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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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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

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)

2019 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Film
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