It is such a pleasure to have actress Kerry Fox here at The
Wharf, deep in rehearsals for Face to Face in which she
plays Jenny, a woman whose life comes apart at the seams. It is a
challenging role, but Kerry's long and spectacularly varied career
promises she will be more than up to the task, and that indeed this
will be an unmissable performance. To get into the spirit of
things, here is a reminder of some of Kerry's past
The role that launched Kerry on the international stage - and won
her several awards - was that of New Zealand author Janet Frame in
the 1990 film An Angel at My Table. Just gorgeous.
Two years later Kerry starred alongside Lisa Harrow, Bruno Ganz and
Miranda Otto in The Last Days of Chez Nous, in which she
played the feisty younger sister Vicki. Here is a taste of this
Several smaller films followed, but it was the 1994
film Shallow Grave (in which she co-starred with Ewan
McGregor and Christopher Eccleston) that really established
Kerry's career internationally.
Throughout the rest of the 90s Kerry consistently worked in films,
including Country Life, Welcome to Sarajevo, The Hanging
Garden and the Wisdom of Crocodiles. Yet it was
her performance as Claire in Patrice Chereau's Intimacy
(opposite Mark Rylance) garnered the most attention. Here is a
Over the past decade, Kerry has continued to regularly act in
film, and one of the most notable in recent years was Jane
Campion's Bright Star, which was released in 2009 and
in which she played Mrs. Brawne.
Although based in London, Kerry is far from a stranger to
Australia, and earlier this year she appeared on our tv screens as
Oriel Lamb in Cloudstreet.
It is just over three weeks until Kerry takes to the Sydney Theatre
stage, and we can't wait.
Face to Face, Sydney Theatre, 7 August - 8 September,