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Martyn Sanderson

Actor

From The Governor to The Lord of the Rings, Martyn Sanderson's distinctive voice and sideburns were part of New Zealand's screen landscape for three decades. His work ranged from the experimental to the mainstream, including directing feature films (Flying Fox in a Freedom Tree) and personal documentaries. 

Sanderson suffers from what has been termed the “New Zealand disease” – being good at too many things. Spreading talent over too many areas, and countries, is no way to instant recognition. Jane Tolerton in a Listener interview, 11 August 2001

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Utu Redux

2013, As: Vicar - Film

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 3 - Let Us Entertain You

2010, Subject - Television

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Barry Barclay: The Camera on the Shore

2009, Subject - Film

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Until Proven Innocent

2009, As: Justice Ellison - Television

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The Life of Ian

2007, Subject - Television

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Good Hands - Lima Lelei

2003, Script Consultant - Television

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Blerta Revisited

2001, Writer, Various roles - Film

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Cow

2001, As: Long - Short Film

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Chicken

1996, As: Bryce Tilfer - Film

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In the Shadow of King Lear

1996, Subject - Television

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Savage Play - Part One

1995, As: Henry - Television

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Savage Play - Part Three

1995, As: Henry - Television

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Savage Play - Part Two

1995, As: Henry - Television

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Dirty Creature

1995, As: Mr Laselles - Short Film

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Mananui

1995, As: Priest - Short Film

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The Call Up

1995, As: Djed - Television

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The Last Tattoo

1994, As: Ralph Simpson - Film

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Shortland Street - Highlights from the first 15 years

1992 - 1995, Writer, As: various roles - Television

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The Summer the Queen Came

1992, As: Ferg - Television

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Old Scores

1991, As: Acid Aitken - Film

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When a Warrior Dies

1991, Writer - Television

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Star Runner - First Episode

1990, As: Jack - Television

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Star Runner

1990, As: Jack - Television

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Waka - The Awakening Dream

1990, Writer - Television

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An Angel at My Table

1990, As: Frank Sargeson - Film

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Flying Fox in a Freedom Tree

1990, Director, Actor, Writer - Film

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Bungy Fishing - Instant Kiwi Attitude

1989, As: Fisherman - Commercial

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Mikhail Lermontov

1986, Narrator - Television

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Pallet on the Floor

1986, Writer - Film

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About Face - My First Suit

1985, As: Dad - Television

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About Face - Universal Drive

1985, Director - Television

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Adventures in Māoriland - Alexander Markey and the Making of Hei Tiki

1985, Narrator - Television

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Sylvia

1985, As: Inspector Gullard - Film

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The Maintenance of Silence

1985, As: Cinema Owner - Short Film

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Heart of the Stag

1984, Additional Writing - Film

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Inside Straight

1984, As: Jack Keenan - Television

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Trial Run

1984, As: Alan West - Film

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Wild Horses

1984, As: Jones - Film

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Patu!

1983, Co-ordinator - Film

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The Lost Tribe

1983, As: Thorne - Film

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Utu

1983, As: Vicar - Film

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Bad Blood

1982, As: Les North - Film

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Making Utu

1982, Subject - Television

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One of those Blighters

1982, As: Les Fenner, Writer - Television

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Jocko - Man with a Gun

1981, As: Ham - Television

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Jocko

1981 - 1983, As: Ham - Television

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Man of the Trees

1981, Writer - Television

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The Scarecrow

1981, Narrator (Ned as adult) - Film

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Sea Urchins

1982, As: Eddie Apples - Television

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Beyond Reasonable Doubt

1980, As: Len Demler - Film

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Keskidee Aroha

1980, Co-Director, Producer, Narrator - Film

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Squeeze

1980, As: Paul's father - Film

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Children of Fire Mountain - Tom (First Episode)

1979, As: Doomy Dwyer - Television

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Jack Winter's Dream

1979, As: Ballarat Jake - Television

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Charlie Horse

1978, Editor, Camera, Director - Television

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Gather Your Dreams

1978, Actor - Television

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The Governor - The Lame Seagull (Episode Five)

1977, As: General Sir Duncan Cameron - Television

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Autumn Fires

1977, Narrator, Writer - Television

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Solo

1977, As: Jules Catweazle, Writer - Film

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The Making of The Governor

1977, Subject - Television

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Three New Zealanders: Ngaio Marsh

1977, Actor - Television

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Wild Man

1977, Writer, As: Snake - Film

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Epidemic - Hemi Te Koaka (First Episode)

1976, As: Jim Jessup - Television

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Great Crunchie Train Robbery - Cadbury Crunchie

1975, Actor - Commercial

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Richard Pearse

1975, As: Richard Pearse - Television

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The Hum

1974, Writer - Narration - Short Film

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The Magpies

1974, Narrator, Director - Short Film

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Richard John Seddon - Premier

1973, As: Reeves - Television