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Dean O’Gorman: An almighty hobbit...

Interview – 2012

Actor Dean O’Gorman won his first lead role in a movie with Bonjour Timothy aged only 17. Soon after he joined the cast of Shortland Street, before appearing in a long list of international and local TV dramas including Young Hercules, McLeod’s Daughters and The Almighty Johnsons.

In this ScreenTalk, O’Gorman talks about:

  • Getting the lead role in movie Bonjour Timothy at just 17
  • The good and the bad of having an ongoing role on Shortland Street
  • Learning to play with swords for Xena: Warrior Princess
  • How Xena and Hercules helped give Kiwi cast and crew experience on bigger international productions 
  • Co-starring on TV series Young Hercules
  • Playing a bisexual character in film When Love Comes
  • Playing a man "women would like to see" on Australian hit McLeod’s Daughters
  • A small but satisfying role in Serial Killers
  • Learning to play cricket with his left hand for TV movie Tangiwai: A Love Story
  • Being more conservative in real life than his character in The Almighty Johnsons
This video was first uploaded on 12 September 2012, and is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.
Interview, Camera and Editing – Andrew Whiteside