Victoria Abbott

Profile

Location

Auckland, New Zealand

Height

158 cm

Age Range

29–38

Ethnicity

European

Career Highlights

Victoria has been working as an actress for over a decade. Her television credits include mystery series Top of the Lake where she acted alongside Hollywood stars Elizabeth Moss and Nicole Kidman, and the telefeature adaptation of Archibald Baxter’s famous WWI memoir Field Punishment No.1. Victoria played the lead-role of Kate in the 2010 feature film The Holy Roller. More recently, she has appeared in the core cast of comedy web series Educators. Victoria has also worked extensively in theatre as both an actress and a coach; her theatre credits include Othello and Much Ado About Nothing, both performed at Auckland’s 2017 Pop Up Globe Theatre.

Awards.

2019Best Theatre Production 2019 Auckland Fringe - Run Rabbit
2016Pick of the Week Vault Theatre - All Your Wants and Needs Fulfilled Forever
2015Best Theatre Production and Best Costume - Caterpillars
2015People's Choice Award for Most Original Production and Critics Award for Excellence for "All Your Wants and Needs Fulfilled Forever"
2014Nominated for Best supporting actress - Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards
2012Emerging Artist Trust Wellington Award for the Most Promising Female Newcomer of the Year Victoria Abbott-West End Girls
2010Pick of the NZ Fringe at BATS and Downstage - Bare Hunt Collective's back/words
2007Nominated Most frightening moment in Otago Region 48hr film festival - The Track
2006Nominated Best Actress in Mothra film estival - Outside the Frame

Film Film.

2020The Power of the DogFemale Passenger (Guest)See-Saw Films
Dir. Jane Campion

Telefeature Film.

2019AblazeNancy Nash (Support)Screentime
Dir. Josh Frizzell

Short Film.

2015Biscuit CompetingGirl in Pink Dress (Lead)Auckland Museum
Dir. Curtis Vowell & Vince McMillan
2013Dive Mary (Guest)Notable Pictures
Dir. Matthew Saville
2013Kung Foo Doo Ninja Warrior (Guest)Moffilaide 48hrs Film Festival
Dir. David Brownjohn, Andy Campion, Caleb Carr, Hayden Weal, James Simpson
2011Hot Knights: The Bob Rob Medieval Bod SwapFair Maiden (Guest)The V 48 Hour Challenge
Dir. David Brownjohn, Caleb Carr, Alan Morrison, James Simpson, Hayden Weal
2011WellingtonVi (Support)Toi Whakaari
Dir. David Geary
2009Classic CutsAudrey/Alice (Lead)Toi Whakaari
Dir. Sylvia Rands
2009Future CopsRobin Puddle (Lead)48 Hour Film Fest
Dir. 48 Hour Film Fest
2008Huhu Attack! - Featured at Clermont-Ferrand, Seattle & Beverly Hills International Short Film FestivalNgaire (Lead)Environmentally Hazardous Films
Dir. Patrick Gillies
Golden Boy - Alex PLumb

Feature Film.

2009The Holy RollerKate (Lead)Life Films
Dir. Patrick Gillies

Television.

2019Loop Group - Power Rangers
2017Loop Group - Power Rangers
2017Teechers - South Pacific Pictures Jesse Griffin - Pilot
2017Top of the Lake - China GirlKirsty (Support)See-Saw Productions Ltd
Dir. Jane Campion, Ariel Kleiman
2016American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story TIme Magazine Inteviewer (Guest)1953 Ltd
Dir. Richard Lopez
2015Ash Vs. Evil DeadWoman (Guest)Starz Evil Dead NZ Ltd
Dir. Sam Raimi
2014Field Punishment No.1Sophie (Support)Lippy Productions Limited
Dir. Peter Burger
2013Nancy Wake A Love StoryMicheline (Support)Gibson Group
Dir. Mike Smith

Theatre.

2020Run Rabbit and Romance Development workshopsWriter/Performer
2019Clown Coaching - Shakespeare by Chicks
2019Devisor - Dakota of the White Flats
2019Outside Eye - Coral by Emma Newborn
2019Tu Meke TūīGossamer DamselflyHerald Theatre (Auckland Live)
2018A Lady Drowns - Performance Art Week Aotearoa
2018Kororareka: The Ballad of Maggie FlynMaggieDir. Julie Nolan
2018Live Reel Performances
2018Run RabbitLead (Solo)Dir. Kate McGill
2018Stranger Things #5 collaboration
2018The Plastic Orgasm - Julia Croft & Virginia FrankovichEnsemble
2017Live Reel Performances
2017Pop Up Globe 2017 - Othello, Much Ado About NothingPop Up Globe 2017
Dir. Dr Miles Gregory
2016All Your Wants and Needs Fulfilled ForeverVictoria
2016Caterpillars - Kalla Collective Theatre TourPerformer
2016Collective London Tour
2016Shortland Street the Musical workshops 2x Simon Bennett
2016The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night TimeEnsembleAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Sara Brodie
2015All Your Wants and Needs Fulfilled ForeverQ Theatre
Dir. Robin Kerr
2015All Your Wants and Needs Fulfilled ForeverPlayGround Collective (performed at La Mama Experimental Theater Club NYC)
Dir. Robin Kerr
2015CaterpillarsGreen Caterpillar/Puppeteer Kallo Collective
2015Jesus Christ Part 2Mary Magdalene Basement Theatre
Dir. Oliver Driver
2015Kororareka/The Ballad of Maggie FlynnMaggie Red Leap Theatre Workshop
Dir. Julie Nolan
2015Peer Gynt Recycled Sol/Woman in GreenAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Colin McColl
2015Sleep/WakeBearThe Playground NZ (performed at La Mama Experimental Theater Club NYC)
Dir. Sam Trubridge
2014All Your Wants and Needs Fulfilled ForeverVictoriaPlayGround Collective
Dir. Robin Kerr
2014Little ThingsVictoriaPetticoat Productions
Dir. essie Lawrence and Kelly Gilbride
2014MuntedKotuku/James/Female Reporter/TeacherBare Hunt Collective
Dir. Kate McGill
2014The Perfect OriginalBasement Theatre
Dir. Robin Kerr
2014ThreeMarta/DaveBare Hunt Collective
2012Chekhov In HellJess, Irina & Nicola (Lead)Circa Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Eleanor Bishop
2012Masi MaryThe Conch
Dir. Nina Nawalowalo,
2012Munted Alex/Teacher/James/Female Journalist Bare Hunt Collective
Dir. Kate McGill
2012The Laramie Project:10 Years Later Reggie Fluty/Deb ThomsenDir. Kate McGill & Dan Williams
2012Tinderbox WorkshopDogDownstage
Dir. Eleanor Bishop
2012West End GirlsBabaraCirca Theatre
2011Love's Labour's LostDon ArmadoDir. Jonathon Hendry
2011Rare - Go SoloDir. Jade Erikson & Sophie Roberts
2010AtamiraRuby (Ensemble)Devised Show
Dir. Jade Erickson/Heather Timms
2010Back/WordsYoung WomanBare Hunt Collective
Dir. Bats and Downstage
2010CompanyKathy (Supporting)Toi Whakaari - Museum Hotel
Dir. Jonathan Hendry
2010Marat/SadeKokol (Support)Toi Whakaari
Dir. Annie Ruth
2010Playing the UnplayableJacob Gens (Lead)Dir. Harry Fuhrmann
2010Scene UnseenIngrid (Lead)Toi Whakaari
Dir. Nathaniel Lees

Voice.

2019Path of Exile
2018Billy Bird Radio NZ Book readig
2018Home Loan
2018No.1 Shoes Warehouse
2018The Mystery Box and Finnigan Flynn Radio NZ Book reading
2016Loop Group - Power Rangers
2016Power Rangers Loop GroupVariousPower Rangers
2014Down the ListDuncan SmithRadio NZ
2014DungerMelissaRadio NZ
2013Dead Man’s ShoesAmandaRadio NZ
Dir. Duncan Smith
2013Down the ListHerselfRadio NZ
Dir. Duncan Smith

Web Series.

2019Educators Season 2Rachel (Core)Dir. Various
2018EducatorsRachelSouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Jesse Griffin
2018Shine Campaign
2017Baby Mama's Club EmilySouth Pacific Pictures Ltd
Dir. Hanelle Harris

Training.

Acting Masterclass, Los Angeles. - 2015, Joan Scheckel
Nominated for Supporting Actress of the Year - Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards - 2014
One Day Workshop - 2014, Miranda Harcourt
Actor's Equity Casting Hothouse - 2013
American Accent - 6 Week Workshop - 2013, Jacque Drew
One Day Workshop - 2013, Brita McVeigh
Two Day Clown Workshop - 2013, Giovanni Fusetti
Black Nexxus Studios - 2011, Ex-er Actor Class (One Day)
Ecole Philippe Gaulier - 2011, Character Workshop (One Month in Paris)
International School of Corporeal Mime - London - 2011, Mime Weekend Workshop
Bachelor of Performing Arts - 2009, Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Spanish Language - 2008
O.U.S.A. Gold Award for achievements in Theatre at Otago University - 2008