Amy Cotter

Amy Cotter

British, Māori, NZ European
Age Range
25 - 35
175cm / 5ft 9in
84cm / 33in
68cm / 27in
88cm / 35in

Iwi : Ngāti Maniapoto 

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Amy Cotter trained at the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London and graduated in 2020. She has worked extensively as an actor and spoken word poet in theatres across the UK and in numerous short films, before moving to NZ last year. Amy was the recipient of the Sir Alec Guinness award 2020, awarded to one graduating actor from the UK each year. 

Amy’s recent short film ‘Fish Out of Water’ (2022) which she wrote and stars in, has received multiple award nominations and official film festival selections across the UK and had its NZ premiere in June 2023. With a versatility and skill for both stage and screen and strong US accents, Amy is excited to take on new challenges in New Zealand, Australia, UK and the US.


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2023 For Thom - FF Table Read Mrs Harris New Zealand Writers Guild & deganz Feature Film
2017 Turn Back Tanit Kamraskasi Films, dir: Mungo Benson Feature Film

Web Series

Year Production Role Company / Director
2021 FML: Parent Addition - Comedy Short Connie Pulped, Peninsula Films dir: Rachel Watkeys Dowie


Year Production Role Company / Director
2023 Old Love Kitty, Young Molly, Kendra Howick Little Theatre, dir: Tracey Holdsworth
2023 The Writing on the Wall at Kia Kaha Primary School Various Keep Curious, dir: Amy Mansfield
2021 The Wolves #00 Debbie Seymour, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
2020 The Lost Generation Various Poetry House London/Oxford Playhouse, dir: Jahmar Ngozi
2020 After Mrs Rochester Jean Rhys The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, dir: Angie Langfield
2020 Kick Jemima dir: Robert Zuric
2020 Bad Weather - rehearsed Reading Kay Graduate Fringe Festival, dir: Bethany Holdsworth
2019 Clybourne Park Betsy/Lindsey The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, dir: Lindsay Posner
2019 An Urban Fairy-Tale Actor/Writer Lion and Unicorn Theatre, dir: Michael Greenwood
2019 Richard III Duchess of York The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, dir: Bill Buckhurst
2019 The Oresteia Clytemnestra The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, dir: Claudette Williams
2019 In Conversation: Elizabeth Siddal: Poetry, Art, Life - Rehearsed Reading Actor National Portrait Gallery, dir: Geoffrey Colman
2018 A Midsummer Night's Dream Helena The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, dir: Claudette Williams
2018 Three Sisters Masha The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, dir: Nick Moseley
2017 Medical Roleplay - Corporate Theatre Patient Simulate
2017 Write Yourself In - Rehearsed Reading Various Euphoric Ink, dir: Ola Animashawn
2016 The Phlebotomist Celia Flux Theatre/Tristan Bates Theatre, dir: Joe Hufton
2016 The Village Bike Becky Pegg Theatre Bristol, dir: Jacob Fredrickson
2016 Showcase - Rehearsed Reading Ingrid Bristol Old Vic Studios, dir: Cindy McClean-Bibby
2016 Gosh Gala-Narnia - Site Specific Art The White Witch Petersham Road, dir/artist: Anna Boglione
2015 Into the Woods Lucinda Music Theatre Bristol, dir: Jack Reitman
2015 Changing Partners Kate Deadpan Theatre/Brighton Fringe, dir: Georgie Staight
2014 Arcadia Hannah The Redgrave Theatre, dir: India Crawford, Zoe Hunter-Gordon
2014 Maxine Maxine Bristol Old Vic Studio
2014 Freedom One Tap Tap Theatre/The Wardrobe Theatre, dir: Theo Schofield
2012 London Olympic Ceremonies - Site Specific Performer
2010 Seconds Gloria Rosemary Branch Theatre, dir: Matthew Parker
2009 US Stacey/Puppeteer Hampstead Theatre, dir: Erick Dupin
2008 The Presidents Holiday Kseniya Hampstead Theatre, dir: Patrick Sanford

Short Film

Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2022 Blue dir: Treh Ivory Short Film
2022 Fish out of Water Fish Bench Productions/Chalkboard Productions, dir: Jacob Melling Short Film
2019 Primrose Sarah Bench Productions, dir: Jacob Melling Short Film
2019 The Leaving Party Officer A Lap It Up, dir: Milly Granier & Emily Bray Short Film
2017 How to be British Amy Comic Relief Originals, dir: Daniel Audritt Short Film
2017 Hippocampus Helen Last Place Pictures, dir: Heidi O'Loughlin Short Film
2015 Menagerie Sophia PS Films, dir: Pheobe Saatchi Short Film
2014 Snap Dutch Cap Fitzherberts Inc, dir: Jane Hazelgrove Short Film


Year Production Role Company / Director
2022 Rock Up (Very Anxious) - Music Video Lead Pulped, Pennisnsula Films, dir: Rachel Watkeys Dowie
2020 Chekhov Challenge Ranyesvskaya Theatre Foundry
2020 Shakespeare Share Queen, Cymbeline Theatre Foundry
2017 Daze - Music Video Lead SPRY Productions/CJE & M Record Label, dir: Maisie Duff


Year Production Role Company / Director
2016 Flo Essence Water - UK Sarah Blue Fox Productions, dir: Carine Koleilat & Lisa Fischer


Year Description Institution / Presenter
2023 Combat for Screen NZSSCS
2023 Shakespeare Text Pop-up Globe, David Lawrence
2023 Scene Study Jamie Irvine
2023 Toipoto Creative Career Essentials The Big Idea
2022 Writers Room South Pacific Pictures
2017-2020 Bachelor of Arts Degree: BA (Hons) Acting The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
2020 Sir Alec Guinness Award Winner
2019 Stage Combat Workshop - Rapier and Dagger, Unarmed Combat


Advanced: American - Californian | American - General | American - Midwest | American - New York | American - Western | Australian | British | Eastern European | Irish | Scottish | Standard US | UK - Cockney | UK - English | UK - Liverpool | UK - Manchester | UK - N. Ireland | UK - Scottish | Welsh


Advanced: Athletics | Netball | Running / Jogging | Yoga

Intermediate: Badminton | Martial Arts | Ping Pong / Table Tennis | Squash | Swimming | Tennis

Circus & Horse

Intermediate: Horse Riding

Driving & Flying

Intermediate: Driving (general)

Stunts & Weapons

Intermediate: Stunts | Weapons

Singing Range


Singing Styles

Intermediate: Contemporary | Folk | General | Rock