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Peter Hayden: Nature man...

Interview – 2010

Peter Hayden has one of the best known faces and voices in New Zealand, having presented and voiced hundreds of nature documentaries on television. His many documentary series include the hugely successful Wild South and Latitude 45. Hayden is also a successful actor and has appeared in a range of dramas including: The Fire-Raiser, Footrot Flats and Beyond Reasonable Doubt.

In this ScreenTalk, Hayden talks about:

  • Being a story-teller for both documentary and drama productions
  • How Wild South mirrored the growth in conservation in New Zealand
  • Creating Moa’s Ark with famous conservationist David Bellamy
  • The delight of making Latitude 45 and sailing on a reed boat on Lake Te Anau
  • Acting a small role in The Governor and riding a terrified horse in a battle scene
  • Playing the 'dupe' who finds the bullet cartridge in Beyond Reasonable Doubt
  • Breaking the jaw of a fellow actor in The Fire-Raiser
This video was first uploaded on 9 November 2010, 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