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Olivia Tennet


As a child, Olivia Tennet won local awards for her roles in kids without parents movie Kids World and 2001 short film Watermark. She went on to play one of the travelling circus performers in fantasy series Maddigan’s Quest, before spending two years on Shortland Street. In 2013 Tennet made her mark stateside when she co-starred in indie thriller Blood Punch, which won acclaim and festival success. Since then she has acted in Kiwi miniseries When We Go to War, hit series 800 Words. and web comedy Talkback.

When you're so close to a project, it's hard to have a critical eye — you're always asking yourself "is this good or bad? Am I good in this or bad in this?" — but hearing the audience laugh in the right places and gasp in the right places is a huge thrill. Olivia Tennet on Blood Punch, in a 31 January 2014 Craccum interview