Erik Thomson

Actor

Scots-born Erik Thomson moved to New Zealand at age seven. In the mid 90s his career took off, after he began acting in Australia. In 2004 he won an AFI award for feature Somersault, then later starred in Aussie TV hit Packed to the Rafters and NZ drama/comedy We're Here to Help. In 2016 Thomson won a Best Actor Logie for his role in TV series 800 Words, as an Australian widower who moves his family to NZ.

As much as I was born in Scotland, most of my childhood was spent in New Zealand, so it's my spiritual home if nothing else. All my memories of my childhood and my early adult life are in New Zealand. It's just the way it is. Erik Thomson