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Michael Haigh

Actor

Michael Haigh gave up teaching to become a professional actor. A founding member of Wellington’s Circa Theatre, his TV legacy is gruff office worker Jim in Roger Hall’s Gliding On — one of Kiwi television’s great comic characters, and a role that won him a Feltex Award. He played Jim for five years, and appeared in a number of other TV shows and films (often playing a policeman). Michael Haigh died in October 1993.

Michael was enormously entertaining and charming, a slightly old world character who couldn't stand cant or hypocrisy. John Reid, in the December 1993 issue of Onfilm

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Absent Without Leave

1992, As: Policeman - Film

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Send a Gorilla

1988, As: Mr Tack (opera teacher) - Film

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Dangerous Orphans

1986, As: Dutchman - Film

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Footrot Flats - The Dog's Tale

1986, As: Rugby commentator - Film

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Mr Wrong

1985, As: Mr Whitehorn - Film

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Country GP - Tim's Commie Dad

1984, As: Bert Pratley - Television

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Country GP

1984 - 1985, As: Bert Pratley - Television

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Gliding On - Mastermind (Series Four, Episode Five)

1984, As: Jim - Television

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Wild Horses

1984, As: Benson - Film

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Rabbiter's Rest - A Fair Cop

1983, As: Sergeant - Television

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Among the Cinders

1983, As: Sgt. Crimmins - Film

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Bad Blood

1982, As: Sgt. Cooper - Film

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Carry Me Back

1982, As: Craig - Film

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Loose Enz - The Pumice Land

1981, As: George - Television

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Gliding On

1981 - 1985, As: Jim - Television

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Gliding On - No Smoke Without Fire (First Episode)

1981, As: Jim - Television

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Keeling Over

1980, Narrator - Short Film

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The Deep End - The Captain's Play

1980, Actor - Television

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The Les Deverett Variety Hour - Episode

1978, As: Various roles - Television

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The Les Deverett Variety Hour

1978, As: Various roles - Television

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Moynihan - You Can't Win 'Em All (Episode Two)

1976, As: Jarvis - Television

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Moynihan

1976 - 1977, As: Jarvis - Television

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Men and Super Men

1975, As: Bennett - Short Film

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Close to Home

1975 - 1983, As: Derek - Television

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Landfall - A Film about Ourselves

1975, As: Policeman - Television

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Richard John Seddon - Premier

1973, As: McKenzie - Television

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Gone up North for a While

1972, As: Personnel Officer - Television