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.
Felicity holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature & French Language from Macquarie University (1994 – 1997) and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She studied extensively with voice teachers in London, New York and Sydney, including working with Patsy Rodenberg (Voice & Shakespeare), Mel Churcher (Voice & Shakespeare), Gary Peacock (Singing), Lindsey Lawson (Accents), Juliet Jordan (VO), Emily Caigan (Voice), Susan Finch (Speech), Deborah Stern (Accents), May Pusey (Speech & Shakespeare), Matthew Fargher (Resonance & Singing).
As a voice over artist, Felicity has worked in Australia & UK across fiction and non-fiction narration, TV commercials, radio, promos, education, corporate narration, dubbing for film & television and telephone lines, websites, examination CDs, IVR Systems.
Her client list includes; ABC ME, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Bedford Education, Primo, Super-Rewards, audible.com, Simon & Schuster, Pan Macmillan (Australia), Macmillan (UK), ABC Radio, ABC TV, BBC London, King, eHarmony, MTV, ITV, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, ABC Radio, Red Cross Australia. She is 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”. Felicity has recently voiced two characters across 4 episodes of a brand new Children’s Audio program for ABC ME due to be released in 2020.
Corporate narration credits incl; Skoda, Westpac, Super-Rewards, Sydney Trains, Parramatta Council, Warringah Council, CLC and many more.
Narration credits include; 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) & Mind Behind The Crime by Dr Helen McGrath & Cheryl Critchley.
Screen appearances include roles in 6ate7, Into the Sunlight, The Drover’s Wife, Doctor Doctor, A Country Practice, Home & Away, DUST, Waiting for God, and the award winning UK film, Green Means Stop.
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), & 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. Further coaching credits include; Random & Whacky (Ambience Entertainment), The Gulf (dir: Mia Lethbridge), Blood Wedding (Dir: Samuel Lucas Allen), Zoo Story (Dir: Olivia Costa), Time Stands Still (Eclipse Productions), The Engagement (dir: Kate Gaul), A Month in the Country (dir: Joseph Uchitel), Love & Honour (dir: Priscilla Jackman).