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Carmel McGlone


Hamilton-born Carmel McGlone fell into acting while studying music. Her theatre work includes many legendary women: Cleopatra, Marilyn Monroe, Aunt ramshackle male Digger (in comical duo Digger and Nudger). In 1987 McGlone spent an “enormously enjoyable” six months in TV's Marching Girls. Soon after, she ran around Wellington in a gorilla suit, playing a singing telegram worker in madcap movie Send a Gorilla. McGlone was nominated for acting awards for both roles. Since then she has acted in Emmy-nominated web series Reservoir Hill, and co-starred in getting older drama Hook, Line and Sinker.

It was very unusual for New Zealand television ... TVNZ were a bit scared of it. I think they thought it might leap out of the set and bite them. But it was just a nice lovely series. Carmel McGlone on TV series The Marching Girls, in a 1990 interview