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Liz Kirkman

Actor, Model, Musician

Wellington, New Zealand
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Liz Kirkman Showreel 2014

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Jezebel of Jazz - Anita O'Day

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Liz Kirkman Show Reel 2013

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Showreel for Liz Kirkman 2011

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Battle Roulette

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Darryn Exists (Short Film)

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Physical Details

Height:
170 cm / 5ft 7in
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Weight:
66 kg / 145 lbs
Skin color:
Olive
Chest:
96 cm / 38 in
Eye color:
Hazel
Waist:
76 cm / 30in
Hair color:
Red
Hips:
99 cm / 39in
Hair length:
Medium
Dress Size:
10 - 13
Hair type:
Curly

Credits

2013
  • Tao of the Clown (4 day) : With Giovanni Fusetti
  • Peter Feeney at Film School : Screen Acting Workshop
  • Cameron Rhodes at Toi Whakaari : Vocal Tune Up Workshop
2012
  • Elena Stejko at Toi Whakaari : Michael Chekov - Psycholoical Gesture
  • Musical Theatre Masterclass : Masterclass sponsored by Disney with Simon Burke (Mary Poppins) and Daniel Edmonds, world renowned musical director.
  • Butoh Ritualistic Mexicano w Diego Piñon : Workshop participant which lead to a showing.
2011
  • Peter Feeney : Scene Analysis and Screen Performance
2010
  • Wellington Actors Studio : Meisner Weekend Workshop
2009
  • Toi Whakaari : The Essential Female Performer - One Week Course
  • Helikos : The Tao of Clown - 4 Day Self Exploration of own clown
  • Helikos : The Journey of Masks - 2 Week Exploration from Neutral to Commedia
2008
  • Toi Whakaari : Screen Acting Technique over 6 weeks
  • Toi Whakaari : Commedia dell'Arte - Weekend Intensive
  • Toi Whakaari : Level 2 Screen Intensive - Building of characters within a scene
  • Terri De'Ath : Level 2 Advanced USA Audition Technique
2007
  • Rachel Bullock : Auditioning for Television
  • Ionesco : Physical theatre weekly practice
2006
  • LunGa Arts Festival : Gospel Singing Workshop/Concert - Soloist
2005
  • Al Wunder : Contact Improvisation - Weekend wkshop in inmprovised movement technique
2004
  • Splash Dance : Mixed Ability Aerial Theatre - sessions with a variety of performers and solo
2003
  • Wholly Dance Butoh : Butoh dance creation and practice, weekend workshop
  • T.A.P.A.C : Physical theatre practice and Acrobalancing Techniques
2002
  • Toi Whakaari : Biomechanics - Movement Theatre -
  • Victoria University of Wellington : BA Honours Theatre
2000
  • Victoria University of Wellington : Laban Movement Practice
  • Victoria University of Wellington : BA Theatre
1997
  • Freyberg High School : 4 years of Clarinet tuition
  • Freyberg High School : 4 Years of Vocal Training

Acting

Vocal ad - 'Sexy Chocolate'

Voice Demo: Sexy Chocolate

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

May 15' - 'Gift' - Dir Ben Zolno - 48 Hour Film, Shock Ending - SUPPORTING - Harper Harrison

Mar '15 - 'Ra and Marama' - Wr/Dir Isaac Cleland - Short Film, part of 'One Shot Collective' Feature Film 'Encounters' - LEAD - Grace

Mar/Apr/Jul '14 - 'Jezebel of Jazz - Songs and Stories of Anita O'Day' - Dir. Jacqueline Coates - LEAD - American Anita O'Day: music theatre with 3 piece band.

Jun/Jul '14 - 'The Mercy Clause' World Premiere - Dir. Jeff Kingsford Brown, Centrepoint Theatre - LEAD - Rachel

Jul '14 - 'Births, Deaths and Marriages' Feature Film - Wr/Dir. Bea Joblin - ENSEMBLE - Francis

Dec '13 - 'Hutt Valley Dream Project' Web Comedy - Wr/Dir. Bea Joblin - SUPPORTING - Sherryn

Oct '13 - 'The Little Match Girl' Short Film - Dir. Alan Beere - LEAD - Mother

Oct '13 - 'Home' Short Film - NZ Film School - Dir. Adam Reynolds - SUPPORTING - Jessica (Mother)

Sep '13 - 'Blame' - Short Film - Written and Directed by Dan Urlich and Kristi Barnett - SUPPORTING - Tessa

Aug '13 - 'Cub' - Short Film - Written and Directed by Jamie Lawrence - Fresh Short/Film Commission funded - LEAD - Amanda

Jul '13 - 'CNT Live' - Comedy Web Series - LEAD - 'Michelle Beneine' - Host

May '13 - 'Battle Roulette' - 48 Hour Film - LEAD - 'Hillary Meyer'

Apr '13 - 'Eternity' - Feature Film, Written and Directed by Alex Galvin - LEAD - Kathryn Beattie

Apr '13 - 'Life.After.' - NZ Play Premiere - Bats Theatre - LEAD - Stella

Sep '11 - 'The Catch' - Short Film - Dir. Aaron Dickson - 41 South - LEAD - Claire Greymouth

Nov '10 - 'Midnight in Moscow' for Radio New Zealand. By Dean Parker. Directed by Duncan Smith. With Geraldine Brophy, Tim Spite, Jason Whyte and Rachel More - LEAD - Madeline

Jul-Sep '10 - 'King Lear', 'Macbeth' and 'Othello' Kore Theatre Secondary Schools National Tour - Goneril, Regan Cordelia and the Fool, Lady Macbeth and Desdemona & Iago

5-14 May 2010 - Radio Play 'Cliff's Last Mission' - By Justin Eade, directed by Duncan Smith. Featuring Geraldine Brophy, Jed Brophy, Simon Ferry, Jim Moriarty, Donna Akersten. Playing 'Marisa', an American 16 year old girl.
Radio New Zealand.

2-6 Feb 10 - 'Currency' - Three short plays by Wellington writers Jo Holsted, Ruby Brunton and Melody Nixon. 'Woman' in 'In the Red, and 'June' in 'First June', directed by Jeff Henderson.

Jul-Sep 09 - 'Macbeth', Kore Theatre Secondary Schools National Tour - Lady Macbeth

May 09 - 'Rev It Up!' - Perform! Educational Musicals (AUS) - Wellington primary schools tour for Storylines Festival. - "Claire"

Oct 08 - 'The Devil's Architect' - Dir. Ken Keys, Soundings Theatre and Century Theatre Napier - "Inga"

Apr-Oct 08 - 'King Lear', Kore Theatre Secondary Schools National Tour - Goneril, Regan, Cordelia AND the Fool

Nov 07 - Avatar Dir. James Cameron. Feat, Meteorology Expert, Pandora Operations Staff

26 Apr–5 May 07 ‘A Bright Room Called Day’ By Tony Kushner
Dir. Rachel Lenart. Bats Theatre
Set in 1930's Berlin where a group of left wing friends struggle with Hitler's rise to power. 'Agnes'

Mar–Nov 05 ‘The Farm at the End of the Road’ Dir. Peter Wilson
Capital E Nat Thea for Children. National touring show, using singing and multiple puppets for 2-7 yr olds from Whangarei to Invercargill. 50, 000 kids.

24 Feb-13 Mar 04 ‘Auditor!!’
Dir. James Sutherland, Studio 77
17 person physical ensemble cast reworking Gogol’s highly satirical 'The Government Inspector' into a Wellington
NZ 1980’s classic.

20-22 Nov 03 ‘Scratch & Sniff Dance Shorts II’ Dir.Wilhemeena Gordon
Solo performer. 1 of 9. A multimedia event, using film/soundscapes & dance Corbans Art Centre, Waitakere City

17 Sep-18 Oct 03 ‘Educating Rita’ by Willy Russell
Rita, on a nationwide tour, performing to 12 venues from Tokoroa to Balclutha.

4-8 Mar 03 ‘Junk’ – Writer, Director, Producer, Performer
The story of my Aunt, the first female undercover cop in NZ.Newtown Com. Ctr, Fringe Fest

7-9 Jun02 ‘Blue

Modeling

Modeling experience

Beginner, starting out


Performed as catwalk/runway model in Waitakare's Trash to Fashion Awards. Wearing two contrasting outfits made from recycled materials.
Hair modelling.

Music

Fever

Vocals Liz Kirkman, new arrangement by Shane Mason. Recorded 2003, Beaver Studios.

Clarinet ability

Beginner


Vocal ability

Lead singer


Vocal range

Mezzo-Soprano


Composer ability

Beginner


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Indie
  • Jazz

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

Mar 2013 - Vocalist with James Tait-Jamieson & Rodger Fox Big Band and 'Sons of Sinatra' - opening gala event, Tauranga Jazz Festival.

Dec 2012 - Current - Singer with 3 piece girl group Avidiva - www.avidiva.com

July 2012 - Gospel Concert lead by Dr Phillip Woods (USA) - Tuscany Voice Project, Umbria

June 2012 - Sang with Matthew Ford and his A Band - Las Vegas Nights - Sandbach, UK

Mar 08 - May '10 - 'Gnu' - Post-rock band - Vocals and clarinet www.myspace.com/gnusphere

Jun 07 - 2009 - "The Journey" 8 piece folk-esque group, exploring a songs, segues and dance capturing stages in the human life cycle.
http://sites.google.com/site/journeybandnz/home

Mar 07 – Nov 07 ‘Nova’ Rock Covers Band Co-Lead Singer performing bars, venues nationally

May 04–Aug 04 ‘Auckland Improvisation Group’
Playing clarinet, singing, moving/acting in an improvised performance capacity. Workshopped with Justin Lewis (aka Indian Ink) towards performances on 27/28 Aug 04.

Feb-Nov 04 Vitamin S and 10 Acre Block…Improvised music…Odeon weekly, gigs Aotea Square, and Hamilton…clarinet and voice.

Jan 04 Won the Waihi Beach Talent Quest singing Disco Inferno
unaccompanied with 1000 people singing, ‘Burn baby burn’. 2nd Place was Eddie from NZ Idol.
Dec 03 ‘Module’ a Jeramiah Ross reworking Featured vocalist on two tracks.

25 Oct 03 ‘Andy White’ Worldwide Blues Legend Performed standards with…Bluenote Bar & Venue

Mar 03 ‘Sense_’ Opened the Orientation gig in PN for Fat Freddy’s Drop and Salmonella Dub
Dec 03 ‘Sense_’ Jeramiah Ross & Hayden Sinclair Recorded vocals for this Electronic duo

Mar 02 – Nov 02 ‘AviDiva’ – 3 girl pop group. Performed covers of classic and contemporary pop. Private Functions and bar work.
Recorded 4 track demo.

31 Jan–23 Feb 02 ‘Romeo & Juliet’
Sung for Fate role – trad. & soundscape work.

Nov 98-May 99 ‘Velotic’ Original Pop Rock Band Lead Singer

Apr 99 ‘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)

Jan 99 ‘Experiments in Groove’ Album self titled. Vocalist for Jazz music

Oct 98 ‘Gershon’ Album by Karl Broadie. Backing Vocalist

Jul-Sept 98 ‘Lament’ Album by Steve Asplin Backing Vocalist

May 98 ‘Rob Guest Concert’P.N.O.S
Chorus. Regent Theatre, P.N

95-98 Valentines Day Concert in the Square, Opera in the Park etc. 8 concerts with Soprano Kathi Craig

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