RUSSIA
2011 Scene Analysis & Screen Prfmance- Tutor Peter Feeney NZ
2010 Weekend Meisner Workshop -Tutor Barbara Woods-The Actors Studio
2009 Essential Female Performer - 5 Day -Tutor Geraldine Brophy NZ
2009 4 Day 'Tao of the Clown' -Tutor Giovanni Fusetti ITALY
2009 2 Wk Intensive 'Journey of Masks'- Tutor Giovanni Fusetti ITALY
2008 Lvl 2 Advanced USA Auditioning- Tutor Terri De’Ath NZ
2008 Lvl 2 Screen Intensive - Tutor Miranda Harcourt NZ
2007 USA Audition Technique - Tutor Terri De’Ath NZ
2007 Auditioning for Television - Tutor Rachel Bullock NZ
2006 Gospel Singing Workshop - Tutor Pat Delaware USA
2004 Maui P.Training – Taiaha/Aerial - Tutor Tanemahuta Gray NZ
2002 BA Hons Theatre, Victoria University
2000 Laban movement practices - Tutor Sara Brodie NZ

Music

Vocal ability

Lead singer


Vocal range

Mezzo-Soprano


Composer ability

Beginner


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Indie
  • Electronic
  • Jazz

Influences: Gwen Stefani, Joanna Newsom, Sigur Ros, Amina, Jeff Buckley, Anika Moa, Joni Mitchell, Emiliana Torrini, Dee Lite, Stevie Wonder

2014 - Soloist as Anita O'Day with 3 piece band for Tauranga Jazz Fest and Nelson Winter Festival
2013 - Vocalist with James Tait-Jamieson & Rodger Fox Big Band and 'Sons of Sinatra' - opening gala event, Tauranga Jazz Festival.
2012 - Current - Singer with 3 piece girl group Avidiva - www.avidiva.com
2012 - Gospel Concert lead by Dr Phillip Woods (USA) - Tuscany Voice Project, Umbria
2012 - Sang with Matthew Ford and his A Band - Las Vegas Nights - Sandbach, UK
2008 - May '10 - 'Gnu' - Post-rock band - Vocals and clarinet www.myspace.com/gnusphere
2007-9 - "The Journey" vocalist, clarinetist and dancer in 8 piece folk group - https://sites.google.com/site/journeybandnz/reviews
2007 - ‘Nova’ - Rock Covers Band - Co-Lead Singer performing bars, venues nationally
2004 - ‘Auckland Improvisation Group’ - clarinet, singing, moving/acting in an improvised capacity.
Workshopped with Justin Lewis (aka Indian Ink) towards performances on 27/28 Aug 04.
2004 - Vitamin S and 10 Acre Block…Improvised music…Odeon weekly, gigs Aotea Square, and Hamilton…clarinet and voice.
2004 - Won the Waihi Beach Talent Quest singing Disco Inferno with 1000 people singing, ‘Burn baby burn’. 2nd Place was Eddie from NZ Idol.
2003 - ‘Module’ a Jeramiah Ross reworking - Featured vocalist on two tracks.
2003 - ‘Andy White’ Worldwide Blues Legend Performed standards with…Bluenote Bar & Venue
2003 - ‘Sense_’ Opened the Orientation gig in PN for Fat Freddy’s Drop and Salmonella Dub
2003 - ‘Sense_’ Jeramiah Ross & Hayden Sinclair - Recorded vocals for this Electronic duo
2002 - ‘AviDiva’ – 3 girl pop group. Performed covers of classic and contemporary pop. Private Functions and bar work. - Recorded 4 track demo.
2002 - ‘Romeo & Juliet’ - Sung for Fate role – trad. & soundscape work.
1998-99 - ‘Velotic’ Original Pop Rock Band Lead Singer
1999 - ‘East Coast Blues & Roots Festival’ Byron Bay, AUS - Backing Scottish artist “Gershon”
(other acts – Ben Harper, Keb’ Mo, Angelique Kidjo, John Spencer’s Blues Explosion, John Lee Hooker – 40 000 people)
1999 - ‘Experiments in Groove’ Album self titled. - Vocalist for Jazz music album
1998 - ‘Gershon’ Album by Karl Broadie - Backing Vocalist
1998 - ‘Lament’ Album by Steve Asplin - Backing Vocalist
1998 - ‘Rob Guest Concert’ - P.N.O.S - Chorus. - Regent Theatre, P.N
1995-98 - Valentines Day Concert in the Square, Opera in the Park etc. 8 concerts with Soprano Kathi Craig

Presenting

TV presenter experience

Previous paid TV presenter roles


Radio presenter experience

Previous paid Radio presenter roles


Presenting agent

Robert Bruce Agency


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • Australian
  • Canadian
  • Irish
  • New Zealand
  • South African
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • USA Boston
  • USA California
  • USA New York
  • USA Southern
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin American
  • Maori
  • Spanish

Presented on Dog TV, music channel, Palmerston North.

Played a TV reporter in 'Venus and Mars'.

Presented plays and short stories for Radio NZ.

Quick reader, attention to detail - adaptable to directorial change/different offers.

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