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Emma Louise Pursey is an experienced Melbourne-based actor and producer who has worked in theatre, film and television since 1997. After seeing an avant-garde theatre production of Oscar Wilde's Salome by Brisbane-based Frank Theatre repertory ensemble in 1997, she joined the company and quickly rose to become one of their core actors. This saw her tour a number of works, including Macbeth, Heavy Metal Hamlet, Hamlet Stooged and A Midsummer Night's Romeos to international theatre festivals over the next ten years. In particular, she was critically acclaimed for her roles as Lady Macbeth and the Medium in Rashomon. She was founder and co-director of comedic theatre ensemble, The Brides of Frank who also produced critically acclaimed work for over 15 years. As part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2015, Emma produced and starred in Australian artist, Peter Milne's large-scale photographic work 'The Oddfellow's Daughter - film stills from a film that doesn't exist' for the Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI), featuring select names in Australian comedy. Whilst Emma continues her work in the theatre as an actor and producer, she has also moved into film and television. Her television credits include: Project S.E.E.D., Winners & Losers, Underbelly Squizzy, and Neighbours. Her film credits include award winning shorts: The Sound of Love, Hide & Seek and Butterflies in Glass. Most recently, Emma produced the short film, The Last Time I Saw You which won Third Place at the 2018 Tropfest Film Festival. Since 2016, Emma has also taught her Suzuki-based Integrated Actor Training, for which she has over 20 years experience having commenced this training with Frank Theatre in 1997.

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