Essie Davis Actor

Essie Davis is an Australian actress. Born and raised in Hobart, Tasmania, she is the daughter of locally famed artist George Davis. Essie Davis emerged from the Old Nick Company at the University of Tasmania in the late 1980s. She is also a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney. Her acting career began with the Bell Shakespeare company when, straight out of NIDA, she was cast as Juliet in the 1993 production of Romeo and Juliet. Her film career started after her role in the all Australian movie Dad and Dave: On Our Selection (1995), also starring other prestigious actors such as Geoffrey Rush, Leo McKern, and Joan Sutherland. Her most famous movie roles are in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, Richard Flanagan's 1998 Tasmanian film The Sound of One Hand Clapping, and Girl with a Pearl Earring. In 2003 she won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress for her UK performance in the Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire. In 2004 she starred in a Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's Jumpers, for which she earned a Tony nomination. In 2005 she appeared as Mrs.

Personal details

Date of birth
1970
Nationality
Australia

Family

Parents
Spouse

Education

1. National Institute of Dramatic Art Educational Institution

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is an Australian national training institute for students of theatre, film, and television, based in the Sydney suburb of Kensington. It is supported by the federal Office for the Arts, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. NIDA is located adjacent to, and has a strong relationship with, the University of New South Wales. It is a member of the "Australian Roundtable for Arts Training Excellence".

Founded
1958
Headquarters
215 Anzac Parade, Kensington, 2033 - Sydney, New South Wales
Official web page www.nida.edu.au
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended National Institute of Dramatic Art connected by profession and/or age

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Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Sci-Fi36.53
Action26.95
Adventure36.77
Drama96.6
Romance36.97
Horror36.67
Thriller36.23
Crime26.8
Comedy25.55

1. The Babadook (2014)

Drama, Horror, Thriller
played Amelia
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
Kristian Moliere
,
Kristina Ceyton
Jennifer Kent
Jennifer Kent
1 Show list

The Babadook is a 2014 drama, horror and thriller film written and directed by Jennifer Kent.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Jed Kurzel
Radosław Ładczuk
Heather Wallace
English
Australia

2. Burning Man (2011)

Drama, Romance
played Karen
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
110.0
,
Jonathan Teplitzky
Jonathan Teplitzky
Jonathan Teplitzky
21 Show list

Burning Man is a 2011 Australian drama film written and directed by Jonathan Teplitzky.

Awards

Top cast

Kathryn
Carol
Blind Man
Dr. Burgess
Sally
Oscar's Teacher
Dr. Allen
Marti
Oncology Nurse
ER Nurse
Post Op Eye Nurse
Graham
Ms Woodcock
Paramedic #2
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Garry Phillips
English
United Kingdom, Australia

3. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)

Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
played Marella
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
101.0
Zareh Nalbandian
,
Emil Stern
21 Show list 1 Show list $80M

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole is a 2010 Australian-American computer-animated epic fantasy-adventure film based on the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series by Kathryn Lasky. Zack Snyder directed the film as an animation debut, with Jim Sturgess, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Barclay, Helen Mirren, Ryan Kwanten, Anthony LaPaglia, and David Wenham voicing the characters set in Pre-Aboriginal Australia. Warner Bros. distributed the film with the Australian companies Village Roadshow Pictures and Animal Logic, the latter having produced visual effects for Happy Feet. Production took place in Australia, and the film was released in RealD 3D and IMAX 3D on September 24, 2010.

Awards

2011 AACTA Award for Best Visual Effects

Top cast

Noctus, Grimble
Ezylryb
Digger
Soren
Metalbeak
Allomere
Otulissa
Twilight
Metalbeak
Twilight
Echidna
Kludd
Strix Struma
Gylfie
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
English
Australia, United States of America

4. The Wedding Party (2010)

Comedy, Drama
played Jane
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
115.0
Nicole Minchin
Amanda Jane
Christine Bartlett
9 Show list

The Wedding Party is a 2010 comedy drama film written by Christine Bartlett and directed by Amanda Jane.

Awards

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Katie Milwright
English
Australia

5. Australia (2008)

Adventure, Drama, History
played Cath Carney
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
166.0
, ,
G. Mac Brown
20 Show list 7 Show list $130M

Australia is an Australian romance film-epic film directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman. An English aristocrat inherits a cattle station and when English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn stock-man to drive 2,000 head of cattle across the country's most unforgiving terrain, only to face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by the Japanese forces.

Awards

2009 AFI Highest Grossing Film Award
2009 AACTA Award for Best Visual Effects
2009 AACTA Award for Best Costume Design
2009 AACTA Award for Best Production Design
2008 Satellite Award for Best Cinematography
2008 Satellite Award for Best Art Direction and Production Design
2008 Satellite Award for Best Visual Effects

Top cast

Drover
Neil Fletcher
Dr. Barker
Lady Sarah Ashley
Sergeant
Kipling Flynn
Skipper
Old Drunk
King Carney
Sing Song
King George
Administrator Allsop
Sergeant Callahan
Father Benedict
Gloria Carney
Ramsden
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
World War II
Chinese language, English, Japanese
Australia, New Zealand, United States of America, United Kingdom

6. Hey, Hey, It's Esther Blueburger (2008)

Comedy, Drama
played Grace Blueburger
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
103.0
Miriam Stein
Cathy Randall
Cathy Randall
9 Show list 1 Show list

Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger is a 2008 Australian independent teen film written and directed by Cathy Randall. It stars Danielle Catanzariti, Keisha Castle-Hughes and Toni Collette. The film follows Jewish 13-year-old Esther, an outcast at her posh school, where she has no friends. That changes when she meets nonconformist Sunni from the local public school. With Esther's character based loosely on her own adolescence, Randall was inspired to write the film's script by what she saw as a lack of role models for teenage girls. In 2002, the script earned her a fellowship to the Los Angeles Film School's Feature Development Programme, where she developed the project, and it was later picked up by Tama Films. Randall returned to Australia for casting, and Catanzariti was eventually chosen in the lead role after she attended an audition for minor roles and extras. Production spanned from October to December 2006, with filming taking place in Adelaide, South Australia and Sydney, New South Wales. The film premiered on 10 February 2008 at the Berlin International Film Festival and was released in Australia on 20 March 2008.

Awards

2008 AACTA Award for Best Young Actor

Top cast

Osmond Blueburger
Jacob Blueburger
Mrs. Fleisher
Mr. Hooper
Esther Blueburger
Miss Koolkats
Mrs. Rosen
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Anna Howard
Shareen Beringer
English
New Zealand, Australia

7. Sweeney Todd (2006)

Crime, Drama, Horror
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
David Moore
1 Show list

Sweeney Todd is a 2006 film directed by David Moore.

Awards

Top cast

Matthew
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom

8. Isolation (2005)

Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
played Orla
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0
Billy O'Brien
5 Show list

Isolation is a 2005 Irish horror film directed and written by Billy O'Brien and produced by Film Four and Lions Gate Film Studios. The film was released direct to DVD on 26 June 2007.

Awards

Top cast

Jamie
Garda Hourigan
Mary
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Robbie Ryan
English
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland

9. The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
played Maggie
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
129.0
Andy Wachowski
,
Lana Wachowski
Andy Wachowski
,
Lana Wachowski
32 Show list 1 Show list $110M

The Matrix Revolutions is a 2003 American science fiction action film and the third installment of The Matrix trilogy. The film was released six months following The Matrix Reloaded. The film was written and directed by The Wachowski Siblings and released simultaneously in 60 countries on November 5, 2003. While it is the final film in the series, the Matrix storyline continued in The Matrix Online. The film was the second live-action film to be released in both regular and IMAX theaters at the same time.

Awards

2004 BMI Film Music Award

Top cast

Agent Smith
Trainman
Persephone
Deus Ex Machina
Zee
Rama-Kandra
Councillor Hamann
Merovingian
Roland
Seraph
Ghost
Architect
Lock's Lieutenant
Bane
Officer Wirtz
Councillor West
Councillor Dillard
Zion Gate Operator
Oracle
Sparks
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Virtual reality
Transhumanism
The Matrix Revolutions: Music From The Motion Picture
English, French
United States of America, Australia

10. Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)

Biography, Drama, Romance
played Catharina Bolnes Vermeer
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0
Olivia Hetreed
10 Show list 2 Show list

Girl with a Pearl Earring is a 2003 drama film directed by Peter Webber. The screenplay was adapted by screenwriter Olivia Hetreed, based on the novel of the same name by Tracy Chevalier. Scarlett Johansson stars as Griet, a young 17th-century servant in the household of the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. Other cast members include Tom Wilkinson, Cillian Murphy, and Judy Parfitt. Hetreed read the novel before its publication, and her husband's production company convinced Chevalier to sell the film rights. Initially, the production was to feature Kate Hudson as Griet with Mike Newell directing. Hudson withdrew shortly before filming began, however, and the film was placed in hiatus until the hire of Webber, who re-initiated the casting process. In this, which was his feature film debut, Webber sought to avoid employing traditional characteristics of the period film drama. Cinematographer Eduardo Serra used distinctive lighting and colour schemes similar to Vermeer's paintings. Released on 12 December 2003 in North America and on 16 January 2004 in the United Kingdom, Girl with a Pearl Earring earned a worldwide gross of $31,466,789.

Awards

2005 Polish Academy Award for Best European Film
2004 European Film Award for Best Cinematographer

Top cast

Pieter Van Ruijven
Johannes Vermeer
Maertge
Tanneke
Cornelia Vermeer
Maria Thins
Griet's Father
Frans
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Dutch Golden Age painting
Dien Van Straalen
Girl With a Pearl Earring
English
United Kingdom, Luxembourg

11. The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

Action, Sci-Fi
played Maggie
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
138.0
Lana Wachowski
,
Andy Wachowski
Andy Wachowski
,
Lana Wachowski
41 Show list 5 Show list $150M

The Matrix Reloaded is a 2003 American science fiction action film, the first sequel to The Matrix, and the second installment in The Matrix trilogy, written and directed by The Wachowski Brothers. It premiered on May 7, 2003, in Westwood, Los Angeles, California, and went on general release by Warner Bros. in North American theaters on May 15, 2003, and around the world during the latter half of that month. It was also screened out of competition at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival. The video game Enter the Matrix, which was released on May 15, and a collection of nine animated shorts, The Animatrix, which was released on June 3, supported and expanded the storyline of the movie. The Matrix Revolutions, which completes the story, was released six months after Reloaded, in November 2003.

Awards

2004 VES Award for Best Single Visual Effect of the Year
2004 VES Award for Outstanding Visual Effects Photography in a Motion Picture
2004 Taurus World Stunt Award for Best Overall Stunt by a Stunt Woman
2003 BMI Film Music Award
2003 Teen Choice Award for Film - Choice Movie: Action Adventure

Top cast

Agent Smith
Persephone
The Oracle
Zee
Rama-Kandra
Councillor Hamann
Merovingian
Keymaker
Captain Ballard
Roland
Seraph
Ghost
The Architect
Lock's Lieutenant
Bane
Officer Wirtz
Councillor West
Councillor Dillard
Zion Gate Operator
Beautiful Woman at Le Vrai
Security Guard #5
Agent Thompson
Cain
Maitre D'
Zion Controller
Agent Johnson
Bike Carrier Driver
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Virtual reality
Transhumanism
The Matrix Reloaded: The Album, The Matrix Reloaded
French, English
Australia, United States of America

12. The Ripper (1997)

Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
Janet Meyers
1 Show list

The Ripper is a 1997 thriller film written by Robert Rodat and directed by Janet Meyers.

Awards

Top cast

Florry Lewis
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America, Australia

Starring TV roles

1. Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Crime, Drama, Mystery
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

ABC1
ABS
Deborah Cox
Fiona Eagger
February 24th, 2012 May 20th, 2012 4
Miriam Margolyes
English

2. The Slap

Drama
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

ABC1
October 6th, 2011 November 24th, 2011 2 English

3. Sweeney Todd

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
January, 2006 1

4. Cloudstreet

Drama
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Showtime movie channels
May 22nd, 2011 June 5th, 2011 1
Hugo Johnstone-Burt
English

Awards won

2003 AACTA Award for Best Guest or Supporting Actress in a Television Drama

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
After the Deluge Television Film
Australian Film Institute

2003 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
A Streetcar Named Desire Award-Winning Work
The Society of London Theatre

Wikipedia

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