|Born||4 November 1946|
England, United Kingdom
He has performed in movies, including The Rainbow Warrior (as David Lange, the 32nd Prime Minister of New Zealand) and TV shows, as well as directing The Tribe, and lent his voice to Power Rangers Jungle Fury. He has performed in Goodbye Pork Pie, Pictures, Send a Gorilla, Feathers of Peace, Fly (Best Actor in a Short Film), Treasure Island Kids (x3), Love Birds in 2010 (with Sally Hawkins and Rhys Darby), and many TV series and films including Close to Home, Pioneer Women, Roche, Moynihan, 221B Baker Street, Xena – Amazon High (with Selma Blair and Karl Urban), The Man Who Lost His Head (with Martin Clunes), and Bliss (2010).
He has also directed many works for television including Shortland Street, The Tribe, Epitaph, Taonga, and The Kiwi Who Saved Britain (2010). Most recently he appeared in Love Knots and Good Grief series 2. He has performed in and/or directed more than 100 stage plays including performances as Macbeth, Shylock, Polonius and Claudius, and has won best actor and best supporting actor for his theatre work.
He has appeared in a number of TV adverts and voiced more than 150 documentaries and thousands of adverts. He recently won NZ Actors Equity Lifetime Achievement Award.
|1981||Goodbye Pork Pie||Directed by Geoff Murphy|
|1988||Send a Gorilla||Chris Dean||Directed by Melanie Read|
|1993||The Rainbow Warrior||Prime Minister David Lange||Directed by Michael Tuchner and starring Sam Neill & Jon Voight|
|2006||Treasure Island Kids: The Battle of Treasure Island||Conrad||Directed by Gavin Scott|
|2012||The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey||Óin|
|2013||The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug|
|2014||The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies|
- Moynihan (1976) - Moynihan (Episode "You Can't Win 'Em All")
- The Governor (1977) - Private Landers (Episode "The Lame Seagull")
- Inside Straight (1984) - Bill (Episode "Episode #1.1")
- Roche (1985) - Pat Donnelly (Episode "Cowboys")
- Seekers (1986) - Bill Aspen / Bill (4 episodes)
- Worzel Gummidge Down Under (1989) - Bailiff (Episode "Them Thar Hills")
- The Rainbow Warrior (1993 TV Movie)
- Amazon High (1997 TV Movie) - Oba
- Power Rangers Mystic Force (2006) - Mucor (voice) (Episode "Code Busters")
- The Man Who Lost His Head (2007 TV Movie) - Nigel Harrison
- Power Rangers Jungle Fury (2008) - Sonimax (voice) (4 episodes)
- Moe's Christmas (2017 TV Movie) - Santa
- Touch Wood (2019) - Grandpa Charlie (Episode "Thank You, Kind Sir")
- Viva La Dirt League - Inspiring commander(2021)(Episode "Silent hero genius - Battle Plan"), Old mentor(2021) (Episode "Mentor"), Reader (2023) (Episode: "Being forced to read in video games")
- "Peter Jackson Announces 'Hobbit' Cast". accesshollywood.com. Associated Press. 21 October 2010. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
- John Callen
- Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: Silent hero genius - Battle Plan. YouTube.
- Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: Combat training in games - Mentor. YouTube.