Felicity Jurd

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Felicity is a teacher trained graduate of the Atlantic Theater Company (NYC) and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University (English & French).

She studied at atyp in Sydney (1988 - 1994), LAMDA in London (2008) and has taken masterclasses with Anthony Miendl, Ivana Chubbuck, Scott Zigler, Karen Kohlhaas, Rowena Balos, Matthew Fargher and many more. She studied voice with Juliet Jordan (Voice Overs), May Pusey (Shakespeare & Poetry), Lindsey Lawson (Accents), Susan Finch (Diction), Emily Caigan (Resonance) & John Higgins (US Accent).

A child actor, she made her television debut as a core cast member in JNP’s Land of Hope (1984) and her ABC Radio debut in Cyclone Tracey (1986). Further screen credits include roles in A Country Practice, Home & Away, and the award winning UK film, Green Means Stop. Theatre credits include; Elisabeth in Chambres (dir: Laurie Foell), Trisha in Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (Darlinghurst Theatre), The Vegemite Tales (London, West End, dir: Bill Buckhurst), Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (London) and Strindberg’s Playing with Fire (London, dir: Anna Ostergren). She is best known for her performance as May in I May Fly (Sydney, London, New York) about radio actress May Pusey (nee Hart). Felicity has filmed many corporate videos and several visual television commercials including AMI Insurance (NZ), Vernon’s Bingo (UK), Richmond Mini Meatballs (UK), Samsung Galaxy (UK). Felicity can soon be seen as Cheryl Rose in The Horizon, a web series which has over 43 million viewers.

As a voice over artist, her client list includes; BBC London, ABC Radio, ABC TV, MTV, ITV, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Macmillan Publishing, GHD Hair, King, ALDI Liquor.

Felicity has been coaching performers for 25 years, starting as a dance teacher and choreographer when she was 15. At 21, she worked with her dance teacher & mentor Robyn Philpot creating an original NSW Board of Education approved dance drama program for primary school children. She has also choreographed and/or directed large events such as the first World AIDS Day performance in 1994 at Taylor Square for P.L.A.S.T.I.C & Naked Eye Theatre Co. During her time coaching acting at atyp (2000-2006), she won Best Acting Tutor (2002) and Best Staff Member (2003) and among many gigs for them, she directed an original devised work for the opening of the Bowraville Theatre in regional NSW.

Further acting & voice coaching credits include; Dance & Acting coaching the young cast in The Lion King (2004/5 - Res dir: Annabel Scholes), Zoo Story (US Accent Coach, dir: Olivia Costa), The Engagement (Voice Coach, dir: Kate Gaul), A Month in the Country (Acting & Voice coach, dir: Joseph Uchitel), Love & Honour (Narration coach, dir: Priscilla Jackman), Care About Us (Narration coach, dir: Dan Balcaban). Felicity has coached many high profile Aussie actors privately for their work on network television, feature films and mainstage theatre.