Octavia Barron Martin appeared in the feature film Looking For Alibrandi before graduating from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2001. She has subsequently appeared in the film The Honourable Wally Norman. Octavia has a long list of theatre credits for metropolitan and regional theatre companies, including Influence and Kittenbone Bridge, Fiddler on the Roof and a national regional tour of Breast Wishes. Most recently Octavia has understudied the role of Madame Thénardier in the Australian tour of Les Misérables.