Best job in the world: Roehampton actress close to landing dream role


Holly Easterbrook is down to the last 25 in the competition to be Sydney’s Chief Funster.


By SWLondoner staff

A young actress from South West London is on the verge of landing ‘the best job in the world’.

Holly Easterbrook, 23, has been shortlisted from a total of 600,000 people battling it out for the ultimate role of ‘Chief Funster’ in Sydney, and is now down to the final 25 contestants.

Having grown up in Roehampton where she was head girl at Tiffin Girls’ School, Holly has just appeared with ex-Steps star Faye Tozer in The Tailor Made Man in the West End.

“This is an absolute dream job for me,” said Holly.

“It will allow me to visit the country I have yet to visit and have been fascinated with, whilst completely submerging myself in the culture, arts and events that Sydney has to offer.”

To get to this stage in the competition, Holly submitted a 30 second video clip which illustrated her thirst for adventure, whilst rapping her plea over the top of the images.

“Somehow, I got their attention!” she said.

The actress, who also studied at Sir Paul McCartney’s LIPA, believes that her confidence and determination make her the perfect candidate for the role.

“Having sky dived on April Fools’ Day, completed my open water padi and performed for the King of the United Arab Emirates’ children in Dubai (all in the last year), I can honestly say very little stands in my  way of an adventure!”

The three finalists will be announced later in May and will be flown to Australia for a week of interviews.

The competition is part of a Tourism Australia’s marketing strategy to promote the country’s Working Holiday Maker programme, in which young people between the ages of 18 and 30 from Britain and some other countries can work for a year in the country.

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