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Martyn Sanderson (1938–2009)

Martyn Sanderson was born on February 24, 1938 in Granity, New Zealand. He was an actor and writer, known for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), Poor Man's Orange (1987) and The Tale of Ruby Rose (1987). He was married to Wanjiku Kiare. He died on October 14, 2009 in Otaki, Manawatu, New Zealand. See full bio »

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 2009 Until Proven Innocent (TV Movie)
Justice Ellison
 2002 Der Liebe entgegen (TV Movie)
Mr. Keenbrook Sen.
 2001 Cow (Short)
 2001 Atlantis High (TV Series)
Grandpa Gordon
 1998 The Legend of William Tell (TV Series)
- The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1998) ... Athelston
 1998 The Adventures of Swiss Family Robinson (TV Series)
Raven Jones
- The Ghost of Raven Jones: Part 3 (1998) ... Raven Jones
- The Ghost of Raven Jones: Part 2 (1998) ... Raven Jones
- The Ghost of Raven Jones: Part 1 (1998) ... Raven Jones
 1997 Last Shave (Short)
 1996 Chicken
Bryce Tilfer
 1996 Juloratoriet
Stephen Eliot
 1996 The Enid Blyton Adventure Series (TV Series)
Uncle Joss
- Island of Adventure (1996) ... Uncle Joss
 1996 Mananui (Short)
 1995 Savage Play
 1995 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (TV Series)
King Menelaos / Ancient Priest / Thoas
- The Festival of Dionysus (1995) ... Ancient Priest
- The Wrong Path (1995) ... Thoas
 1994 High Tide (TV Series)
Cmdr. Heston
- So You Wanna Be a Cop (1994) ... Cmdr. Heston
 1994 Hercules in the Underworld (TV Movie)
Thespus (uncredited)
 1994 The Last Tattoo
Ralph Simpson
 1993 Desperate Remedies
Maori Warrior / Townspeople
 1993 The Rainbow Warrior (TV Movie)
Uncle Emile
 1991 Old Scores
Acid Aitken
 1990 Star Runner (TV Movie)
 1990 An Angel at My Table
Frank Sargeson
 1990 The New Adventures of Black Beauty (TV Series)
Michael Patrick O'Reilly
- Out of Sight, Out of Mind (1990) ... Michael Patrick O'Reilly
 1989 Brotherhood of the Rose (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1989)
- Episode #1.1 (1989)
 1988 Mauri
Hospital Doctor (uncredited)
 1988 Never Say Die
 1987 The Tale of Ruby Rose
 1986 Queen City Rocker
Drunk Husband
 1986 My Brother Tom (TV Mini-Series)
 1985 My First Suit (Short)
 1985/I Sylvia
Inspector Gulland
 1984 Utu
 1984 Trial Run
Alan West
 1983 It's Lizzie to Those Close (TV Movie)
 1983 The Lost Tribe
Bill Thorne
 1982 Klynham Summer
Ned - as Adult (voice)
 1981 Beyond Reasonable Doubt
Len Demler
 1981 Bad Blood
Les North
 1980 Squeeze
 1979 The Journalist
 1979 Children of Fire Mountain (TV Series)
Doomy Dwyer
- The Taniwha (1979) ... Doomy Dwyer
- The Ghost of Doomy Dwyer (1979) ... Doomy Dwyer
- Initiation (1979) ... Doomy Dwyer
- Heroes (1979) ... Doomy Dwyer
- Dark Secrets (1979) ... Doomy Dwyer
 1978 Solo
Jules Catweazle
 1977 Wild Man
 1977 Autumn Fires
 1975 Richard Pearse (TV Movie)
Richard Pearse
 1971 Division 4 (TV Series)
Bill McKenna
- Bang Bang You're Dead (1971) ... Bill McKenna
 1970 Ned Kelly
 1968 Contrabandits (TV Series)
Ken Hodge
- Blind Man's Bluff (1968) ... Ken Hodge
Show Show Writer (11 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (1 credit)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
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