Nathaniel Lees

Actor

Kiwi-born Samoan Nathaniel Lees began acting on stage in 1975, and on screen in 1984. Since then he has become a leading force in the development of Pacific Island theatre in Aotearoa, and brought his distinctive baritone voice to everything from The Billy T James Show  to The Matrix.

My parents are Samoan — I am Samoan. That’s where I feel the connection. Lees, on his Samoan heritage

Interview

Nathaniel Lees: Billy T, Sione, The Matrix and more...

Interview, 2016

The Legend of Baron To'a

2019, Actor - Film

The Māori Sidesteps - Series Two

2017, As: Nathaniel Lees (Episode 6) - Web

Loading Docs 2016 - Street Smart

2016, Producer - Web

REALITi

2014, As: George - Film

Sione's 2 - Unfinished Business

2012, As: Minister - Film

The Orator - O Le Tulafale

2011, Associate Producer, Casting - Film

Va Tapuia - Sacred Spaces

2009, Associate Producer - Short Film

Under the Mountain

2009, As: Detective Gray - Film

Doves of War

2006, As: Gibbon - Television

No. 2

2006, As: Uncle Percy - Film

Sione's Wedding

2006, As: Minister - Film

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

2002, As: Ugluk - Film

Street Legal

2005, As: Samuel Sala - Television

Rangatira: In the Blood / He Toto i Tuku iho - Donna Awatere Huata

1998, Narrator - Television

City Life

1996 - 1998, As: Avery Wilson - Television

City Life - First Episode

1996, As: Avery Wilson - Television

Bonjour Timothy

1995, As: Mr Wiley - Film

Cover Story

1995 - 1996, As: John David - Television

Shortland Street

2003, Actor - Television

The Best of The Billy T James Collection

1992, As: Police chief, various roles - Television

The Billy T James Collection - Episode Four

1992, Actor - Television

Shark in the Park - Prospects (Series Two, Episode One)

1990, As: Barker - Television

Shark in the Park

1988 - 1991, As: Sergeant Barker - Television

Gloss

1987 - 1990, As: Phil - Television

Gloss - First Episode

1987, As: Phil - Television

Shaker Run

1985, As: Squad Commander - Film

Death Warmed Up

1984, As: Jackson - Film