Elise Lamb is an Australian actor, writer, director and producer of theatre and film.
Elise is a recent graduate of Griffith Film School’s Graduate Certificate in Screen Production and also holds a Master of Arts in Advanced Theatre Practice from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and a Diploma in Classical Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Elise is a recipient of the Ian Potter Cultural Trust - a professional development grant for emerging Australian Artists.
As a filmmaker, Elise’s short film Skin & Blister which is based on her own personal experiences caring for her sister who has cerebral palsy, is currently in post-production with support from BEMAC and RASN. She is also developing a Proof of Concept for the screen adaptation of her full length play The Australian Girl as well as a slate of short and long-form projects.
As a playwright, Elise has developed her plays at the National Theatre with support from Sir Nicholas Hytner and at The Old Vic Labs. Her debut play The Australian Girl had a semi-staged reading at Stockwell Playhouse and was presented Off-West End at Theatre N16 as part of their Military Season commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Great War. Other plays presented in London include A Dance of Two Sisters and Deeds, Not Words at Pleasance Theatre and Lost In Bank at Greenwich Theatre.
As a theatre director, Elise was a member of the Young Vic Directors Program where she assisted research and development on The Winter’s Tale directed by Maria Aberg and The Master Builder directed by Jeff James. Other theatre directing credits include The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (Brisbane Arts Theatre), Elvis Is Dead (Short+Sweet Theatre Festival) and A Dance of Two Sisters (Pleasance Theatre, London).
As an actor, Elise has worked extensively in theatre and film in Australia, Japan and the United Kingdom. Notable credits include Muriel Matters in Deeds, Not Words (Brisbane Powerhouse/Pleasance Theatre, London), Louise Mack in The Australian Girl (Theatre N16, London), Zelda Fitzgerald in the Australian premiere of The Last Flapper (Brisbane Fringe Festival), Kayla in Fixed Action Pattern by Francis Grin (The Vaults, London), Katherina in The Taming of The Shrew (Phoenix Ensemble), The Crown (Netflix - Directed by Stephen Daldry), Universal Studios Japan and Warner Bros. Movie World.
Elise is also an accomplished dancer. She trained under the late Harold Collins MBE (former Artistic Director of the Queensland Ballet) at the Australian Dance Performance Institute, completed her major classical ballet examinations through the Royal Academy of Dance, danced with Australian Ballet for their Brisbane season of Don Quixote and assisted with the choreography and originated the role of Cinderella in the Magical Starlight Parade at Universal Studios Japan.
Elise is an Associate Artist of Theatre 1880, an independent theatre company formed at The Old Vic and is Founding Director of The Roaring Ones, a new production company with a focus on female led stories. Elise is a member of the Australian Writer’s Guild (AWG).