AKL Gwendoline Taylor

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FEATURE FILM

2012 Someone To Carry Me, 'Angelica'
Inspire Entertainment, Dir. Terry Allen
2011 Sione's 2, 'Emily'
South Pacific Pictures, Dir. Simon Bennett

2007Show of Hands, 'Top 10 Contestant'
Great Southern Films, Dir. Anthony McCarten

TELEVISION

2013 Nothing Trivial: series III, 'Constable Orlich'
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors
2012 Spartacus: War of the Damned, 'Sibyl'
Pacific Renaissance Pictures, Various directors

2010 Go Girls: series III, 'Zoe'
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors

THEATRE

2011 Game On, 'Becca'
Herald Theatre / Short+Sweet Auckland, Dir. Bruce Brown
2010 Closer (excerpt), 'Alice'
Auckland University, Dir. Justene Musin

01-02Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival, 'Various'
Spotswood College
1999Celebrate Children 2000, 'Sarah'
Dir. Andy Spindler
1999Joseph & the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, 'Chorus'
New Plymouth Operatic Society
1996The Aristocats, 'Marie'
Dir. Glenys Horsfall

SHORT FILM

2015 The Forest Room, 'Harper Harrison'
Sideways Productions / 48 Hour Film Festival
2011 Goodbye Gilbert, 'The Princess'
Sideways Productions / 48 Hour Film Festival, Dir. Ben Fowler
2010 More than broken bones, 'Rachel'
THE Producitons, Dir. Adam King
2010 Lost Property, 'Zoe'
Auckland University, Dir. Justene Musin
2010 Blue Mermaid, 'The Blue Mermaid'
Remnant Films Ltd, Dir. Kelly Lyndon

2008Breathless, 'Abigail'
Dir. Andrew Lee
2008The Herald, 'Talim'
Dir. Dan Costello

AWARDS

2015 Best Actress Nomination for 'The Forest Room'
48 Hour Film Festival Awards

2009Best Actress for 'Breathless'
South Seas S'Oscars Ceremony

VOICE WORK

2016 Tickled, 'Debbie Kuhn'
Fumes Productions, Dirs. David Farrier & Dylan Reeve

TELEVISION COMMERCIALS

2011 Great Wall Wine
China, 2 years

TRAINING

2015 Actors Lab Studio, Acting and Audition Technique
with Peter Feeney
2014 The Rehearsal Room, Scene work
The Directors and Editors Guild
2013 Casting Workshop
with McSweeney Newman Casting
2012 Casting Hothoue (NZ)
Actors Equity NZ
2010 Meisner Technique
with Michael Saccente
2010 On Screen Acting, Full Day Clinic
with Barefoot Casting

2008Post Production & Presenting
South Seas Film & Television School
2006BA majoring in Film & Media Studies
Victoria University
00-03Drama lessons with Sharon Marshall
Applause School of Drama
2002Public Performance with the New Plymouth Little Theatre
Theatresports workshop
1999Drama, dance & singing with Marlaina Curtis
Marlaina Curtis Stage School
91-98Drama, dance & singing with Glenys Horsfall
Studio 101

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FEATURE FILM

2012 Someone To Carry Me, 'Angelica'
Inspire Entertainment, Dir. Terry Allen
2011 Sione's 2, 'Emily'
South Pacific Pictures, Dir. Simon Bennett

2007Show of Hands, 'Top 10 Contestant'
Great Southern Films, Dir. Anthony McCarten

TELEVISION

2013 Nothing Trivial: series III, 'Constable Orlich'
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors
2012 Spartacus: War of the Damned, 'Sibyl'
Pacific Renaissance Pictures, Various directors

2010 Go Girls: series III, 'Zoe'
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors

THEATRE

2011 Game On, 'Becca'
Herald Theatre / Short+Sweet Auckland, Dir. Bruce Brown

2010 Closer (excerpt), 'Alice'
Auckland University, Dir. Justene Musin

SHORT FILM

2015 The Forest Room, 'Harper Harrison'
Sideways Productions / 48 Hour Film Festival
2011 Goodbye Gilbert, 'The Princess'
Sideways Productions / 48 Hour Film Festival, Dir. Ben Fowler
2010 More than broken bones, 'Rachel'
THE Producitons, Dir. Adam King
2010 Lost Property, 'Zoe'
Auckland University, Dir. Justene Musin
2010 Blue Mermaid, 'The Blue Mermaid'
Remnant Films Ltd, Dir. Kelly Lyndon

AWARDS

2015 Best Actress Nomination for 'The Forest Room'
48 Hour Film Festival Awards

2009Best Actress for 'Breathless'
South Seas S'Oscars Ceremony

VOICE WORK

2016 Tickled, 'Debbie Kuhn'
Fumes Productions, Dirs. David Farrier & Dylan Reeve

Biography

It was while working in the darkest corner of the newsroom at TV3 in close proximity to the voice booth that Gwendoline started being recruited for VOs. Known to her colleagues as a capable actress, journalists would borrow her voice to help flesh out their stories - mostly when a foreign interview needed translating. However, when David Farrier needed help voicing an early cut of his documentary 'Tickled', Gwendoline jumped into the booth to do the honours. After a viewing, the New Zealand Film Commission was impressed with her US accent and insisted on using her voice for the finished cut. Farrier was stoked - "the American we auditioned just didn't come across as bitchy as you," he explained. "You brought the right tone for the piece.

ACCENTS

American (standard), Southern American, Australian, British

Skills

  • Dancer
  • Ballet Dancer
  • Contemporary Dancer
  • Hip Hop Dancer
  • Jazz Dancing
  • Tap Dancing
  • Full Licence
  • Piano
  • Saxophone
  • Netball
  • Pilates
  • Roller Blading
  • Singer
  • Yoga

Notes:

Can drive manual and automatic.