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Peter Vere-Jones

Actor

Peter Vere-Jones, ONZM, co-starred in The Evening Paper (1965), one of New Zealand's earliest TV dramas. Over the next half century, he balanced a busy theatre and radio career with on-screen work: including starring roles in 60s travel caper The Taking Mood, period film Pictures, and teleplays The Good Samaritan and Casualties of Peace. He also lent his distinctive voice to documentaries. Vere-Jones died in early 2021.

About two o'clock on Monday morning, we finally came to the end of a not flawless, but not bad take of act three of the play, and the vision mixer punched up the credits out of sequence...She burst into tears, ran out into the night and had to be hauled back ... We all went back to the beginning of this 30-minute scene ... to do it again. I think it was recorded with people almost asleep on their feet. Peter Vere-Jones recalls filming early teleplay The Evening Paper, in Trisha Dunleavy's 2005 book Ourselves in Primetime - A History of NZ Television Drama

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

2013, As: Voice of the spider - Film

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What Really Happened - Votes for Women

2012, As: Sir John Hall - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 5 - Telling Stories

2010, Subject - Television

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Egg and Bomb

2004, As: Uncle - Short Film

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Spin Doctors - Election Special

2002, As: Eric - Television

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William Shatner's A Twist in the Tale

1998, As: Grandad - Television

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Duggan: Death in Paradise

1997, As: Arthur Jamieson - Television

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Fallout

1994, As: Gerald Hemsley - Television

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Braindead

1992, As: Undertaker - Film

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Meet the Feebles

1990, As: Voice of Bletch and Arthur - Film

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Crisis: One Man's Fight

1989, Subject - Television

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Bad Taste

1988, As: Voice of Lord Crumb - Film

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Good Taste Made Bad Taste

1988, Narrator - Short Film

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Dangerous Orphans

1986, As: Handesman - Film

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The Aphrodisiac Trail

1983, Narrator - Television

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Kaleidoscope - Bruce Mason 1921-1982

1983, Subject - Television

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Savage Islands

1983, As: German Officer - Film

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Casualties of Peace

1982, As: Bill - Television

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Loose Enz - The Good Samaritan

1981, As: Alec - Television

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Pictures

1981, As: Walter Burton - Film

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Children of Fire Mountain

1979, As: James Gregory - Television

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Children of Fire Mountain - Tom (First Episode)

1979, As: James Gregory - Television

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The Mackenzie Affair - Tancred (Final Episode)

1977, As: Highlander - Television

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The Hum

1974, Narrator - Short Film

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Rangi's Catch

1973, As: Mr Murray - Film

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Pukemanu

1971 - 1972, Mark Gold - Television

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The Killing of Kane

1971, As: Kimble Bent - Television

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The Crown in New Zealand

1970, Narrator - Television

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The Alpha Plan

1969, As: Edward Harris - Television

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The Taking Mood

1969, As: Peter Applejoy - Short Film

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The Evening Paper

1965, As: Phillip Dalton - Television