• SELECT
    HEIGHT:
    171cm
    HAIR:
    red
    EYES:
    green
  • Lydia Buckley
    BACKGROUND
    Lydia grew up in Wellington where she studied Theatre at Victoria university. She performed on many stages in both Wellington and Australia, before moving to Auckland to start her career in screen acting. She has landed roles in the Danish/Kiwi TV drama Straight Forward and as Talia on Shortland Street. She has toured Aotearoa and Australia with Pop Up Globe, and won ‘Best Play’ for ‘Manless;’ a comedy show she wrote for the Short and Sweet Festival in 2018.

  • AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
  • YEAR
  • 2018 - 'Manless Memet' - Judges Choice Award for Best Play - Short + Sweet
  • 2019 - Outstanding Visiting Production - Dunedin Theatre Awards

  • FILM
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2018
  • STRAIGHT FORWARD
  • Bank Teller
  • Straight Forward Productions
  • Ric Pellizzeri

  • TELEVISION
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2021
  • SHORTLAND STREET
  • Talia Fraser
  • South Pacific Pictures
  • Various
  • 2015
  • REGGIE'S CASE FILES
  • Samantha
  • Jonathan Ashley-Harris
  • 2014
  • THE FLOPPY DISK GENERATION
  • Lydia
  • Stella Reid

  • THEATRE
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2019
  • HAMLET
  • Player/Ensemble
  • Pop Up Globe (NZ Tour)
  • David Lawrence
  • 2019
  • MEASURE FOR MEASURE
  • Julietta
  • Pop Up Globe (NZ Tour)
  • Miles Gregory
  • 2015
  • DEAD MEN'S WARS
  • Helen
  • Canberra and Bats Theatre
  • Brett Adam
  • 2015
  • MEDEA
  • Fate 3
  • Whitirea Theatre
  • Brett Adam
  • 2015
  • WINGS
  • Mo
  • Bats theatre
  • Tabitha Arthur
  • 2015
  • GRAND OPENING
  • Ghost Ballerina
  • Barbarian Productions
  • Jo Randerson
  • 2014
  • BUS TICKET
  • Sophie
  • Moving On
  • Bop Murdoch/Lily Della Porta
  • 2014
  • TWO NOBLE KINSMAN
  • Various
  • Victoria University
  • Lori Leigh
  • 2014
  • WILD MAN
  • Xiang-Mei
  • Victoria University
  • Megan Evans
  • 2014
  • LOST CAUSE
  • Chorus
  • Whitirea Theatre
  • Stella Reid
  • 2012
  • RAGEFACE
  • Madrugada
  • Gryphon Theatre
  • Adam Brown/Andrew Clrake

  • WEB SERIES
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2016
  • AWKWARD LOVE
  • Supporting Role
  • We Three Productions
  • Emmett Skilton


  • TRAINING
  • Victoria University of Wellington, BA majoring and Theatre and English Literature
  • 2016 - present Acting - Kacie Stetson Studio
  • 2016 - present American Accent - Jacque Drew
  • 2016 Acting - Miranda Harcourt
  • 2014 - 15 Clown - Thomas LaHood
  • 2014 Improv - Playshop - Lori Leigh / Daniel Pengally
  • 2014 LeCoq Neutrality - Stella Ried
  • 2014 Verse - Lori Leigh
  • 2013 - 2014 Long Cloud Youth Theatre - Stella Reid / Brett Adam
  • 2013 - 2014 Suzuki Methods, Noh, Peking Opera - Megan Evans / Maggie White
  • 2017 - Acting Technique - Peter Feeney
  • 2019 - Screen Acting Workshop - Andrea Kelland

  • RELEVANT SKILLS
  • Restricted Driving License.
  • Basic Skills: Jazz and Hip Hop Dance, Singing (Alto), Gymnastics.
  • Intermediate Skills: Football and Dragonboating.
  • Accents: Standard US, Englsh