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Richard Moss

Actor

Born in Derbyshire, England, Richard Moss arrived in Auckland as a teen, then jacked in a potential career fixing earthmoving equipment so he could study theatre and opera singing. Alongside seven years acting on the radio, he was prolific in children's theatre, which led to his first TV role, in 1971's Pinocchio Travelling Circus. Since then Moss has amassed over 40 screen credits, including criminal Sam Collins in the classic Hunter's Gold, an alcoholic doctor in an episode of Country GP, and Australia's Blue Heelers. After hosting early 80s local show Good Morning with Tina Grenville, he moved to Australia in the mid 80s.  

I was always very happy in New Zealand. I left to pursue work and a change of life when my marriage broke down. But I have always missed NZ for its superior theatre world, and its wonderfully innovative approach to the arts. Richard Moss