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Perry Piercy

Actor, Voice Coach

Actor and acting coach Perry Piercy's first notable screen role was as the mysterious Mary Carmichael in 1984 ghost story Mr Wrong. That decade she acted in female forward TV series The Marching Girls and Night of the Red Hunter, and co-starred in movie Send a Gorilla. The screenplay was inspired by her time working as a singing telegram. In 2000 she played bogan mum Louise Savage in Westie feature Savage Honeymoon, then co-starred in acclaimed short film Redial. These days Piercy is also a trained voice and dialect coach; her credits include period drama The Luminaries and Nude Tuesday, a comedy which uses an invented language.

For me on set it was 'how can I give the most succinct and useful note to the actor without disrupting their process or getting up the director's nose?' Perry Piercy on her dialect work for 2020 drama series The Luminaries, Radio New Zealand, 7 June 2020