Ruby can currently be seen on Amazon Prime, Foxtel, BBC, Canal Plus, and Telekom as the key role of Edith in the limited series Picnic at Hanging Rock, starring Natalie Dormer and Samara Weaving.
Ruby has been a professional her whole life and has already amassed an impressive list of credits. In addition to Picnic At Hanging Rock can currently be seen on Netflix, CBS and ABC in her recurring role in Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. Other credits include the children’s series The Saddle Club and several short films, most recently The Hunt directed by Holly Hargraves and Catherine Mack, arriving on the festival circuit in 2019.
Ruby wrote and stars in her latest short "Harvey".
Ruby trained at HB Studio NYC, as well as 16th Street Studio, Melbourne. Prior to this she had a background in dance and trained as a ballerina at the National Theatre Ballet School, Australia. Ruby has been seen in countless live productions, most recently appearing in an Off-Broadway production of Noel Coward’s Design For Living, directed by Tony Award Winner Jack Hoffsiss.
Writing & Directing
Ruby is currently in pre-production for her debut feature film, Women By The Sea.
Ruby Rees was the youngest recipient of the National St Martin’s Theatre Playwriting Award for for 2010 play, “Serpents”. Ruby went on to direct two charity performances of this play, raising money for Beyond Blue during Youth Mental Health Week.
In 2014, Ruby’s short film “Alien” was shortlisted in the Tropfest film festival Australia, and had international success of the film festival circuit in the following moths, receiving both interest and nominations at various different festivals across the USA.
Later in 2014 Ruby moved to New York City, where she had multiple plays produced and her directing work continued. She worked in Collaboration with The Manhattan Repertory Theatre, debuting her play “Kaston” there in 2015.
In 2016, she was one of 13 playwrights selected from around the world to partake in Lama Theatre Company NYC’s residency that took place in Central America.
Ruby worked closely with company members both devising a full length show that went on to receive a season at The Kraine Theatre, and directing various pieces for Lama’s internal season.
Finally in May of 2016, Ruby’s first full length play received it’s NYC debut, “Bad Religion” is currently being developed further while Ruby works closely with The Little Theatre Company.