Your Equity Committee

Jennifer Ward-Lealand, President

jwlSince training at Auckland's influential Theatre Corporate, New Zealand actor Jennifer Ward-Lealand has worked extensively in theatre, film and television for over 25 years. Jennifer is an Equity board member and was re-elected unopposed as the Equity president in 2013.

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Tandi Wright, Vice-President

tandiTandi Wright is an Equity board member and a vice-president of the union. She is an accomplished television, film and theatre actress. Tandi was re-elected unopposed as an Equity vice-president in 2013.

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Jeff Szusterman, Vice-President

Jeff SzustermanJeff Szusterman is an Equity vice-President and board member - re-elected unopposed in 2013. He has appeared in a wide range of film, television and theatre projects and is a popular director and teacher too.

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Todd Rippon, Vice-President

toddTodd is the Wellington-based Equity vice president and was elected unopposed in 2013. He has appeared in film and television productions including Castaway, Return to the Blue Lagoon, The Frighteners, and The Lord of the Rings.

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Robyn Malcolm

robyn Robyn is an Actors' Equity board member, and was re-elected in 2013. Often referred to as New Zealand's most loved actress, Robyn played the role of Cheryl West in the popular Outrageous Fortune for six series.

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Peter Elliott

pelPeter Elliott has been one of New Zealand's leading actors for the past 30 years, having won several awards for screen and theatre productions. Peter was elected to the Equity board in 2013.

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Charlie McDermott

altCharlie is an Equity board member, and was re-elected in 2013. Known as one of Auckland's theatrical powerhouses, Charlie is a graduate of UNITEC's School of Performing & Screen Arts and has successfully worked in film, television and theatre.

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Cameron Rhodes

camCameron is an Equity board member, re-elected in 2013. He has appeared in many TV shows (including Xena: Warrior Princess and Agent Anna) and films (including Lord of the Rings) and taken to the stage in over 80 theatre productions in NZ.

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Bruce Hopkins

bruceBruce is an Equity board member, and was re-elected in 2013. He played Gamling, King Theoden's sidekick in films two and three of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, and has made numerous other screen appearances. Bruce won Best Supporting Actor at the Los Angeles Movies Awards in 2011.

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Alistair Browning

albrowningAlistair was elected to the Equity board in 2013. Alistair has been involved in more than a hundred theatre productions, in New Zealand, Australia and England.  In 2013, Alistair was awarded an international actors fellowship to study at the Globe Theatre in London.

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Grae Burton

gburtonGrae is an Equity board member. Grae Burton has a B.P.S.A - Directing and Writing for Theatre and Film Dip. Perf. Arts - Physical/Experimental Theatre.

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Richard Thompson

rtRichard is an Equity board member, and was re-elected in 2013. He trained at the London Centre For Theatre Studies before returning to NZ in 2000, where he has since performed in theatre, film and TV. Richard is also a barrister and is Equity's chief negotiator.

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Fasitua Amosa

fasituaFasitua is a member of Equity's National Performers' Committee. Fasitua recently had a starring role as himself in the smash hit comedy series 'Auckland Daze' on TV ONE.

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Rodney Bane

8374 19062010 rbane13web displayRodney is a member of Equity's National Performers' Committee. He is a co-founder of the original BATS Theatre whose varied work covered the classics to innovative and creative work.

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Natalie Beran

28-02-07 natalie beran 143Natalie is a member of Equity’s National Performers’ Committee. She is a drama graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (New York 2003-2004) and also holds a Bachelor of Communication Studies (Radio - AUT 1996-1998).

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Kate Harcourt

damekateDame Kate Harcourt is an Equity national performers committee member and one of New Zealand's best loved actors. She was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit in 1996 for her lifetime's work in the theatre.

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Bronwyn Turei

bronwyn.turei kr bBronwyn Turei is a New Zealand actress and singer, and joined the National Performers Committee in 2012. Bronwyn has studied acting at The Globe in London and is an accomplished actress on stage and screen, having played Cody for four seasons in popular drama series, Go Girls. Bronwyn recently performed in the Auckland Theatre Company's Little Shop of Horrors.

 

 

Rachael Blampied

rachaelRachael has been a member of the Equity national performers committee since 2010. She played "Bree Hamilton" in 156 episodes of Shortland Street.

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Coen Falke

coen falkeCoen joined the Equity national performers committee in 2013.

Coen Falke has been acting professionally both in Holland and New Zealand for the past twenty years. In New Zealand he has trained at South Seas and studied The Meisner Technique with Michael Saccente.

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Jeremy Randerson

jeremyrJeremy is a member of the Equity national performers committee. Jeremy is an accomplished actor in theatre and screen,having played key roles since 1994. Jeremy has appeared on The Almighty Johnsons, The Insider's Guide to Happiness and many more...and recently played the role of Adam Revill on The Blue Rose, which screened on TV3 in 2013.

 
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