Rachael Wegener has a wealth of experience on stage and screen both in Australia and Internationally. With a solid education from leading world institutions and top industry international coaches.
Her recent Film and Television roles include NBC Universal owned Matchbox Pictures Television miniseries "Deadline Gallipoli" playing opposite Sam Worthington (Avatar), directed by Michael Rymer (NBC’s Hannibal), History Channel’s “Changed Forever" as well as in feature film 2067 opposite Kodi Smit-Mcphee (X-Men) and Ryan Kwantan (True Blood).
Recently on stage she was lead actress in two professional plays, at the Adelaide Festival Centre —Emmy Award Winning,
William Mastrosimone’s “Extremities”, playing the Farrah Fawcett / Susan Saradan feisty animalistic American lead role of “Marjorie” and in Nobel Prize Winner Harold Pinter’s “Old Times”, playing the Kristian Scott Thomas lead Role of posh, sophisticated, sassy, Londoner “Anna” - both shows and her performances were to rave reviews of which in 2017, she was nominated for a “Walk of Fame “ plaque at the Adelaide Festival Centre.
Both plays were directed by Tony Knight, Past Head of Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) Acting program (1992-2011) and an acting teacher to Cate Blanchette, Sam Worthington and Rachael. Rachael also was a producer of these plays for Mystique Productions.
She won the Vancouver Emotional Impact Acting Award for her role playing an American Military Officer in Hollywood Actor Matthew Lillard (The Bridge) directing debut film “Come Home Soon, which she also produced.
Recently played on stage the role of a USA Secret Service bodyguard, Lara Seige, to President Trump, in the UK Hit sold out Edinburgh Fringe production of Trumpageddon produced by London Olivier Award Winning Production company Seabright Productions for the 2018 Adelaide Fringe Festival production of the same show with the UK team as the only Australian cast for the International act of a season of 27 performances.
Other roles on Canadian Film and Television include; Shaw Cable Network Canada's TV series “The Wedding Belles” playing a socialite, CTV’s “Best of BC” "Spooky Seas" playing a Pirate Wench, the BC Comedy show “The Stereotypical Gay Guy” as a posh unsatisfied socialite , working with Peter D Marshall (Fox's 21 Jump St) in "Resin Dogs" as a sassy criminal, working with Canada's Vagabond Film Director Larry Kent in “High Priestess” as a priestess clairvoyant and with One to Watch Indy Director -Andrew Moxham's film "Espionage" as a CIA Agent to name a few. Various Australia roles include ; Chanel 9 Network Australia's "McLeod’s Daughters", Channel Ten’s Network Australia's “Sam Fox Extreme Adventures” playing a teacher, she plays a lead of a feminine powerful determined Media Mogul in the Australian Independent Feature film "John Faust" which she is one of four producers, and a sassy reporter in "True Blue".
She was a resident actress with Slixer Entertainment Theatre company in Canada and performed in over 130 shows where she also undertook some producing and directing duties on numerous productions. In Canada she was in such stage productions as playing Lydia in Theresa Rebeck’s Broadway Hit "Spike Heels”, Queen Margaret in Shakespeare’s Henry VI as a presented Vancouver Shakespeare Festival scenes performance directed by Canada’s National Voice Intensive past head, Ian Raffell, and playing the Dance teacher and a “Shark” in the musical "Westside Story" at the Vancouver Shadbolt Centre to name a few. In Canada Rachael was privileged to work with master Improvisation coaches -BAFTA winner Michael Robinson being one of them and she performed in multiple improvisation shows.
In 2017 she worked with the award-winning theatre company “No Strings Attached" creating a production called “Re connection” of which she was an Actress, Acting Tutor to disabled actors in the show and Creative Facilitator to the company, in collaboration with Award Winning Director Alirio Zavarce.
Rachael has also been a corporate speaker and host of various Corporate Film and Events - some include working with such companies as MCing a Tatts Lotto $21 Million Mega draw campaign, Samsung on various releases of phones and technology, Nestle, Milo - Kids cricket find the face campaign, Coca Cola- Coke Life Australian release and the Woman’s Expo hosting a two day educational event as the MC -hosting Doctors and physiotherapists to name a few.
Rachael holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts, Advanced Diploma in Acting for Film and Television and a Bachelor of Commerce / Laws . She has studied full time programs at The Flinders University of South Australia, National Institute of Dramatic Arts and Vancouver Film School.