Deborah Kennedy | Biography

This is Deborah’s first production for Sport For Jove. Recent theatre appearances ‘Arms and the Man’ for Sydney Theatre Company, ‘Other Desert Cities’ for Ensemble Theatre and ‘The Book of Everything’, for Belvoir, including a season at Victory Theatre New York.  Recent TV includes guest roles in ‘No Activity’ (Stan); ‘The Principal’ (SBS) and as ‘Doris’ in ‘A Place to Call Home’ (Series 1,2 & 3 Foxtel). Film includes ‘Women He’s Undressed’, ‘Closed for Winter’, ‘Swimming Upstream’, ‘The Sum of Us’, ‘Thank God He Met Lizzie’, ‘Idiot Box’, ‘Death in Brunswick’, ‘The Roly Poly Man’, ‘Kadaycha’, ‘Tim’.

When Georgia Adamson, fellow actor and regular cast member in previous productions for Sport for Jove, told me that acclaimed director, Damien Ryan, was planning a production of  ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’, and suggested that I make a pitch for the much loved role of Lady Bracknell, I could not resist the temptation.  The play is such an enduring  source of delight over 120 years after it was first written, by a man whose life was cut short by his refusal to adhere to social norms. Lady Bracknell tries to maintain her status as a respected member of the upper class, but dark secrets of her past life unravel in the play. It is a thrill to work with such an inventive and accomplished director and working with him on this role is a privilege and a delight. Hoping that I don’t make a hash of it, working with such a good cast, I doubt they would allow me to let the side down.

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