Peter Elliott (actor)
Peter Elliott is a leading New Zealand actor. He has appeared in numerous television shows including Shortland Street, Gloss and Homeward Bound. He has also appeared in several movies including Heavenly Creatures. Peter has a daughter Lucy Elliott who is an actress, playing character Dayna Jenkins on Shortland Street in 2013.
Peter Elliott played a pivotal role as Dr. David Kearney, clinic director. In this era of Shortland Street storylines were externally driven, with challenges & topical events emanating from Central (Hospital), the Ministry (of Health), and the wider community.
Along with key characters Rachel McKenna and Dr. Chris Warner, the character of Dr. David Kearney formed the key anchors of the show.
Get Ready, Get Thru compaign
Peter Elliott also fronts the Get Ready, Get Thru campaign for NZ Civil Defence. This is a highly visible campaign on national TV, for which he was chosen to be a respected and well-known figure.
Becoming widely known first on 80's soap Gloss, Peter Elliott was nominated for 'Best Actor' playing the scheming character Rex Redfern. Gloss was a seminal NZ drama/ soap opera, one of the first local productions to achieve NZ-wide fame & audience.
Winning a Qantas award for 2009 telemovie Until Proven Innocent, he was also nominated Best Presenter at the TV Guide Television Awards 2002 for Captain's Log. He has appeared in a number of films.
Peter Elliott also has a strong & long-standing career on stage, performing for over 23 years. He covers the range from Shakespeare to pantomime, and works frequently with notable directors such as Simon Prast.
He was also the corporate voice for New Zealand's leading talk radio station Newstalk ZB up until 2011.
- Storylines of Shortland Street