|Born||Ian Barry Mune
1941 (age 71–72)
Auckland, New Zealand
Ian Barry Mune, OBE (born 1941) is a New Zealand character actor and director. He co-wrote and starred in Roger Donaldson's first film, Sleeping Dogs. He also directed Came a Hot Friday, which featured comedian Billy T. James as the Tainui Kid, and What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?, the sequel to Once Were Warriors. What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? won nine of its 13 New Zealand Film Award nominations in 1999. It remains Mune's biggest commercial success to date.
Mune was an 'additional second unit director', as well as playing the part of Bounder in the film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. He played Buster Keaton in the TV movie Lucy: The Lucille Ball Story.
In 2008 Mune directed a telefeature movie called Life's A Riot. It featured Andrew Grainger, Dominic Jennings and Alison Bruce. Mune also had a cameo role as a judge when the actor cast as the judge did not show up.