Ian Mune OBE

Actor / Commercial / Voice
Age Range

75—85

Height

170cm

Eye Colour

Green

Hair Colour

White

Ethnicity

New Zealander

Based In

Auckland

Voice Style

Character / Corporate / Documentary / Promo Radio/TV / Promo Retail / Soft Sell / Straight / Voice Acting

On stage and in the wings, in front of and behind the camera, Ian Mune has been a constant presence in our performing landscape for more than four decades. The face (“pummelled out of dough”) and the unmistakably growly voice have been put to a wide variety of uses.

He is identified with many of the milestones of Kiwi cinema and television as performer, producer, director and writer. His screen debut was in pioneering drama series Pukemanu (1971), an opportunity also to start developing writing skills.

Ian’s longtime collaboration with Roger Donaldson included Sleeping Dogs, regarded as one of the pivotal moments in New Zealand’s cinematic renaissance. Ian co-wrote Goodbye Pork Pie, and his feature film directorial debut was another homegrown classic, 1985‘s Came A Hot Friday. Bringing The End of the Golden Weather to the big screen in 1991 was a major personal and public highlight.

Having declined Once Were Warriors, Ian stepped in at short notice to direct the sequel, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? which won nine of its 13 New Zealand Film Awards in 1999 and remains his biggest commercial success.

Most recently Ian showed his documentary skills with Billy T - Te Movie, a widely praised and heartfelt tribute to one of his earliest creative partners, and a top grossing New Zealand release in 2011.

Having made an early decision to set aside the opportunity of joining the Royal Shakespeare Company and return from the UK to “talk my own language”, it is not surprising that Ian has long been a passionate promoter of the telling of our own stories, and of an untrammelled creative environment. A raft of awards, including an OBE in 1991 for services to Film and Theatre, underline the remarkable impact he has had - and continues to have - in finding our voice and celebrating our culture. In ‘Mune - an Autobiography’, published in 2010, he not only tells the story of a Tauranga farm boy who fell in love with acting, but captures the frustrating, painful, exhilarating and sometimes triumphant business in which he has played such a big part.

Ian Mune OBE

Artist Resume

Television

Year
Role
Production

2021

Frank

The Pact

Koha Productions for TVNZ

Dir. Peter Salmon

2017

Pummel

The Brokenwood Mysteries S4 Ep4 As If Nothing Had Happened

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Various

2016

Jim Walsh

Wanted S2

Matchbox Productions

Dir. Robert Sarkies

2015

Jim Walsh

Wanted S1

Dir. Peter Templeman/Jennifer Leacey

2014

Narrator

Wiki The Kiwi

Flux Animation

Dir. Brent Chambers

2014

Neil Dryden

Agent Anna S2

Great Southern Television

Dir. Murray Keane

2013

Mark

Sunny Skies

Dir. Mike Smith

2013

Narrator (Voice)

Wiki The Kiwi

Flux Animations

Dir. Brent Chambers

2013

Narrator

Wiki The Kiwi

Flux Animations

Dir. Brent Chambers

2012

Shortland Street

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Various

2012

Mark

The Wilde Bunch

Subtext Ltd

Dir. Mike Smith

2012

Neil Dryden

Agent Anna

Great Southern Television Limited

Dir. Vanessa Alexander

2011

Writer/Producer/Director

Billy T: Te Movie

Dir. Ian Mune

2011

Brian Raynor Eps. 4757-4659

Shortland Street

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Various

2010

Brian Raynor Eps. 4551. 4552

Shortland Street

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Various

2010

Jack

This is not my Life

GRST Limited

Dir. Robert Sarkies

2010

Cummings

Spies and Lies

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Simon Bennett

2008

Reg

Burying Brian

Dir. Trevor Harwkins

2007

The Incredible Master Zero

Amazing Extraordinary Friends

Greenstone Pictures

Dir. Geoffrey Cawthorn

2007

Droola

The Adventures of Woopa The Goolash

Dir. Trevor Hawkins

2004

Prime Minister Churchill

Ike Countdown to D-Day

Film Factory Ike Productions Ltd US Production

Dir. Robert Harmon

2003

Buster Keaton

Lucy

Film Factory Lucy Productions Ltd

Dir. Glenn Jordan

2002

Keiths Vater Frank Wade

Der Liebe entgegem

Dir. Martin Enlen

2002

Henk Van Der Velter

Mercy Peak (4 eps.)

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Various

2002

Grandpa Ted

Being Eve

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Various

2002

Detective

Mataku

South Pacific Pictures

2001

Henk Van der Velter

Mercy Peak (2 eps.)

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Various

1997

Henry Bolte

The Last of the Ryans

Crawfords Australia

Dir. George Oglivie

1996

King Sidon

Pacific Renaissance

Dir. Kevin Sorbo

1995

Sir Robert Muldoon

Fallout

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Chris Bailey

1995

Menus Maxius

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

Pacific Renaissance

Dir. Garth Maxwell

1994

Colin

Letter to Blanchy

Ismabard Productions Ltd

Dir. Various

1992

Wilbur Skeggins

Shortland Street

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Angela Bloomfield

1992

Michael Weston

Marlin Bay

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Various

1990

Pikes

The Ray Bradbury Theatre

Atlantis Films

Dir. Lee Tamahori

1990

Officer

Commonwealth Games promo - Join Together

Flying Fish

Dir. Lee Tamahori

1989

Worty Yam

Worzel Gummidge Down Under (2 eps.)

Dir. Graham Mclean

1988

Ian (Himself)

Erebus: The Aftermath

Television New Zealand

Dir. Peter Sharp

1985

Subject

Kaleidoscope - Larry Parr

Television New Zealand

Dir. Greg Rood

1982

Cedric Horn

One of those Blighters

Pallet Productions

Dir. Lynton Butler

1980

Uncle Roger

Sea Urchins

Limelight Television

Dir. Mark Defriest

1977

Leo Moynihan

Moynihan

Television New Zealand

Dir. Various

1976

Marvello The Magician

South Pacific Pictures

Dir. Tom Parkinson

1975

Gardiner Adams

Homicide

Dir. Colin Eggleston

1974

Circus Ringmaster

Carnival Coast

The National Film Unit

Dir. Michael Reeves

1972

John Sitwell

Section 7

New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation (NZBC)

Dir. Tony Isaac

1971

Rod Booth

Pukemanu

New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation (NZBC)

Voice Over

Year
Role
Production

2020

Narrator

2017

Narrator

Seafood NZ TVC Campaign

2016

Narrator

Paper Plus Radio Campaign

2016

Narrator

2015

Narrator

TMI TVC Campaign

2014

Narrator

Stihl TVC Campaign

2013

Narrator

2013

Narrator

Cerebos Greggs Radio Campaign

2013

Narrator

Westpac Animatics

2012

Bill (Telephone) On-going since 2008 to present 2012

Telestra Clear

2012

Narrator

Westpac Animatics

2010

Narrator

Pams

2000

Narrator

Tarawera

1997

Narrator

Hillary: A View from the Top - The Early Years

1995

Narrator

Nuclear Reaction

Stage

Year
Role
Production

2020

Brovik

The Master Builder

ATC

Dir. Colin McColl

2019

Winston Churchill

The Audience

ATC

Dir. Colin McColl

2018

Tips

The Cherry Orchard

ATC

Dir. Colin McColl

2017

Charles Dixon

The Spirit House

Dir. Ben Crowder/Carl Bland

2016

Judge Taylor/Walter Cunningham

To Kill A Mockingbird

Auckland Theatre Company

Dir. Colin McColl

Short Film

Year
Role
Production

2019

Stanley

Stella

Stella and Stanley Ltd.

2015

Writer

Train Station

Vix Pix Productions (NZ)

Dir. Vicky Yiannoutsos

2015

Writer

Periscope

Vix Pix Productions (NZ)

Dir. Vicky Yiannoutsos

2001

Short

Cow

53 Productions Limited

Dir. Michael Bennett

1997

Satan un-babed

D.S.B

Independent and General Productions

Dir. Scott Cooksley

1989

Ian (Himself)

Thunderbox

Dir. Lee Tamahori

1980

U Boat Commodore

Nutcase

Aardvark Films

Dir. Roger Donaldson

Theatre

Year
Role
Production

2018

Tips

The Cherry Orchard

Auckland Theatre Company

Dir. Colin McColl

Feature Film

Year
Role
Production

2018

Verl

The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith (in post-prod. Release date 2019)

Barrow Group

Dir. Mitch Davis

2017

Priest

Vermilion

MF Films

Dir. Dorthe Sheffmann

2017

Norman

Kiwi Christmas

Kiwi Christmas Films Ltd.

Dir. Tony Simpson

2014

Judge

Housebound

Semi-Professional

Dir. Gerald Johnstone

2014

Zane

Shepherd 2154

Zorp Films

Dir. Julia Reynolds

2013

Frank

Ghost Bride

ILA Film Productions

Dir. David Blyth

2012

Mr Abercrombie

New Zealand Film Production

Dir. Robert Sarkies

2011

Graham

Rest for the Wicked

RFTW Limited

Dir. Simon Pattison

2010

Norm

The Insatiable Moon

The Insatiable Moon (NZ) Limited

Dir. Rosemary Riiddell

2010

Dr Nelson

Wound

ILA Film Productions

Dir. Daid Blyth

2009

Bill

Four Knights Film

Dir. James Napier

2008

Ron Cradle

A Song of Good

Headstrong

Dir. Gregory King

2006

Slum Landlord

Perfect Creature

Perfect Creature Limited

Dir. Glen Standring

2004

Dave Johnson

Spooked

Silverscreenfilms Limited

Dir. Geoff Murphy

2001

Bounder

The Lord of the Rings:The Fellowship of the Ring

Three Foot Six Limited

Dir. Peter Jackson

2000

Gary

Savage Honeymoon

Rocket Pictures

Dir. Mark Beesley

1999

Worden

Nightmare Man

Isambard Productions Ltd

Dir. Jim Kaufman

1997

Ian (Himself)

Topless Women Talk about their Lives

John Swimmer Productions

Dir. Harry Sinclair

1994

Judge

Once Were Warriors

Communicado Productions

Dir. Lee Tamahori

1993

Reverend

The Piano

Jan Chapman Productions

Dir. Jane Campion

1988

Mangin

Backstage

Burrowes Film Group

Dir. Jonathan Hardy

1985

Hana

Dangerous Orphans

Cinepro

Dir. John Laing

1985

Barry Gordon

Shaker Run

Mirage Films

Dir. Bruce Morrison

1983

Ian (Himself)

The Last Kids on Earth

US Production

1977

Bullen

Sleeping Dogs

Aardvark Films

Dir. Roger Donaldson

1972

Jake

Michael Forlong Productions

Dir. Michael Forlong

Commercial

Year
Role
Production

2017

Himself/Old Man

Farmers / Secret Santa

Juma Entertainment

2017

Himself

Anti-Litter TVC Campaign

BrandWorld

Documentary

Year
Role
Production

2016

Narrator

Diva Productions

Dir. Felicity Morgan-Rhind

2007

Subject

The Life of Ian

3rd Party Productions

Dir. John Carlaw

2000

Narrator

Tarawera

Messeger Films

Dir. Richard Riddiford

2000

Subject

Numero Bruno

Hoodwink Pictures

Dir. Steve La Hood

1997

Narrator

Hillary: A View from the Top - The Early Years

Television New Zealand

Dir. John Carlaw

1996

Subject

In the Shadow of King Lear

Valhalla

1995

Narrator

Nuclear Reaction

George Andrews Productions

1993

Subject

By the Light of the Silvery Mune

Television New Zealand

1991

Subject 1989 - 1991

Magic Kiwis

Communicado Productions

Dir. Roger Price

1990

Subject

Cowboys of Culture

Vidcom

Dir. Geoff Stevens

Video

Year
Role
Production

2013

Lead

Hold My Hand - Jen Clothier Music Video

Other

Year
Role
Production

2009

Director

2002

Director 4 Episodes

Mercy Peak

1999

Director

What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?

1997

Director 1994 - 1997

Letter to Blanchy

1996

Writer

The Whole of the Moon

1995

Writer / Director

Dead Certs

Dir. Ian Mune

1993

Director 1 Episode

Soldier Soldier

1992

Director 2 Episodes

The Ray Bradbury Theatre

1991

The End of the Golden Weather

1990

Director

The Grass Cutter

1990

Writer 1987 - 1990

Gloss

1986

Co-Writer/Director

Bridge to Nowhere

1985

Co-Writer/Director

Came a Hot Friday

1984

Writer

The Silent One

1983

Writer

The Mad Dog Gang

1981

Writer

Goodbye Pork Pie

1980

Writer

Nutcase

1980

Writer

Blackhearted Barney Blackfoot

1977

Writer

The Godboy

1977

Writer

Sleeping Dogs

1976

1975

Writer 1974 - 1975

Buck House

1975

Writer 1 Episode

Matlock Police

1974

Writer

1974

Writer

Buck House - Escorts Unlimited Limited

1971

Writer

Pukemanu

Co-Writer/Producer/Director

The Woman at the Store

Script and Casting Work in LA and London

The Bounty

Writer / Director

Dracula

Director

Hercules ll