David Aston

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David Aston
Born 1953
New Zealand
Occupation Actor
Years active 1979 - present

David Aston is an actor from Auckland, New Zealand who played the character Rhineheart in the 1999 Hollywood movie The Matrix. He also works as presenter for non-broadcast in-house videos, televisions commercials, voiceover artist and singer.[1]

Early life[edit]

David Aston received Diploma in Drama from University of Auckland, Theatre Corporate. His early performance were for Mercury Theatre Corporate at Centrepointe Theatre from 1979 to 1989 where he played Shakespearian roles like King Lear, Macbeth, Petruchio, Oberon.[1]

Theatre Plays[edit]

David Aston has acted in many theatre plays for Mercury Theatre, Auckland Theatre Company, Silo Theatre, Fortune Theatre, Court Theatre.[1]

Mercury Theatre Plays[edit]

  • Turondat (1990)
  • Fiddler On The Roof (1989)
  • West Wide Story (1987)

Auckland Theatre Company Plays[edit]

Silo Theatre Plays[edit]

  • Plenty (2006)
  • The Jungle (2006)
  • Closer (2004)
  • You my only one? (2003)

Fortune Theatre Plays[edit]

  • Split down the middle (2001)
  • Art (2000)

Court Theatre Plays[edit]

  • The God Boy (1999)

Other Plays[edit]

  • Phantom of the opera (1998, Tour of Japan)
  • Hamlet/Macbeth (1998, Tour of Auckland School)
  • Arcadia (1997)
  • Hamlet (1997, Tour of Auckland School)
  • Blood Brothers (1994, Australia-New Zealand Tour)
  • Restless Ecstasy (2002)



Year Title Role Notes
1983 Out of Time Harry
1993 The Passenger
Mirage Lead
1999 The Matrix Rhineheart
2001 Atomic Twister Man
2002 Murder in Greenwich Chief Ferris
2003 The Last Samurai British Diplomat
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King[citation needed] Gondorian Soldier 3
The Mystery of Treasure Island Police Sergeant
2006 Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America Reporter #1
2007 We Are Here to Help[citation needed] Charles Gavin
2009 Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Coloman



  1. ^ a b c d e "DAVID ASTON - Full CV". Archived from the original on 2008-05-08. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  2. ^ Auckland Theatre Company - People

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