Antonia has been acting professionally since she was 12. Her debut role was in 1997 playing Mandy McFarlane, one of the leads in the television series, Mirror Mirror – Series 2. This was followed by the role of Jem in William Shatner’s A Twist in the Tale. Antonia’s next project was the immensely popular series The Tribe in which she played the role of Trudy (core cast) from 1998 until 2003.
Then, without missing a beat, Antonia worked on three separate series of Power Rangers. She initially played Krista in Dino Thunder, then she was the voice of Nova Ranger in Space Patrol Delta and finally she played Clare (core cast) in Mystic Force in 2005. From 2005-2010 Antonia performed as Loretta West (core cast) in the award winning series Outrageous Fortune. She also managed to squeeze in appearances in several other series over that same period, namely Saskia in Interrogation, Caterina in The Lost Children and as one of the core cast in Jandals Away (comedy).
After filming completed on Outrageous Antonia went on to have roles in the tele-movie Spies and Lies, playing Mavis, and then The Almighty Johnsons, playing Sonia then a leading role in the feature film Timeslow (due for release in 2012).
The past year has been a busy one for Antonia. She played three leading roles in three films: Timeslow, The Cure and Medicine Woman (all due for release in late 2012 – early 2013) and guest starred in the tele-feature “The Woman’s Vote”, as well as taking on presenting roles for the travel show “My Kinda Place” and the tv series that follows the journey of the contestants in the “Smokefree Rockquest”.
She is currently playing Jane (co-lead) in a new series called Blue Rose and filming on that finishes in early October 2012.
Further to her screen work, Antonia loves to perform in the theatre. Her recent notable roles include Kate Hardcastle in She Stoops to Conquer (2009), numerous characters in The Vagina Monologues (2010), Sally Bowles in Cabaret (2010-2011) and Veronica in the New Zealand play, Station to Station (2009 and 2011).
In 2008 Antonia won the “Best Supporting Actress” award at the NZ Film and Television Awards for her work on Outrageous Fortune. Prior to this win she had been received nominations in the same category in 2006 and 2007.
She was also nominated for “Best Actress” in the TV Guide Peoples Choice Awards, also for her work on Outrageous Fortune, in both 2005 and 2011.
Antonia has completed a two-year acting course studying the Stanford Meisner technique in New Zealand (2005-2007) and has also studied acting with Philippe Gaulier at his school in Paris (2007) and with Larry Singer at his studio in New York (2008).
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