AKL Jackie van Beek

Jackie van BeekFeatured Popular

Retail, Character, Energetic, Upbeat


FEATURE FILM

2013 What We Do In the Shadows, 'Jackie'
Dirs. Taika Waititi & Jemaine Clement
2005 Eagle vs Shark, 'Anthea'
Sad Animals Ltd, Dir. Taika Waititi

TELEVISION


2016 800 Words Series 2 'Gloria'
Weld Productions Ltd, Various Directors
2015 Funny Girls, 'Pauline'
MediaWorks / TV3, Dir. Johnny Barker
2015 Karen & Mike's Police Program (pilot), 'Woman'
Two Canoes Ltd, Dir. Taika Waititi
2014 Terry Teo, 'Young Reporter'
Semi-Professional Pictures Ltd, Dir. Gerard Johnstone
2014 Best Bits, 'Panelist'
The Downlowconcept, Various directors
2013 Coverband, 'Stacey'
The Downlowconcept, Dir. Jonathan Brough
2013 Super City II, 'Kaye'
Super Fumes Ltd, Dir. Oscar Kightley
2013 Short Poppies, 'Elise'
Augusto Ltd, Various directors

2006Rude Awakenings, 'Linda'
MF Films Ltd, Various directors
2005Eating Media Lunch, 'F**k News Presenter'
Great Southern TV, Dir. Lee Baker
2003Freaky Friday, 'Guest'
Avalon Studios, Various directors
2002Shortland Street, 'Nash Kirby'
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors
2001Love Mussel (tele-feature), 'Fiona'
Frame Up Films Ltd, Dir. Michael Hurst
1992Shortland Street, 'Annallese Nicholls'
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors

WEB SERIES

2014 Only in Aotearoa, 'Woman 3'
Kura Productions Ltd, Various directors

PRESENTING

2016 Our New Zealand Escape, 'Presenter'
2Tui Productions Ltd

THEATRE

2015 Hudson & Halls Live!, 'Ngarie'
Silo Theatre, Dir. Kip Chapman
2014 Flashdunce, 'Various' (two-hander sketch show)
NZ International Comedy Festival
2007Hellcat & Jeeks, 'Jeeks'
Herald Theatre, Dirs. Jackie Van Beek & Lauren Jackson

06-08My Brother & I Are Porn Stars, 'Jackie'
Melbourne Comedy Festival / Edinborough Fringe / London Soho Theatre, Dir. Colin Mitchell
2005My Brother & I Are Porn Stars, 'Jackie'
Silo Theatre / NZ National Tour, Dir. Colin Mitchell

SHORT FILM

2007The Gondola, 'Woman'
Dir. Richard Bell

AWARDS

2014 Best Actor for 'Uphill'
Show Me Shorts Awards
2014 Best Supporting Actress for 'What We Do In The Shadows'
NZ Fil Awards

TELEVISION COMMERCIALS

2016 Tropicana
Nth America
2015 Dairy Australia
Australia
2015 Lightbox
NZ
2015 Watties
NZ, 8 weeks only
2015 Harcourts
NZ
2014 Nova Energy
NZ
2007Ford
Australia
2007Open University
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Highlights
FEATURE FILM

2013 What We Do In the Shadows, 'Jackie'
Dirs. Taika Waititi & Jemaine Clement
2005 Eagle vs Shark, 'Anthea'
Sad Animals Ltd, Dir. Taika Waititi

TELEVISION


2016 800 Words Series2 'Gloria'
Weld Productions Ltd, Various Directors
2015 Funny Girls, 'Pauline'
MediaWorks / TV3, Dir. Johnny Barker
2014 Terry Teo, 'Young Reporter'
Semi-Professional Pictures Ltd, Dir. Gerard Johnstone
2013 Coverband, 'Stacey'
The Downlowconcept, Dir. Jonathan Brough
2013 Super City II, 'Kaye'
Super Fumes Ltd, Dir. Oscar Kightley
2013 Short Poppies, 'Elise'
Augusto Ltd, Various directors

2006Rude Awakenings, 'Linda'
MF Films Ltd, Various directors
2002Shortland Street, 'Nash Kirby'
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors
2001Love Mussel (tele-feature), 'Fiona'
Frame Up Films Ltd, Dir. Michael Hurst

THEATRE

2015 Hudson & Halls Live!, 'Ngaire'
Silo Theatre, Dir. Kip Chapman
2014 Flashdunce, 'Various' (two-hander sketch show)
NZ International Comedy Festival
2007Hellcat & Jeeks, 'Jeeks'
Herald Theatre, Dirs. Jackie Van Beek & Lauren Jackson

06-08My Brother & I Are Porn Stars, 'Jackie'
Melbourne Comedy Festival / Edinborough Fringe / London Soho Theatre, Dir. Colin Mitchell

AWARDS

2014 Best Actor for 'Uphill'
Show Me Shorts Awards
2014 Best Supporting Actress for 'What We Do In The Shadows'
NZ Film Awards

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PRESENTING

2016 Our New Zealand Escape, 'Presenter'
2Tui Productions Ltd

Biography

Jackie is an actor/writer/director with a strong history in improvised comedy.

As an actor she is best known for her role as the desperate familiar in Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s vampire documentary, What We Do in the Shadows. She plays the inept producer, Pauline, in TV3's Funny Girls and the straight-talking Gloria in Australia's Channel 7 show 800 Words.

She has voiced documentary series as well as commercials in NZ and Australia - her most recent character being a fed up chameleon in the Valspar Paint commercials.

As a writer/director she has made seven award-winning short films produced in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

She won SPADA New Filmmaker of the Year in 2013.  She premiered her first first feature film The Inland Road at the Berlin Film Festival 2017 and her second feature film The Breaker Upperers at SXSW 2018.

LANGUAGES

French, Italian, Spanish

ACCENTS

American (standard), Australian, British, Cockney

Additional Characteristics

Authoritative, Confident

Skills

  • Aerobics
  • Dancer
  • Ballet Dancer
  • Contemporary Dancer
  • Jazz Dancing
  • Director
  • Full Licence
  • Horse Riding
  • Flute
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Recorder
  • Netball
  • Singer
  • Alto
  • Swimming
  • Theatre Sports

Notes:

Other skills include improvisation & dog handling. Can drive manual and automatic.