We use cookies to help us understand how you use our site, and make your experience better. To find out more read our privacy policy.
Profile image for Angela Dotchin

Angela Dotchin


Angela Dotchin won fame on Shortland Street, aged 17. In six years playing receptionist Kirsty Knight, she survived two crashes, attempted drowning, a volatile marriage and the attentions of Greg Feeney. Three Lawless tele-movies followed; her role as crime-fighting partner to Kevin Smith won her a best actor award. Dotchin has also acted in satire Serial Killers, and was a Brit spy in TV adventure Jack of all Trades.

The issue of stardom is one of publicity and hype and b***, but the issue of what actually makes an actor loved by an audience has got very much to do with the heart and that magic behind the eyes. That girl’s got it. Shortland Street producer Tony Holden, on Angela Dotchin