Antonia Prebble is a well-known Kiwi actress, best known for her role as Loretta West in one of New Zealand's most loved television series, Outrageous Fortune followed by the role of Rita West in the series prequel, West Side.
Television: Antonia's impressive acting career has spanned more than 20 years and includes great roles in The Tribe (1999 - 2003), The Blue Rose (2013) and Anzac Girls (TV Mini-Series) in 2014. In 2012 Antonia played the lead role of 'Rebecca' in the feature film White Lies (directed by Dana Rotberg). She has also starred in two other feature films, Timeslow (directed by Sally Tran, 2014) and The Cure (directed by David Gould, 2014) and guest starred in the telefeature The Woman's Vote.
Antonia has also presented the travel show My Kinda Place as well as the Smokefree Rockquest. With many previous award nominations, in 2008 Antonia won the Best Supporting Actress award at the NZ Film and Television Awards for her work on Outrageous Fortune. She was also nominated for Best Actress in the TV Guide People's Choice Awards, also for her work on Outrageous Fortune, in both 2005 and 2011.
Background Born and raised in Wellington, Antonia comes from a family of lawyers, but says she was always drawn to the stage. Antonia has a degree in English Literature and French and is fluent in French. As well as her passion for acting, Antonia confesses that she has an obsession with fashion and a love of travel.
Antonia is a warm, personable and polished MC who draws on her acting skills to deliver a seamless event. If you're looking for someone fresh and exciting, Antonia is the MC for your next event.
Antonia was the perfect choice to MC our conference this year. A complete professional, Antonia asked all the right questions and prepared thoroughly to lead us through our conference, makin ... keep readingg sure she understood our business, our values and our purpose. Antonia built a strong rapport quickly through her relaxed and articulate storytelling and disarmed our audience immediately, filling the gaps with ease… Her pace, timing, variety and polish seamlessly pulled together our daily sessions. I would have no hesitation recommending Antonia for your conference. Bupa
Antonia brought an upbeat and professional tone as our MC for our New Zealand International Education Conference 2015. She connected strongly with the audience on a personal level while still ensuring a succinct and seamless conference experience. Antonia featured strongly in the post-conference evaluation remarks, with many delegates favourably commenting on her contribution. Antonia was one of the highest-rated presenters of the conference with 41 percent of survey respondents rating her 9 and 10 out of 10 for her contribution. Not only was she a professional on the stage, she was a professional to work with off the stage!
Antonia was brilliant! We can't recommend her highly enough as a MC. She listened to our brief and really took the time to understand our audience and the style of event we were holding. She asked questions, and took the time to reflect on our run-sheet and speech notes and then adapted the speech notes to incorporate her personality and the dynamics of the evening. During the event her delivery was professional and slick, while injecting personality. She was adaptable, engaging and well prepared. She created a real buzz during the evening through her energy and enthusiasm, while maintaining the formality of the night.
Antonia is amazing - she is so polished and professional. This is the 3rd time Antonia has been MC at our awards and she nails it every time.