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Murray Keane

Director, Actor

Fresh from drama school Toi Whakaari, Murray Keane was cast as a 1960s teen in TV series Peppermint Twist. He followed it by playing multiple roles in sketch show Away Laughing, and co-starring in short film Valley of the Stereos. In the early 1990s Keane began transitioning into directing, via both short films and the first of many Shortland Street episodes. Among many other high profile shows, he has directed for Outrageous Fortune, Westside, Step Dave and The Almighty Johnsons. In 2008 he created and directed boy racer series Ride with the Devil. He has been nominated twice for his directing work on Interrogation

I'm really proud of Diplomatic Immunity ... We all sit back and go 'where did that not take off?' Because we had really high hopes for that. Murray Keane, on 2008 comedy series Diplomatic Immunity, in his ScreenTalk interview for NZ On Screen

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Interview

Murray Keane: From acting to directing in prime time…

Interview, 2013

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Westside

2015 - 2018, Director - Television

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800 Words

2016, Director - Television

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Step Dave

2014 - 2015, Director - Television

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Consent - The Louise Nicholas Story

2014, As: Brad Shipton - Television

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The Brokenwood Mysteries

2014 - ongoing, Director - Television

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Agent Anna

2014, Director - Television

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The Blue Rose

2013, As: Keith Cranston - Television

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Nothing Trivial

2011 - 2013, Director - Television

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The Almighty Johnsons

2011 - 2013, Director - Television

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What Really Happened - Waitangi

2011, As: Baker - Television

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Spies and Lies

2010, As: Angry card player - Television

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Go Girls

2012 - 2013, Director - Television

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Ride with the Devil - 1, First Episode

2007, Creator, Writer, Director, Storyliner, Associate Producer - Television

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Ride with the Devil - 2, Episode Two

2007, Director, Creator, Writer, Storyliner, Associate Producer - Television

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Ride with the Devil - 3, Episode Three

2007, Director, Creator, Associate Producer, Storyliner - Television

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Ride with the Devil - 4, Episode Four

2007, Creator, Storyliner, Associate Producer, Director, Writer - Television

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Ride with the Devil - 5, Episode Five

2007, Creator, Director, Writer, Storyliner - Television

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Ride with the Devil - 6, Episode Six

2007, Director, Creator, Writer - Television

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Interrogation

2005, Director - Television

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Interrogation - First Episode

2005, Director - Television

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Outrageous Fortune

2006 - 2009, Director - Television

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Spooked

2004, As: George Lipsham - Film

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Virginity - the Men

2003, Director - Television

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Falling Sparrows

2000, Director, Writer - Short Film

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Jackson's Wharf

2000, Director - Television

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Jackson's Wharf - First Episode

1999, Director - Television

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Shortland Street - The end of Lionel?

1999, Director - Television

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The Tribe

2002 - 2003, Director - Television

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Home Movie

1997, As: Gibbo - Television

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Mirror Mirror

1995, As: Josef - Television

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Shortland Street - 1995 Christmas episode (truck crash)

1995, Director - Television

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Overnight

1995, As: Ray - Television

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Planet Man

1995, As: The Groom - Short Film

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Prickle

1994, Director, Writer - Short Film

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Desperate Remedies

1993, As: Chorus member - Film

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Shortland Street

1992 - 2015, Director - Television

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Absent Without Leave

1992, As: Nobby - Film

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Away Laughing - Series Two, Episode One

1992, As: Blind Mate contestant, schoolboy, Australian, various roles - Television

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Braindead

1992, As: Scroat - Film

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Ends Meat

1992, As: Butcher - Short Film

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Shortland Street - Highlights from the first 15 years

1992 - 2007, Director - Television

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Valley of the Stereos

1992, As: Ted - Short Film

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Away Laughing

1991 - 1992, As: Various roles - Television

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Away Laughing - First Episode

1991, As: Takeaways guy, various roles - Television

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Chunuk Bair

1991, As: Smiler - Film

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The Making of Chunuk Bair

1991, Subject - Television

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LIFE (Life in the Fridge Exists) - Christmas Episode

1989, As: Director - Television

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Peppermint Twist

1987, As: Chris Watts - Television

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Peppermint Twist - Let's Limbo Some More

1987, As: Chris Watts - Television

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Open House

1986, As: Robbie - Television

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Mortimer's Patch

1984, As: Steve Rink - Television