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Jeffrey Thomas: Close to Home, Shortland St and everything inbetween...

Interview – 2012

Actor Jeffrey Thomas has had a long and varied career in both TV and theatre. His best-known television role was as Inspector Brian Finn in the police series Shark in the Park. Thomas has also appeared in Mercy Peak, Shortland Street, Spartacus and Outrageous Fortune.

In this ScreenTalk, Thomas talks about:

  • How Close to Home was the perfect place to hone his acting skills
  • Fun and laughter on the set of hit comedy Gliding On
  • How being seen as a ‘leader’ got him the main role in Shark in the Park
  • How spending time with the police gave him the cues he needed for the role
  • Being mistaken for a real cop by a robbery victim
  • Loving the spectacle on the set of Hercules
  • Playing a dying man on Shortland Street
  • Enjoying working with John Hannah in Spartacus
  • Having to be careful about what he says about The Hobbit
  • Being surprised and humbled by his long career
This video was first uploaded on 24 April 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