Bryony Skillington

Bryony Skillington

Age Range
30 - 40
168cm / 5ft 6in
122cm / 48in
108cm / 43in
121cm / 48in
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Bryony Skillington, a writer, actor, director, and singer, born and raised in Manchester, England. In 2001, she moved to New Zealand with her family. In 2005 she was accepted into New Zealand's leading drama school, Toi Whakaari, graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor of Performing Arts degree, majoring in Acting. 

Since then, Bryony has forged a successful career on both stage and screen, with notable roles in well-received international productions, including feature films such as The Rehearsal, directed by Alison Maclean, and Netflix's The Power of the Dog, directed by Dame Jane Campion, who won Best Director at the 2021 Oscars. She also appeared in X, directed by Ti West, whose recent worldwide hit, Pearl, serves as a prequel to X. Additionally, Bryony has appeared in acclaimed series Sweet Tooth and The New Legends of Monkey season 1 , both for Netflix.   Bryony is also a well-respected stage actor working for many of New Zealand’s leading theatre companies in productions including Billy Elliot for Auckland Theatre Company (ATC) and Into the Woods for the Fortune Theatre.

Bryony has three new series about to be released including South Pacific Pictures Far North written & directed by David White, Apple TV + Time Bandit’s co-written & directed by Taika Waititi and Binge Australia’s Strife where we will see Bryony play the role of Penny Wilson alongside industry greats Asha Keddie and Jonathan LaPaglia.


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2021 X Store Clerk Powder Keg Farms Ltd Feature Film
2021 The Power of the Dog Queenie Bad Girl Creek Productions, dir. Jane Campion Feature Film
2020 Dead Wanda Augusto, dir: Hayden J Weal Feature Film
2015 The Rehearsal Marnie (Support) Rehearsal Films Ltd, dir. Alison McLean Feature Film


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2024 Time Bandits Neanderthal Kaga Apple TV, Various Drama
2024 Spinal Destination Nurse Karen Great Southern Televion, dir. Paula Whetu Jones Drama
2023 Strife Penny Wilson Binge, dir. Stuart Bowen Drama
2022 Kura S2 & 3 Chemist Cashier TVNZ, dir: Various Drama
2022 Far North Jackie South Pacific Pictures Drama
2022 Rūrangi S2 Mc Jackson Autonomouse Ltd Drama
2021 Sweet Tooth Caramel Apple Lady Netflix Drama
2018 The Legend of Monkey Princess Locke See-Saw Films / Jump Film & TV, dir. Gerard Johnstone Drama
2017 Auckward Love Shaz We Three Productions, dir. Emmet Skilton Drama
2010 Paradise Cafe 2 Tigerlily (Guest) The Gibson Group Ltd Drama
2010 The Investigator 3 Anne-Maree Ellens (Guest) Red Sky Film & Television Ltd Drama
2009 Shortland Street Penny Seger (Guest) South Pacific Pictures Drama
2009 Emu Kelly (Lead) Gibson Group Ltd / Endemol, dir. Danny Mulheron Drama
2005 Tough Act Self (Documentary) Gibson Group, dir. Stuart McKenzie Drama
1993 Cardiac Arrest Emma McIntyre BBC Drama

Web Series

Year Production Role Company / Director
2022 Insula Liz Catherine Waller
2017 Psusy s2 Patrice Anna Duckworth
2017 Auckward Love Shaz We Three Productions, dir. Emmet Skilton
2016 Psusy Patrice Anna Duckworth


Year Production Role Company / Director
2024 Twelfth Night Sir Toby Pop Up Globe, dir. David Lawrence
2024 Romeo and Juliet Various Pop Up Globe, dir. David Lawrence
2022 Sleigh! Improv Troup Heartthrobs, dir. Brynley Stent
2021 The Life of Galileo Chamberlain to the Grand Duchess / Ensemble Auckland Theatre Company
2020 Basement Xxxmas Cabaret Alex Dir. Leon Wadham
2019 Hamlet Guildenstern Pop Up Globe, dir. David Lawrence
2019 Measure for Measure Miss Overdone Pop Up Globe, dir. Mile Gregory
2018-2019 City of 100 Lovers Deedee Dir. Tony Stimac
2017 Pleasuredome The Musical Entertainer Dir. Michael Hurst
2017 Twelfth Night Feste Fortune theatre, dir. Benjamin Henson
2017 Into The Woods Witch Fortune Theatre, dir. Jonathan Hendry
2017 Flaps Giant Vagina Bits & Pieces
2016 Hotspot with Pride Lead Solo cabaret Dionysus Theatre
2016 Dragons MC / Host / Singer / Drag Artist Working Class Productions, dir. Bryony Skillington
2016 Billy Elliot Leslie / Ensemble Dir. Colin McColl
2016 Dragons Diva Den Singer / MC Host WorkingClass Productions,dir. Bryony Skillington
2016 Night of the Queer Singer TAPAC, dir. Margaret Mary Hollins
2015 Northern Glow Lead solo Working class Productions, dir. Ahilan Karunaharan
2015 Jesus 2 Jesus Basement Theatre, dir. Oliver Driver
2015 Not Psycho Jacky Gien Fractious Tash, dir. Benjamin Henson
2015 Night of the Queer MC / Singer dir. Margaret Mary Hollins, Daniel Williams
2014 Hauraki Horror Kelly Tarlton Basement Theatre, dir. Rachel House
2014 SIN Cherie Purdy The Outfit Theatre Company, dir. Sarah Graham
2014 The Owl and the Pussy Cat Piggy Wiggy / Parrot / Sheep Dir. Amanda Reece
2014 The Blind Date Project Karaoke Queen Silo Theatre, dir. Tanya Goldberg
2013 Janeece Gunton: Herstory Shontay Dir. Thomas Sainsbury
2013 A Christmas carol Mad Butcher Dir. Sophie Roberts
2012 Lonely Heart (musical) Martha Beck (lead) Bats Theatre, dir. Jeff Kingsford-Brown
2012 The Laramie Project: 10 years on Various dir. Kate McGill, Daniel Williams
2012 Public Service Announcements Tariana Turia / Rodney Hyde Bats Theatre, dir. Rachel Henry More, Anya Tate-Manning
2012 West End Girls Hilda/Rabbits Circa Theatre, dir. David O'Donnell
2012 Public Service Announcements: Xmas Special Tariana Turia / Rodney Hyde Bats Theatre, dir. Anya Tate-Manning
2012 Into the Uncanny Valley Various Dir. Charlie Bleakley
2011 Idiots Back 2 School Seagull 1 Bats Theatre, dir. Uther Dean
2011 Public service Announcement Tariana Turia, Rodney Hide and Annette King No Fefe Productions, Bats Theatre, dir. Rachel Henry
2011 Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards Singer The Cab Savs
2011 Ivy Cabaret Singer Club Ivy Wellington
2011 Toys Ball Bats Theatre, dir. Sophie Roberts
2010 Christ Almighty Innkeeper Bats Theatre, dir. Sophie Roberts
2009 Cinderella Ugly Sister / Queen Dir. Jane Waddell
2008 Get Cuffed Writer / Singer / Actor Dir. Irene Skillington
2007 Company the Musical Marta Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, dir. Laurel Collins
2007 Go Solo- Northen Glow:After Party Jill Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, dir. Jade Erickson
2007 Arcadia Hannah Jarvis Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, dir. Tim Spite
2006 Chance Cardere Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School
2006 The Laramie Project Zackie Salmon / Alison Meares / Dr Cantway/ Reporter/ Kerry Drake/ Lucy Thompson Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, dir. Miranda Harcourt
2006 Henry VI Dutchess of Gloucester / Smith / Secretary Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, dir. David O'Donnell
2006 Toi Cabaret Soloist and Company Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, dir. Adrian Barnes
2005 Vaudevilles Cabaret Soloist / Comedy Skit Bats Theatre, dir.Ceridwyn Roberts
2005 Classic Cuts: Othello Emilia Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, dir. Miranda Harcourt

Short Film

Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2021 Growing Still Carer Junkyard Universe Films Short Film
2017 The Luring Dominatrix Drag Queen Alex Plum Short Film
2008 Ghost of Kerry Post Ghost Dir. Louis Sutherland Short Film
2007 Bad Trip Becky Dir. Louis Sutherland Short Film
2006 Wrapped Jo Dir. John Callen Short Film


Year Production Role Company / Director
2022 The Quest For Less, Water Wipes Pyramid Mom Sweatshop
2022 New World Christmas Aunt Goodoil
2021 Sanitarium 'Light n Tasty' Lead Jet Black
2020 Worksafe Kylee The Sweetshop


Year Description Institution / Presenter
2007 8 week singing intensive Pat Wilson (Australia)
2007 Audition Monologue workshop (over 8 weeks) Adrian Barnes (Australia)
2007 Laban Intensive Adrian Barnes (Australia)
2007 Solo Cabaret construction Under the Direction of Adrian Barnes and Pat Wilson
2006 Improvisation Intensive Ruth Zappora
2005-2007 Bachelor of Performing Arts(acting) Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School
2005 Stage Combat/Kung Fu Shi Mei-Lin
2004 UCOL Theatre School Level 4 Certificate UCOL Palmerston North
1999 Grade B GCSE Drama


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