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Ian Hughes

Actor

Ian Hughes' breakthrough role was in acclaimed TV series and movie Topless Women Talk About Their Lives. He played a loony writer whose script involves topless women standing in kitchens and garages ... talking about their lives. Topless was followed by multiple TV guest parts (Shortland Street, Xena, Bliss) and film roles, including starring in his own Kafkaesque short, The Waiting Room, and acclaimed play Ship Songs.

... Hughes is a fantastic performer who effortlessly shifts from woman to man and through centuries of action. He doesn't put a foot or accent wrong as he deftly dances around the stage, handling both the humour and pathos of the play with equal aplomb. Shannon Huse reviewing Ship Songs, NZ Herald, 11 August 2008

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Interview

Ian Hughes: On playing the sad clown...

Interview, 2012

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Step Dave

2015, Director - Television

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Bliss: The Beginning of Katherine Mansfield

2011, As: George Bowden - Television

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The Kiwi Who Saved Britain

2010, As: Controller - Television

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Doves of War

2006, As: Leo Jansen - Television

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Doves of War - First Episode

2006, As: Leo Jansen - Television

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Interrogation

2005, As: Shane Wilson - Television

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Bogans

2004, As: Ray, Executive Producer - Short Film

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2003, As: Irolas - Film

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So You Think You're Funny?

2002, Narrator - Television

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So You Think You're Funny - First Episode

2002, Narrator - Television

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Duggan

1999, As: Devon Gopnik - Television

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Popstars - Series Excerpts

1999, Narrator - Television

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Letters about the Weather

1999, As: Ben - Short Film

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Popstars - First Episode

1999, Narrator - Television

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I'll Make You Happy

1998, As: Drew - Film

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Topless Women Talk about Their Lives

1997, As: Ant - Film

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Welcome to My World

1997, As: The father - Music video

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City Life

1996 - 1998, As: Wade - Television

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City Life - First Episode

1996, As: Wade - Television

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Topless Women Talk about Their Lives - Episode Two

1995, As: Ant - Television

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Topless Women Talk about Their Lives - First Episode

1995, As: Ant - Television

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Peach

1995, As: Workman - Short Film

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Topless Women Talk about Their Lives (Series)

1995, Ant - Television

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Bradman

1993, As: Fielder 2 - Short Film

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Desperate Remedies

1993, As: Chorus member - Film

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Shortland Street - Highlights from the first 15 years

1996 - 2005, As: Dog/Sticky/Frank - Television