Helen Moulder

Helen Moulder

NZ European
Age Range
70 - 82
168cm / 5ft 6in
88cm / 35in
72cm / 28in
92cm / 36in
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Helen has been working as an actor and singer for nearly 50 years. Her theatre highlights include A Toast to Melba, Wit, Doubt and Vita & Virginia (Circa), My Fair Lady and Suddenly Last Summer (Court), Hamlet and Vita – a Fantasy (La Boite, Brisbane). She writes and performs her own shows, written with Australian Sue Rider – Meeting Karpovsky, (with Sir Jon Trimmer) Playing Miss Havisham, Gloria’s Handbag and The Bicycle & the Butcher’s Daughter.

Helen has a comic musical character, a fading opera singer – Cynthia Fortitude - and has created two shows with the late Rose Beauchamp -The Legend Returns and Cynthia & Gertie Go Baroque. She has also been to Japan four times with Stetson Productions in A Phantom of the Opera.

Her film and television credits include Pictures, Close to Home, Country GP, Erebus - the aftermath, The Wall, Food for Thought, Sweet As and Growing Still.


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2010 Rest for the Wicked Margaret Dir. Simon Pattison Feature Film
1996 Aberration Mrs Miller Grundy / USA Feature Film
1992 Absent Without Leave Ed's Aunt AWOL Productions, dir. John Laing Feature Film
1992 The Wall Louise Frame Up Films, dir. Diana Rowan Feature Film
1986 Dangerous Orphans Secretary Dir. John Lang Feature Film
1984 A Glorius Morning Comrade Sister John KcKay Films, dir. John KcKay Feature Film
1983 Pictures Lydia Burton Pacific Films, dir. Michael Black Feature Film


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2011 What Really Happened - The Women's Vote Amey Daldy Eyeworks NZ Drama
2005 The Lost Children Mrs Brand Big House Productions, dir. Mike Smith Drama
2001-2002 The Dark Knight Eleanor of Aquitaine Palana Productions Drama
1999 Duggan Lawyer Gibson Group / TV Series Drama
1997 William Tell High Priestess Cloud 9 Productions Drama
1996 The Secret Mountain High Priestess Cloud 9 Productions Drama
1996 Cover Story Clairvoyant Gibson Group / TV Series Drama
1994 Fall-Out Thea Muldoon TV Mini-series Drama
1993 Bread and Roses Miss Grant TV Series Drama
1988 Shark in the Park Real Estate Agent TVNZ Drama
1988 Open House Widow Sculptor TVNZ Drama
1987 Erebus-The Aftermath Maria Collins TVNZ Drama
1986 The Magic Flute Papagena (mimed) TVNZ Drama
1985 The Fire Raiser Mrs Chalmers/, 3 eps TVNZ Drama
1984 Country GP Irene, 15 episodes TVNZ Drama
1984 Die Fledermaus Ida TVNZ Drama
1981 Close to Home Ruth, 50 episodes TVNZ Drama
1980 Gallantry The Nurse TVNZ Drama
1979 The Gathering Jean TV 1 Drama
1978 Inside Every Thin Girl Sue TV 1 Drama


Year Production Role Company / Director
2024 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Jean Stewart & Tricia Macpherson and Ben McDonald
2023 The Bicycle & the Butcher's Daughter Olivia Circa Theatre, dir: Sue Rider
2023 The Coven on Grey Street Daphne Circa Theatre, dir: Harriet Prebble
2022 The Bicycle & the Butcher's Daughter Olivia AOTNZ, dir: Sue Rider
2019 Meeting Karpovsky Sylvia Circa Theatre, dir: Sue Rider
2018 Phantom of the Opera - Musical Theatre Madame Giry Stetson Productions, dir: Michael McLean
2017 Cynthia & Gertie Go Baroque Cynthia Circa Theatre, dir: Jeff Kingsford-Brown
2015 Meeting Karpovsky Syliva AOTNZ, dir: Sue Rider
2014 Gloria's Handbag Gloria Circa Theatre, dir. Sue Rider
2011 Meet the Churchills Clementine Circa Theatre
2006 Playing Miss Havisham Claudia Circa Theatre / Tour
2005 Suddenly Last Summer Mrs Venable The Court Theatre
2005 Taking Off Jean Circa Theatre
2004 Meeting Karpovsky Sylvia The Court Theatre / Circa Theatre
2004 Mum's Choir Jean Centrepoint Theatre
2004 Phantom of the Opera Madame Giry Tokyo Tour
2003 Great Expectations Miss Havisham The Court Theatre
2003 In Flame Gramma/Annie Circa Theatre
2002/2003 Meeting Karpovsky Sylvia The Court Theatre / Circa Theatre
2001 The Lady in the Van Miss Shepard Circa Theatre
2001 My Fair Lady Mrs Eynes-ford Hill Court Theatre
2000 Wit Vivian Bearing Circa Theatre
2000 Nuncrackers Reverend Mother Stetson Entertainment
1999 The Legend Returns Cynthia Fortitude New Zealand
1998 The Legend Returns Cynthia Circa Theatre
1998 Phantom of the Opera Madame Giry Japan Tour
1998 Vita and Virginia Virginia Woolf / Circa Theatre
1997 Social Climbers Kath Circa Theatre
1995 Hamlet Gertrude La Boite, Brisbane / Moonlight Bel / Circa Theatre
1994 Painted Woman Frances La Boite, Brisbane
1993 Vita! A Fantasy Virginia Woolf La Boite, Brisbane
1993 I Hate Hamlet Lillian Troy Fortune Theatre
1993 Cracks Rita Taki Rua-Depot
1992 Hen's Teeth Cynthia Fortitude Adelaide Festival
1992 Dances with Ducks Angel/Margie Suter, Nelson 1993
1992 The Great Wide World Over There Mrs Braham Ray Bradbury Theatre, USA
1991 M.Butterfly Comrade Chin Downstage Theatre
1991 Dancing on the Walls Yvette Gilbert QPAT, Brisbane
1990 Macbeth Witch Downstage Theatre
1990 Aunt Daisy Aunt Dairy Fortune Theatre
1990 Nunsense Sister Hubert Downstage Theatre
1990 Mars is Heaven Mother Ray Bradbury Theatre
1989 Noel and Gertie Gertie Circa Theatre
1988 The Golden Age Queenie Ayre The Depot
1988 Steaming Violet Downstage Theatre / Two Anna / Circa Theatre
1986 Blithe Spirit Mrs Bradman Downstage Theatre
1985 Benefactors Sheila Circa Theatre
1984 Footrot Flats Aunt Dolly Circa Theatre / State Opera House
1983 Cloud Nine & Top Girls Maud-Betty / Pope Joan Circa Theatre
1982 A Toast to Melba Nellie Melba Centrepoint Theatre
1982 The Suicide Mother-in-law Downstage Theatre / Fifty-Fifty Sarah / Downstage Theatre
1981 Hay Fever Myra Myra / Downstage Theatre

Short Film

Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2021 Growing Still Hilary Junkyard Universe, dir: Alyx Duncan Short Film
2014 Food for Thought Mother Dir. Pat Murphy Short Film
2010 Sweet As Nanna Dir. Aya Tanimura Short Film
2021 Growing Still Hilary Junkyard Universe Films Short Film


Year Description Institution / Presenter
2004 Theatre Workshops in NZ Welfare State-Paekakariki, Actors intensive - Nga Tawa
1979 Executant Music Course (Singing) Wgtn Polytech
1974 Private singing Lessons London Rudolf Piemay
1972 National Theatre opera School & Melba Conservatorium Lennox Brewer
1969 Singing Grace Wilkinson, ChCh


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Singing Range



Intermediate: General Movement