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Jennifer Ward-Lealand

Actor

Kiwi acting legend Jennifer Ward-Lealand began acting at age seven; her first screen role followed at age nine. Since then she has starred in big screen dramas Desperate Remedies and Vermilion to critical acclaim, and appeared in a long run of television shows, from TV drama Danny and Raewyn to Australian comedy show Full Frontal.

I'm not interested in an actor's delivery of dialogue, that's a stage technique. I'm after subtext and subtlety and body language, and she's got all that. The Footstep Man director Leon Narbey, on Jennifer Ward-Lealand

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Interview

Jennifer Ward-Lealand: From child star to accomplished actress...

Interview, 2009

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Interview

Jennifer Ward-Lealand: Acting royalty finds new opportunities online…

Interview, 2018

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Dead

2020, As: Janine - Film

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Vermilion

2018, As: Darcy - Film

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The Ring Inz

2018, As: Astrid - Television

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Free Theatre - The 37 Year Experiment

2017, Narrator - Film

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All Talk with Anika Moa

2016, Guest - Television

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Auckward Love - Series Two

2016, As: Barbara - Web

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Find Me a Māori Bride

2015 - 2017, Narrator - Television

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Tom Who? The Enigma of Tom Kreisler

2015, Narrator - Film

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Find Me a Māori Bride - First Episode

2015, Narrator - Television

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Funny Girls

2018, Actor - Television

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High Road

2014, As: Camilla Harrison-Smyth - Web

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The Almighty Johnsons

2013, As: Karen - Television

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Bill Sevesi's Dream

2011, Subject - Television

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The Good Word

2009 - 2012, Panelist - Television

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Elgar's Enigma

2006, Narrator - Television

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Interrogation

2005, As: Gail Abbott - Television

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Fracture

2004, As: Ulla Peet - Film

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Early Days Yet

2001, Narrator - Television

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Love Mussel

2001, As: Doctor - Television

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Kiwi Buddha

2000, Narrator - Television

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Tarawera

2000, Narrator - Television

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The Painted Lady

2000, As: Fay - Short Film

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Duggan

1999, As: Joanne Taylor - Television

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Duggan: A Shadow of Doubt

1999, As: Joanne Taylor - Television

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I'll Make You Happy

1998, As: Mel - Film

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The Ugly

1997, As: Evelyn Cartwright - Film

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Flip & Two Twisters

1995, Narrator - Television

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Seeing Red

1995, Narrator - Television

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Letter to Blanchy

1996 - 1997, As: Jane - Television

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I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

1994, As: Jane - Short Film

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A Game with No Rules

1993, As: Lauren - Short Film

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Desperate Remedies

1993, As: Dorothea Brook - Film

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Open Home - First Episode

1992, Presenter - Television

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Shortland Street - Highlights from the first 15 years

1996 - 1997, As: Isobel Kearney - Television

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The Footstep Man

1992, As: Mireille/Actor - Film

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The Billy T James Show (sitcom)

1990, As: Raewywn - Television

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Linda's Body

1990, As: Linda - Short Film

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Dangerous Orphans

1986, As: Teresa Costello - Film

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Seekers - I Hope You Know What You're Doing (First Episode)

1986, As: Nardia Alterman - Television

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About Face - Danny and Raewyn

1985, As: Raewyn - Television

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Close to Home

1978-80, As: Jan - Television

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Gone up North for a While

1972, As: Young girl - Television