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Kate Harcourt: On a lifetime of performance…

Kate Harcourt: On a lifetime of performance…

Interviews - 2014

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Veteran actress Kate Harcourt has had a long and distinguished career in theatre, television and film. Her first television role was as a presenter on the Wellington version of children’s show Junior Magazine. She would later appear in TV dramas such as Country GP, Plain Tastes, and the TV play Loose Enz - Free Enterprise. Harcourt has also acted in a number of feature films including Mr Wrong, Apron Strings and Savage Islands

In this ScreenTalk, Harcourt talks about:

  • Presenting next to a terrifying hippopotamus on Junior Magazine
  • Making sure she stuck to the script filming Beyond Reasonable Doubt
  • Meeting Arthur Allan Thomas on the set
  • Being confronted by a mouse in a sandwich in Loose Enz - Free Enterprise
  • Exposing herself to the cast on the set of Savage Islands
  • Having an odd conversation with actor Tommy Lee Jones
  • Winning ‘best female actress’ for the film Pacific Dreams
  • How workshopping with other actresses influenced the script of Hook, Line and Sinker
  • Working in the red zones of Christchurch filming Hope and Wire
  • Why theatre is her greatest love 

This video was first uploaded on 22 September 2014, 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