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Nancy Brunning

Actor [Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāi Tūhoe]

Nancy Brunning was on the staff of Shortland Street for the first episode in 1992. In 1999 she stole the screen as a young gang girl in Once Were Warriors sequel What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? She won a second NZ screen award for drama Ngā Tohu: Signatures, and played the family matriarch in 2016 film Mahana. Brunning died on 16 November 2019, shortly before winning Aotearoa's top playwriting award. 

She is an actress whose personal integrity shows through in her work. She’s a very strong, very honest actor. What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? director Ian Mune

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Interview

Nancy Brunning: Nurse Jaki Manu and beyond...

Interview, 2012

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Reunion

2020, As: Kathy - Film

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Shortland Street - Past Memories

2017, Subject - Web

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The Māori Sidesteps - Series Two

2017, As: Member of the Kuini Tikis (Episodes 7,8) - Web

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Mahana

2016, As: Ramona Mahana - Film

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Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses

2015, Casting - Television

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The Brokenwood Mysteries

2018, As: Magdelene - Television

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The Pā Boys

2014, As: Puti's Mum - Film

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White Lies

2013, As: Ariana - Film

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The Cult - First Episode

2009, As: Mrs Thomas - Television

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The Cult

2009, As: Mrs Thomas - Television

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The Strength of Water

2009, As: Joy - Film

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Kerosene Creek

2004, As: Mother, Casting Director - Short Film

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Kōrero Mai

2004 - ongoing, As: Maia - Television

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Turangawaewae / A Place to Stand

2003, As: Rose - Short Film

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Two Cars, One Night

2003, Acting Coach - Short Film

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Mataku

2004, As: Te Ringamatou - Television

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Crooked Earth

2001, As: Marama - Film

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Fish Skin Suit

2000, As: Mere - Television

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Ngā Tohu: Signatures

2000, As: Keri/Hinewai - Television

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What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?

1999, As: Tania Rogers - Film

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When Love Comes

1998, As: Fig - Film

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For Art's Sake - Waiora

1996, Subject - Television

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Keeping Up the Love Thing

1993, Performer - Music video

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Shortland Street

1992 - 1994, As: Nurse Jaki Manu - Television

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Marae

2001, Subject - Television

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Shortland Street - Highlights from the first 15 years

1992 - 2007, As: Nurse Jaki Manu - Television

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You Make the Whole World Smile

1992, Performer - Music video