Rose Delaney, the newest newcomer to Summer Bay, has been delighting admirers for a few weeks.
Kirsty Marillier’s character is the sister of newcomer Xander Delaney, played by Chris Hemsworth’s cousin Luke Van Os, and current character Jasmine Delaney.
Kirsty, 32, arrived in the Bay following a successful career in acting and preparing for her role in soapland.
Rose, the South African actress, has worked in a variety of roles over the years.
Kirsty is also an award-winning playwright with two of her own works from the Sydney Theatre Company’s Emerging Writers Group now in production.
Orange Thrower, her first play, will be staged in 2022 by the Griffin Theatre Company and the National Theatre Of Paramatta.
Stardom in Harry Potter
Kirsty had a smash hit in the Sydney Griffin Theatre’s production of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child.
She previously claimed that playing the role aided her in writing her own scripts for future shows.
“A lot of my writing time was spent in my dressing room while understudying in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in Melbourne.”
“This job’s stability allowed me to write without stress, deadlines, or time limits.” Then I could just sit at my computer, disguised as a Hufflepuff, mouthing the lines of my new, newborn characters.
In Sydney, Kirsty has appeared in the plays Home, I’m Darling and The Cherry Orchard.
LGBTQ movie roles
Kirsty featured in Thomas Wilson-award-winning White’s Australian feature film The Greenhouse.
The film has been added on Netflix for Mardi Gras 2022 and has been praised at several film festivals worldwide.
The film focuses on Wilson-adolescence, White’s showcasing his upbringing with two mothers in remote Australia, and the family life and experiences that shaped him.
Home And Away
Kirsty was a guest star on the show before becoming a regular. In 2018, she played Rhea, Dempsey Blackwood’s friend and Hunter King’s wedding date.
When her re-casting as Rose was announced in November 2021, she couldn’t contain her joy.
“Can now come clean with this hot piece of news I’ve been harbouring for the previous 2 months,” she wrote on Instagram. I’m thrilled to be a series regular on Home and Away. Woah.
“Being a part of this Australian landmark is surreal. It’s been a great 6 weeks shooting as Rose, the new resident brown girl.”