Gabriel Reid

Actor / Commercial / Music Theatre
Age Range

40—50

Height

168cm

Eye Colour

Brown

Hair Colour

Dark Brown

Ethnicity

New Zealander

Based In

Auckland

Beginning his career as a child actor, Gabriel Reid was "bitten by the bug" at an early age. Across diverse film, television and theatre projects, he has worked as an actor, writer, producer and director. His innovative work as a publicist, arts administrator and director was instrumental in establishing New Zealand Opera. Over many years servicing TVNZ and MediaWorks, he delivered high-end network indents and award-winning promos for flagship shows. His creative output has garnered Promax, Tropfest and Writers Guild awards and his short films have played at notable international festivals.

Dr Reid secured his Ph.D. in Film Studies with a thesis examining the impact of digital technologies on film production. He undertook research at Pixar, Industrial Light & Magic, Blue Sky Studios, Animal Logic and Weta Digital with interviewees including Jake Abraham, Andrew Adamson, Matt Aitken, Pete Docter, Bill George, Donald McAlpine, Barrie M. Osborne, Tim Johnson, Chris Wedge and Dean Wright. His M.A. thesis examining Shakespeare on screen was researched at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre and Renaissance Films with such interviewees as John Barton, Hugh Cruttwell, Adrian Noble, Trevor Nunn, David Parfitt and Imogen Stubbs.

At Unitec Institute of Technology, Dr Reid has lectured on Film History. He is vice-president of the Directors and Editors Guild and sits on the board of Film Auckland. He is a member of Actors Equity and the NZ Writers Guild.

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Gabriel Reid

Artist Resume

Television

Year
Role
Production

2017

Mr Taylor

American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story

Amazon Prime

2008

Drew Fodor

Fair Go

TVNZ

2008

Russell Smith

Shortland Street

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Jeff Szusterman

2006

Brian Schroder

Outrageous Fortune

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Simon Bennett

2004

John Gibbert

Shortland Street

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Sam Scott

2002

Andre Monaghan

Shortland Street

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. John Callen

2000

Simon Harrison

Street Legal

ScreenWorks

Dir. John Laing

2000

Vaughn Reynolds

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. John Callen

1997

Assistant Director

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

Pacific Renaissance

Dir. Various

1983

Terry Spencer

An Age Apart

TVNZ

Dir. Tony Holden

Short Film

Year
Role
Production

2014

Director

Every Moment

Pageant Films

2004

Writer-Director

As Dreams Are Made On

Pageant Films

Feature Film

Year
Role
Production

2008

Third Assistant Director

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Disney/Walden

Dir. Andrew Adamson

2007

Jeremy Griffin

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Jonothan Cullinane

2007

Production Assistant

Bridge to Terabithia

Walden Media

Dir. Gabor Csupo

2005

Set Production Assistant

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Disney/Walden

Dir. Andrew Adamson

Stage

Year
Role
Production

1996

Director

The Crucible

Theatre Workshop

Dir. Gabriel Reid

1995

Communications Coordinator

Faust

Opera New Zealand

Dir. Ian Judge

1995

Communications Coordinator

La Traviata

Opera New Zealand

1994

Publicist

Rigoletto

Opera New Zealand

Dir. Elijah Moshinsky

1994

Publicist

Madama Butterfly

Opera New Zealand

Dir. Ken Russell

1993

Marketing and Publicity Officer

The Magic Flute

Opera New Zealand

Dir. Simon Phillips

1993

Marketing and Publicity Officer

Carmen

Opera New Zealand

Dir. Grey Verdon

1992

Marketing and Publicity Officer

The Pearl Fishers

Opera New Zealand

Dir. Rodney Fisher

1992

Marketing and Publicity Officer

The Flying Dutchman

Opera New Zealand

Dir. Lindy Hume

1991

Assistant to Director

The Marriage of Figaro

Auckland Opera

Dir. Raymond Hawthorne

1991

Assistant Director

La Boheme

Auckland Metropolitan Opera

Dir. John Copley

1990

Assistant to Business Manager

Die Fledermaus

Auckland Metroplitan Opera

Dir. Robert Alderton

1990

Director

Amadeus

Theatre Workshop

Dir. Gabriel Reid

Musical Theatre

Year
Role
Production

1980

Chorus

Oliver

Mercury Theatre

Dir. Simon Phillips

1980

Lars

Hans Christian Anderson

Dir. Maggie Harper