Miranda Handford began her acting career 2000 after graduating from the National Theatre School of Canada. Highlights of her work include CTV's Tripping the Wire for which she received a Gemini nomination, a starring role in the IFC series The Festival; and the lead in Sarah Galea-Davis' Can You Wave Bye-Bye, which won "Best Canadian Short" at CFC's Worldwide Short Film Festival. She also guest starred in CTV's Flashpoint, Muse's Durham County, ABC's Identity, IFC's Bullet in the Face, and Helix for Syfy. Her film credits include The Flare directed by Francesco Gianni, Upside Down by Juan Diego Solanas, and Wicker Park by Paul McGuigan .
Throughout her career, theatre has remained an important part of her creative expression. Her credits include Rabbit Hole with the Ad Hoc Theatre Collective, Hippies And Bolsheviks with Girl Got Lost Productions, Women Of Manhattan with Freestanding Productions, and Camera, Woman with Out Productions / Sin 4.
In 2012 she wrote, co-produced, and starred in the short film Elevator, directed by Kim Barr. It was selected for, among others, the Montreal World Film Festival, Whistler Film Festival, Be Film Festival in New York and Victoria Film Festival. It was also part of CBC’s Canadian Reflections series. She’s currently finishing her final year at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University, where she wrote and directed three short films. She has several scripts she's developing, and is busy submitting her latest film, If, to film festivals.