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Temuera Morrison

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 Temuera Morrison

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Temuera Morrison

Actor Temuera Morrison was acting on screen at the age of 11. Two decades later he won Kiwi television immortality on the receiving end of a line in Shortland Street, then rave reviews as the abusive husband in Once Were Warriors. Since reprising his Warriors role in the well-regarded 1999 sequel, Morrison has gone on to appear in River Queen, Crooked Earth, Mt Zion and the Star Wars series.

… a leading actor as elemental, charismatic and brutal as the young Marlon Brando; he has instinctive star power. 
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 Happy Hour

Happy Hour

Presenter

2014

 The Life and Times of Temuera Morrison

The Life and Times of Temuera Morrison

Subject
Associate Producer

2013

 Fresh Meat

Fresh Meat

Actor

2012

 Missing Christmas

Missing Christmas

Actor

2012

 Mt Zion

Mt Zion

Actor

2012

 Green Lantern

Green Lantern

Actor

2010

 Tracker

Tracker

Actor

2010

 Pulp Sport - Series Seven, Episode Eight

Pulp Sport - Series Seven, Episode Eight

Actor

2009

 Rain of the Children

Rain of the Children

Actor

2008

 Reluctant Hero

Reluctant Hero

Narrator

2008

 River Queen

River Queen

Actor

2005

 The Tem Show - Star Wars (Episode)

The Tem Show - Star Wars (Episode)

Presenter

2005

 The Beautiful Country

The Beautiful Country

Actor

2004

 Mataku - The Fishing Trip (Te Hi Ika)

Mataku - The Fishing Trip (Te Hi Ika)

Presenter

2002

 Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones

Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones

Actor

2002

 Crooked Earth

Crooked Earth

Actor

2001

 Ihaka: Blunt Instrument

Ihaka: Blunt Instrument

Actor

2001

 Kiwi Haka

Kiwi Haka

Presenter

2001

 Mataku

Mataku

Presenter

2001 - 2005

 Mataku - The Sisters (Ngā Tuāhine)

Mataku - The Sisters (Ngā Tuāhine)

Presenter

2001

 What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?

What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?

Actor

1999

 Broken English

Broken English

Actor

1996

 Once Were Warriors

Once Were Warriors

Actor

1994

 Shortland Street - Kirsty and Lionel's wedding

Shortland Street - Kirsty and Lionel's wedding

Actor

1994

 Shortland Street

Shortland Street

Actor

1992 - 95, 2008

 Shortland Street - First Episode

Shortland Street - First Episode

Actor

1992 - 95, 2008

 Shortland Street - Highlights from the first 15 years

Shortland Street - Highlights from the first 15 years

Actor

1992 - 2007

 The Billy T James Show (Sitcom) - Excerpts

The Billy T James Show (Sitcom) - Excerpts

Actor

1990

 The Grasscutter

The Grasscutter

Actor

1990

 E Tipu E Rea - Te Moemoea

E Tipu E Rea - Te Moemoea

Actor

1989

 Adventurer

Adventurer

Actor

1988

 Haka - A Musical and A History

Haka - A Musical and A History

Performer

1988

 Mauri

Mauri

Actor

1988

 Never Say Die

Never Say Die

Actor

1988

 Gloss

Gloss

Actor

1989

 Seekers

Seekers

Actor

1986

 Seekers - I Hope You Know What You're Doing (Episode One)

Seekers - I Hope You Know What You're Doing (Episode One)

Actor

1986

 Other Halves

Other Halves

Actor

1984

 Rangi's Catch

Rangi's Catch

Actor

1973


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Awards

2006 New Zealand Screen Awards
Nominated for Best Presenter - Entertainment/Factual: for The Tem Show

2001 Nokia New Zealand Film Awards
Nominated for Best Actor: for Crooked Earth

1999 Nokia New Zealand Film Awards
Best Actor: for What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?

1999 NZ Film and TV Awards
Best Actor - Film: for What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?

1994 New Zealand Film and TV Awards
Best Male Performance in a Dramatic Role - Film: for Once Were Warriors

1985 GOFTA Awards
Nominated for Best Supporting Actor: for Other Halves