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Kiruna Stamell (UK) – Actress, inc. National Theatre, Life’s Too Short, Moulin Rouge


Kiruna is an Australian actress, who lives and works in the UK. She is most recently returned to Australia for Belvoir Street’s production of ‘The Rover’ and was featured on the ABC’s Australian Story celebrating her successful career.

Last year Kiruna starred as Anna, in the Olivier-Award-nominated production ‘The Government Inspector’, that toured London and throughout regional UK. She also acted, danced and sang in Hackney Empire’s Sleeping Beauty.

2015 saw Kiruna’s 3rd play at the National Theatre, Directed by Rufus Norris, Written by Carol Ann Duffy, Movement by Javier De Frutos and Chiwetel Ejiofor in the title role. It followed on from her performance in Tim Crouch’s, ‘, An Oak Tree’ and Richard Bean’s ‘Great Britain’, which marked her debut for the National and also the West End.

In 1999, while in her first year at university, Kiruna made her
professional acting début in Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge. She then
travelled to England to study Shakespearean and Jacobean Theatre over
the summer at LAMDA. She featured in numerous productions across
theatre, film and television:

Theatre

‘The Government Inspector’ (Birmingham Rep/Ramps on the Moon).
‘Everyman’ and ‘An Oak Tree’ (National Theatre); ‘Great Britain’
(National Theatre/Haymarket Theatre), ‘Whiter Than Snow’ (Birmingham
Rep/Graeae Theatre Co.); ‘The Lost Happy Endings’ (Red Earth Theatre);
‘Pirate & Parrot’ (A Little Commitment/Red Earth Theatre); ‘Peeling’
(Forest Forge), ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ (Bolton Octagon);
‘Grace’(Quarantine); ‘For All The Wrong Reasons’ (Contact Theatre);
King Lear (Round Earth Theatre); ‘The Maids’ (Atypical Theatre);
‘Macbeth’ (Sydney Theatre Company)
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Film

Giuseppe Tornatore’s film, ‘Deception (aka The Best Offer)’, alongside
Geoffrey Rush and Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Moulin Rouge’.

Television

Ricky Gervais’ ‘Life’s Too Short’, the BBC’s, ‘Father Brown’, ‘Holby
City’, ‘All The Small Things’ and ‘EastEnders’ and Channel 4’s,
‘Cast-offs’.

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