Alexandra Nell

Alexandra Nell

Alexandra is a Sydney-based actor, producer and theatre-maker working across stage and screen. Born in South Africa, she immigrated to Western Australia at age 10 where she discovered her love for the performing arts. Here she starred in a string of independent theatre productions, including Little y Theatre Co’s sell-out seasons of Glengarry Glen Ross (dir. Mark Storen) and Slut (dir. Emily McClean), while also working on short films, music videos and television commercials.

During her time at NIDA her acting highlights include the title role in Antigone (dir. Alastair Clark), Marlene in Top Girls (dir. Susanna Dowling) and Electra in The Greeks (Hecuba, Agamemnon, Electra) (dir. John Sheedy). For her role in The Greeks (Hecuba, Agamemnon, Electra), she received the Hazel Treweek Shakespeare Award for excellence in classical performance.

Alongside acting, Alexandra is a strong physical theatre performer, collaborating with choreographers Garry Stewart and Kate Champion. In recent years she has complemented performing with various producing projects. In 2014, she produced a sell-out season of The Midwife (dir. Samantha Young) at the Sydney Fringe Festival. The experience inspired her to co-found Never Never Theatre Co, producing UNEND at the PACT Theatre (dir. Jessica Arthur) in September 2015. For this show the company won the Best Emerging Artist Award at the Sydney Fringe.

When not acting or producing, Alexandra enjoys consuming copious amounts of coffee, playing chess, and traveling to the distant corners of the globe.

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