Anna Hutchison won fame down under thanks to three very different TV roles: tomboyish school girl Delphi Greenlaw on Shortland Street, bankrupt go-getter Amy Smart on Go Girls, and the lover to drug king Terry Clark in Australia's Underbelly. First nominated for her work in Shortland Street, she went on to act in Joss Whedon-scripted horror movie The Cabin in the Woods, and Charlie Sheen TV comedy Anger Management.

I hear so many kids saying they want to be an actor or a movie star and then they just end up working somewhere down the road. I didn't want that to happen to me. Anna Hutchison, in an interview for Pavement

Call to Duty

2015, As: Sarah Williams - Film

Spartacus: War of the Damned

2013, As: Laeta - Television

Blinder (Australian feature)

2013, As: Rose - Film

Anger Management

2013 - ongoing, As: Sasha - Television

Auckland Daze

2014, As: Anna Hutchison - Web

Wild Boys

2011, As: Emilia Fife - Television

Panic at Rock Island

2011, As: VJ Pilly - Television

Rotting Hill

2011, As: Lizzy - Short Film

This gleefully violent "zombie romcom" is another offering from Auckland's Media Design School, where 3D CGI students collaborate with their tutor, director James Cunningham, and industry veterans. Based on an idea from course grad Philip Magnussen, Rotting Hill sees two lovers — played by Anna Hutchison (Go Girls, The Cabin in the Woods) and Australian actor Jason Smith (Home and Away) — finding that "true love never dies" in a post-human future. The short has netted over one million views on Vimeo. Keep tissues handy: you may shed a tear ... or maybe an eyeball.

The Cabin in the Woods

2010, As: Jules Louden - Film

Go Girls

2009 - 2013, as: Amy Smart - Television

Rachel Lang and Gavin Strawhan created Go Girls out of a desire for an upbeat show about "people who liked each other". Audiences liked the characters too: the show ran five seasons, after introducing us to a group of 20-something friends, each aiming to make a major life-change in the next year. Over five series various romantic adventures ensued, and the core cast of Anna Hutchison, Alix Bushnell, Bronwyn Turei, Jay Ryan and Matt Whelan were joined by others — before finally departing altogether, with one final season revolving around a new cast of wanna bes.

Go Girls - First Episode

2009, As: Amy - Television

Go Girls starts from a twist, a beach and a promise. The twist is that this femme-dominated tale is narrated by a male (Jay Ryan). The promise involves four friends having a drink on the beach, and agreeing to make a major life-change within a year. Amy (Anna Hutchison) wants to be rich; whacky bartender Britta (Alix Bushnell) seeks fame; straight-talking Cody (Bronwyn Turei) wants a hubbie. The intentionally "optimistic, kind" hit show stretched to five seasons. In the backgrounder, co-creator Rachel Lang writes about the show's origins and difficult, rain-sodden birth.


2008 - 2009, As: Alison Dine - Television

Power Rangers Jungle Fury

2007, As: Lily Chilman

Ride with the Devil - Episode One

2007, As: 'Pony' Gemmel - Television

The Lost One

2006, As: Emma - Short Film

Shortland Street

2002-2004, As: Delphi Greenlaw - Television

Shortland Street is a fast-paced serial drama set in an inner city Auckland hospital. The long-running South Pacific Pictures production is based around the births, deaths and marriages of the hospital's staff and patients. It screens on TVNZ’s TV2 network five days a week. In 2017 the show was set to celebrate its 25th anniversary, making it New Zealand’s longest running drama by far. Characters and lines from the show have entered the culture — starting with “you’re not in Guatemala now, Dr Ropata!” in the very first episode. Mihi Murray writes about Shortland Street here.