Sacha Horler

Actor
A talented Australian actress who quickly gained a reputation for bold and skilled portrayals in acclaimed native productions, Sacha Horler took two Australian Film Institute acting awards in 1999, winning Best Actress ... Read more »
Born: 02/11/1970 in Australia

Filmography

Actor (12)

The Dressmaker 2015 (Movie)

Una Pleasance (Actor)

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole 2010 (Movie)

Strix Struma (Voice)

Savages Crossing 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

My Year Without Sex 2009 (Movie)

Natalie (Actor)

Look Both Ways 2006 (Movie)

Linda (Actor)

Farscape 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Illustrated Family Doctor 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Walk the Talk 2002 (Movie)

Bonita (Actor)

Russian Doll 2001 (Movie)

Liza (Actor)

Praise 2000 (Movie)

Cynthia Lamond (Actor)

Soft Fruit 2000 (Movie)

Nadia (Actor)

My Mother Frank 1998 (Movie)

Margaret (Actor)

Biography

A talented Australian actress who quickly gained a reputation for bold and skilled portrayals in acclaimed native productions, Sacha Horler took two Australian Film Institute acting awards in 1999, winning Best Actress as a sexual obsessive in "Praise" and Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of a young divorced mother dealing along with her siblings with her mother's terminal illness in "Soft Fruit". Horler's parents were lawyers, but co-founded Sydney's Nimrod Theatre Company in the early 1970s, so she grew up with an affection and appreciation for drama instilled from an early age. In 1993 she graduated from Sydney's prestigious National Institute for Dramatic Arts and made her film debut two years later with a role in the music-themed comedy "Billy's Holiday". In 1997, Horler was featured in the Australian produced drama "Blackrock", and even appeared in the international hit "Babe: Pig in the City" the following year. Among her notable Sydney stage credits were featured roles in the one-act play collection "Playgrounds" (1996) and Harold Pinter's theater classic "The Birthday Party" (1997).

Relationships

Ken Horler

Father
co-founder of the Nimrod Theatre

Lillian Horler

Mother
co-founder of the Nimrod Theatre

EDUCATION

National Institute of Dramatic Arts

1993

Milestones

2001

Appeared as Ophelia in "Hamlet" opposite Jeremy Sims

2000

Portrayed a marriage-minded Russian in "Russian Doll"

2000

Played the married daughter of a widow who decides to resume her education in the Australian feature "My Mother Frank"

1999

Co-starred as one of the daughters of a terminally ill woman in the off-beat comedy "Soft Fruit" (released in the USA in 2000)

1998

Starred as a hard-living, possessive woman who finds love in the drama "Praise" (released in the USA in 2000)

1998

Featured in "Babe: Pig in the City"

1997

Appeared in the Australian drama feature "Blackrock"

1997

Co-starred in a Sydney stage production of Harold Pinter's "The Birthday Party"

1996

Acted on the Sydney stage in "Playgrounds", a collection of two one-act plays

1996

Was featured in Australian-produced ten-minute comedy short "The Goose"

1995

Made feature debut with a role in the comedy "Billy's Holiday"

Bonus Trivia

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When Sacha Horler won leading and supporting acting honors from the Australian Film Institute in 1999, it marked only the second time ever that an actress has won both awards in a single year (Judy Davis took both in 1981).

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"Thankfully, I'm addicted to the work and it keeps me planted. You can get all excited about the hoo-ha that comes with fame, but it's very humbling just learning your lines" --Horler quoted to Sydney's The Sun Herald, January 9, 2000

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Fellow Australian Geoffrey Rush: "Sacha, let's say, is not a conventional beauty, but she's somebody that's like a powerhouse of so many vibrant, life-filled, sexy qualities onscreen." --quoted to Variety, January 9, 2000

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