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TRAINING

1978 Graduated NIDA
2003 Bachelor Dramatic Art in Acting, NIDA
2006 Facilitation (GADRIA)

MC / HOST / PRESENTER / SPEAKER / FACILITATOR

In addition to her many theatre, film and television credits, Penny is always in great demand as a Host, MC, Facilitator, Presenter and Guest Speaker for government, corporate, and community events throughout Australia.

SOME HIGHLIGHTS

2008 MC 'LUMIERE' AUSTRALIAN OPERA
Gala Fundraiser, Hilton Hotel Sydney
2007 MC HMAA AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE
Hilton Hotel Sydney
2007 MC CENTRAL WEST INDUSTRY AWARDS
Longreach, Queensland
2007 MC SPICE FOR LIFE
Dr. Charlie Teo's Cure for Life Foundation Gala Fundraising Dinner, AJC Royal Randwick
1997 MC EAST TIMOR DEFENCE FORCE CHRISTMAS PARTY
Hosts - Prime Minister John Howard & NSW Premier Bob Carr
1996 MC US PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON
Live International TV Broadcast of Australia Day Ceremony, Sydney Opera House
1995 MC HRH PRINCE CHARLES
Australia Day Ceremony, Darling Harbour, Sydney
1991 MC GULF WAR DEFENCE FORCE CHRISTMAS PARTY
Host - NSW Premier Bob Carr, Government House, Sydney

OTHER

2005 / 2006

Facilitator Australian Transport Workers Union / Government Forum
Parliament House, Canberra
Host (continuing) Intranet Video E-Newsletters, Kimberly Clarke Australia
MC Canterbury Council Local Government Week
MC Sydney Dogs Home Fundraiser

2003 / 2004

MC / Host JD Edwards Roadshow International Internet Broadcast, Australia and New Zealand
MC / Facilitator Western Sydney Urban Development Conference
MC / Facilitator Commonwealth Bank Regional Roadshow
MC / Interviewer Steve Waugh, Australian Cricket Captain, Australian Golf Club Foundation
MC BHP Colorbond Product Launch
MC Youth Education Fundraising Dinner, Cooma Cottage, Yass
MC Animal Welfare League Fundraising dinner

(prior to 2003)

Guest Speaker National Press Club Of Australia, Canberra
MC Women in Construction Awards (twice), Sydney Town Hall
Host Orpheus Island Resort (Barrier Reef), Promotional Video
MC Trade Union Awards night, NSW Parliament House
Spokesperson Christmas Wishing Tree Appeal
Keynote Speaker Le Grand Minitronics Roadshow
Keynote Speaker Legacy Luncheon
Keynote Speaker NSW Palliative Care Week Launch
Speaker University Of New England, Annual Faculty Dinner
Speaker Manly Pacific Hotel Manly Women's' Breakfast
MC Tourism Australia Tourism Awards (3 conferences)
Host Tourism NSW Tourism Awards
Host Tourism NSW Tourism Awards TV Broadcast
Host Speaker's Industry Awards
Host Banking Industry Computer Software Launch, Westin Hotel, Sydney
MC Country Education Fund (fundraiser), Cooma Cottage, Yass
MC Melbourne Cup Luncheons
  • Café Sydney, Customs House, Circular Quay
  • Sir Stamford Hotel, Double Bay
  • Curzon Hall, Ryde
  • West Wyalong RSL

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VOICE OVER ARTIST

Penny is also a voice over artist and records regularly for television commercials, documentaries, corporate and training videos; her credits and clients include:

  • "CIRCA M" Austalian National Museum Installation audio guide
  • Guide Dogs Australia Video narration
  • Skilling for the Future ConferenceManufacturing Skills Australia
  • Video narration
  • NSW Govt Flu Awareness (30 second radio ad)
  • Bequest Program Cancer Council (30 second radio ad)
  • Navy Divers in Timor (documentary)
  • Talkabout Youth Allowance Centrelink (30 second radio ad)
  • Introducing UBE TAFE NSW (video CD ROM)
  • A Little TLC Goes A Long Way INSOL International (30 minute mocumentary)
  • AMES course information Video Australian Migrant Education Service (AMES)
  • Three Bears Media
  • OPTUS
  • TAFE NSW
  • INSOL International
  • AMES
  • Daryl Hilton Productions
  • Jim Blackfoot Audioscapes

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TELEVISION

2008 ALL SAINTS Rhonda Goldman (ongoing) SEVEN NETWORK
2007 NEIGHBOURS Prue Brown TEN & FREEMANTLE MEDIA
2006 SUNRISE
GUEST (ongoing) SEVEN NETWORK
2005 WATERCOOLER (PILOT)
Host NINE NETWORK
2003 WOMENS' WEEKLY 40 th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
  NINE NETWORK
2001/2 THE YOUNG LIONS Kostas SOUTHERN STAR / 9 NETWORK
1999 TONY AWARDS 1999
Host ARENA TELEVISION
1998 FCTV (6 MONTHS)
Host MURDOCH MAGAZINES
  CLIPTOMANIACS (4 shows)
Panelist SCREENTIME PTY LIMITED
  TONY AWARDS 1998
Host ARENA TELEVISION
1997 CLIPTOMANIACS (4 shows)
Panelist SCREENTIME PTY LIMITED
  GOOD NEWS WEEK
Panelist ABC/FBN ENTERPRISES
  TONY AWARDS 1997
Host ARENA TELEVISION
  BRISTOL MYERS
Presenter CORPORATE VIDEO
1992-7 THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Presenter CHANNEL 7
1996 ALLY AND DOC (sitcom pilot)   SORENA PRODUCTIONS PTY LIMITED
1994 TOURISM & HOSPITALITY ESSENTIALS
Presenter OTEN MEDIA PRODUCTION UNIT
1993 TONIGHT LIVE
Guest host (1 week) CHANNEL 7
1992 GOOD MORNING AUSTRALIA WITH BERT NEWTON
Presenter CHANNEL 10
1991 WHEEL OF FORTUNE
Guest appearance GRUNDYS
  THE MAIN EVENT
Guest appearance CHANNEL 7
  GP (8 episodes) Elizabeth Page ABC TV/ROADSHOW COOTE CARROLL
1991 LIVE AND SWEATY with Andrew Denton
  ABC
1990-1 TONIGHT LIVE WITH STEVE VIZARD
Regular appearances 7 NETWORK
1988-91 E STREET (series) Dr Eleanor Fielding WESTSIDE PRODUCTIONS
1989 GOOD MORNING AUSTRALIA WITH BERT NEWTON
Guest co-host NETWORK 10
  NAKED UNDER CAPRICORN (mini – series)
Peggy Delaney RESOLUTION FILMS
  LOGIE AWARDS
Presenter  
1987 THE FLYING DOCTORS Guest Lead CRAWFORD PRODUCTIONS
1986 CODA (telemovie) Lead GENESIS FILMS SOUTH AUSTRALIA
  A COUNTRY PRACTICE Return guest role JNP FILMS
1982-5 A COUNTRY PRACTICE Vicki Dean (cont. role) JNP FILMS
1985 LOGIE AWARDS
Presenter  
1984 MISS AUSTRALIA PAGEANT
Co-host  
1981 CHILDRENS TELEVISION
  ABC TV
  A COUNTRY PRACTICE (Pilot)
Vicki JNP FILMS
1980 SKYWAYS Guest Lead CRAWFORD PRODUCTIONS
  SPRING AND FALL
  ABC TV DRAMA
1979 THE YOUNG DOCTORS
  GRUNDY TV
  THE RESTLESS YEARS (6 months) Suzie Denning GRUNDY TV

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FILM

2003 THE WALTZ (short film)
  SONY INTERNATIONAL & FILM GRAPHICS
2001 TALK TO THE HAND (short film)
  2 SHOT MEDIA
  THE LUCKY COUNTRY (short film)
  THREE BEARS MEDIA
1995 MIDNIGHT ESPRESSO (short film)
   
1987 THE DREAMING (feature)
Lead GENESIS FILMS

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THEATRE

2004 AWAY
(Coral) SYDNEY THEATRE COMPANY
2002 FOOTLOOSE (Ethel Mc Cormick) CAPITOL THEATRE SYDNEY
JOHN FROST / SEL
Dir: David Gilmour
  THE SOLDIERS TALE (Narrator) AUSTRALIAN TOUR
BELL SHAKESPEARE CO
AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Dir: John Bell / Richard Tognetti
  HIPPOLYTUS (Artemis / Chorus) BELL SHAKESPEARE CO.
SYDNEY FESTIVAL
Dir: John Bell
2001 I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES (Stephie) ENSEMBLE THEATRE
Dir: Sandra Bates
  CORPORATE THEATRE PROJECT   BELL SHAKESPEARE CO.
Dir: Des James
2000 MOTHER'S DAY   ENSEMBLE THEATRE
Dir: Jeff Baron
1999 DAYLIGHT SAVING (Felicity) MARIAN ST. THEATRE
Dir: Jennifer Hagen
1997/8 AN IDEAL HUSBAND (Mabel Chiltern) AUSTRALIAN TOUR
JOHN FROST / JOHN MC CALLUM
Dir: Sir Peter Hall
  THE MEMORY OF WATER (Teresa) MARIAN STREET THEATRE
Dir: Judy Farr
1995 SAME TIME NEXT YEAR (Doris GINMAR PRODUCTIONS LIMITED
NSW &QLD TOUR
1994 THE CAFE LATTE KID (Carmel Taylor) SYDNEY THEATRE COMPANY
NEW STAGES
Dir: Marion Potts
  DARLING OSCAR (Tammy Tetley) SYDNEY THEATRE COMPANY
NEW STAGES
Dir: David Berthold
1993 SUNSET BOULEVARD (Principal boy) THE TILBURY HOTEL
  THE PANTO    
  SUMMER OF THE ALIENS (Norma) SYDNEY THEATRE COMPANY
Dir: Angela Chaplin
  AND A NIGHTINGALE SANG (Helen) QUEENSLAND THEATRE COMPANY
Dir: Rodney Fisher
  MACBETH (Lady Macbeth) HUNTER VALLEY THEATRE COMPANY
Dir: Kingston Anderson
1992 THE HEIDI CHRONICLES (Heidi) QUEENSLAND THEATRE COMPANY
Dir: David Berthold
1991 SEASONS GREETINGS (Belinda) HOLE IN THE WALL THEATRE COMPANY
Dir: Arne Neeme
  LOVE LETTERS
(with Anthony Phelan)
  TWELFTH NIGHT THEATRE Brisbane
1990 LOVE LETTERS
(with Shane Porteous)
  PLAYHOUSE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
  LOVE LETTERS
(with Grant Dodwell)
  THEATRE ROYAL Hobart
1989 A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM (Narrator) ABC/SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
1988 INTERPLAY   INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS
  HATING ALISON ASHLEY (Mother / Dianne TOE TRUCK @ SEYMOUR CENTRE
Dir: Nicki Wood
  A MONTH OF SUNDAYS (Wilson) NORTHSIDE THEATRE COMPANY
Dir: Aubrey Mellor
1987 HATING ALISON ASHLEY (Mother / Dianne) TOE TRUCK @ SEYMOUR CENTRE
Dir: Nicki Wood
1986 BORDER COUNTRY   GRIFFIN THEATRE COMPANY
Dir: Peter Kingston
  NOTTA LOTTA SERIOUS BITS   KINSELAS (Revue)
  THE NERD   JON NICHOLLS & ADRIAN BOHM
Sydney, Perth, Adelaide
1985 SLIPPERY WHEN WET   GRIFFIN THEATRE COMPANY
Dir: Peter Kingston
  YEAH, BUT IS IT FUNNY?   GRIFFIN THEATRE COMPANY
1984 US OR THEM   GRIFFIN THEATRE COMPANY
PHILLIP STREET THEATRE
Q THEATRE
Dir: Alan Beecher
1982 CHEAP THRILLS   GRIFFIN THEATRE COMPANY
  PLAY READINGS   Q THEATRE
1981 THE FATHER WE LOVED ON A BEACH BY THE SEA   GRIFFIN THEATRE COMPANY
Dir: Peter Kingston
1980 DANTON'S DEATH   GRIFFIN THEATRE COMPANY
Dir: Jenny Lang Peach
  THE BREADWINNER   MARIAN STREET THEATRE
Dir: Bob Cubbage
1979 THE GINGER MAN   GRIFFIN THEATRE COMPANY
Dir: Jenny Lang Peach

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BOARDS, PATRONAGE, SUPPORT

Penny has been, and continues to be, a distinguished patron, board member, supporter and 'public face' of many charities and organisations.

  • MONKEY BAA THEATRE Board Member 2004 (ongoing)
  • M.E.A.A. Secretary, NSW Performance Committee
  • GRIFFIN THEATRE CO Life Member, Originating Member & Board Member
  • OX SHOWBIZ CARES Board Member
  • AUSTRALIA DAY AMBASSADOR SCHEME
  • (Original and continuing member)
  • "HOT M" SCHEME
  • (Govt scheme to encourage youth interest in Arts)
  • THEATREFEST Patron
  • NORTHCOTT SOCIETY Spokesperson
  • CYSTIC FIBOSIS ASSOCIATION Spokesperson & Fund Raising
  • BOBBY GOLDSMITH FOUNDATION Spokesperson & Fund Raising
  • LANDCARE Spokesperson & Fund Raising
  • DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Brucellosis Eradication Campaign
  • WESLEY CITY MISSION Spokesperson
  • BREAST CANCER SOCIETY Host of various fundraising activities
  • ANGLICARE Campaign Spokesperson

RADIO

1999 SUMMER BREAKFAST Co Host 2 DAY FM (with Ron E Sparks)
1997 KEVIN NAUGHTON SHOW Guest ABC RADIO 2BL
1991 LIVE WIRE Guest ABC RADIO 2BL
1989 NATIONAL PRESS CLUB Guest speaker
1978-81 VARIOUS RADIO PLAYS ABC RADIO 2BL

OTHER

1997 Visiting Fellow Faculty of Creative Arts University of Wollongong
1997 Director BLACKROCK University of Wollongong
1994 Director BONDI BY BUS Belvoir Street Theatre Downstairs
2004 Director ARE YOU TALKING TO ME Page to Stage Young Dramatists
2005 Director ANONYMOUS Page to Stage Young Dramatists
2006 Director BELIEVE IT OR NOT Page to Stage Young Dramatists
 

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