Sara Wiseman

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Sara Wiseman
Born 27 May 1972
Auckland, New Zealand
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Craig Hall

Sara Wiseman is a New Zealand actress known for her role as Carolyn Bligh in A Place To Call Home, Wiseman is also known for her role in the television series Mercy Peak as Dr Nicky Sommerville.

Early life[edit]

Wiseman was born in Auckland, New Zealand. She is the youngest of three children and grew up practising dance and snow skiing. She attended the classic course at Outward Bound NZ three times and is now an Ambassador for Outward Bound NZ.

Career and personal life[edit]

Wiseman completed a Bachelor of Performing & Screen Arts at UNITEC in Auckland and has worked on both stage and screen. Wiseman has also worked as a presenter and voiceover artist. Wiseman works both in NZ and Australia. Her movie and television roles include leads, supporting and guest appearances. Wiseman has been nominated for film and television awards multiple times and in 2011 she won Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film at the Aotearoa Film and Television awards for her role in Matariki. That year she was also a finalist for Best Lead Actress in a Feature Film for her role in The Insatiable Moon. She won Best Actress for playing Kate Sheppard in What Really Happened: The Women's Vote at the NZ Television Awards in 2012. Wiseman co-founded and is a board member and tutor at NZ acting school; The Actors Program. In 2013 Wiseman joined the cast of Australian Period drama A Place To Call Home in the recurring role of Carolyn Bligh before being upped to regular cast for the second season.

Wiseman is married to actor Craig Hall.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Letters About the Weather Grace Short film
2000 Waiting Room, TheThe Waiting Room Woman Short film
2001 Home Kill Tanya Short film
2003 Gateway to Hell, TheThe Gateway to Hell Dr. West Short film
2005 Luella Miller Lydia
2006 Sione's Wedding Yes Yes Girl
2006 Embers Beth Short film
2008 Our Secret Sarah Short film
2008 This Is Her Sandra Short film
2008 Jinx Sister Laura
2008 Bridge Bea Short film
2010 Matarika Megan
2010 Insatiable Moon, TheThe Insatiable Moon Margaret
2011 Love Birds Mum 2
2011 Rest for the Wicked Susan
2013 Nerve Jennifer
2015 Venus And Mars Sue Stewart Short Film


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Xena: Warrior Princess Young Woman Episode: "Prometheus"
1996 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Hephates Episode: "Heedless Hearts"
1999 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Mab Episode: "Once Upon a Future King"
2000 Jackson's Wharf Rebecca Priest TV series
2000 Street Legal Louise Jarvis TV series
2001-2002 Mercy Peak Dr. Nicky Somerville Main role (35 episodes)
2002 Atomic Twister Lisa Gilmore TV film
2002 Mataku Petra Episode: "The Heirloom"
2004 Serial Killers Skye Episode: "Control, Alt, Delete"
2006 Maddigan's Quest Morag Episode: "Tunnellers"
2006 Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America Susan Wood TV film
2007 Amazing Extraordinary Friends, TheThe Amazing Extraordinary Friends Dr. Helen Episode: "Mad Mike Molloy"
2007-2008 Outrageous Fortune Danielle Recurring role (9 episodes)
2009 Cult, TheThe Cult Annabelle Wills Main Role (13 episodes)
2011 Shortland Street Jennifer Mason Recurring role (9 episodes)
2011 Crownies Lisa Simpson Recurring role (4 episodes)
2011-2012 Almighty Johnsons, TheThe Almighty Johnsons Helen Recurring role (6 episodes)
2012 Fatal Honeymoon Anchor Person TV film
2014 Auckland Daze Sara Episodes: "2.5", "2.6"
2013–present Place to Call Home, AA Place to Call Home Carolyn Bligh Main role (23 episodes)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Interview with Bevan Lee creator of A Place to Call Home".  External link in |website= (help);