Emma Louise Pursey

Freelance

 

Stats: 5’9”​ / 174cm

Gender: Female

Age Range: 35-45

Hair: Strawberry Blonde / Red

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Eyes: Blue


Base Location: Melbourne, AU
Willing to travel

Memberships: M.E.A.A./Equity

CV
Training

View and download current Showcast CV:

 

Suzuki Teacher: Integrated Actor Training

Click HERE to view Emma Louise Pursey's INTEGRATED ACTOR TRAINING website. Emma has 22 years experience in the Suzuki Method of Actor Training and has adapted it to encourage more natural alignments of the body, focusing on safe technique and longevity of practice.

 

She has taught at Howard Fine Acting Studio Australia, Film & Television Studio International and The National Theatre, and will be teaching again at Howard Fine from February to April 2020.

CV Highlights

Emma Louise Pursey has performed regularly on stage and screen nationally and internationally since 1997.

 

THEATRE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • TERMINUS, North of Eight Co.

  • THE PROCESS, John Gauci

  • THE TEMPEST, Melbourne Shakespeare Co.

  • THE MAN OF MODE, Chapel Off Chapel

  • GRIMM TALES, Queensland Theatre Co.

  • OODGEROO, La Boite Theatre Company

  • ATTACK OF THE ATTACKING ATTACKERS, La Boite Theatre Co.

  • THE TALE OF MACBETH: CROWN OF BLOOD, Frank Theatre Co.

  • OEDIPUS REX, Frank Theatre Co.

  • THE ROMANCE OF ORPHEUS, Frank Theatre Co.

  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S ROMEOS, Frank Theatre Co.

  • DOLL SEVENTEEN, Frank Theatre Co.

  • RASHOMON, Frank Theatre Co.

  • SALOME, Frank Theatre Co.

  • HEAVY METAL HAMLET, Frank Theatre Co.

  • MYRRAH, Diane Cilento

 

SCREEN HIGHLIGHTS:

  • PROJECT S.E.E.D., TeePee Studios

  • NEIGHBOURS, Channel 11

  • WINNERS AND LOSERS, Channel 7

  • UNDERBELLY, Channel 9

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 2017: Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts, Lady Macbeth (director)

  • 2009/17: Brisbane Festival, The Brides of Frank / Madame Tulalah

  • 2007: Frank Theatre Showcase for Tadashi Suzuki, LaBoite Theatre Co.

  • 2006: London Festival, Frank Theatre Co.

  • 2006: Aberystwyth University Theatre Festival, Wales, Frank Theatre Co.

  • 2004: Adana International Arts Festival, TurkeyFrank Theatre Co.

  • 2003: European Regions Festival, Czech RepublicFrank Theatre Co.

  • 2003: Toga Spring Arts Festival, Frank Theatre Co.

  • 2002: 6th International Youth Theatre Festival, CroatiaFrank Theatre Co.

  • 2002: New Territories, Glasgow, Lisa O'Neill

  • 2002: Asia Contemporary Dance Festival, Osaka, Lisa O'Neill

  • 2000: Shizuoka Spring Arts Festival, Frank Theatre Co.

  • 1999: 2nd International Theatre Olympics, ShizuokaFrank Theatre Co.

  • 2020: Lisa Robertson Masterclass (auditor)

  • 2019: Katherine Beck: US Accent

  • 2019: Howard Fine: Masterclass (auditor)

  • 2019: Barbara Hastings: US accent

  • 2019: Howard Fine Acting Studio: Sarah Hallam

  • 2019: 16th Street Actors Studio: Ian Rickson Royal Court Retrospective Masterclass

  • 2019: 16th Street Actors Studio: Larry Moss Masterclass (auditor)

  • 2019: Helen Howard: British accent

  • 2019: 16th Street Actors Studio: Iain Sinclair MatchFit

  • 2019: Howard Fine Acting Studio: Marilyn McIntyre

  • 2017: Howard Fine: Masterclass (auditor)

  • 2013: Rama Nicholas Improvisation

  • 2010-11: Melbourne Actors Lab: Peter Kalos

  • 2009-12: Melbourne Acting Academy, Casting Director Workshops: Peter Rasmussen, Roger Hodgman, Jonathan Geraghty, Bill Hughes, Paul Weber, Alison Telford, Tom McSweeney, Ben Parkinson & Sue Manger

  • 2009: Tom McSweeney Masterclass: Camera Technique

  • 2009: Equity Casting Hothouse: Dina Mann, Christine King, Tom McSweeney, Margery Simkin & Matt Skrobalak

  • 2005-06: The Actors Workshop: Acting for Film and Television

  • 2001: Ichiro Nakayama Masterclass: Suzuki Actor Training Method, London

  • 1999: Ellen Lauren Masterclass: SITI Company, Suzuki Company of Toga, Suzuki Actor Training Method, Theatre Olympics, Japan

  • 1997-2007: Frank Theatre, Repertory Theatre Ensemble, Suzuki Actor Training Method

Co-Director: The Brides of Frank
Awards

2010     

Dell'Arte Awards OODGEROO (Multiple Roles) Best Supporting Actress,

La Boite Theatre, Director: Sean Mee

1999     

Dell'Arte Awards, RASHOMON (The Medium) Best Supporting Actress,

Frank Theatre, Director: Jacqui Carroll

The Brides of Frank theatre ensemble were one of Queensland's foremost independent theatre companies and cultural exports throughout the 2000s.

The Brides were Caroline Dunphy, Lisa O'Neill, Emma Louise Pursey, Leah Shelton and Neridah Waters. Collectively they created a new genre of satirical theatre: precision camp. 

Film Producer
Accents

General US, Southern US, English, Northern Irish, Dublin Irish, German, French

Emma Louise produced and cast short film THE LAST TIME I SAW YOU directed by Damian McLindon. It was Third Prize Winner at Tropfest 2018, Best Film at Port Shorts Film Festival 2018, made Director's Top Ten Pick's at Encounter's Short Film Festival (Bristol, England) 2018, Best Short Film at Peninsula Film Festival 2019, and featured at Glasgow Film Festival and Liverpool Film Festival 2019. It is now streaming on Ozflix.

© 2019 by Emma Louise Pursey. All rights reserved