Morgana O'Reilly | Curriculum Vitae - Morgana O'Reilly
14894
page,page-id-14894,page-template-default,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,vertical_menu_enabled,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-4.2.1,vc_responsive

Curriculum Vitae

2014 – ‘Housebound’ – Lead Role of Kylie Baxter – Bunker Films Ltd
NZFC – Dir. Gerard Johnstone

 

2010 – ‘My Wedding & Other Secrets’ – Role of Op Shop Bride – 2010
South Pacific Pictures
(Support ) Dir. Rosanne Liang

Currently – Core cast character of Naomi in Australian show Neighbours for  Fremantle media, channel 11 Australia, channel 5 UK

 

2012 – ‘Sunny Skies’ – TV series – (Lead) Nicky – Flaxbay Productions
Created by Mike Smith and Paul Yates
Dir. Mike Smith
Prod. Judith Trye

 

2012 – ‘Safe House’ – Telefeature – (Lead) Carol Taylor – Screentime Productions
Writer John Banas
Dir. John Lang

 

2011 – ‘Billy’ – Billy T James – Telefeature – (Lead) Role of Lynn, Billy’s wife –Comedia Pictures /TVNZ
Dir. Peter Burger

 

2011 – ‘Nothing Trivial’ – TV Drama – (Support) Role of Alison – South Pacific Pictures Ltd
Dir. Various

 

2010 – ‘Super City’ – TV3 comedy – (Small support role) – Super Fumes Limited
Dir. Taika Waititi

 

2009 – ‘Piece of my Heart’ – Telefeature – (Support) Role of June Watt – MF Films
Dir. Fiona Samuels

 

2008 – ‘1000 Apologies’ – Sketch comedy show – (Lead) Female, Core Cast,
Various Roles – Great Southern Television /TVNZ

 

2007 – ‘The Jacquie Brown Diaries’ – TV Comedy – (Support role) ALT Girl – Young 
Gifted and Brown Productions
Dir. Gerard Johnston

 

2003 – ‘The Ben & Olivia Story, The Search for the truth’ – Tele Drama – Witness
re-enactment Greenstone Pictures /TV3
Dir. John Keir

2011 – ‘The Deadliest Game’ – Lead role of Millicent Middlesworth– Media School Design and Weta Productions
Dir. James Cunningham

 

2011 – ‘Ten Thousand Days’ – Lead role of Arrabella – Thick as Thieves Productions
Dir. Michael Duignan

 

2007 – ‘Knickers’ – Lead role of Chloe – Red in the Head
Dir. Emma Hinton.

2010 – New York Fringe Festival – ‘The Height of the Eiffel Tower’ – Solo
Written By Morgana O’Reilly – Dir/co-Creator Abigail Greenwood

 

2009 – Auckland Fringe Festival
– ‘The Height of the Eiffel Tower’
–  Solo show – Written By Morgana O’Reilly
– Dir/co-Creator Abigail Greenwood

 

2007 – Auckland Arts Festival
– ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore’ – Hippolyta
– Dir. Michael Hurst.

 

2007 – Auckland Arts Festival
– ‘Based on Auckland’ – Various Characters devised with Oliver Driver

2012/13 –‘Managing Carmen’ by David Williamson – Role of Clara – Ensemble theatre co Sydney

 

2011 – ‘Othello’ – Role of Desdemona – Peach Theatre Company
Dir. Jesse Peach

 

2011 – ‘Back Confetti’ Workshop – Role of Flo – Auckland Theatre Company
Dir. Colin McColl

 

2011 – ‘The Height of the Eiffel Tower’ – Solo Show
– Rambunctious Productions
– Written and performed by Morgana O’Reilly – New York Fringe Festival
– Dir. / Co-creator – Abigail Greenwood

 

2010 – ‘TOYS’ – Role of ‘Ball’ – Royale Productions /Basement Theatre
Dir. Cameron Rhodes/Toby Leach

 

2010 – ‘When The Rain Stops Falling’ – By Andrew Bovell – Role of Gabriel York – Silo Theatre
(Lead ) Dir. Shane Bosher

 

2010 – ‘The Height of the Eiffel Tower’ – 13 characters Performed and devised By Morgana O’Reilly
Dir. And Co-creator Abigail Greenwood
‘Livingroom’ Tour – London, Paris, Amsterdam, Nevada

 

2009 – ‘The Height of the Eiffel Tower’ – 13 characters Performed and devised
By Morgana O’Reilly
Dir. / Co-creator Abigail Greenwood

 

2008 – ‘Bare’ – By Toa Fraser – Lead Woman – Hamilton, Nelson, Wellington Arts Festivals
Dir. Oliver Driver

 

2007 – ‘Bare’ – By Toa Fraser – Lead Woman – Silo Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Oliver Driver

 

2007 – ‘The Ensemble Project’ – Various Lead Roles – Devised theatre –Silo Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Oliver Driver

 

2007 – ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore’ – Role of Hippolyta – Silo theatre – Auckland Arts Festival
Dir. Michael Hurst

 

2006 – ‘Coram Boy’ – Role of Mrs Lynch – UNITEC Productions
Dir. Jonathon Hendry

 

2006 – ‘Last Laughs’ –Role of Venus – Scenes from ‘Bare’ By Toa Fraser
Dir. Michelle Hine & Heath Jones

 

2006 – ‘Seeking Ordinary’ – Role of Annette – Self Devised Monologue
Dir. Ros Gardner

 

2006 – ‘The Laramie Project’ – Roles of Marge Murray /Aaron Kreifels/Rebecca / Hilliker /Various others – UNITEC Productions
Dir. Roy Ward

 

2005 – ‘Class Act’ – Role of Olivia in Twelth Night (one scene)– role of Cracks
Scenes from ‘Cracks’.
Dir. Michelle Hine & Heath Jones

 

2005 – ‘Marat /Sade’ By Peter Brook – Role of Coulmier – UNITEC Productions
Dir. Jonathan Hendry

 

2005 – ‘Three Sisters’ by Anton Chekov – Role of Marsha – UNITEC Productions
Dir. Milton Justice

2010 – Chapman Kips Theatre Awards – Winner – Best Ensemble – ‘The Height of the Eiffel Tower’

 

2010 – Herald on Sunday Magazine – Winner – ‘Best of 2010 Hot List’ – Best Actress

 

2007 – Metro Magazine ‘Best Of Auckland Awards’ – Winner – Best Emerging Actress

 

2007 – Listener Magazine – ‘Best of 2007’ Winner – Best Emerging Actress

Bachelor of Performing & Screen Arts – Major – Acting for Screen and Theatre, UNITEC, Auckland, New Zealand: 2004 – 2006

 

Fast Turn Around TV Workshop, South Pacific Pictures, John Callen – 2006

 

Outloud Theatre Company, Auckland NZ, Ros Gardner: 2000 – 2003

 

Trinity College Speech &Drama, Auckland NZ: 1999 – 2000

 

International Syllabus of Tap Dancing: 1991 – 2002

 

Tap Training RSTD Syllabus: 1991 – 2000

Dance – Tap (12 years), Hip Hop, Contemporary.

 

Stunt fighting for screen and stage.

 

Accents – General Australian, General French, Cockney, General RP, U.S.

 

Southern, Mid Western, New York, Jewish, New Zealand, South       African, Irish, Scottish, Spainish.

BIOGRAPHY

Morgana O’Reilly has enjoyed a flourishing career in film, theatre and television since graduating from the UNTIEC drama school in New Zealand in 2006. She plays the lead in New Zealand feature film Housebound, which premiered at the South By Southwest film Festival this year (2014), and is currently playing film festivals in the US and Australasia.

 

In television, Morgana is currently playing Naomi in the iconic family drama Neighbours. She has also held the lead in the Screentime NZ telemovie Safe House and Comedia Pictures/TVNZ’s Billy, Playing the wife of iconic New Zealand comedian Billy T James.

Other television credits include comedy series Sunny Skies as ‘Nicky’ premiering on NZ and Australian television in 2013, Nothing Trivial, and sketch comedy show ABC2’s ‘This is Littleton’ and ‘1000 Apologies’ .

 

Morgana’s theatre credits include When the Rain Stops Falling, Bare and The Ensemble Project with Silo Theatre, and the role of ‘Desdemona’ in Othello, choreographed by Douglas Wright.

The Height of the Eiffel Tower’ is her one woman show performed in the Auckland Fringe Festival, the New York Fringe Festival and most famously, in people’s homes all over the world as part of ‘The Livingroom Tour’. This enormously successful solo show was devised and written by Morgana O’Reilly and Abigail Greenwood and has received much praise wherever shown, it will be performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in August this year.