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Peter Tait

Actor, Director

The versatile Peter Tait has shown an extremely keen eye over which short films to act in. His CV includes memorable roles in a run of offbeat classics: from legendary horror short Kitchen Sink (playing a very strange discovery) to The Singing Trophy (as an obsessed hunter), to Alison Maclean drama Talkback (an aggressive talkback caller) and satire Mon Desir (a boring husband). Tait has also created a number of his own projects — comical cricket short Bradman, postman tale Postscript, and two low-budget features: Back River Road, which was nominated for an NZ Film Award, and ensemble movie Not Set in Stone.

...he came in and did an audition for me for Kitchen Sink, and he just had this amazing quality — like someone who had just been born. A certain kind of innocence that is at odds with his appearance. He just has such a very strong, physical presence. Director Alison Maclean on Peter Tait, in issue 13 of P.O.V, March 2002

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Oddly Even - Series One

2018, As: Lucius the butler (episode 5) - Web

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Thicket

2017, As: John - Short Film

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Westside

2018, As: Ron - Television

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K' Road Stories - A Load of Trouble

2015, As: The Man - Web

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The Brokenwood Mysteries

2017, As: Doug Randall - Television

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Not Set in Stone

2014, Director, Producer, Actor - Film

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Super City

2013, As: Mick - Television

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Bogans

2004, As: Luke, Executive Producer, Story - Short Film

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2003, As: Shagrat - Film

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Back River Road

2001, As: Inspector Charlie, Director, Writer - Film

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A Funeral

1999, As: Minister - Short Film

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Lament for Barney Flanagan

1998, As: St Peter - Short Film

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Dead Certs

1995, As: Construction Boss - Television

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The Call Up

1995, As: Enemy Soldier - Television

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Bradman

1993, Director, Writer - Short Film

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Desperate Remedies

1993, As: Chorus member - Film

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The Singing Trophy

1992, As: The Hunter - Short Film

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Mon Desir

1991, As: Barry - Short Film

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Gaskrankinstation

1990, As: Ivan - Music video

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The Champion - Yankee Soldier

1989, As: Marv Vercoe - Television

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The Shadow Trader (Part One)

1989, As: Guy Wilson - Television

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The Shadow Trader (Part Two)

1989, As: Guy Wilson - Television

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Gordon Bennett

1989, As: Murph - Short Film

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Zilch!

1989, As: Eric, As: Eric, Grip - Film

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Never Say Die

1988, As: Hotel gunman - Film

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Talkback

1987, As: Jim - Television

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Inside Straight

1984, As: Summons Server - Television

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Wild Horses

1984, As: Joe - Film

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The Garlick Thrust

1983, As: Neville - Television

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Carry Me Back

1982, As: Stanley - Film

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Rally, Like Little Boys in a Man-sized Sport

1973, Helicopter Pilot - Television