Angela Dotchin

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Angela Dotchin
Angela Marie Dotchin

(1974-03-31) 31 March 1974 (age 45)
ResidenceUnited Kingdom
OccupationActress (formerly), personal assistant
Years active1992–2005

Angela Marie Dotchin (born 31 March 1974 in Auckland, is a former actress best most known for her roles as Kirsty Knight in Shortland Street, and as Emilia Rothschild in Jack of All Trades and for starring as Kora on Young Hercules.

Personal life[edit]

Dotchin was born on 31 March 1974. Her father is a businessman of Welsh ancestry, with whom she travelled extensively, before the family returned to New Zealand in 1985. Dotchin also has an older sister. She attended Meadowbank Primary, in Meadowbank, Auckland and Selwyn College, in Kohimarama, Auckland.

Dotchin was in a relationship with New Zealander actor, Temuera Morrison for six years.[1]


In 1990, at the age of sixteen, Dotchin began modelling. Her first audition was for the role of Kirsty Knight in the long-running soap opera Shortland Street. At the time, Shortland Street was a private hospital, and Kirsty was one of the two receptionists. Later she moved 'upstairs', where she became PA to the clinic's medical director.

North American audiences were introduced to Angela by her roles in the Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess series, as well as the Hercules spin-off show Young Hercules. Her popularity from these roles helped her land a starring role opposite Bruce Campbell in the short-lived television series Jack of All Trades.[2]

Subsequently, she has appeared as Auckland private investigator Jodie Keane in a trilogy of made-for-TV thrillers: Lawless, Lawless: Dead Evidence and Lawless: Beyond Justice.[3]

Dotchin moved to the United Kingdom in 2002, and currently works as a personal assistant in the fashion industry.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1992–1998 Shortland Street Kirsty Knight TV series
1998 Xena: Warrior Princess Soraya Episode: "Tsunami"
1998–1999 Young Hercules Kora 18 episodes
1999 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Nautica Episode: "Love on the Rocks"
Episode: "My Best Girl's Wedding"
1999 Lawless Jodie Keane TV movie
1999–2001, 2002–05, 2009 Chart Choice Host Music show
2000–2001 Jack of All Trades Emilia Smythe Rothschild 22 episodes
2001 Lawless: Beyond Justice Jodie Keane TV movie
2001 Lawless: Dead Evidence Jodie Keane TV movie
2004 Serial Killers Chrissy Episode: "Product Placement"
2005 Maiden Voyage Renee Price TV movie



New Zealand Television Award, for Lawless


NZ Film and Television Awards, for Shortland Street
NZ Film and Television Awards, for Shortland Street


  1. ^ Tony Wall (27 September 2009). "Temuera Morrison – Waiting for the next big thing". Retrieved 15 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Angela Dotchin | NZ On Screen". NZ On Screen. Retrieved 1 March 2018.CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ "Angela Marie Dotchin". Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  4. ^ Elmo (22 April 2007). "Where are they now". Retrieved 15 March 2011.

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