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Maggie  Tarver

Maggie Tarver MCW (Dist.), LLAM (Hons), ALAM (Hons) LGSMD

Course Leader

School of Media Arts and Technology

023 8201 3834 ext. 3834 Room no. JM202

Biography

Maggie trained as an actor and worked in repertory theatre and the West End before moving to New Zealand where she worked extensively in the film and television industry as a casting assistant/director whilst continuing her acting career in international film and TV productions. She wrote, produced, directed and acted in the theatre production adaptation of 'Estralita'; ran and produced her own theatre company for two years; and directed numerous short films and theatre productions before returning to the UK in 2013. Currently working towards her PhD in theatre and performance through the University of Surrey, Maggie's interests include working with horses and animals, and fine art.

Maggie’s master’s degree is in creative writing, specialising in feature film script development. 

Maggie recently qualified as a perdekamp emotional method, (PEM), basic emotion instructor – one of the first two UK certified instructors to qualify and Solent is the only institution outside of London that has offered and can offer this method. She is also CL1 Alba Emoting qualified.

Taught courses

Further information

  1. Industry experience

    Maggie worked as a professional actress in the UK from 1984-1989 in repertory theatre, West End theatre, radio drama and television before moving...
    Worked as a professional actress in the UK from 1984-1989 in repertory theatre, West End theatre, radio drama and television before moving overseas to live. Maggie worked as casting assistant on the Pacific Renaissance Pictures TV production 'Hercules' for 4 years, during which time she also assisted on 'The Piano', and Spielberg’s 'Lost World'. She worked as the NZ casting director on 'Moulin Rouge' and numerous NZ and Australian film and TV projects whilst running her own theatre company producing numerous theatrical productions in Auckland, NZ.
  2. Research interests

    Maggie's research interests include the impact of digital technologies on communication techniques and audience expectation; impact of digital technologies on...
    The impact of digital technologies on communication techniques and audience expectation; impact of digital technologies on performance techniques (Stanislavski, Michael Chekhov, Peter Bridgmont); film; comedy; creative writing. 
  3. Recent publications

    Maggie's recent publications are titled 'Frankfurt and Beyond' (2013), 'Arnwood' (2012), 'Content is King' (2012)...

    2013: 'Frankfurt and Beyond' – The New Zealand Author, issue 294 .

    2012: 'Arnwood' – Master’s Thesis (AUT).

    2012: 'Content is King' – The New Zealand Author, issue 289.

    2011: 'The Jewel in the Crown' – The New Zealand Author, issue 282.

    2011: 'Netizens Howl Against Copyright' – The New Zealand Author, issue 282.

    2010: 'Get Caught in the Net' – The New Zealand Author, issues 273, 274 and 275.

    2010: 'Google Settlement Heats Up' – The New Zealand Author, issue 272.

    2008: 'Wanganui' – The New Zealand Author , issue 263.

  4. Awards

    Maggie was a finalist at the Magma Short Film Festival for 'Silver Spoon', a documentary she starred in won Best Documentary or Feature Project...

    2007: Finalist Magma Short Film Festival – 'Silver Spoon'.

    1995: Mobil Radio Awards – Best Documentary or Feature Project (actor).

    1981: Financial Sponsorship - Birmingham City Arts Council.

    1979: Birmingham Post Entertainer of the Year - directing.

    1978: Commendation - ‘Gosforth’s Fete’ at the International Theatre Festival in Luxembourg.