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Martin Devlin: On playing the game...

Interview – 2011

Martin Devlin’s first screen appearance involved playing a policeman in a film shot in Taranaki - he can’t remember the name of it, but is fairly sure it wasn’t a box office hit. Following success as a radio broadcaster, Devlin made his first foray into television on a rugby panel for Sky TV, before hosting sports show House of Football. Since then Devlin has been a familiar face on NZ television, as part of mad-cap game show A Game of Two Halves, triumphantly beating Peter Urlich to finish second to last on Dancing with the Stars, and hosting Football World Cup and Rugby World Cup coverage for TV ONE.

In this ScreenTalk interview, Devlin talks about:

  • His first TV appearance
  • His favourite memories from House of Football
  • Why he chose to compete on Dancing with the Stars
  • His experiences on the show
  • Behind-the-scenes antics on A Game of Two Halves
  • How he landed the job hosting coverage of the Football World Cup
  • His impressions of his role hosting Rugby World Cup 2011 coverage for TV ONE
This video was first uploaded on 1 November 2011, 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 - James Coleman