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1. Taika Waititi Taika Waititi Actor, What We Do in the Shadows Taika Waititi, also known as Taika Cohen, hails from the Raukokore region of the East Coast, and is of Te-Whanau-a-Apanui (father) and Jewish (mother) descent. 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...
2. 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...
3. Karl Urban Karl Urban Actor, Dredd 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...
4. Andrew Dominik Andrew Dominik Director, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
5. 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...
6. Richard Curtis Richard Curtis Writer, Love Actually
7. Julian Dennison Julian Dennison Actor, Hunt for the Wilderpeople
8. Clive Revill Clive Revill Actor, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back A grand, well-respected actor of stage, film and television, most people think New Zealander Clive Revill is British. Although most people think of the curly, red-haired gent as a comic eccentric best known for his sterling work on the musical stage, he has been highly regarded for his formidable dramatic work in Shakespearean roles...
9. Sala Baker Sala Baker Stunts, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
10. Kerry Fox Kerry Fox Actress, Shallow Grave
11. Niki Caro Niki Caro Director, Whale Rider
12. Antonia Prebble Antonia Prebble Actress, The Tribe Antonia last appeared for Cloud 9 as Jem in A Crack in Time in the series William Shatner's A Twist in the Tale. Prior to this Antonia played the lead role in the television drama series Mirror Mirror. She has theatre experience having appeared in Starchild in 1994 and The Magical Kingdom of Thingymijig in 1993.
13. Lee Tamahori Lee Tamahori Director, Die Another Day Beginning as a commercial artist and photographer, he joined the New Zealand film industry in the late 1970s as a boom operator. He became an assistant director a decade later. Making international award-winning commercials for 10 years, he has also directed several TV series. His first feature film, Once Were Warriors, won the PEN First Book Award.
14. Emmett Skilton Emmett Skilton Actor, American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story Emmett Skilton is a New Zealand-born actor, director and screen-writer who has worked in over 40 productions in film, television and theatre. A passionate improviser, Emmett's professional acting career began during his high-school years with a role on New Zealand comedy series Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby (2005)...
15. Fran Walsh Fran Walsh Writer, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
16. Michala Banas Michala Banas Actress, McLeod's Daughters Michala Banas is a multi award winning film, television and theatre actor. Born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, Michala splits her time working between Melbourne and Los Angeles. Michala's career began very early with her first film credit at the age of 5. Since then, she has forged a remarkable career...
17. Chelsie Preston Crayford Chelsie Preston Crayford Actress, What We Do in the Shadows Chelsie Preston Crayford graduated from Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School in 2008. Her feature film work includes Home By Christmas, directed by Gaylene Preston, Killing Time, Eagle Vs Shark, which was Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival and Anthony McCarten's Show Of Hands. Her television credits include Underbelly: Razor as notorious Kings Cross madam...
18. Zoe Robins Zoe Robins Actress, Power Rangers Ninja Steel
19. Michael Seresin Michael Seresin Cinematographer, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Michael Seresin is a New Zealand cinematographer, best known for several collaborations with the British director Alan Parker. His work as a cinematographer also include films like Angel Heart (1987), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), and War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)...
20. Jessica Napier Jessica Napier Actress, McLeod's Daughters
21. Jonathan Hardy Jonathan Hardy Actor, Moulin Rouge! Bushy-browed, New Zealand-born actor and writer Jonathan Hardy became most familiar to television audiences as the commanding voice of the Jim Henson Creature Shop muppet, Dominar Rygel XVI, the pint-sized , egocentric ruler-in-exile of a galactic empire, in TV's cult series Farscape. His...
22. Sally Martin Sally Martin Actress, Shortland Street
23. Stephen Lovatt Stephen Lovatt Actor, Neighbours
24. James Napier Robertson James Napier Robertson Actor, The Dark Horse James Napier Robertson was born in Wellington, New Zealand, on 24 March, 1982. He started his career as a theatre actor in Shakespeare productions, before being cast in a number of local TV roles in the early 2000's. He began writing and directing short films in his early twenties, using the money from his acting work to pay for them...
25. Anouska Hempel Anouska Hempel Actress, On Her Majesty's Secret Service
26. Andy Anderson Andy Anderson Actor, House of Wax
27. Grant Roa Grant Roa Visual Effects, Deadpool
28. Shane Cortese Shane Cortese Actor, Outrageous Fortune
29. Simon Duggan Simon Duggan Cinematographer, The Great Gatsby
30. Billy Jackson Billy Jackson Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
31. Christine Jeffs Christine Jeffs Director, Sunshine Cleaning
32. Camille Keenan Camille Keenan Actress, 30 Days of Night
33. Michael Wesley-Smith Michael Wesley-Smith Actor, The Tribe
34. Thomasin McKenzie Thomasin McKenzie Actress, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
35. Bruce Phillips Bruce Phillips Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
36. Bec Asha Bec Asha Actress, The Cheerleader Diaries Australian actress, best known for her work on Conan and That's Not My Dog! Asha is a former dancer and runway model, her ethnicity is Norwegian, English and Fijian. Studied science at Princeton University and wrote The Self Renewal Journal. Is passionate about animal welfare, and environmental protection...
37. Brian Sergent Brian Sergent Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
38. Liddy Holloway Liddy Holloway Actress, Without a Paddle
39. Sam Hammington Sam Hammington Actor, Hunjang Oh Soon Nam Sam Hammington was born (Samuel Mayer Russ Hammington) on July 31st 1977 in Wellington, New Zealand to a New Zealand Father and Australian Mother. He was raised in Melbourne, Australia. Growing up the son of a Casting Director, Hammington started working in the Australian Television industry from an early age...
40. Maisy McLeod-Riera Maisy McLeod-Riera Actress, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
41. John Karlsen John Karlsen Actor, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
42. Gordon Gostelow Gordon Gostelow Actor, The Scarlet Pimpernel
43. Dean Wareham Dean Wareham Actor, Frances Ha
44. Ben Milsom Ben Milsom Art Department, Avatar
45. Nancy Wake Nancy Wake Producer, Nancy Wake Codename: The White Mouse Nancy Wake was born in New Zealand but her family moved to Australia when she was 2. She spent her childhood in Sydney and after her studies she traveled to Europe where she worked as a journalist. In 1939 Nancy married French industrialist Henri Fiocca who was killed during the War. Nancy Wake joined the French Resistance with the nickname of "The White Mouse"...
46. Charlotte Larsen Charlotte Larsen Producer, Bella
47. Todd Rippon Todd Rippon Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
48. Michael Miles Michael Miles Self, Take Your Pick
49. Cameron Wakefield Cameron Wakefield Actor, Bridge to Terabithia
50. Alun Bollinger Alun Bollinger Cinematographer, The Frighteners
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