Victoria Haralabidou
Actor / Creative / Writing


Victoria’s debut film role was a starring role in the Martin Scorsese feature Brides, opposite Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis. Her performance in the feature won her a Best Actress Award at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

Her more recent work includes: The Secrets She Keeps (Lingo Pictures); The Tourist (HBO); The Leftovers, by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta (HBO); ABC’s Barracuda, by Christos Tsiolkas and director Robert Connolly, for which Victoria was nominated for a Logie award; the award-winning TV series The Code, and Ben Lawrence’s debut feature, ‘Hearts and Bones’.

Victoria’s stage credits include: Stuff Happens, directed by Neil Armfield; Sami in Paradise, directed by Eamon Flack for Belvoir; and the hugely successful Australian tour of Agatha Christie’s A Murder Is Announced.

Her other screen credits includes: Thirst, for director/producer Robert Carter; Blessed, for director Ana Kokkinos; Deszcz, for director Malina Mackiewicz a film shown at Toronto International Film Festival; Apricot, for Ben Briand; AFI nominee The Lovesong of Iskra Prufrock, for Lucy Gaffy; and With Heart and Soul (Greece), for Pantelis Voulgaris.

Her work in Television include the series My Place (ABC), East West 101 (SBS) Deep Water, Hyde and Seek, and many others.




Born in St. Petersburg Russia, Victoria has studied Economics, Cinematography, Theatre, and Translation in Russia and Greece. Victoria has lived in Sydney since 2005.

Victoria’s first play, One Scientific Mystery, was developed as part of the PWA Salon Workshop for culturally diverse writers, and was one of five scripts selected for the 2012 National Play Festival.

In 2012 Victoria started VHS Productions, dedicated to producing and supporting new Australian work by culturally diverse female artists. ‘One Scientific Mystery’ continued to be staged, directed by Iain Sinclair alongside Aaron Jeffery and Dallas Bigelow at the Tap Gallery theatre.

2013 Writer ‘The Political Hearts Of Children’ for Subtlenuance Tap Gallery Theatre

2011-2012 PWA Resident Writer at Griffin Theatre. Writer, collaborator and co-creator of the ‘Lovely-Ugly’ project.

2013 PWA Dramaturgy Intern with Playwriting Australia.

Play ‘Project 949’ selected for development by Somersault Theatre Company.

Project 949 for Theatre 505, Dino Dimitriades.

2014 Assessor Patrick White Award – Sydney Theatre Company.

‘GRLZ’ selected for the National Play Workshop, Playwriting Australia 2014.

‘GRLZ’ short-listed AWG ‘What happened next?’ Competition in 2015.

‘GRLZ’ selected for the Spark Residency ‘Legs on the Wall’ 2019.

‘GRLZ’ selected for the ‘Lost Plays’ PWA program 2019.

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    " ...But, since in both philosophy and experience, the journey is, arguably, the most edifying part, Victoria Haralabidou’s debut play is, at once, mystifying and fascinating.'
    - Australian Stage

    "Victoria Haralabidou's first play is full of mystery and is an interesting attempt at exploring fleeting relationships between human beings and our need to connect and be connected....

    "Victoria Haralabidou's Doosia is a subtle etching of a woman with street-smart savvy, a power punch of intelligence and humour and a waif-like fragility."
    - Stage Whispers

    "This is a very sophisticated piece of writing, supported by wonderful acting, directed with a theatrical sureness, and, even within the modesty of the production values, and the space itself, a production I recommend highly....

    "Ms Haralabidou (also, the writer) is hauntingly hypnotic in her physical and vocal creation. Speaking in English and Russian there is a fearless striving for ultra reality. It is a very striking performance, wholly possessing every detail. ...

    "This text is fabulously naturalistic in its minutia, and dares to seemingly ramble on and on about nothing [...], in varying cyclic rhythms and volume controls....

    "...It is, of course, the language patterns over this ninety minute one act play that reveal the mesmerising writer's intent and cleverness."
    - Kevin Jackson