"Acting is not about being someone different. It's finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there."
Olga Tamara entered the world of acting after she resigned as a dancer from the Australian Ballet Company in 1976. Having travelled the world and dancing with the likes of Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn, she resigned to concentrate on her love of acting. Olga’s first role in Glenview High won her an ABC TV Penguin award for “Best New Talent” in 1978.
She continued to appear in numerous television series carving out a successful acting career in regular roles in long running television series Cop Shop and Holiday Island and guest roles in Chopper Squad, Young Doctors and many more. Olga also appeared in lead roles in Wild Ass Of A Man alongside Max Gilles and the stage Musical Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,The Shifting Heart,Waiting for Rupert Murdock and Morning Sacrifice to name a few.
In the 80's she took acting and voice lessons at Hays Gordon, The Ensemble and recently spent 12 weeks doing scene workshops with Kim Farrant as well as numerous other workshops and short course. In the past two years Olga has landed 3 lead roles in short films and recently won Best Production as Director of the short play "Sweethearts" in the 2021 S+S short play festival.
Olga continues to study and is looking forward to performing a lead role in the play "Harry and Maude" during Sydney Arts Festival in September 2022 as well as her stage directing commitments over the next 12 months.
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Sydney New South Wales 2040, Australia
Check out Olga's showreel
Comedy: A mother struggles to communicate with her daughter revealing a dysfunctional relationship.
A scene where an actress struggles with ageing.
A mother struggles with the memory of her loss her daughter when she learns that an unwelcome visitor has returned from prison....
Mary, the local busy body, suspects something as she delivers clothes to Alice's Op Shop.
There is no trust
Old friends try to support each other during each other's divorce
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