Lee Tamahori


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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 (1994), won the PEN First ... See full bio »

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Along Came a Spider
Mon, Jan 24 3:40 PM PST on STZENS (606)
Along Came a Spider
Mon, Jan 24 10:34 PM PST on STZENS (606)

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11 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

(1994)
The Edge Director
(1997)
Die Another Day Director
(2002)
Next Director
(2007)

Filmography

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 2020 Billions (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2016 The Patriarch
 2007 Next
 2000 The Sopranos (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1997 The Edge
 1990-1992 The Ray Bradbury Theater (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Silent Towns (1992)
- The Long Rain (1992)
- Usher II (1990)
 1989 Thunderbox (Short)
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Parents:

Tamahori, Phillip | Tamahori, Patricia

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Tamahori, Renaye (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Sex should not be in the movies and should be in the home, and violence should be in the movies and not in the home.

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His father is Maori, his mother is British. See more »

Trademark:

Progresses the film through fast-paced visuals

Star Sign:

Taurus

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