Kia ora! I’m Miranda...
"Intuitive, unique, amazing"
— Nicole Kidman
"Miranda’s skills as a coach place her at the top of her field. The work she does is unique
anywhere in the world"
— Peter Jackson
"Miranda is great!"
— Jane Campion
"She’s a great intellectual co-pilot and a very special person"
— Garth Davis
“Miranda is brilliant... So encouraging, detailed and truthful"
— Ritu Arya
"Miranda really did teach me in that afternoon things that I still use to this day.
I mean if you can work with Miranda Harcourt, do it. She’s amazing."
— Melanie Lynskey
My specialty is screen naturalism. My approach is based on years of writing and performing Verbatim theater in prisons in New Zealand, Australia and the UK, as well as my work as an on-set acting coach with renowned actors and directors on films all over the world.
I have taught at TIFF in Toronto, at NFTS and NYU Tisch, The London Film School and Directors UK in Britain, at AFTRS and The Hub in Sydney, at Toi Whakaari, The Actors’ Program, Otago University and Victoria University in Aotearoa, New Zealand. For seven years I was the Head of the Acting Department at Toi Whakaari -
New Zealand Drama School.
In my work with actors and directors, I aim to shift paradigms, empowering
creatives to realise their own talent. I introduce simple but innovative ways of thinking about and achieving connection and character. I have developed a series of tools and exercises for use in rehearsal and on-set that get actors to where they need to be, fast.
For more info check out my IMDB page.