MEET THE CAST ~ The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
WOMAN STREET ACTOR
Amy Fortnum began her training in 2013 with a Bachelor of Music, specialising in Classical Voice at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). She was then accepted into WAAPA’s prestigious Music Theatre Bachelor program, where she starred as leading lady Julie Jordan in their production of Carousel at the Regal Theatre. In 2019, Amy made her professional debut in the world premiere of Mimma: A Musical of War and Friendship as Giana. She has since toured Australia with Perform Education in multiple educational musicals and plays. Amy most recently became the first female to play ‘Weasel’ in the Australian Shakespeare Company's 32nd annual season of The Wind in the Willows. Amy is currently being commissioned to write an original educational musical for Victorian schools in conjunction with Filter Your Future and is absolutely thrilled to be returning as Ruth Taylor for Fringe 2021.
Daniela is a high school teacher, learning support coordinator, writer of The Cud column “Keeping It Together” and mum of 10 year old triplet daughters. Originally from Skopje, North Macedonia, Daniela resides in Sydney. She has been performing on stage since her teens both in English and in Macedonian, though, since becoming a mum, her hiatus from acting has given her the opportunity to become an expert at braiding hair, making lunches one-handed, and creative interpretations of character voices while reading stories. Driven by her daughters’ love of mysteries, Daniela loves being a part of an intriguing production such as Sherlock Holmes. According to her husband, Daniela would make the best detective! She is always uncovering the mysteries of: “Whose socks are these?”, “What happened to the missing clothes”, finding what has previously been searched for but can only be seen by magic eyes, and deciphering the truth despite being given multiple versions of the story.
Listen to Amy and Daniela in ‘A Scandal in Bohemia’, the first episode of #theholmespodcast. Link in bio.