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Tammy Davis: On the origin of Munter...

Tammy Davis: On the origin of Munter...

Interviews - 2010

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Tammy Davis (Ngāti Rangi, Atihaunui a Paparangi) grew up in Raetihi, and studied acting at Northland Polytechnic before landing his first major role (alongside fellow graduate Clint Eruera) as Mookie in the feature film What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? Following supporting roles in Whale Rider, and TV dramas Jacksons Wharf, The Market and Mataku, Davis starred in macabre feature Black Sheep, and Taika Waititi short film Tama Tū, before securing the role of Munter in long-running TV series Outrageous Fortune. Davis won Best Performance by a Supporting Actor at the 2008 Qantas Film and Television Awards for his role as Munter. 

In this ScreenTalk, Davis talks about:

  • How he got into acting and details of his first acting role
  • His experiences working on What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? with Temuera Morrison
  • How his personal struggle with alcohol affected his career
  • Auditioning for his role in Black Sheep
  • What he inherited from the set of Black Sheep which scares his kids
  • How the tattoo 'Westside Forever' came about
  • Other insights into the meticulous research and creation of Outrageous Fortune’s Munter

This video was first uploaded on 14 June 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 – James Coleman