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Michael Hurst

Actor, Director

Actor and director Michael Hurst is a Kiwi creative institution. Even leaving aside his work as a director and stage actor, Hurst's screen resume runs to 50 roles and counting: including playing everyone from painter Toulouse-Lautrec, to Hercules's sidekick Iolaus, to politician Rodney Hide. 

Hurst himself is stunning. This is an actor of total integrity, extraordinary adaptability, controlled skill and commitment. He muscles through two and a half hours that would exhaust a prize fighter and still finds the reserves for the subtleties. Listener review of play The Holy Sinner, 8 October 1990

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Interview

Michael Hurst: Heroes, Hercules, and much more...

Interview, 2009

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Northspur

2022, As: Green - Film

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Dead

2020, As: Ross - Film

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Westside

2016 - 2017, Director, Director - Television

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800 Words

2016 - 2018, Director - Television

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Step Dave

2014 - 2015, Director - Television

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The Brokenwood Mysteries

2014 - ongoing, Director - Television

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Auckland Daze - Series Two

2013, As: Michael (episodes 5 & 6) - Web

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High Road

2013 - 2018, As: Director - Web

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The Almighty Johnsons

2012 - 2013, Director - Television

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Auckland Daze - Series One

2011, As: Michael (episode 6) - Web

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Brutal Beauty - The Architecture of Sir Miles Warren

2011, Narrator - Television

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The Map Reader

2009, As: Alison's Father - Film

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Rocked the Nation

2008 - 2011, Subject - Television

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The Last Magic Show

2008, As: Trevor Norton - Film

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Here to Stay - The English

2007, Presenter - Television

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The Tattooist

2007, As: Crash - Film

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We're Here to Help

2007, As: Rodney Hide - Film

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Maddigan's Quest

2005, As: Maska - Television

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Maddigan's Quest - First Episode

2005, As: Maska - Television

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Fracture

2004, As: Athol Peet - Film

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Murder on the Blade?

2003, As: Defence Counsel - Television

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Mataku

2001 - 2005, As: Dr Forbes - Television

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Love Mussel

2001, As: Stephen Jessop, Director - Television

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Going Going Gone

2006, Narrator - Television

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Jubilee

2000, Director - Film

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Duggan

1999, As: Michael Taylor - Television

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Duggan: A Shadow of Doubt

1999, As: Michael Taylor - Television

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I'll Make You Happy

1998, As: Lou - Film

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The Bar

1997, As: Man discussing break up - Short Film

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Witi Ihimaera

1997, As: The Angel - Television

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Highwater

1997, As: Hugh Chance - Television

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The Road to Jerusalem

1997, Poems read by - Television

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Flip & Two Twisters

1995, Len Lye Readings - Television

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I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

1994, Director, Writer - Short Film

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Red Blooded - Lion Red

1993, Actor - Commercial

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Desperate Remedies

1993, As: William Poyser - Film

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The Edge - Series One, Episode 13

1993, Subject - Television

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Typhon's People

1993, As: Constantine - Television

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Shortland Street - Highlights from the first 15 years

2003, As: Greg Vicelich - Television

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The Footstep Man

1992, As: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec/Actor - Film

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The New Adventures of Black Beauty

1990 - 1992, As: Kurt - Television

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The New Adventures of Black Beauty - The Birdman

1990, As: Kurt - Television

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The Shadow Trader (Part One)

1989, As: Bob Hoyle - Television

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The Shadow Trader (Part Two)

1989, As: Bob Hoyle - Television

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Dangerous Orphans

1986, As: Moir - Film

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Hanlon

1985, As: Elliott - Television

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Kaleidoscope - China Ballet: A Week in Beijing, A Bit Less in Shanghai

1985, Presenter - Television

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Death Warmed Up

1984, As: Michael Tucker - Film

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Heroes

1984 - 1986, As: Dave Nelson - Television

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Heroes - First Episode

1984, As: Dave Nelson - Television

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Daphne and Chloe

1982, As: Kevin McDermott - Television

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Casualties of Peace

1982, As: Peter - Television

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Don't Fight it Marsha, It's Bigger Than Both of Us

1981, Actor - Music video