Antonia Prebble won the award for Performance by a Supporting Actress in General Television at the 2008 Qantas Film and Television Awards for her role as Loretta West on Outrageous Fortune.
Antonia has an extensive list of television credits having won her first professional acting job at the age of 12 in the children’s series Mirror Mirror 2. In the same year, she appeared in an episode of A Twist in the Tale for Cloud 9.
The young actress impressed the show’s producers and in 1998 she won a core cast role in the cult kids’ series The Tribe. Antonia worked fulltime on the first series of The Tribe, which coincided with her fourth form year at school. Not wanting to give up High school during her senior years, she shot the following three series of The Tribe during her school holidays.
After leaving school, Antonia appeared in the final series of The Tribe and also did a year-long stint presenting long-running children’s show, What Now? At the time she was also studying law at Wellington’s Victoria University.
Antonia appeared in a new series of Power Rangers, as well as two local children’s series’ – The Lost Children and Jandals Away. Before moving to Auckland from Wellington in 2005 to begin filming for her role Outrageous Fortune, Antonia started an arts degree. She continues to study extra murally through Massey University and is majoring in English Literature.
In the hiatus between seasons of Outrageous Fortune, Antonia has travelled to Paris and New York to study acting with a series of prestigious tutors and at the same time fuelled her travelling bug with trips through Europe and Great Britain.
A trained mezzo soprano singer, Antonia also starred in a number of Auckland theatre productions during 2008 and 2010 including The Eight: Reindeer Monologues, She Stoops to Conquer, Station to Station, Little Blonde Hen and Sweeney Todd. In December 2010 she scored her first lead role in a musical in The Court’s production of Cabaret playing Sally Bowles.
Before filming commenced on the set of The Blue Rose, Antonia completed work on The Medicine Woman, a feature film adapted from a novella by Witi Ihimaera in which she plays a lead role. The film was produced by South Pacific Pictures and is due for release in 2013.