Jodie Hillock

Actor

Jodie Hillock's first screen role was as a child, in 1993 television series White Fang. A decade later she began studying acting at drama school Toi Whakaari. Since then Hillock has appeared in a run of screen roles, from television to short films and features (The Inland Road). In 2012 telemovie What Really Happened - Votes for Women she played legendary women's suffrage campaigner Ada Wells. In 2019 Hillock took on a major role in miniseries The Bad Seed as embittered Karen Lampton, who discovers her husband is an adulterer and a murder suspect. Hillock is also the writer of 2019 short film Arrow.  

I was struck by the actors’ skill and charisma, their subtlety and force. I was captivated by the powerful performances of Dean O’Gorman, Matt Minto, Jodie Hillock and Chelsie Preston Crayford. It was eerie to watch people transforming themselves into characters I’d invented and named, who still live in my head. Author Charlotte Grimshaw, on miniseries The Bad Seed, which is based on her books, The Spinoff, 11 April 2019