Miranda teaches screen naturalism. Her approach is based on years of writing and performing Verbatim theatre in prisons in New Zealand, Australia and the UK, as well as her work as an on-set acting coach with renowned actors and directors on films all over the world. For seven years Miranda was the Head of the Acting Department at Toi Whakaari — New Zealand Drama School. Now she works as an independent coach. Directors she has worked with include Jane Campion, Peter Jackson, Morten Tyldum and Garth Davis. Actors include Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel, Josh Hutcherson, Saoirse Ronan, Isabelle Fuhrman, AnnaSophia Robb.
In her work with actors Miranda aims to shift paradigms, empowering actors to realise their own talent. She introduces simple but innovative ways of thinking about and achieving connection and character. She has developed a series of tools and exercises for use in rehearsal and on-set that get actors to where they need to be, fast.
Based on the principles of Stanislavski, Miranda's work develops actors' spirit and actors' craft alongside each other. Other influences on her work include Verbatim practitioner Anna Deavere Smith and photographer Nan Goldin. Miranda draws teaching inspiration from a wide variety of sources including the worlds of photography, science and the visual arts.