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Ginette McDonald

Actress, Producer, Director

 Ginette McDonald

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Ginette McDonald

Although Ginette McDonald's career is most associated with the gormless, vowel-mangling girl-from-the-suburbs: Lyn of Tawa, she is a woman of many parts. Alongside an extensive acting and presenting career, her work as producer and director spans three decades, and includes Shark in the ParkGliding On, and kidult series The Fire-Raiser.

No matter how much recognition McDonald gets as a producer, it is those brief sporadic performances as Lyn of Tawa that people remember her for. 
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 Rage

Rage

Actor

2011

 Darryn Exists

Darryn Exists

Actor

2010

 Separation City

Separation City

Actor

2009

 Doves of War

Doves of War

Actor

2006

 Doves of War - Episode One

Doves of War - Episode One

Actor

2006

 Who Laughs Last

Who Laughs Last

Subject

2006

 New Zild - The Story of New Zealand English

New Zild - The Story of New Zealand English

Actor

2005

 P.A. for a Day

P.A. for a Day

Presenter

2001

 Dunnies Down Under

Dunnies Down Under

Writer
Presenter

1998

 Ground Force

Ground Force

Presenter
Writer

1998 - 2003

 Trick or Treatment

Trick or Treatment

Presenter

1998

 Nga Wahine

Nga Wahine

Producer
Script Editor

1997

 Kiwiana

Kiwiana

Subject

1996

 Dead Certs

Dead Certs

Actor

1995

 Face Value - A Real Dog

Face Value - A Real Dog

Producer

1995

 Face Value - Her New Life

Face Value - Her New Life

Producer
Actor

1995

 Face Value - House Rules

Face Value - House Rules

Producer

1995

 Lyn of Tawa - In Search of the Great New Zealand Male

Lyn of Tawa - In Search of the Great New Zealand Male

Actor

1994

 Joyful and Triumphant

Joyful and Triumphant

Producer

1993

 The Best of The Billy T James Collection

The Best of The Billy T James Collection

Compilation Producer

1992

 The Billy T James Collection - Episode Four

The Billy T James Collection - Episode Four

Producer

1992

 Visual Symphonies

Visual Symphonies

Producer
Presenter

1991

 Magic Kiwis

Magic Kiwis

Subject

1989 - 1991

 Shark in the Park - Lamb to the Slaughter

Shark in the Park - Lamb to the Slaughter

Director

1989

 Space Knights - The Golden Knight (Episode One)

Space Knights - The Golden Knight (Episode One)

Actor

1989

 The Champion

The Champion

Producer

1989

 The Champion - Yankee Soldier

The Champion - Yankee Soldier

Producer

1989

 Bert and Maisy

Bert and Maisy

Director

1988

 Shark in the Park

Shark in the Park

Director

1988 - 1991

 Crimewatch

Crimewatch

Director

1987 - 1995

 Peppermint Twist

Peppermint Twist

Creator
Producer

1987

 Peppermint Twist - Let's Limbo Some More

Peppermint Twist - Let's Limbo Some More

Producer
Creator

1987

 Open House

Open House

Director

1986 - 1987

 The Fire-Raiser

The Fire-Raiser

Producer

1986

 The Fire-Raiser - Kitty Plays the Piano (Episode Three)

The Fire-Raiser - Kitty Plays the Piano (Episode Three)

Producer

1986

 Rachel Dustbin's Dog and the Law

Rachel Dustbin's Dog and the Law

Voices

1985

 Country GP

Country GP

Director

1984 - 1985

 Pioneer Women

Pioneer Women

Actor
Director

1983

 Pioneer Women - Ettie Rout

Pioneer Women - Ettie Rout

Director

1983

 Pioneer Women - Hera Ngoungou

Pioneer Women - Hera Ngoungou

Actor

1983

 Rabbiter's Rest

Rabbiter's Rest

Director

1983 - 1985

 Gliding On

Gliding On

Producer
Director

1981 - 1985

 The Lyn of Tawa Special

The Lyn of Tawa Special

Actor

1980

 It's Your Child

It's Your Child

Actor

1979

 All Things Being Equal - 22 Sept 1978 Episode

All Things Being Equal - 22 Sept 1978 Episode

Actor

1978

 Glide Time

Glide Time

Actor

1978

 Close to Home

Close to Home

Actor
Director

1975 - 1983

 Ready to Roll

Ready to Roll

Director

1975 - 1994

 Pukemanu

Pukemanu

Actor

1971 - 1972

 Pukemanu - Pukemanu Welcomes You

Pukemanu - Pukemanu Welcomes You

Actor

1971


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Awards

1984 New Zealand Feltex Awards
Best Actress: for Pioneer Women

1980 New Zealand Feltex Awards
Best Actress: for It's Your Child