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Keith Aberdein

Writer, Actor

 Keith Aberdein

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Keith Aberdein

Keith Aberdein is probably best known for portraying the small-town policeman who arouses Bruno Lawrence's ire, in Kiwi screen classic Smash Palace. But his screen work covers almost every angle: from journalism and directing, to writing scripts for some of the most ambitious television dramas of the 70s.

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Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 Utu Redux

Utu Redux

Writer

2013

 50 Years of New Zealand Television - Episode One

50 Years of New Zealand Television - Episode One

Subject

2010

 White Collar Blue

White Collar Blue

Writer

2002

 Numero Bruno

Numero Bruno

Subject

2000

 Medivac

Medivac

Writer

1997 - 98

 The Last Tattoo

The Last Tattoo

Writer

1994

 Here Is the News

Here Is the News

Subject

1992

 Return to Eden

Return to Eden

Writer
Actor

1986

 Inside Straight

Inside Straight

Writer

1984

 Inside Straight - Card Game (Episode Seven)

Inside Straight - Card Game (Episode Seven)

Writer

1984

 Iris

Iris

Writer

1984

 Wild Horses

Wild Horses

Actor

1984

 Carson's Law

Carson's Law

Writer
Producer

1983 - 1984

 Close to Home - Final Episode

Close to Home - Final Episode

Writer

1983

 Utu

Utu

Writer

1983

 Carry Me Back

Carry Me Back

Writer

1982

 Loose Enz - Graham's Mum and the Goulden Tour

Loose Enz - Graham's Mum and the Goulden Tour

Script Editor

1982

 Loose Enz - The Venus Touch

Loose Enz - The Venus Touch

Director
Writer

1982

 Flight 901 - The Erebus Disaster

Flight 901 - The Erebus Disaster

Writer

1981

 Jocko

Jocko

Actor

1981 - 1983

 Jocko - Man with a Gun

Jocko - Man with a Gun

Actor

1981

 Smash Palace

Smash Palace

Actor
Writer

1981

 Mortimer's Patch

Mortimer's Patch

Writer

1980 - 1984

 Mortimer's Patch - Day of Judgement

Mortimer's Patch - Day of Judgement

Writer

1980

 Nutcase

Nutcase

Writer

1980

 Middle Age Spread

Middle Age Spread

Writer

1979

 Rachel

Rachel

Writer

1978

 The Governor

The Governor

Actor
Writer

1977

 The Governor - He Iwi Ko Tahi Tatou (Episode Four)

The Governor - He Iwi Ko Tahi Tatou (Episode Four)

Writer

1977

 The Governor - The Lame Seagull (Episode Five)

The Governor - The Lame Seagull (Episode Five)

Writer

1977

 The Governor - The Reverend Traitor (Episode One)

The Governor - The Reverend Traitor (Episode One)

Writer

1977

 Epidemic - Hemi Te Koaka (Episode One)

Epidemic - Hemi Te Koaka (Episode One)

Writer

1976

 Moynihan

Moynihan

Writer

1976 - 1977

 Close to Home

Close to Home

Writer
Director
Actor
Producer

1975 - 1983

 Nationwide

Nationwide

Reporter

1974 - 1975

 Section 7

Section 7

Writer

1972

 Pukemanu

Pukemanu

Writer

1971 - 1972

 Tank Busters

Tank Busters

Actor

1969

 NZBC Classics - Wahine Disaster

NZBC Classics - Wahine Disaster

Reporter

1968

 Town and Around

Town and Around

Reporter

1965 - 1970

 Compass

Compass

Reporter

1964 - 1969


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Awards

1995 New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Screenplay - Film: for The Last Tattoo

1979 Feltex Awards
Best Script: for The Governor - Episode 4 'He Iwi Ko Tahi Tatou'