A teacher trained graduate of Atlantic Theatre Company, NYC, Felicity Jurd has studied at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and Australian Theatre for Young People. She made her TV debut in JNP’s Land of Hope as a core cast member and her ABC Radio debut in Cyclone Tracy.
As a voice over artist, Felicity has worked extensively in Australia & UK in TV & radio commercial campaigns, podcasts, promos, education, fiction, non-fiction & corporate narration, dubbing for film & television and telephone lines, websites, examination CDs, IVR Systems. Felicity has completed an extensive number of long form narration recordings including work for; Cambridge University Press, Pearson Education, Macmillan Readers, Oxford University Press and audible.com.
Voice Client list incl; ABC Radio, ABC TV, BBC London, ABC ME, audible.com, Southern Cross Austereo (Sydney & Perth), Simon & Schuster, Pan Macmillan (Australia), Macmillan (UK), King, eHarmony, Channel 5 (UK), MTV (Europe) & ITV (UK), Tiger Aspect (UK), Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Bedford Education, Primo, Super-Rewards, Canon, Heinz, Holiday Inn, Flashmop, NOVA 96.9, Smooth FM, Verizon, National Library of Australia.
Felicity has recently been featured as Principal Duvall & Constable Fernandez in ABC ME’s first fiction audio podcast for children, Mackeroy Uncovered. She was also the voice of the “Translator” in the ALDI Translator radio campaign which won two Siren Advertising Awards and was the voice for the Wentworth launch for Channel 5 in the UK. She also worked as narration advisor on a feature length documentary about global homelessness called “Care About Us” and is the voice of Naya the Dream Fairy in Surfing on a Cloud, a meditation series for children.
Fiction & Non-fiction narration for audible.com incl;
Flyaway by Kathleen Jennings, Small Blessings by Emily Brewin, The Geography of Friendship by Sally Piper, A Better Death by Dr Ranjana Srivastava, Hive by AJ Betts (Author of Zac & Mia on Netflix), Australia & New Zealand (Macmillan Readers) & Mind Behind The Crime by Dr Helen McGrath & Cheryl Critchley
Corporate narration incl;
Skoda, CLC, Westpac, RT Health, Telstra, Department of Industry, Super-Rewards, Sydney Trains, Parramatta Council, Warringah Council
Screen Acting credits incl;
The Drover’s Wife, Doctor Doctor, 6ate7, Into the Sunlight, A Country Practice, Home & Away, DUST, Waiting for God, and the award winning UK film, Green Means Stop. She has recently filmed for the new Rowan Devereux ISO project which will make her 6th project with his team.
Visual TVC commercials incl;
NSW Law Society, Little Angels Nappies (UK), ASDA (UK), Vernon’s (UK), Richmond Mini Meatballs (UK), Fanta Sours (Aus), Samsung Galaxy (UK),
& 6 part campaign for AMI Insurance (NZ)
Visual Corporate films incl;
Westpac, Barclays Bank, Wesley Mission
Theatre credits incl; Trisha in the sold out season of Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (Darlinghurst Theatre), The Vegemite Tales (London, West End), Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (London) and Sandra in Sport for Jove’s production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest directed by Kim Hardwick. She has also appeared in Strindberg’s Playing with Fire (London) directed & translated by Anna Ostergren & The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other directed by Michael Gow for the Sydney Festival (1994). She is best known for her performance in I May Fly (Sydney, London, New York) about radio actress May Pusey (nee Hart). The Stage London applauded her physical portrayal of all the ages of the character (age 4 – 80), whilst Time Out London noted her vocal ability for accents and comic timing.
Coaching credits include; Acting & Dance Coach for the Young Simbas & Young Nalas on The Lion King (Australia) in 2004/5 and vocal coach for New York premiere of Wolf Lullaby (Atlantic Theatre Co, NYC). She has also coached many well known Aussie actors for roles on film, television and in theatre including Rose Byrne for La Dispute at STC and many early US auditions, Roxane Wilson for Freak Winds at Old Fitz and further coaching work on Roxane’s first three seasons of Stingers (Channel 9), Nadia Townsend for many roles and auditions and Felicity also takes class with Nadia for her own auditions regularly.
Further coaching credits include; The Olivia Lee Comedy Show (US & Aus accent coach), Random & Whacky (UK Accent Coach, Ambience Entertainment), The Gulf (US Southern Accent coach, dir: Mia Lethbridge), Blood Wedding (Voice Coach, Dir: Samuel Lucas Allen), Zoo Story (NYC Accent, Dir: Olivia Costa), Time Stands Still (US General Accent, Eclipse Productions), The Engagement (Voice Coach, dir: Kate Gaul), A Month in the Country (Acting & Voice Coach, dir: Joseph Uchitel)
Love & Honour (Narration Coach, dir: Priscilla Jackman).
Felicity holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature & French Language from Macquarie University (1994 – 1997) and holds a current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
Felicity has studied extensively with voice, acting & movement teachers in London, New York and Australia, including working with Patsy Rodenberg (Voice & Shakespeare), John Baxter (Shakespeare & Jacobean), Leisa Shelton (Embodied Movement), Annette Smith (Classical & Jazz Ballet), Mark Bell (Clowning), Kelly Maurer (Suzuki & Viewpoints), Shy Magsalin (Suzuki), Robyn Philpot (Contemporary Dance), Irene Wernli (Modern Jazz, London), Jenny Lipman (Shakespeare), Mel Churcher (Voice & Shakespeare), Gary Peacock (Singing), Lindsey Lawson (Accents), Diana Scrivener Blair (Historic Dance, LAMDA), Juliet Jordan (VO), Emily Caigan (Voice), Susan Finch (Speech), Deborah Stern (Accents), May Pusey (Speech & Shakespeare), Matthew Fargher (Resonance & Singing).
Felicity has also studied with Anthony Brandon Wong in acting technique & award winning coach and director, Karen Kohlhaas in New York and Australia.