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Witi Ihimaera

Witi Ihimaera was born on February 7, 1944 in Gisborne, New Zealand as Witi Tame Ihimaera-Smiler. He is a writer and producer, known for Whale Rider (2002), Winners and Losers (1975) and Mahana (2016). See full bio »

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Whale Rider Writer
Mahana Writer
Kawa Writer


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 2016 Mahana (novel "Bulibasha: King of the Gypsies")
 2013/I White Lies (novel)
 2010 Kawa (based on the novel by) / (story)
 2002 Whale Rider (book "The Whale Rider")
 1976 Winners and Losers (TV Series) (based on a story by - 1 episode)
- Big Brother, Little Sister (1976) ... (based on a story by)
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 2016 Mahana (associate producer)
 2002 Whale Rider (associate producer)
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 2004-2007 Bro'Town (TV Series)
- The Artful Dadger (2007) ... Self (voice)
- A Maori at My Table (2004) ... Self (voice)
 2005 HARDtalk Extra (TV Series)
- Witi Ihimaera (2005) ... Self
 2003 Behind the Scenes of 'Whale Rider' (Video documentary short)
 2003 The Making of 'Whale Rider' (TV Movie documentary)

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Is related by marriage to the Queen. In August 2004, his nephew Gary Christie Lewis married the Duke of Gloucester's daughter, Lady Davina Windsor, at Windsor Castle. The Duke of Gloucester is the Queen's first cousin. See more »

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