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Miranda Tapsell Miranda Tapsell i(8321583 works by)
Born: Established: Darwin, Darwin area, Northern Territory, ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Larrakia
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BiographyHistory

Actress Miranda Tapsell grew up in Kakadu National Park. She began performing at the age of seven when she joined a tap dancing group. As a teenager she enrolled in summer courses at the National Institute of Dramatic Art, and also performed with The Corrugated Iron Youth Arts Drama Group in Darwin.

In 2004, Tapsell won the Bell Shakespeare Company regional performance scholarship, and was accepted to study at NIDA and graduated in 2008. Tapsell has since had many roles on stage, film and television, including a lead role in the Wayne Blair-directed film The Sapphires and roles in Love Child and Doctor Doctor.

In 2019, she released her first feature film as a script-writer, Top End Wedding. Her autobiography was published in 2020.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2017 finalist National Dreamtime Awards Female Actor of the Year

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Aunty's Wedding Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2020 19670947 2020 single work picture book children's

'A Tiwi-Island girl prepares for Aunty's wedding with help from her maningawu in this vibrant picture book by the popular actor and writers of Top End Wedding and the highly acclaimed illustrator of Alfred's War.

'Everyone on the island is getting ready for Aunty's wedding.

'Maningawu puts on her best hat and I can wear a wurrijinga in my hair. Lucky!

'We all dress up, but I still don't understand. Why do people have a wedding?

'A warm family story that celebrates love and culture from actor, activist, writer and Australian sweetheart, Miranda Tapsell, and Joshua Tyler, co-writer of Top End Wedding, lushly illustrated by Samantha Fry.'  (Publication summary)

2021 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Children's Picture Book of the Year
form y separately published work icon Top End Wedding ( dir. Wayne Blair ) Australia : Goalpost Pictures , 2019 13859352 2019 single work film/TV

'This hilarious and heart-warming comedy is the story of successful Sydney lawyer, Lauren, and her fiancée Ned. Engaged and in love, they have just 10 days to find Lauren's mother who has gone AWOL somewhere in the Northern Territory, reunite her parents and pull off their dream Top End Wedding.' (Production abstract)

2020 nominated Capricornia Film Awards Best Feature-length Production
2019 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Film
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