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Anna McGahan at the Call Me Fitz – FX Event At Swifts, Darling Point, Sydney, Feb 2012
|Born||(1988-05-02) 2 May 1988
|Notable work||Underbelly: Razor|
Anna McGahan (born 2 May 1988) is an Australian actress and playwright, who has mainly appeared in Australian television programs and short films. She is best known for playing the role of Nellie Cameron in the Australian television series, Underbelly: Razor in 2011, and Lucy in House Husbands.
McGahan has appeared in Australian film, television and theatre. Her most notable appearance to date is starring as Nellie Cameron in the hit Australian TV series Underbelly: Razor, in which she plays a 16-year-old 1920s prostitute from a wealthy background who influenced some of the era’s most powerful men, for which she won the Inside Film ‘Out of the Box’ Award and was nominated for two Logies. In 2012 she received a ‘Best Emerging Artist’ Matilda Award for her performance in La Boite Theatre Company’s Julius Caesar.
McGahan recently finished filming the Australian feature film 100 Bloody Acres, which premiered in August, 2012 and is currently filming Australian TV series “House Husbands”, which will be aired on Australia’s Nine Network at a later date.
On 27 June 2012, McGahan was awarded the Heath Ledger scholarship at the Australians in Film benefit in Los Angeles.
In 2014 she played Sister Olive Haynes in the six-part miniseries for ABC Television ANZAC Girls. Based closely on real characters, she plays opposite Brandon McClelland as the Australian soldier Norval ‘Pat’ Dooley, who married Haynes in 1917.
McGahan grew up in Coorparoo, Queensland and studied Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) at QUT, graduating in 2010. She subsequently relocated to Sydney. Growing up she was a dedicated ballet dancer and then began studying psychology upon finishing high school.
McGahan is also a playwright. She won the Queensland Theatre Company Young Playwright’s Award in 2009 and 2010, and was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award in 2011. In 2012 she will be producing her full-length play He’s Seeing Other People Now through the Metro Arts Independents Season in Brisbane.
Film, television and theatre
|2009||Maligayang Pasko||As herself||Short/Co-director|
|2010||The Boys’ Place||Jane Alexander||TV Series|
|2010||Rescue Special Ops||Teagan Reid||Episode: “It’s Not the Fall That Kills You”|
|2011||Spirited||Penelope||Episode: “The Real thing; If You See Her, Say Hello; Sweet Child O’Mine; Alone with You; Changes”|
|2011||Underbelly: Razor||Nellie Cameron||TV Series|
|2011||He’s Seeing Other People Now||Writer/Producer||“Play – currently working on”|
|2012||Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries||Miss Prout||ABC TV|
|2012-||House Husbands||Lucy||TV Series|
|2012||100 Bloody Acres||Sophie||Film|
|2014||ANZAC Girls||Sister Olive Haynes||TV Series|
|2016||The Doctor Blake Mysteries||Rose Anderson||TV Series|
Awards and nominations
|Year||Title of Work||Award||Category||Result|
|2012||Underbelly: Razor||TV Week Logie Awards||Most Popular New Female Talent||Nominated|
|2012||Underbelly: Razor||TV Week Logie Awards||Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent||Nominated|
|2012||Various||Heath Ledger Scholarship||Won|