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Nadia Townsend


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Nadia Townsend has worked in the Australian film, television and theatre industry for the last 20 years; as an actress, dramaturg, film/theatre maker and educator. Her recent credits include Little Monsters, Blue Murder: Cop Killer, Secret Daughter, Brock, Ready For This, Soulmates and Mad Max Fury Road.

Nadia’s introduction to television was on Ben Gannon’s Headstart where she met legendary dramaturg Nico Lathouris. Under Nico’s tutelage she discovered a passion for the language and process of acting that has become her life’s work. Nadia and Nico most recently worked together as a dramaturgy team on Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).

Nadia completed a postgraduate degree in theatre directing at Victorian College of the Arts, and then went on to co-found a performance laboratory Turtle Lab. On screen she is best known for her role in the Channel 7 police drama City Homicide, as Detective Senior Constable Allie Kingston. She also starred in Fireflies, for the ABC working under the widely respected executive producer John Edwards. Nadia’s first big feature film break came when she worked alongside Nicolas Cage in Knowing (2009). Nadia’s other credits include Little Monsters, Brock, Love Child, Rush, Home and Away, independent feature Restoration.