Acting Coach Work

For the last decade, Miranda has coached for screen internationally and at home in NZ, including Garth Davis' Lion and Mary Magdalene, Jane Campion’s Bright Star and Top of the Lake, Gabor Csupo’s Bridge to Terabithia, Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones and many New Zealand films.

Sometimes she prep-coaches one actor for their role, as she does for Nicole Kidman. Sometimes she is dedicated to one or two particular performances — for example, Rose McIver and Carolyn Dando in The Lovely Bones. Sometimes she is a rehearsal coach supporting the director as in Bright Star and Top of the Lake. Sometimes she coaches actors in ADR — for example on Taika Waititi’s Boy. And sometimes she coaches the entire young cast — for example on Lion, Mary Magdalene or Bridge to Terabithia.

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    Chelsie Preston-Crayford

    "Working with Miranda was absolutely invaluable. With her insight and guidance I (along with the other actors and the director) was able to work on a significantly deeper level in a highly pressurized environment. I cannot recommend her highly enough, and my only regret is that I can't work with her on every job!"

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    AnnaSophia Robb Bridge to Terabithia, Down A Dark Hall, Mercy Street, Soul Surfer

    "Leslie could never have come in full bloom without the freedom and life you showed me. You pulled Leslie out of me and I would never have won the award without your help. Thank you so much! I really hope we can do many more films together. I always feel so much more prepared after running the scenes and thoughts with you. You always have such great insights and techniques!"

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    Rhys Darby Flight of the Concords

    “It was a joy to work with Miranda. Her attention to detail and technique guided me in the right direction for me to play a role that was very much a side step from my previous endeavours. Her teaching was never overwhelming and her positive vibe and sense of humour made it easy for me to trust myself in the steps I was taking. Thanks to her I've gone from comic foil to leading man!”