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The Resource Top end girl, Miranda Tapsell

Top end girl, Miranda Tapsell

Label
Top end girl
Title
Top end girl
Statement of responsibility
Miranda Tapsell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ever since I was thirteen years old, all I wanted to do was perform. It was an unusual dream for a kid from the Northern Territory to have ... what I wanted for my life was a world away from what people knew and loved about the Top End . Even though I've moved south to become an actor, the Territory has never left me. It's the place I go to when I want to feel whole again. From Kakadu to Cannes, Miranda Tapsell is one of Australia's favourite actors. A proud Larrikia woman, she built a stellar career on stage, and shot to fame in The Sapphires and then in Love Child and Doctor, Doctor. Growing up, Miranda often looked for faces like hers on our screens. There weren't many. And too often there was a negative narrative around Indigenous lives, and Aboriginal women especially. Now an award-winning actor, she decided to change things herself. Combining her love of romantic comedies with her love of Darwin, the Tiwi Islands and the Top End, Miranda wrote, produced and stared in the box office hit Top End Wedding. But who the hell co-writes, produces and acts in a film about a wedding in the same year they're having their own? Miranda Tapsell does! In this engaging and thought-provoking memoir, TOP END GIRL, Miranda shares the path she took to create a moving film about reconnection to family and culture at the same time as she was planning her own wedding. And, like all good story-tellers, she holds a mirror up to the society we live in to show the prejudice that too often surfaces. Miranda knows that the key to change is to understand and through the power of storytelling she is changing attitudes and expectations to unite us all
Biography type
autobiography
Biographical or historical data
Tapsell was born in Darwin, Northern Territory, on 11 December 1987 to Tony and Barbara Tapsell. When she was five the family moved to Jabiru in West Arnhem Land, where she grew up around Kakadu National Park. In 2004, when she was 16, Tapsell won the Bell Shakespeare Company regional performance scholarship. After finishing school she moved to Sydney to study at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) from where she graduated in 2008.
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tapsell, Miranda
Dewey number
791.43028092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tapsell, Miranda
  • Aboriginal collection
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Top end girl, Miranda Tapsell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
If you leave me now... You'll miss it all -- Not a sugar plum -- No plan B -- Into the fire -- Shine bright ligh a... Sapphire -- Making things change -- Top End Wedding -- You've got (a) tweet -- Pan Gyfarfu Miranda A Gwilym (not it's not a typo, it's Welsh) -- The proposal... not the Sandra Bullock version -- Respecting 65,000 years -- Thanks, Ms Jackson -- Going home -- It's a wrap -- No rest for the wicked -- Going to get married -- Lightning does strike twice -- Where dreams are made... -- Akways a Top End girl -- P.S
Control code
000067154975
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
305 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733642432
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour portraits
Label
Top end girl, Miranda Tapsell
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
If you leave me now... You'll miss it all -- Not a sugar plum -- No plan B -- Into the fire -- Shine bright ligh a... Sapphire -- Making things change -- Top End Wedding -- You've got (a) tweet -- Pan Gyfarfu Miranda A Gwilym (not it's not a typo, it's Welsh) -- The proposal... not the Sandra Bullock version -- Respecting 65,000 years -- Thanks, Ms Jackson -- Going home -- It's a wrap -- No rest for the wicked -- Going to get married -- Lightning does strike twice -- Where dreams are made... -- Akways a Top End girl -- P.S
Control code
000067154975
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
305 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733642432
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour portraits

Library Locations

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