Gloss (TV series)

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Created by Rosemary McLeod

Geoff Dolan
Ilona Rodgers
Miranda Harcourt
Simon Prast

Peter Elliott
Lisa Chappell
Andy Anderson
Country of origin New Zealand
Running time 60 mins. (including commercials
Original network TVNZ
Original release 1987 – 1990

Gloss was a television drama series in New Zealand that screened from 1987 to 1990. The series was about a fictional publishing empire run by the Redfern family.

It was a starting point for many actors who went on to many productions in New Zealand, Australia and around the world including Temuera Morrison, Miranda Harcourt, Peter Elliott, Lisa Chappell, Danielle Cormack and Kevin Smith. Many of them would go on to star in Shortland Street.

Writers for the show included James Griffin, who went on to write Outrageous Fortune, Rosemary McLeod and Ian Mune.

The show's title theme song was performed by Beaver Morrison.

The show has not been rescreened since its original screening (nor is it available on DVD), but selected extracts have been made available for viewing on NZ On Screen.


Major characters[edit]

Geoff Dolan .... Neil Palmer
Ilona Rodgers .... Maxine Redfern
Miranda Harcourt .... Gemma
Simon Prast .... Alistair
Peter Elliott .... Rex
Lisa Chappell .... Chelsea
Andy Anderson .... Matt Winter
Judy McIntosh .... Jessica Dunbar
Ross Girven .... Chris
Yvonne Lawley .... Olivia

Minor characters[edit]

Danielle Cormack .... Tania
Mark Ferguson
Temuera Morrison .... Sean
Geeling Ng .... Jasmine
Craig Parker .... Justin Grieg
Kerry Smith .... Magda
Kevin Smith .... Demian Vermeer

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