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Jeffrey Thomas

Actor, Writer

Jeffrey Thomas was born in Wales and graduated with a Master of Literature from Oxford University. Since arriving in Wellington in 1976, his televison credits have ranged from Close To Home and Gloss, to Mercy Peak and cop dramas Shark in the Park and The Gulf. In the 1980s he starred in a Welsh language drama series Bowen. An award-winning playwright, he has also acted on the big screen and the stage.

For years I thought acting was an inferior profession — the noble calling was obviously writing. But I’ve got to love acting — it’s a really interesting discipline. The combination is perfect. You act with other people and then go off and write on your own. Jeffrey Thomas, in a 6 May 1989 Listener interview

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Great War Stories 3 - HMS New Zealand

2016, As: Voice of Joseph Ward - Television

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The Dead Room

2015, As: Scott Cameron - Film

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

2013, As: Thrór - Film

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

2012, As: Thrór - Film

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Shortland Street - Maia and Jay’s Civil Union

2006, As: Ian Jeffries - Television

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Outrageous Fortune

2007 - 2008, As: Vern - Television

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Mercy Peak - First Episode (excerpt)

2001, As: Doctor William Kingsley - Television

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Mercy Peak

2001 - 2003, As: Dr William Kingsley, As: Dr William Kingsley - Television

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Who Was Here Before Us?

2000, Narrator - Television

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The Crystal Ocean

1999, Narrator - Television

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Who's Killing the Kiwi?

1997, Narrator - Television

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Velvet Dreams

1997, Narrator - Television

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Bandits of the Beech Forest

1996, Narrator - Television

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A Whale Out My Window

1996, Narrator - Television

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Oscar and Friends - Compilation

1996, Writer - Television

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The Promise - Sir Tristram's Story

1996, Narrator - Television

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Cover Story - Episode Two

1995, As: Perry Bridgeford - Television

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Cover Story

1995 - 1996, As: Perry Bridgeford - Television

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Forgotten Silver

1995, Narrator - Television

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Jack Brown Genius

1995, As: Dr Aubrey Gillies - Film

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Fallout

1994, As: Rod Deane - Television

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Fallout - Part Two

1994, As: Rod Deane - Television

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Fallout - Part One

1994, As: Rod Deane - Television

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Shortland Street

2004 - 2005, As: Ian Jeffries - Television

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Marlin Bay

1992 - 1994, As: Mayo - Television

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Shark in the Park - Diversions (Series Two, Episode Four)

1990, As: Inspector Finn - Television

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Shark in the Park - Prospects (Series Two, Episode One)

1990, As: Inspector Flynn - Television

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

1989, As: Inspector Finn - Television

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Shark in the Park

1988 - 1991, As: Inspector Brian Finn - Television

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Seekers

1986, Writer - Television

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Hanlon - In Defence of Minnie Dean

1985, As: Macdonald (prosecution lawyer) - Television

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Inside Straight

1984, As: Charles Humphries - Television

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Pioneer Women

1983 - 1990, Actor - Television

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Loose Enz - Eros and Psyche

1982, Actor, As: Peter - Television

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Loose Enz - Coming and Going

1982, As: Tiger - Television

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Gliding On

1981 - 1985, Actor - Television

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Close to Home

1978 - 1980, As: Jerry - Television