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Angela Bloomfield

Actor, Director

Angela Bloomfield arrived on the Shortland Street set in 1992, and was first seen on-screen in early 1993. Over the next 24 years her character survived alcoholism, bulimia, lightning strikes and three departures from the show — plus an epic on-off relationship with Chris Warner. Beyond the clinic gates, Bloomfield acted in 1993 teen movie Bonjour Timothy, and was Qantas nominated for playing a traumatised mother on TV's Ride with the Devil. She has also directed extensively for Shortland Street and Go Girls. Her performance in dark comedy Linda's List earned her a 2017 Moa Award for Best Actress in a Short Film.

I enjoy acting no matter how long the day or how traumatic the moment. There's a ridiculous kind of euphoria of releasing your emotions, getting it right and affecting someone. I liken it to that good golf shot you lop down the fairway, just nail it and it goes straight in the hole. Angela Bloomfield in an NZ Herald interview, 19 October 2009

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Interview

Angela Bloomfield: On being Rachel...

Interview, 2012

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NZ On Air 30th Birthday - Shortland Street

2019, As: Rachel McKenna - Web

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Bloopers - Shortland Street

2018, As: Rachel McKenna - Television

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Shortland Street - Past Memories

2017, Subject - Web

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Shortland Street - Chris and Rachel's wedding

2014, As: Rachel McKenna - Television

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Shortland Street - Death of Sarah Potts

2014, As: Rachel McKenna - Television

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Shortland Street cast sings 'Anchor Me' (2013 Christmas episode)

2013, As: Rachel McKenna - Television

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Shortland Street - 20th Anniversary Special

2012, As: Rachel McKenna - Television

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Go Girls

2009, 2011, Director - Television

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Go Girls - First Episode

2009, Director - Television

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Ride with the Devil - 2, Episode Two

2007, As: Shona - Television

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Ride with the Devil - 3, Episode Three

2007, As: Shona - Television

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Ride with the Devil - 4, Episode Four

2007, As: Shona - Television

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Ride with the Devil - 6, Episode Six

2007, As: Shona - Television

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Dancing with the Stars

2006, Contestant - Television

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Shortland Street - Nick and Waverley's wedding

2002, As: Rachel McKenna - Television

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Shortland Street - Chris Warner and Victor Kahu rap

2001, As: Sleeping Damsel/ Rachel McKenna - Television

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Jackson's Wharf

1999 - 2000, Director - Television

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Havoc - First Episode

1997, Guest - Television

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The Frighteners

1996, As: Debra Bannister - Film

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Shortland Street - 1995 Christmas episode (truck crash)

1995, As: Rachel McKenna - Television

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Bonjour Timothy

1995, As: Vikki - Film

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Shortland Street - Kirsty and Lionel's wedding

1994, As: Rachel McKenna - Television

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Shortland Street

1993 - 1999, 2001 -2003, 2007, 2009 - 2016, Director, As: Rachel McKenna - Television

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Shortland Street - Highlights from the first 15 years

1992 - 2007, Director, As: Rachel McKenna - Television