One of New Zealand's best loved actresses, Miranda Harcourt's acting ability was truly recognised when she toured New Zealand and overseas (Edinburgh, London, Denver and Hong Kong and Sydney) with the solo show Verbatim by William Brandt.
She has appeared in a number of stage, film and television productions, including three series of Gloss, Marlin Bay, Typhon's People, City Life, the award-winning Ends Meat, and TV1's telemovie Duggan.
Over recent years Miranda has appeared in True, a dramatic play written by her husband Stuart McKenzie, the Auckland Theatre Company's Skylight and Arcadia, and Artspace's Portraits. During the 1998 New Zealand International Festival of the Arts she performed Flowers from my Mother's Garden (written by Miranda and her husband).
Miranda studied the use of Drama and Movement in Therapy at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. She has worked at psychiatric institutions, prisons, schools and with the deaf and disabled, presenting workshops in drama and drama therapy throughout England and New Zealand. She also works as an internationally acclaimed acting coach with directors such as Peter Jackson and Jane Campion.
Miranda is a former Head of Acting at Toi Whakaari, The New Zealand Drama School, and was awarded the ONZM for her work in theatre and the community.
Her first short film Voiceover won Best Short Film at the New Zealand Film and Television Awards. Miranda's widely varying experiences have allowed her a chance to view the world from a different perspective, and she enjoys offering that new perspective to others. Her skills enable her to relate to a wide range of audiences as a facilitator, interactive presenter or as a communicator to get your message across.
Client Comments for Miranda Harcourt
Miranda Harcourt travels from New Zealand
- Miranda tied the afternoon together brilliantly. Her style was very relaxed but also very professional.
Russell McVeagh McKenzie Bartleet & Co
- Miranda was excellent, we received lots of positive comments.
- Miranda's presentation was wonderful. As the last speaker on the last day of the conference she was amazing - great to work with, nothing too much trouble, on time, well prepared, professional, content targeted the audience.
Alliance of Girls' Schools
"My main contact person was Caroline Martel; she was extremely helpful and always followed up my many emails promptly. As I have never booked a speaker under these circumstances, I had many questions! Caroline was obviously very knowledgeable and was a delight to work with."
Chilwell Primary School
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