Katherine is targeting a Logie
LOCAL actress Katherine Hicks, who had her first stage appearance at the age of four, has been nominated for a television Logie Award.
Ms Hicks, 27, is in the running in the Best New Talent category for her role as Heidi in Rescue Special Ops on Channel Nine.
The Northern Rivers native did her HSC at Byron High.
Although she appeared at Lismore’s Rochdale Theatre as a four-year old, it wasn’t until she had a part in a Trinity Catholic College Lismore production of Marat/Sade that Ms Hicks knew where her future lay.
“It was an experience that stood out for me,” she said yesterday.
“I was going from childhood to adulthood, and I suddenly realised how much I loved the theatre.
“The combination of the political and the artistic in this play really resonated with me.
“I was inspired by theexperience of the potential power of theatrical lang-uage.”
Other roles were with Brainstorm Productions, Theatre North and Byron Bay Theatre Co, and in 1999 she had a part in the series Heartbreak High.
In early 2009, Ms Hicks was cast as Heidi, a member of the rescue team.
Currently she is filming the second series and was on location in Lane Cove Nat-ional Park yesterday.
“Being listed for nomination for the Logies is really exciting, but it’s early days as yet,” she said.
“It is great for our show to be acknowledged, regardless of the outcome.”