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Peter Hambleton

Actor

During a long career of acting and directing on stage, Peter Hambleton has won a number of Chapman Tripp Theatre acting awards (Copenhagen, The Letter Writer). En route, the Toi Whakaari graduate has also done time on screen: he's played a sizable cadre of policeman and officials, alongside Prime Ministers (William Massey in War News, Peter Fraser in Spies and Lies), and priests. But his biggest screen role is as a dwarf. Underneath a sizable red beard he was Gloin in Peter Jackson’s three-part adaptation of The Hobbit. in 1995 he won an NZ Film and Television award for his work in WWII era movie The Last Tattoo

When you are an actor, you dream of being part of some big epic movie, but when my agent rang to tell me I got offered the role of Gloin, I didn't believe it. Peter Hambleton on being cast in The Hobbit, The Chronicle, 25 November 2014

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This Town

2020, As: George - Film

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War News - The Gallipoli Evacuation (excerpt)

2014, As: Prime Minister William Massey - Television

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The Brokenwood Mysteries

2015, As: Ralph - Television

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War News

2014, As: William Massey - Television

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

2014, As: Gloin - Film

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

2013, As: Gloin - Film

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

2012, As: Gloin/ William (the Troll) - Film

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Tangiwai - A Love Story

2011, As: Commentator - Television

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Spies and Lies

2010, As: Prime Minister Peter Fraser - Television

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Home by Christmas

2010, As: Sergeant Syd Gurton - Film

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Tough Act - Episode Five

2005, Subject - Television

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Tough Act - Episode Nine

2005, Subject - Television

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The Insiders Guide to Happiness - Does Happiness Grow Up? (Chapter Eleven)

2004, As: Guy (doctor) - Television

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For Good

2003, As: Colin Pearce - Film

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The Strip

2002 - 2003, As: Father Donleavy - Television

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Duggan

1999, As: Henri Duchelle - Television

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William Shatner's A Twist in the Tale

1998, As: Mike Johnson - Television

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William Shatner's A Twist in the Tale: A Crack in Time

1998, As: Mike Johnson - Television

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Tiger Country

1998, As: Police Inspector ('Pontius') - Television

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Song of the Siren

1997, As: Curate - Short Film

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Oscar and Friends

1996, As: Dad - Television

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Oscar and Friends - Compilation

1996, As: Dad - Television

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Cover Story - Episode Two

1995, As: Ewen Parker - Television

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Snap

1994, As: Michael Friend - Short Film

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The Last Tattoo

1994, As: Peter Davis - Film

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Shortland Street

2003, As: Max Henley - Television

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Night of the Red Hunter - Telefeature

1989, As: Ben Piper - Television

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Sea Urchins - Series Three, Episode Five

1983, As: Brendan - Television