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Leighton Cardno

Actor

After graduating from Auckland's Unitec School of Performing Acts in 1999, Leighton Cardno soon found himself balancing two television roles at once. On Shortland Street he was dominating trauma doctor Adam Heywood, while teen hit Being Eve saw him playing lazy brother to Eve. Cardno went on to spend time in Canada (where he appeared on Canadian coroner drama Da Vinci's Inquest), played a journalist on Go Girls, and starred in soft drink-fuelled short film Jet Black. In 2014 he was nominated for a Moa award for his role in offbeat movie Jake, as the man who takes over another man's identity.

I was drawn to Jake because of the unusual concept — the idea that you could see your life being played out by a complete stranger right in front of your eyes seemed bold, challenging,and ultimately engaging. Leighton Cardno on movie Jake