Vanessa Downing has enjoyed an extensive and varied career encompassing film, theatre and television. On stage she has worked with many of Australia’s leading theatre companies: Sydney Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre, State Theatre Company of SA, Melbourne Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare, Ensemble, The Production Company, Q Theatre and Riverside Theatres.
Professional Credits include: Wicked Sisters, The Deep Blue Sea, Black is the New White, How to Rule the World, Power Plays, A Cheery Soul, The Taming of the Shrew, The Glass Menagerie, Macbeth, King Lear, As You Like It, Hello, Dolly!, Equus, Three Birds Alighting on a Field, Private Lives, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Season’s Greetings, Steaming and the original 1986 production of Away at Griffin. Vanessa recently appeared in season 2 of Foxtel’s Mr In Between and previous television credits include Black Comedy, The Checkout, Rake, All Saints, G.P, Home and Away, and A Country Practice. Feature film appearances include Stationery, Mary, The Boy Who Had Everything, Two Hands. Vanessa is also a member of the Sydney Philharmonia Symphony Chorus.