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Lani Tupu

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Lani Tupu

Lani Tupu, sometimes credited as Larney Tupu or Lani John Tupu, is the first Samoan to have starred in a Kiwi television series; in 1985 he segued from theatre onto the screen, to play doctor David Miller on period TV drama Country GP. The New Zealand-raised Samoan then relocated to Australia, where his many screen roles include Lantana, sci fi success Farscape, and a TV reboot of Mission Impossible.

I think we’ve got a wealth of actors and actresses in this country who are world-class. People like Michael Hurst, Sarah Peirse, Philip Holder, Roy Billing, Judy Gibson. 
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 Dear Diary

Dear Diary

Actor

2009

 Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars

Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars

Actor

2004

 The Insiders Guide to Happiness - Does Happiness Grow Up? (Chapter Eleven)

The Insiders Guide to Happiness - Does Happiness Grow Up? (Chapter Eleven)

Actor

2004

 Revelations - the Initial Journey

Revelations - the Initial Journey

Actor

2002

 Lantana

Lantana

Actor

2001

 Farscape

Farscape

Actor

1999 - 2003

 Tales of the South Seas

Tales of the South Seas

Actor

1998 - 2000

 Flipper

Flipper

Actor

1996

 Water Rats

Water Rats

Actor

1996 - 2001

 Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons

Actor

1995

 Tala Pasifika

Tala Pasifika

Writer

1995

 Tala Pasifika - Talk of the Town

Tala Pasifika - Talk of the Town

Director

1995

 Time Trax

Time Trax

Actor

1993 - 1994

 Marlin Bay

Marlin Bay

Actor

1992 - 1994

 Police Rescue

Police Rescue

Actor

1989 - 1996

 The Punisher

The Punisher

Actor

1989

 Home and Away

Home and Away

Actor

1988 - ongoing

 Send a Gorilla

Send a Gorilla

Actor

1988

 Country GP

Country GP

Actor

1984 - 1985

 Country GP - Tim's Commie Dad

Country GP - Tim's Commie Dad

Actor

1984

 Sea Urchins - Series Three, Episode Five

Sea Urchins - Series Three, Episode Five

Actor

1983

 Sons for the Return Home

Sons for the Return Home

Actor

1979

 Epidemic - Hemi Te Koaka (Episode One)

Epidemic - Hemi Te Koaka (Episode One)

Actor

1976


The titles listed here may not reflect this person's full screenography. These are only the titles that are included in or referenced by this site.

Awards

1986 Listener Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Supporting Actor: for Send a Gorilla

1984 Feltex Awards
Best New Talent: for Country GP