Mirrah Foulkes

Mirrah Foulkes is an Australian director, screenwriter, and film and television actress. She was raised on the Sunshine Coast, in South East Queensland, Australia.[3] She has appeared in films such as Animal Kingdom (2010),[4] Sleeping Beauty (2011),[5] and in the Australian anthology film The Turning (2013).

Mirrah Foulkes
Mirrah Foulkes in December 2012.jpg
Mirrah Foulkes in December 2012
Born1981/1982[1][2]
OccupationActress
Years active2005–present

In Australia, Foulkes played the role of Jo Mathieson on the long-running Australian TV series All Saints. She appeared in every 2009 episode prior to the series' cancellation in October 2009.[3] In 2013, she played Simone in Top of the Lake, a mystery drama television mini-series.[6]

In 2014, Foulkes joined the cast of the CBS remake TV series Hawaii Five-0 in the recurring role of Ellie Clayton, a lawyer, who is connected to Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) through his father.[7][8][9]

Foulkes has written and directed several short films including, Dumpy Goes to the Big Smoke (2012), Florence Has Left the Building (2015) starring Jacki Weaver, and Trespass (2015). In 2013, she co-wrote the short film Eugene for the Intel and W Hotels Four Stories competition. Foulkes is the only female member of the Australian film-making collective Blue-Tongue Films.[10][11]

In 2013, Foulkes was nominated for her acting for the Best New Female Talent at the Logie Awards. Also in 2013, she was nominated for the AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in The Turning, a film based on a collection of short stories by Tim Winton.[12]

CareerEdit

FilmEdit

Foulkes has appeared in several Australian feature films since 2006, including Spider (2007),[13] Dying Breed (2008),[14] Animal Kingdom (2010),;[4] the erotic drama Sleeping Beauty (2011);[5] and in the Australian anthology film The Turning (2013).

In 2012, Foulkes made her screenwriting and directorial debut with the short film Dumpy Goes to the Big Smoke, a fictional story about a chance encounter that could change a lonely woman's life.[15] The film received positive response from critics and garnered her several awards and nominations, including winning the prize for Best Director at the Sydney Film Festival and was nominated for two AACTA Awards in 2013[10][11][16][17][18][19][20][21]

In 2013, she played the role of Sherry in the Australian anthology film The Turning, starring Cate Blanchett, based on a collection of short stories by Tim Winton. The film was nominated for the 2013 Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Feature Film,[22] In 2013, Foulkes was nominated for her acting for the Best New Female Talent at the Logie Awards. Also in 2013, she was nominated for the AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in the Australian anthology film The Turning.[12]

In 2015, Foulkes directed the short-film Florence Has Left the Building (2015) starring Jacki Weaver, which premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival and won the 2015 AACTA Award for Best Short Fiction Film; and Trespass which had its International Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2016. In 2013, Foulkes co-wrote the short film Eugene for the Intel and W Hotels Four Stories competition. Foulkes is the only female member of the Australian film-making collective Blue-Tongue Films.[10][11]

TelevisionEdit

In 2005, Foulkes had a two-episode guest role in Blue Heelers[23]

In 2009, Foulkes joined the cast of the long-running Australian TV series All Saints in the role of specialist rescue paramedic, Jo Mathieson, in the newly formed Medical Response Unit. She appeared in every 2009 episode prior to the series' cancellation in October 2009 by Channel 7.[3]

In 2011, she featured in Wild Boys as the feisty outlaw Jessie West, a female bushranger.[24]

In 2012, she played the role of Rebecca Bourke in the Australians TV series Devil's Dust, a true-life story about asbestos litigation against a big cement manufacturer James Hardie.[25]

In 2013, she played the role of Simone in Top of the Lake, a six-hour mystery drama television mini-series created and written by Jane Campion and Gerard Lee, and directed by Campion and Garth Davis, which aired on the Sundance Channel in 2013.[6]

In 2015, she played the role of Kellie Norton in the Australian television miniseries The Principal.[26]

In 2014, she joined the cast of the CBS TV series Hawaii Five-0 in the recurring role of Ellie Clayton, a lawyer, who is connected to Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett Alex O'Loughlin through his father.[7][8][9]

In addition Foulkes directed and was screenwriter for Dumpy Goes to the Big Smoke (2012),[15] and she directed the short film Eugene (2012, short film).[10] and Florence Has Left The Building starring Jacki Weaver, and Trespass which had its International Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2016.[10][11]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Ezra White, LL.B. Teacher Short
2007 Crossbow Cop 1
Spider Jill
Long Road to Heaven Hannah Catrelle
Little Deaths Caroline
2008 Dying Breed Nina
Netherland Dwarf Rebecca Short
2010 Happy Sushi Woman
Animal Kingdom Catherine Brown
2011 Sleeping Beauty Sophie
2012 Cryo Jacobs Short
2013 The Turning Fay Keenan
2014 Vote Yes Susan Short
2015 The Gift Wendy Dale
2016 Measuring The Jump Kelly Short
2017 War Machine Captain Barbara Floss
2019 Judy and Punch

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Blue Heelers Deborah Masters 3 Episodes
2006 The Chaser's War on Everything Herself 6 Episodes
2009 All Saints Jo Mathieson 37 Episodes
2010 52 Annual TV Week Logie Awards Herself Television Special
2011 Wild Boys Jessie West 2 Episodes
2012 Devil's Dust Rebecca Bourke
2013 Top of the Lake Simone 4 Episodes
Deadbeat Dads Susan 1 Episode
The Outlaw Michael Howe Maria Lord Television Movie
Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story Patricia Murdoch 2 Episodes
2014 Secrets and Lies Nicole Hoebel
Vanessa Turner 1 Episode
2014-15 Hawaii Five-0 Ellie Clayton 4 Episodes
2015 The Principal Kellie Norton
2018 Harrow Soroya Dass 10 Episodes

Staff CreditsEdit

Year Title Staff Notes
2012 Eugene Writer Short
Dumpy Goes to the Big Smoke Writer & Director
2014 Florence Has Left the Building
2016 Trespass

Awards and nominationsEdit

Foulkes has written and directed several short films including, Dumpy Goes to the Big Smoke (2012), which won the prize for Best Director at the Sydney Film Festival and was nominated for two AACTA Awards (formerly the Australian Film Institute Awards, also known as the AFI Awards) in 2013; Florence Has Left the Building (2015) starring Jacki Weaver, which premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival and won the 2015 AACTA Award for Best Short Fiction Film; and Trespass which had its International Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2016. In 2013, Foulkes co-wrote the short film Eugene for the Intel and W Hotels Four Stories competition. She is the only female member of the Australian film-making collective Blue-Tongue Films.[10][11]

In 2010, for her acting, Foulkes was nominated for Best New Female Talent at the Logie Awards.

In 2013, she was nominated for the AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Turning.[12]

ReferencesEdit

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  19. ^ "AACTA". Archived from the original on 16 June 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
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  23. ^ "Australian Television: Blue Heelers: episode guide: series 12 (2005)". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  24. ^ "Mirrah Foulkes is an all-action girl in Wild Boys". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  25. ^ "Cast Is King In DEVIL'S DUST Teaser". Screenanarchy.com. 7 October 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  26. ^ "Australian Television: The Principal". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 19 July 2018.

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