She has recently starred in a number of 2015 Australian features: Jocelyn Moorhouse’s The Dressmaker alongside Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Hugo Weaving and Liam Hemsworth; Neil Armfield’s Holding The Man alongside Guy Pearce and Anthony LaPaglia; and Grant Scicluna’s Downriver . And in Ireland, she’s starred in Terry McMahon’s critically acclaimed Patrick’s Day.
Her body of work includes Jane Campion’s An Angel At My Table for which she was awarded the NZ Film Award for Best Actress, the San Sebastian Film Festival Award for Best Actress and the Venice Film Festival Elvira Notari Award for Best Performance; Gillian Armstrong’s The Last Days Of Chez Nous which earned her the Asia-Pacific Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actress; and Patrice Chereau’s Intimacy, which saw her win the Silver Bear Best Actress Award at the Berlin Film Festival.
She has also starred in Tom Harper’s War Book, Iain Softley’s Trap For Cinderella, Andrew Adamson’s Mister Pip, PJ Hogan’s Mental alongside Toni Collette, Danny Boyle’sShallow Grave, Michael Winterbottom’s Welcome To Sarajevo, The Sound Of One Hand Clapping, Country Life, The Gathering, The Hanging Garden, Storm, Jane Campion’sBright Star, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s Intruders and Jonathan Teplitzsky’s Burning Man.
Kerry has appeared in numerous productions for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 in the UK including National Treasure, The Crimson Field, Glue, Sex And Violence, A Village Affair, Saigon Baby, Déjá Vu, Walking The Dead and Trial And Retribution and for HBO in the telemovie The Affair. In 2010, she starred in Rowan Joffe’s BAFTA Award winning telemovie The Shooting Of Thomas Hurndall and in 2011, appeared as Oriel Lamb in the groundbreaking television series Cloudstreet based on the novel by Tim Winton.
She trained at The New Zealand Drama School and is an accomplished theatre actress having appeared on stage in Wellington, Sydney and London. More recently, she performed in Andrew Bovell’s Speaking In Tongues at London’s Duke of York’s Theatre and Noel Coward’s The Vortex at the Rose Theatre.