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Rachel House

Actor [Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Mutunga]

Toi Whakaari acting graduate Rachel House, ONZM, won her first theatre award in 1998, around the time she debuted on screen as co-star of short film Queenie and Pete. Since then she has shown her gift for comedy and drama in The Life and Times of Te TutuWhale Rider, and White Lies — and won new fans as a child welfare officer on a mission, in Hunt for the Wilderpeople. She was the voice of Moana's eccentric grandma in Disney hit Moana, and has been a panellist on Ask Your Auntie. House has also directed often for the stage: in 2012 she helmed a te reo version of Troilus and Cressida, at London's Globe Theatre.

A standing ovation in the packed 'standing-room-only' Te Papa marae confirmed the success of this brave and challenging enterprise. John Smythe, reviewing Rachel House-directed play The Maori Troilus and Cressida (Toroihi raua ko Kahira) – 10 March 2012

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Interview

Rachel House: From Whale Rider to White Lies…

Interview, 2013

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Interview

ScreenTalk Short: Rachel House

Interview, 2019

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Baby Done

2020, As: Principal - Film

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Bellbird

2019, As: Connie - Film

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

2016, As: Paula - Film

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Find Me a Māori Bride

2015 - 2017, As: Kuini - Television

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Whānau (2014)

2014, Narrator - Television

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White Lies

2013, As: Maraea - Film

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Super City - First Episode

2011, As: Roimata - Television

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Super City

2011 - 2013, As: Roimata - Television

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Boy

2010, As: Aunty Gracey - Film

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One Land - First Episode

2009, Narrator - Television

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Dirty Bloody Hippies

2009, Narrator - Film

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Eagle vs Shark

2007, As: Nancy - Film

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Kōrero Mai - Series Five, Episode One

2007, Co-Director - Television

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Frontseat - Who Can Play Māori

2006, Subject - Television

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Maddigan's Quest

2005, As: Goneril - Television

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Maddigan's Quest - First Episode

2005, As: Goneril - Television

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Ask Your Auntie

2004 - 2007, Panelist - Television

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Whale Rider

2002, As: Shilo - Film

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Mataku

2001 - 2005, As: Rachel - Television

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Whānau (2001)

2001, Narrator - Television

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The Life and Times of Te Tutu

2000 - 2001, As: Hine Toa - Television

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The Life and Times of Te Tutu - 1, First Episode

2000, As: Hine Toa - Television

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The Life and Times of Te Tutu - 2 (Series One, Episode Two)

2000, As: Hine Toa - Television

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The Life and Times of Te Tutu - 3 (Series One, Episode Three)

2000, As: Hine Toa - Television

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The Life and Times of Te Tutu - 4 (Series One, Episode Four)

2000, As: Hine Toa - Television

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The Life and Times of Te Tutu - 5 (Series One, Episode Five)

2000, As: Hine Toa - Television

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The Life and Times of Te Tutu - 6 (Series One, Episode Six)

2000, As: Hine Toa - Television

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The Life and Times of Te Tutu - 7 (Series One, Episode Seven)

2000, As: Wahine Toa - Television

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In the Shadow of King Lear

1996, Subject - Television