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David McPhail

Comedian, Writer

 David McPhail

 David McPhail
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David McPhail

David McPhail's television resume is that of a genuine stayer. Working often with Jon Gadsby, his longtime comic partner in crime, McPhail co-starred — and famously impersonated Sir Rob Muldoon — in landmark sketch shows A Week of It and McPhail and Gadsby. He went on to co-create the Barry Crump-style yarns of Letter to Blanchy, and star as the no-nonsense teacher in acclaimed comedy Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby.

I’m an optimist; I can’t afford not to be. 
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 50 Years of New Zealand Television - Episode One

50 Years of New Zealand Television - Episode One

Subject

2010

 No Petrol, No Diesel!

No Petrol, No Diesel!

Actor

2009

 Table Plays: The Garden Shed

Table Plays: The Garden Shed

Actor

2008

 The Amazing Extraordinary Friends

The Amazing Extraordinary Friends

Actor

2007 - 2010

 The Waimate Conspiracy

The Waimate Conspiracy

Actor

2006

 Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby

Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby

Actor

2005 - 2006

 Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby - Period One: The Appalling Mr Gormsby

Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby - Period One: The Appalling Mr Gormsby

Actor

2005

 Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby - Period Three: Human Relationships

Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby - Period Three: Human Relationships

Actor

2005

 The Life and Times of Te Tutu

The Life and Times of Te Tutu

Director

1999 - 2001

 Beyond A Joke!

Beyond A Joke!

Subject

1995

 Fallout

Fallout

Actor

1994

 Fallout - Part One

Fallout - Part One

Actor

1994

 Fallout - Part Two

Fallout - Part Two

Actor

1994

 Letter to Blanchy

Letter to Blanchy

Writer
Actor

1994 - 1997

 Letter to Blanchy - A Dinner Down Under

Letter to Blanchy - A Dinner Down Under

Writer
Actor

1994

 Letter to Blanchy - A Serious Undertaking

Letter to Blanchy - A Serious Undertaking

Writer
Actor

1994

 Letter to Blanchy - Unofficial Channels

Letter to Blanchy - Unofficial Channels

Actor
Writer

1994

 Here Is the News

Here Is the News

Subject

1992

 More Issues

More Issues

Actor
Writer

1991

 More Issues - A Compilation

More Issues - A Compilation

Writer
Actor

1991

 Issues

Issues

Writer
Actor

1990 - 1992

 The Billy T James Show (Sitcom) - Excerpts

The Billy T James Show (Sitcom) - Excerpts

Writer

1990

 Network New Zealand

Network New Zealand

Subject

1985

 McPhail and Gadsby - Best of Series Five

McPhail and Gadsby - Best of Series Five

Writer
Executive Producer
Actor

1983

 Loose Enz - Coming and Going

Loose Enz - Coming and Going

Actor

1982

 A Haunting We Will Go - Cellar Ghost

A Haunting We Will Go - Cellar Ghost

Writer

1980

 McPhail and Gadsby - Series One, Episode One

McPhail and Gadsby - Series One, Episode One

Actor
Writer
Producer

1980

 A Haunting We Will Go

A Haunting We Will Go

Writer

1979 - 1980

 A Week of It - Christmas Special

A Week of It - Christmas Special

Actor
Writer
Producer

1979

 A Week of It - Series Two, Episode 15

A Week of It - Series Two, Episode 15

Actor
Writer
Producer

1978

 A Haunting We Will Go - Pilot Episode

A Haunting We Will Go - Pilot Episode

Writer

1977

 A Week of It

A Week of It

Writer
Actor
Presenter
Producer

1977 - 1979

 A Week of It - Series One, Episode One

A Week of It - Series One, Episode One

Actor
Writer
Producer

1977

 A Week of It - Series One, Episode Three

A Week of It - Series One, Episode Three

Actor
Writer
Producer

1977

 Something to Look Forward To

Something to Look Forward To

Writer
Actor

1976

 Richard Pearse

Richard Pearse

Actor

1975

 Pop Co Special

Pop Co Special

Producer

1974

 Pop Co

Pop Co

Producer

1972 - 1974

 Town and Around

Town and Around

Reporter

1965 - 1970


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Awards

2008 Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit
For Services to Television and Theatre

1999 Spada Onfilm Champion Award

1996 TV Guide New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Best Script, Comedy (shared with Jon Gadsby and AK Grant): for Letter to Blanchy - 'Stir Crazy' episode

1995 Queen's Service Medal
For service to the community

1983 Feltex Awards
Best Entertainment Programme: McPhail and Gadsby

1982 Feltex Awards
Public Vote for Best Television Entertainer (shared with Jon Gadsby)

1980 Feltex Awards
Public Vote for Best Television Entertainer
Best Entertainment Programme: A Week of It

1979 Feltex Awards
Entertainer of the Year
Best Actor: for A Week of It

1978 Feltex Awards
Best Actor: for A Week of It