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1. Manu Bennett Manu Bennett Actor, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Gracing international covers such as Muscle and Fitness and Men's Health Manu Bennett is capturing the attention of filmmakers and fans with his extraordinary presence and talent. Of Maori descent and born in Auckland, New Zealand to a singer and a fashion model, Manu's family relocated to Australia soon after his birth...
2. Peter Jackson Peter Jackson Producer, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Peter Jackson was born as an only child in a small coast-side town in New Zealand in 1961. When a friend of his parents bought him a super 8 movie camera (because she saw how much he enjoyed taking photos), the then eight-year-old Peter instantly grabbed the thing to start recording his own movies, which he made with his friends...
3. Russell Crowe Russell Crowe Actor, Gladiator Russell Ira Crowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand, to Jocelyn Yvonne (Wemyss) and John Alexander Crowe, both of whom catered movie sets. His maternal grandfather, Stanley Wemyss, was a cinematographer. Crowe's recent ancestry includes Welsh (where his paternal grandfather was born, in Wrexham), English...
4. Melanie Lynskey Melanie Lynskey Actress, Up in the Air At 16 years of age, Melanie Lynskey captivated audiences with her explosive debut in Peter Jackson's Academy Award-nominated Heavenly Creatures, scooping a Best Actress prize at the New Zealand Film and TV Awards for her portrayal of an outcast teen whose relationship with her best friend (Kate Winslet) spirals dangerously out of control...
5. Jemaine Clement Jemaine Clement Soundtrack, Rio Jemaine Clement was born and raised in New Zealand, the oldest of three brothers. His mother is a Maori. Clement was educated at Makoura College in Masterton, NZ. He went on to study drama and film at Victoria University of Wellington. Whilst there he met Taika Waititi, and they formed comedy troupes So You're a Man and The Humourbeasts...
6. Marton Csokas Marton Csokas Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Marton was born in Invercargill, Aotearoa, to Margaret Christine (Rayner), a nurse, and Márton Csókás, a mechanical engineer. His father is Hungarian and his mother is Australian (of English, Irish, and Danish origin). He inherited some of his talents from his father, a trained opera singer and at one time, a trapeze artist in the Hungarian Circus...
7. Karl Urban Karl Urban Actor, Star Trek Into Darkness Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Karl Urban now lives in Auckland. Born on June 7, 1972, he is the son of a leather-goods manufacturer (who had hoped that Karl would follow in his footsteps). His first acting role was when he was 8 -- he had a line on a television series. However, he did not act again until after high school...
8. Lucy Lawless Lucy Lawless Actress, Spider-Man New Zealand icon Lucy Lawless, is most famously known for her role as Xena the Warrior Princess. Lucy is married to producer Robert Gerard Tapert and resides in New Zealand. They have two sons, Julius Robert Bay Tapert and Judah Miro Tapert who were both born in New Zealand. Lucy also has a daughter, Daisy Lawless, from her first marriage to Garth Lawless...
9. Dean O'Gorman Dean O'Gorman Actor, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
10. Zoë Bell Zoë Bell Stunts, Inglourious Basterds As an established and extremely talented stunt double and actress, Zoe Bell has made a name for herself through her unparalleled dedication, skills, and focus. Zoe Bell was born on Waiheke Island, New Zealand, to Tish, a nurse, and Andrew Bell, a doctor. She has a background in gymnastics and martial arts...
11. Cliff Curtis Cliff Curtis Actor, Live Free or Die Hard Cliff Curtis was born in Rotorua, New Zealand, on July 27, 1968. He is of New Zealand Maori descent (with Ngati Hauiti and Te Arawa tribal affiliations). He enrolled at the New Zealand Drama School, and then the Teatro Dmitri Scoula in Switzerland. After returning to New Zealand from Europe, he was cast in The Piano...
12. Jay Ryan Jay Ryan Actor, Pilot Born in Auckland-New Zealand, Jay made the move across to Australia at the age of 19 to take on the role of Jack Scully in Network Ten's long running series, "Neighbours" and as Seaman Billy 'Spider' Webb in the Nine Network's "Sea Patrol". He has also appeared in "Young Hercules", "Xena: Warrior Princess" with Lucy Lawless...
13. Taika Waititi Taika Waititi Actor, What We Do in the Shadows Taika is of Te-Whanau-a-Apanui descent and hails from the Raukokore region of the East Coast. He has been involved in the film industry for several years, initially as an actor, and now focusing on writing and directing. Two Cars, One Night is Taika's first professional film-making effort and since...
14. Bret McKenzie Bret McKenzie Soundtrack, The Muppets
15. Rose McIver Rose McIver Actress, The Lovely Bones
16. Danielle Cormack Danielle Cormack Actress, The Price of Milk Danielle Cormack is an award-winning actress who has an extensive career in film, theatre and television. After a vast career in New Zealand, she quickly came to prominence in Australia with her powerhouse performances in television series; Wentworth, Rake and Underbelly: Razor. Other television credits include Xena - Warrior Princess...
17. Anna Hutchison Anna Hutchison Actress, The Cabin in the Woods
18. Richard Curtis Richard Curtis Writer, Love Actually
19. Rhys Darby Rhys Darby Actor, Yes Man
20. Callan Mulvey Callan Mulvey Actor, 300: Rise of an Empire
21. Lorde Lorde Soundtrack, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
22. Sala Baker Sala Baker Stunts, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
23. Antony Starr Antony Starr Actor, The World's Fastest Indian
24. Alice Englert Alice Englert Actress, Beautiful Creatures Alice Allegra Englert was born in New Zealand. Her father is Australian filmmaker Colin Englert, and she has a young half-brother, Gabriel. She made her screen debut in the short films Listen (2001) by Paula Maling and The Water Diary, written and directed by Englert's mother, New Zealand-born Academy Award-winner Jane Campion...
25. Lawrence Makoare Lawrence Makoare Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
26. Martin Henderson Martin Henderson Actor, The Ring Martin Henderson was born in Auckland, New Zealand. He began acting when he was age 13, appearing in Strangers, a local television production. He attended Westlake Boys High School and Birkenhead Primary. He first became a star in his home country, when he starred in the series, Shortland Street, playing the character Stuart Neilson from 1992 to 1995...
27. Gina Bellman Gina Bellman Actress, Silent Trigger
28. Bruce Spence Bruce Spence Actor, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
29. Emma Lahana Emma Lahana Actress, Dear Mr. Gacy Emma Kate Lahana was born in Auckland, New Zealand on 27 June 1984. She became involved in the arts at a very young age doing ballet and broadened her dancing to jazz, tap and modern styles. She also learnt to play the violin but once in high school became involved in drama as well as singing. It was here that she auditioned for a long-running New Zealand TV soap...
30. Emmett Skilton Emmett Skilton Actor, It's a Kind of a Birthday Present Emmett is a New Zealand-born actor, best known for his portrayal of the lead character, Axl Johnson, on The Almighty Johnsons. His professional career began at the age of 15 with a guest role on the New Zealand series Seven Periods with Mr. Gormsby, and since then, Emmett has continued to secure guest roles in Film and TV...
31. Martin Campbell Martin Campbell Director, Casino Royale Martin Campbell knows how to entertain an audience when he steps behind the camera. When he directed The Mask of Zorro, the movie earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations and launched the international careers of Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Next, when he helmed Vertical Limit, the film was well received by the critics and earned over $200 million in worldwide box-office sales...
32. Fran Walsh Fran Walsh Writer, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
33. Grant Bowler Grant Bowler Actor, Killer Elite Grant Bowler can be seen as the male lead, 'Nolan', in Syfy's Defiance, which returned for its second season, June 2014. Bowler in his recent hiatus shot four movies back-to-back including the psychological action film, "Swelter", alongside Jean Claude Van Damme & Alfred Molina, Sci-Fi thriller "400 Days" with Brandon Routh and Dane Cook...
34. Alan Dale Alan Dale Actor, Captain America: The Winter Soldier Alan Dale was born on May 6, 1947 in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand. He is best known for his eight year role as Jim Robinson in the long running Australian soap opera Neighbours, played Caleb in the hit Fox series The O.C., featured on Lost and has a long list of recurring roles...
35. Temuera Morrison Temuera Morrison Actor, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
36. Keith Urban Keith Urban Soundtrack, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
37. Morgana O'Reilly Morgana O'Reilly Actress, Housebound
38. Andrew Niccol Andrew Niccol Writer, The Truman Show New Zealand-born screenwriter-director Andrew Niccol began his career in London, successfully directing TV commercials before moving to Los Angeles in order to make films "longer than 60 seconds." He interested high-powered producer Scott Rudin in his The Truman Show script, but Rudin was not willing to gamble on a rookie director...
39. Jared Turner Jared Turner Actor, 30 Days of Night Jared Turner was born in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand on April 12, 1978. His family moved to Sydney, Australia, in 1980. Jared grew up living in the western suburbs of Sydney. Jared graduated from Theatre Nepean, University of Western Sydney in 2000 at the age of 22. He went on to act in numerous theatre productions...
40. Mark Hadlow Mark Hadlow Actor, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Actor, comedian, singer, writer, producer, director - Mark Hadlow is one of New Zealand's most prominent actors and entertainers. He is driven by a passion for performance: 130 plays, musical theatre, dozens of film appearances, television series, commercials and radio voice-overs in the thousands. Playing the dwarf Dori in The Hobbit will be Mark's third Peter Jackson movie...
41. Andrew Dominik Andrew Dominik Writer, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
42. Megan Franich Megan Franich Actress, 30 Days of Night Actress, artist, and musician Megan Franich was born and raised in New Zealand. Megan learned her first guitar chords from a friend while sitting on her porch steps in Faraday Street in Napier, New Zealand. The first song Franich learned was "My Girl" by Kristin Hersh. Megan studied at the Victoria University of Wellington...
43. Allan Poppleton Allan Poppleton Stunts, The Hunger Games
44. Rachel Hunter Rachel Hunter Self, Ford Supermodel of the World
45. Sarah McLeod Sarah McLeod Actress, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
46. Michelle Ang Michelle Ang Actress, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son Michelle is already well known around the world from her work as a regular cast member on the Australian show "Neighbours", "Outrageous Fortune" and the hit teen show "The Tribe". She won "Best Actress in A Feature Film" at the New Zealand Film and Television Awards 2011 for "My Wedding and Other Secrets", and was nominated for a Logie for her role in "Neighbours"...
47. Stephen Kay Stephen Kay Actor, Get Carter
48. Anna-Louise Plowman Anna-Louise Plowman Actress, Shanghai Knights Anna-Louise Plowman is a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and the Lecoq School in Paris. Originally from New Zealand, she has worked in theatre, film & television in London, Tokyo, Hong-Kong, Dublin, Sydney & Paris.
49. Jane Campion Jane Campion Writer, The Piano Jane Campion was born in Wellington, New Zealand, and now lives in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Having graduated with a BA in Anthropology from Victoria University of Wellington in 1975, and a BA, with a painting major, at Sydney College of the Arts in 1979, she began filmmaking in the early 1980s...
50. Aaron Jeffery Aaron Jeffery Actor, X-Men Origins: Wolverine
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