May 2022 Graduate

Hannah Buckley

Born in Melbourne into an Irish-Australian musical family, Hannah made her living as an orchestral violinist, before deciding that employment opportunities in classical music performance weren’t poor enough and chose to follow her passion for acting. 

Prior to full-time drama school, Hannah trained in various short courses at the National Institute of Dramatic Art and with Brent Street Agency. She has Additional Cast credits in The Chaser’s The Hamster Wheel and The Checkout from 2012 and 2013. From 2013 to 2017, Hannah was a film, television, and commercial extra with PG’s Agency, including a featured extra part on A Place to Call Home and working as a costume model and stand-in for Cailee Spaeny in Pacific Rim Uprising (dir. Steven S. DeKnight). She played Anne Frank in a co-op theatre production of The Diary of Anne Frank in 2017 and was the lead in several independent short films with This Looks Alright (OYX Productions) in 2018 and 2019. 

In her time at the Actors Centre Australia, Hannah has played Stacey in Who’s Afraid of the Working Class? (dir. Johann Walraven), Susan in Don’s Party (dir. Jonathan Mill), Katherina in The Taming of the Shrew (dir. Damien Ryan), Helen in A Doll’s House (dir. Francesca Savige), Thea Elvsted in Hedda Gabler (dir. Eve Beck for a NIDA/ACA collaboration), Polonius in Hamlet (dir. Anthony Skuse), Professor in The Iphigenia Quartet: Clytemnestra (dir. Claudia Barrie), Emma in People, Places and Things (dir. Adam Cook), and Mother Miriam Ruth in Agnes of God (dir. Kim Hardwick). 

Hannah holds a Bachelor of Music Studies from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and a Diploma of Arts (Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew) from the University of Sydney. She adores all things historical and, upon graduating from ACA, hopes to work across screen and stage, particularly as a classical actor.


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