Awards:

 

  • Finalist - Heath Ledger Scholarship 2018 - HLS10

  • Nominated Best Young Actor - St Kilda Film Festival 2018 - MWAH Short Film

  • Won MEAA Equity Best Comedy Ensemble 2018 - S2 The Family Law 

  • Nominated Best Actress: Film Critics Circle of Australia Award 2017 Girl Asleep

  • Nominated Best Actress: Australian Film Critics Association Award 2017 Girl Asleep 

  • Won MEAA Equity Best Comedy Ensemble 2017 - S1 The Family Law 

  • Won 16th Street Foundation Young Actors Award 2017

 

 

Biography:

 

Bethany recently worked on The Family Law, taking a more prominent role in S3 following her comedic portrayal of Melissa Hills in series 1 & 2. The Family Law is a comedy series for SBS TV penned by author Benjamin Law and produced by NBC Universal & Matchbox Pictures. Bethany also recently filmed the support role of Blanche Gifford in the much anticipated Fremantle Media remake of Picnic at Hanging Rock.

 

She played the leading role of Greta Driscoll in the award-winning feature film Girl Asleep, an adaptation of the stage play of the same name, which showed in theatres around the world. Artistic Director of Adelaide’s prestigious Windmill Theatre Company, Rosemary Myers, directed this avant-garde piece for the screen.  Bethany was nominated for Best Actress for her emotional portrayal of Greta by the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award and the Australian Film Critics Association in 2017.

 

Bethany’s feature film debut came with PJ Hogan’s Mental, opposite Toni Collette, Anthony LaPaglia, Liev Schreiber and Rebecca Gibney. At only six years old, she scored the role of Jaden in the US miniseries The Starter Wife, playing Debra Messing’s daughter. Following on from this, she voiced the eight-year-old Mary Daisy Dinkle, alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman as the voice of Max, in Mary and Max the animated feature film from Oscar-winning director Adam Elliot. Mary and Max debuted as the opening film at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009. Bethany’s other screen credits include the award-winning shorts, MWAH, Blackwood, and; The Sound of A(US), Rush, Rove Live, Thank God You’re Here, Winners and Losers and a recurring role in Killing Time, opposite David Wenham.

 

Bethany has studied drama at 16th Street, NIDA and St Martins Youth Theatre.  She has appeared in several short films and theatre productions, most notably Cat on a Hot Tin Roof for the Melbourne Theatre Company, INKY for Complete Works Theatre Company and At The Hand Of My Mother for the Ward Acting Studio - New York.

Photo by Sally Flegg