• November 6, 2012

    Stage and Screen

    Catherine Wilkin
    Catherine Wilkin

    Catherine Wilkin stars in the first Danish-NZ coproduction The Weight of Elephants, now in post-production;Joel Tobeck Joel Tobeck continues his life in law enforcement in an episode of upcoming Australian series The Doctor Blake MysteriesCliff Curtis doing a cheeky cameo for Vodafone as well as a more substantial guest spot in Body of Proof .

  • November 10, 2012

    Lotta luck

    When he was chosen last year, Jordan Vandermade became the youngest ever Lotto presenter. Not that he was a novice, with his background in entertainment and sports presenting. Not to mention his rugby playing and decathlon championship wins!

  • Congratulations to all Chapman Tripp nominees and winners
    November 28, 2012

    …including Elena Stejko for A Shortcut To Happiness (in four categories) and Juanita Hepi for The Maori Troilus and Cressida (Best Supporting Actress).

    Details at Theatreview

    Juanita Hepi
  • Red carpet time for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
    November 28, 2012

    Wellington went madly Middle Earth at the world premiere screening.

    Now John Callen as Oin (l) and Mark Hadlow as Dori (r) are adjusting to Dwarf celebrity as fandom’s curiosity and excitement grow – with a New York AFI benefit screening on 6 December, en route to a Royal Premiere in London on 12 December at the start of the worlwide rollout.

  • November 30, 2012

    Stejko shines brilliantly

    NZ Herald reviewing Where Are You My Only One?

    Elena Stejko with Elizabeth Hawthorne and David Aston, 27 November-8 December at Auckland’s Basement Theatre

  • December 4, 2012
    Production videos and trailers can be found here
  • December 6, 2012

    Mary’s Poppin’


    Critical raves and audiences of all ages have ensured the NZ season of Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins is a roaring success. Outstanding in a talented Australian cast is New Zealand’s own musical theatre star Delia Hannah, whose performance as The Bird Lady is a highlight of the show.

  • December 10, 2012

    The Chapman Tripp Award for Actress of the Year: Elena Stejko

    Elena Stejko

    A great milestone and well deserved! All at the Robert Bruce Agency add their warmest congratulations.

  • The Hackman Awards 2012
    December 14, 2012

    all the details posted at Theatreview

  • December 14, 2012

    Alas, no Duchess, but Prince William seemed to find plenty to talk about on the reception line at the London premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

    Full video coverage can be seen here. Some interesting body language – a pity we can’t eavesdrop beyond the introductions. John Callen and Mark Hadlow can be seen at 11:08

    John Callen meeting Prince William
    John Callen meeting Prince William


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    Mark Hadlow meeting Prince William
  • Unstoppable
    December 17, 2012
    George Henare

    George Henare has gained recent kudos for two wildly divergent roles: As the NZ Herald said n its Bouquets and Brickbats article on 15 December: “….the incomparable George Henare who had a remarkably prolific year with stunning performances as the blind patriarch in Awatea and as Willy Loman in Peach Theatre’s Death of a Salesman (Maidment).

  • December 17, 2012
    Sarah Bradley

    We have been very pleased to welcome multi-talented Sarah Bradle– on-air personality, presenter, voice-over… and singer

  • Keeping up with the Morrison
    January 11, 2013

    On 10 January Tem Morrison was interviewed by Noelle McCarthy on Radio New Zealand National’s Summer Noelle show. He talks about family, film making, fame and fans, feature film Mt Zion, due for release in February, and his upcoming venture in to reality television.

    Temuera Morrison Photo NZ Herald/Doug Sherring
    Temuera Morrison. Photo NZ Herald/Doug Sherring
  • Mounting interest
    January 30, 2013


    Mt Zion posterMt Zion is starting to create a bit of buzz, with the premiere due on 6 February. Tem has been the subject of a number of stories, including a piece in the Sunday Star Times featuring him with young Rotorua friend Darcey-Ray Flavell of Ghost Chips fame; and the current Womans Day talks with Tem and co-star Stan Walker.

    “Mt Zion Digs Down To The Roots”: a comprehensive story on the NZ Herald website on 1 February

  • Strong Start for Spartacus Series 3
    February 4, 2013
    Barry Duffiel Spartacus 2013 poster
    Barry Duffield plays Lugo
    Barry Duffield at the Los Angeles premiere

    Spartacus: War of the Damned has got off to a flying start in the US, according to this Film New Zealand release. Fresh back from its LA Live Los Angeles premiere is Barry Duffield, who had a great time on the red carpet. He also features on the cover of the January 2013 edition of Muscle & Fitness USA

  • "A film for the whole whanau"
    February 6, 2013

    Russell Baillie in the NZ Herald casts a welcoming eye over Mt Zion (trailer here)

    Temuera Morrison in Mt Zion
    Temuera Morrison in Mt Zion

    and opines that Tem ‘puts in his best performance for quite some time’.

  • February 7, 2013

    “Mt Zion Storms Box Office”

    One of the best opening days ever for a New Zealand film


  • Mt Zion tops New Zealand's weekend box office. Congratulations to all concerned!
    February 11, 2013
  • Praise for first effort
    February 24, 2013
    Holly Shervey
    Holly Shervey

    As part of 2013 Auckland Fringe, newly formed  Black Horse Productions presented Bus Stop – a new work designed to showcase graduates of The Actors’ Program. Theatreview was complimentary about the work and its young performers, including Holly Shervey.

  • 'Insightful, unexpected and entertaining'
    March 7, 2013

    ThunderclumpGina Garvey‘s one-woman show at the NZ Fringe Festival, has gone down a treat.

    Gina Garvey
    Gina Garvey
  • 'A Super Opening for the Auckland Festival'
    March 7, 2013

    Described by the NZ Herald as a ‘triumph’, the Kokonut Krew’s production of The Factory

    'The Factory' at Q Theatre. Picture / Richard Robinson
    ‘The Factory’ at Q Theatre. Picture / Richard Robinson

    at Q Theatre is a clear hit. Ross Girven and Paul Fagamalo feature in the cast.

  • Take a moment to vote- Movie of the Year and NZ Cinema of the Year
    March 11, 2013


    The first Hobbit movie and Mt Zion are both shortlisted.

  • April 17, 2013

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    Danny Mulherron’s Fresh Meat, starring Temuera Morrison, made its US debut at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival in New York and its blood spattered tale is showing in Manhattan. Reviewer Matt Donato said: ‘The spectacular – actor Temuera Morrison, whom mainstream audiences will know as Abin Sur from the failed Ryan Reynold’s version of Green Lantern, was balls to the wall crazy, and entirely entertaining because of it. While some of the actors were just goofy for the sake of B-Movie acting, Morrison’s role was fun, enjoyable, and just insane enough to completely fit the mood Mulheron’s movie needed.’

  • Dramatic Debut
    April 19, 2013

    Whirimako Black makes her screen acting debut in ‘White Lies’ Whirimako Black in White Lies– written and directed by Dana Rotberg. In New Zealand cinemas on June 27, 2013, ‘White Lies’ is a new South Pacific Pictures feature film based on the novella ‘Medicine Woman’ by Witi Ihimaera, author of ‘The Whale Rider’. The trailer can be seen on the website or here

  • 'Talking of Katherine Mansfield'
    April 20, 2013
    Catherine Downes

    Cathy Downes has been touring her acclaimed production, described as ‘Magical and forceful’ by one reviewer

  • "Insight, truth and lightness"
    May 10, 2013

    Driving Miss DaisyAs Johnny Givins reports in Theatrerevew, Driving Miss Daisy looks set for a brilliant run at The Pumphouse in Takapuna. Featuring Annie Whittle, George Henare and Phil Peleton, it is also Louise Wallace’s directorial debut. The Herald describes “exquisitely crafted performances”.

  • It begins...
    June 13, 2013

    Hobbit2 logo

    The teaser trailer for the second film has been released. And so the cycle starts again!

  • June 24, 2013

    Claire DouganIn the ATC production of Anne Boleyn (Dir Howard Benton) Claire Dougan has won praise for her performance in what the NZ Herald has called a ‘dream cast’ that includes Raymond Hawthorne, George Henare, Simon Prast and Anna Julienne.

  • White Lies - interest builds
    June 26, 2013

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    Whirimako Black joined author Witi Ihimaera and producer John Barnett on Good Morning to talk about her first acting role on the eve of the film’s release.

  • The Pirates are Coming... to a stage near you
    August 14, 2013

    With a high energy cast, including George Henare and Paul Fagamaio, directed by the indefatigable Raymond Hawthorne, this production of the G&S favourite is touring 15 centres from 24 August.Pirates of Penzance