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Kate Harcourt

Actor

Veteran actor Kate Harcourt was named a Dame Companion of the NZ Order of Merit in 1996, for her contribution to theatre. Her long performing career also encompasses many roles on screen (Plain Tastes, The Dig, Apron Strings), often playing maternal figures. In her ninth decade she won Best Actress at Rhode Island International Film Festival as the plucky rest home rebel in short film Pacific Dreams.

Acting is my life and I so enjoy the work. I’ve found the more you do the more you can do and as I get older I’ve found it easier to learn the lines. Kate Harcourt, in an October 2011 interview with Capital Times

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Interview

Kate Harcourt: On a lifetime of performance…

Interview, 2014

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The Changeover

2017, As: Winter Carlisle - Film

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Hope and Wire

2014, As: Dotty Smith - Television

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The Waterside

2014, As: Dotty Smith - Music video

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Edwin: My Life as a Koont

2013, As: Edwin's mother - Film

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The Banker, the Escorts and the $18 Million

2011, As: 'Evelyn' (fraud victim) - Television

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Hook, Line and Sinker

2011, As: Mairie - Film

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Sweet As (short film)

2010, As: Granny - Short Film

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Apron Strings

2008, As: Nan - Film

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A Tall Long Faced Tale

2008, As: Sophie, Voices - Television

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Second-Hand Wedding

2008, As: Marge - Film

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Egg and Bomb

2004, As: Aunty - Short Film

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Backroom Troubles

1997, Character Narration - Film

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Plain Tastes

1995, As: Iris - Television

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Fallout - Part One

1994, As: Margaret Thatcher - Television

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The Dig

1994, As: Faith - Short Film

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It's in the Genes Girls

1993, Subject - Television

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Shortland Street

2005, As: Mavis Miller - Television

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Night of the Red Hunter - Telefeature

1989, As: Rose Piper - Television

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Mark II

1986, As: Petrol Station Attendant - Television

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

1986, As: Grace Godward - Television

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Hanlon - In Defence of Minnie Dean

1985, As: Elizabeth Hanlon - Television

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Mr Wrong

1985, As: Meg's mother - Film

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Country GP

1984 - 1985, Actor - Television

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Hooks and Feelers

1983, As: Grandmother - Short Film

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Savage Islands

1983, As: Mrs Williamson - Film

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Loose Enz - Free Enterprise

1981, As: Dot - Television

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Beyond Reasonable Doubt

1980, As: Mrs. Eyre - Film