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Ray Henwood

Actor

Welsh-born Ray Henwood moved to Wellington in his 20s, having studied chemistry and done some professional acting. His long Kiwi theatre career began in-between jobs as a teacher and forensic toxicologist. There were also a host of screen roles — most famously a run of Moro bar adverts, and Hugh, one of the office workers on long-running comedy series Gliding On. In 2006 Henwood was awarded the Order of Merit for services to film and theatre. He toured one man shows playing Richard Burton and Dylan Thomas, and helped found Wellington's Circa Theatre. Henwood passed away on 26 August 2019.

Each episode was done twice on a Monday night, with two different audiences ... in that five years, we only ever stopped twice. Ray Henwood on filming TV series Gliding On in front of a live studio audience, in his 2012 ScreenTalk interview for NZ On Screen

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Interview

Ray Henwood: The voice...

Interview, 2012

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Separation City

2009, As: Registrar - Film

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Second-Hand Wedding

2008, As: Desmond Daney - Film

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Who Laughs Last

2006, Writer, Subject - Television

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William Shatner's A Twist in the Tale

1998, As: Sir Jasper Milton - Television

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Heavenly Creatures

1994, As: Professor - Film

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Shortland Street - Highlights from the first 15 years

2006, As: Dr Lawrence Godfrey - Television

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Sunday - Sagrada Familia

1992, Narrator - Television

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The Great White Man-Eating Shark

1991, Narrator - Short Film

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The End of the Golden Weather

1991, As: Reverent Thirie - Film

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Kaleidoscope - Frances Hodgkins

1989, Narrator - Television

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Beyond the Roaring Forties

1986, Narrator - Short Film

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Should I Be Good?

1985, As: Peter Chartwell - Film

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Gliding On - Mastermind (Series Four, Episode Five)

1984, As: Hugh - Television

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Loose Enz - Press for Service

1982, As: Johnson - Television

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Gliding On

1981 - 1985, As: Hugh - Television

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Gliding On - No Smoke Without Fire (First Episode)

1981, As: Hugh - Television

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Moynihan - You Can't Win 'Em All (Episode Two)

1976, As: Swanson - Television

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Kaleidoscope

1976 - 1989, Narrator - Television

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Wahine Day

1973, Narrator - Short Film

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Four Shapes for Four Spaces

1972, Narrator - Short Film

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Environment 1990

1972, Narrator - Short Film

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Such a Stupid Way to Die

1971, Presenter - Short Film

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The Killing of Kane

1971, As: Major Hunter - Television

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The Moro Man – Cadbury Moro Bar

1969, Actor - Commercial

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NZBC Actors' Workshops

1967, Tired Man actor (in bed) - Television