Alicia Gardiner is an Australian actress who has performed in numerous television, film and theatre productions. Alicia majored in classical voice at The Victorian College Of The Arts and drama at Monash University. Her television credits include Redfern Now, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Jack Irish: Bad Debts, Last Man Standing, Kath & Kim, Dogwoman, The Secret Life of Us, and as the lead role Carmel McCaffery in the ABC miniseries Queen, Kat, Carmel & St Jude. She is probably best known to Australian audiences as nurse Kim Akerholt, after being part of all seasons of the award-winning show Offspring.
Alicia’s theatre credits include “Moliere’s” Love Is The Best Doctor, Into The Woods, and the original Australian production of Mamma Mia! in the role of Ali. She featured in the web seriesFour Quarters, and has been involved in many children’s TV series including Fergus McPhail, Noah & Saskia, and Short Cuts. Her feature film credits include Downriver.
Most recently Alicia can be seen in the miniseries Wolf Creek, based on the popular movie franchise, and one of the first Australian drama series to be made for streaming service Stan. In 2017 she starred in Offspring’s latest season, its spin-off web series St Francis, and the latest Australian production of Mamma Mia!. Most recently, she guest starred in the final series of Get Krack! and has just completed shooting My Life Is Murder for network Ten with Lucy Lawless.
Alicia co-wrote Offspring’s web spin off series and is currently writing a screenplay.
For over 20 years Alicia has taught many children and adults in voice and drama in both private and group settings with students going on to gain roles on television, film and musical theatre. She has held hundreds of workshops around Australia within the corporate sector focusing on group facilitation and public speaking and has been highly involved in training and assisting students at multiple schools and universities including the VCA, BAAPA, Melbourne University, Monash University, Swinburne, Mentone Girls Secondary College, Kilbreda and Xavier College. Alicia is an experienced public speaker and presenter, recently MC’ing Village Roadshow’s short film competition and awards evening.