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Brenda Kendall

First professional television work was in the late nineteen seventies in Melbourne, Australia on "Prisoner", (Cell Block H" in the UK), as Officer Knox followed by guest roles on "The Sullivans", "Cop Shop", Skyways" and young adult series for The ABC. Her return to New Zealand in 1982 saw her begin her NZ screen career as Dean Parker's ... See full bio »


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Braindead Nurse McTavish
Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue Garry Holden's Mother
Amazing Extraordinary Friends
Fracture Mrs. Ponder


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 2017 Sybil's Psychic Hotline (Short)
 2015 The Brokenwood Mysteries (TV Series)
- To Die or Not to Die (2015) ... Nelly
 2007 Amazing Extraordinary Friends (TV Series)
Ms Potemkin
- The Awakening: Part 1 (2007) ... Ms Potemkin
 2006/I Out of the Blue
Garry Holden's Mother
 2004 Fracture
Mrs. Ponder
 2001 Lawless: Dead Evidence (TV Movie)
 2001 Lawless: Beyond Justice (TV Movie)
Pat (uncredited)
 2000 Camping with Camus (Short)
 1999 Nightmare Man
Riat Bowman
 1998 Memory & Desire
 1998 The Chosen (TV Movie)
 1997 Xena: Warrior Princess (TV Series)
Pageant Matron
- Here She Comes... Miss Amphipolis (1997) ... Pageant Matron
 1996 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (TV Series)
Woman Shopper
- Let the Games Begin (1996) ... Woman Shopper
 1995 Riding High (TV Series)
Mrs. Lewisham
- Episode #1.43 ... Mrs. Lewisham
- Episode #1.42 ... Mrs. Lewisham
- Episode #1.39 ... Mrs. Lewisham
 1994 High Tide (TV Series)
- Killer Wave (1994) ... Renalda
 1992 Another Country (TV Series)
- The Summer the Queen Came (1992) ... Hannah
 1992 Braindead
Nurse McTavish
 1992 Shortland Street (TV Series)
Ngaire Gleeson (1999-2000)
 1990 Piano Lessons (Short)
 1990 An Angel at My Table
Miss Botting
 1989 Thunderbox (Short)
Mrs. Pettigrew
 1989 Zilch!
Tolls Supervisor
 1989 Worzel Gummidge Down Under (TV Series)
Madame Creemy
- The Beauty Contest (1989) ... Madame Creemy
 1985 The Adventures of Terry Teo (TV Series)
Maths Teacher
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Maths Teacher
 1984 Heroes (TV Series)
Producer's Assistant
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Producer's Assistant
 1984 Second Time Lucky
 1979 Skyways (TV Series)
Mrs. Jensen
- Freedom of the Press ... Mrs. Jensen

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5' 3" (1.6 m)

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Also wrote dialogue for 49 episodes of the NZ television serial "Shortland Street" amongst other South Pacific Pictures drama series and did stand-up comedy beginning at "Sweetwaters" Rock Festival. Due to the dearth of live comedy in Auckland and indeed NZ, she immediately began producing and featuring in comedy shows in Auckland the first of which was "Just Joking", at Blondies Cafe in Auckland... See more »

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