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Sarah Peirse

Sarah Peirse is a multi-award winning actor on screen and stage, best known for her portrayals of two very different mothers — the kind-hearted Honorah Rieper in Heavenly Creatures, and the disaffected sophisticate in Rain. Peirse has also won awards for Vincent Ward’s The Navigator, and one of her earliest starring roles: A Woman of Good Character.

Peirse delivers a gorgeously haunted performance that is no less sympathetic for its subtlety. 
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 Bliss: The Beginning of Katherine Mansfield

Bliss: The Beginning of Katherine Mansfield

Actor

2011

 Spirited

Spirited

Actor

2010 - 2011

 The Hopes and Dreams of Gazza Snell

The Hopes and Dreams of Gazza Snell

Actor

2010

 Aftershock

Aftershock

Actor

2008

 City Homicide

City Homicide

Actor

2007 - Present

 The Illustrated Family Doctor

The Illustrated Family Doctor

Actor

2005

 Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes

Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes

Actor

2001

 Rain

Rain

Actor

2001

 Holy Smoke

Holy Smoke

Children's Drama Coach

1999

 Water Rats

Water Rats

Actor

1996 - 2001

 Heavenly Creatures

Heavenly Creatures

Acting Coach
Actor

1994

 The Champion

The Champion

Actor

1989

 The Champion - Yankee Soldier

The Champion - Yankee Soldier

Actor

1989

 Steel Riders

Steel Riders

Actor

1988

 The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey

The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey

Actor

1988

 Steel Riders - Bloodstones (Episode One)

Steel Riders - Bloodstones (Episode One)

Actor

1987

 Arriving Tuesday

Arriving Tuesday

Actor

1986

 The Flying Doctors

The Flying Doctors

Actor

1986 - 1991

 Sylvia

Sylvia

Actor

1985

 Country GP

Country GP

Actor

1984 - 1985

 Inside Straight

Inside Straight

Actor

1984

 Mesmerized

Mesmerized

Actor

1984

 It's Lizzie to those Close

It's Lizzie to those Close

Actor

1983

 Pioneer Women

Pioneer Women

Actor

1983

 The Garden Party

The Garden Party

Actor

1983

 Queen Street

Queen Street

Actor

1980


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Awards

2009 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Actress - Television: for Aftershock

2003 Chlotrudis Awards (United States)
Nominated for Best Supporting Actress: for Rain

2002 Fantasporto Festival (Portugal)
Best Actress, Directors’ Week Section: for Rain

2001 Nokia New Zealand Film Awards
Best Actress: for Rain

1995 New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Best Supporting Actress: for Heavenly Creatures

1995 Chlotrudis Awards (United States)
Nominated for Supporting Actress: for Heavenly Creatures

1989 NZ Film and TV Awards
Female in a Supporting Role: for The Navigator: A Mediaeval Odyssey

1985 NZ Listener Gofta Awards
Nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Film): for Arriving Tuesday

1983 Feltex Awards
Best Actress: for A Woman of Good Character