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Bernard Kearns

Actor, Presenter

The distinctive deep voice of Bernard Kearns was heard in living rooms and cinemas for at least a quarter century. He acted in 70s classics The God Boy and Sleeping Dogs — playing the Prime Minister — and was the presenter of early archive history series The Years Back. Kearns passed away on 21 March 2017.

A big heart and a robust personality. An absolute delight to work with. He was a real gentleman. David Sims, director of film Jack Winter's Dream

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A Tall Long Faced Tale

2008, As: Carmody Braque - Television

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Mirror Mirror - First Episode

1995, As: The Old Man - Television

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Shark in the Park - Lamb to the Slaughter (Series One, Episode Three)

1989, As: Garage Owner - Television

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Night of the Red Hunter - Telefeature

1989, As: Thomas Piper - Television

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Mark II

1986, As: Judge - Television

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The Haunting of Barney Palmer

1986, As: Ben Scholar - Television

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The Dominant Species

1985, Narrator - Television

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Hometown Boomtown

1983, Narrator - Television

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Flight 901 - The Erebus Disaster

1981, Narrator - Television

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The Monster's Christmas

1981, Monster's Voice - Television

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Loose Enz - The Pumice Land

1981, As: Frank - Television

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People like Us - Apirana Mahuika

1981, Reporter - Television

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Blackhearted Barney Blackfoot

1980, As: Vicar - Short Film

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Jack Winter's Dream

1979, As: Charlie Bird (Webfoot Charlie) - Television

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People Like Us

1978 - 1981, Reporter, Director, Reporter - Television

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Old Man's Story

1977, As: Voice of the Old Man, Writer - Short Film

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Sleeping Dogs

1977, As: Prime Minister - Film

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Somebody Else's Horizon

1976, Narrator - Short Film

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The God Boy

1976, As: Father Gilligan - Television

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Buck House - Escorts Unlimited Ltd

1974, Script Editor - Television

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New Zealand Day at Waitangi

1974, Narrator - Television

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The Years Back

1973, Presenter - Television

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The Years Back - 1, The Twentieth Century (Episode One)

1973, Presenter - Television

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The Years Back - 3, The Thirties (Episode Three)

1973, Presenter - Television

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The Years Back - 9, The Unquiet Ocean (Episode Nine)

1973, Presenter - Television

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The Years Back - 12, The Big Ice (Episode 12)

1973, Presenter - Television

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The Years Back - 13, The State of the Nation (Episode 13)

1973, Presenter - Television

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The Years Back - 7, The Women's War (Episode Seven)

1973, Presenter - Television

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The Years Back - 10, The Final Peace (Episode 10)

1973, Presenter - Television

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The Years Back - 11, A Place in Asia (Episode 11)

1973, Presenter - Television

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The Years Back - 2, The Twenties (Episode Two)

1973, Presenter - Television

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The Years Back - 4, The New Decade (Episode Four)

1973, Presenter - Television

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The Years Back - 5, The Desert (Episode Five)

1973, Presenter - Television

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The Years Back - 6, The Italian Campaign (Episode Six)

1973, Presenter - Television

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The Years Back - 8, Making Do (Episode Eight)

1973, Presenter - Television

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The Unspoilt Land

1972, Narrator - Short Film

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Pukemanu

1971 - 1972, Script Editor - Television

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Asthma and Your Child

1967, Narrator - Short Film

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Tilt to the Sun

1966, Narrator - Short Film

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Valley of Waitomo

1965, Narrator - Short Film

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One Hundred and Forty Days Under the World

1964, Narrator - Short Film