South African-born but New Zealand based from 2006, Nathalie Boltt first won fame with a four year run on South African soap Isidingo. She followed it with a number of movie roles, including the South African-set sci fi hit District 9. AFTA-nominated as wife to a murderer in Kiwi telemovie Bloodlines, she went on to co-star in telefilm Nights in the Garden of Spain. In 2016 Boltt won an ongoing part on international hit Riverdale, as evil mother Penelope Blossom. Also a director and scriptwriter, Boltt co-directed award-winning short The Silk, which won awards at a trio of United States film festivals.

I received my main kudos – from my little boy and all the kids at his creche – for being the voice of Dottywot. Nathalie Bolt, on providing one of the voices for children’s show The WotWots

24 Hours to Live

2018, As: Dr Helen - Film


2016 - ongoing, As: Penelope Blossom - Television


2016, As: Dominique Prieur - Television

Food for Thought

2015, As: Merran - Short Film

Dropped Pie

2015, Producer, Actor - Web


2015, Director, Writer, Producer, As: Charlotte - Short Film

When We Go to War - First Episode (excerpt)

2015, As: Ida Mueller - Television

This miniseries is built around the fortunes of the fictional Smith family during World War l. Directed by Peter Burger (Until Proven Innocent), the first episode is framed around a letter home by nurse Bea Smith (played by Westside's Esther Stephens). This 10 minute opening excerpt jumps from a war hospital in Egypt, back to trysts on the home front: an illicit romance at medical school, high times on Auckland's Grey Street, and a mysterious arrival at the family store. Funded by NZ On Air’s Platinum Fund, When We Go to War debuted on Anzac weekend in 2015. 

Step Dave

2014 - 2015, As: Natalie - Television

Twenty-four year-old barman Dave finds his life turned upside down when he meets the girl of his dreams — Cara, 14 years his senior, and the owner of three kids. Over two seasons, the light-hearted drama explored whether their live-in relationship could survive the weight of low expectations, and her unruly family. Created by Kate McDermott (This is Her), Step Dave starred Swedish emigre Sia Trokenheim (2014 film Everything we Loved) and Brit born Jono Kenyon. Interest in the format encompassed the Ukraine — which remade the show in 2016 — France, Hungary and Greece.

Passion in Paradise

2014, As: Lisa - Television

War News

2014, As: Robyn - Television

The Cure

2013, As: Ruby Wakefield - Film

The Silk

2012, Writer, Producer, Director - Short Film


2012, As: Vicki Snee - Television

On 7 May 2009, police executing a search warrant in a Napier suburb were shot at by Jan Molenaar. Senior Constable Len Snee was killed, two officers and a neighbour injured; a 50 hour siege ensued. This adaptation of the events into a telefeature dominated the 2012 New Zealand Television Awards, winning Best One-off Drama, Script (John Banas), Performance (Mark Mitchinson as Molenaar), Supporting Actress (Miriama Smith), and Best Sound Design (Chris Burt). Hawke's Bay Today reviewer Roger Moroney said of the Mike Smith-directed drama: "They got it right".

The WotWots - Whistle Wots (Series Two, Episode 63)

2011, As: DottyWot - Television

This made-for-the-wee-kids series follows SpottyWot and DottyWot, two playful aliens exploring life on earth. In this episode, a chase around the farm sees the two stumbling upon a sheepdog helping a farmer herd his sheep, which gives DottyWot an idea about how cleaning up could be turned into a game. The CGI-animated WotWots appeared on more than 70 episodes, and screened in many countries. The show was produced by Pūkeko Pictures, a partnership between children’s author Martin Baynton, and Weta co-founders Richard Taylor and Tania Rodger.  


2010, As: Annette Bouwer - Television

This 2010 telefeature is based on the true crime story of South African-born Dr Colin Bouwer (played by Mark Mitchinson), who used his medical knowledge to poison and kill his wife Annette. A Dunedin doctor and policeman foiled his plot to get away with murder. Directed by Peter Burger (Until Proven Innocent), Bloodlines won gongs for actors Mitchinson and Craig Hall at the 2011 Aotearoa Film and Television Awards, and nominations for Burger's direction, Donna Malane and Paula Boock's script, and the work of actor Nathalie Boltt.

Nights in the Gardens of Spain

2010, As: Annabelle - Television

After success with short films (This is Her, Redemption) director Katie Wolfe made the transition to longer length story-telling with this 2010 drama. With This is Her writer Kate McDermott she adapted the Witi Ihimaera novel about a 40-something man confronting his double life, and the impact that his coming out as gay has on his wife, kids, and whānau. A key change was turning the book’s Pākehā protagonist to a successful Māori businessman (Calvin Tuteao). It screened on TV One on 23 January 2010 and at festivals internationally (where it was entitled Kawa).

Run Rabbit

2009, Director - Short Film

The WotWots - Scary, Sucky Nose (First Episode)

2009, As: Voice of DottyWot - Television


2009, Writer - Television

District 9

2009, As: Sarah Livingstone - Film


2008, As: Commander Jane Harris - Film

The Coconuts

2008 - 2009, Writer - Television


2007, As: Kate - Film

Inspector George Gently

2008, As: Trudi Schmeikel - Television

Route 30

2007, As: Mandy - Film

The Poseidon Adventure (TV movie)

2005, As: Shoshanna - Television

Der Weisse Afrikaner

2004, As: Rosa von Zulow - Television

Red Water

2003, As: Marie Savoy - Television


2001 - 2004, As: Joey Ortlepp - Television