Australian actress dubbed an “anti-celebrity for these times”, breakout star of Netflix’s bingeable twisty thriller Pieces Of Her
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, actress Bella Heathcote recently completed production on the independent feature, “Roof,” starring opposite Asif Ali. The survival drama marks the directorial debut of Salvatore Sciortino from an original script by Josh Tate. “Roof” tells the story of two co-workers who accidentally get locked on the roof of a skyscraper during the hottest holiday weekend in years. Lacking any water and unable to communicate with the outside world, they attempt increasingly dangerous ways to escape as their health rapidly deteriorates in the heat. At the same time, an unexpected friendship blooms as they mutually realize just how badly they have wrecked their lives.
Most recently, Heathcote completed production on the Stan Original Series, “Scrublands,” filmed in Melbourne, Australia. Based on the award-wining novel written by Chris Hammer, Heathcote stars in the compelling crime series alongside Luke Arnold and Jay Ryan.
Also upcoming, Bella joins Sean Penn, Matthew Fox and Kick Gurry, Stan Original Series “CAUGHT.” The satirical comedy is slated for the release at the end of 2023. Additionally, she completed production on the feature film “The Moogai.”
Bella starred alongside Toni Collette in the Netflix original series “Pieces of Her,” based on the Best-Selling Novel of the same name. Set in a sleepy Georgia town where a random act of violence sets off an unexpected chain of events for 30-year-old Andy Oliver (Heathcote) and her mother (Collette). Desperate for answers, Andy embarks on a dangerous journey across America, drawing her towards the dark, hidden heart of her family.
Heathcote also starred with Emily Mortimer in the feature film “Relic,” which received rave reviews at its premiere at Sundance 2020 and for which Bella was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards. Prior to that, Bella starred in CBS All Access drama series “Strange Angel” with Jack Reynor and Rupert Friend as well as a major role on Amazon's acclaimed original drama series “The Man In The High Castle.”
Heathcote’s past film credits include “Fifty Shades Darker,” alongside Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson and Kim Basinger; “Professor Marston & The Wonder Women,” with Luke Evans and Rebecca Hall.; “Pride and Prejudice and Zoombies,” with Lily James, Sam Riley, Lena Heady and Jack Huston; the Nicolas Winding Refn directed horror thriller “The Neon Demon,” alongside Elle Fanning, Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks and Jena Malone; the Re-Write” alongside Hugh Grant and Marissa Tomei; David Chase’s feature film “Not Fade Away,” and Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows,” as the romantic lead opposite Johnny Depp. She made her feature film debut in the 2008 film Acolytes.