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Sean Duffy

Actor, Director

Best known to the public for an extended career as an actor — he co-starred in Mortimer's Patch and won an award playing a dopey farmer in comedy Willy Nilly — Sean Duffy alternated acting gigs with two decades editing for television. Later he moved into directing, working on a range of shows from Heartland to one-off documentaries.

It was amazing how easy it was, to be honest. That's because I'd spent 18 years on and off in a dark room, looking at other people's mistakes. So I knew exactly what I needed to do. Sean Duffy, on making the transition from editing to directing

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Interview

Sean Duffy: From cop shows to comedy…

Interview, 2012

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Utu Redux

2013, As: Corporal Jones - Film

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 1 - From One Channel to One Hundred

2010, Subject - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 2 - The Whole World's Watching

2010, Subject - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 5 - Telling Stories

2010, Subject - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 6 - A Sense of Identity

2010, Subject - Television

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Orange Roughies

2006 - 2007, As: Paul Grayson - Television

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Orange Roughies - First Episode

2006, As: Paul Grayson - Television

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Police Ten 7

2002 - 2005, Director - Television

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The Big Art Trip - Series One, Episode 13

2001, Director - Television

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The Big Art Trip - Series One, Episode Eight

2001, Director, Camera, DV Operator - Television

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The Big Art Trip - Series One, Episode Five

2001, Director, Camera, DV Operator - Television

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The Big Art Trip - Series One, Episode Seven

2001, Director - Television

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The Day Morris Left

1999, As: Hugh - Short Film

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Fresh-up in the Deep End - Series Two, Episode One

1998, Director - Television

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Willy Nilly

1998, As: Eric - Short Film

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Fresh-up in the Deep End

1997 - 1998, Director - Television

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Heartland - Reefton

1996, Director - Television

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Heartland - Lyttelton

1996, Director - Television

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Heartland - Wainuiomata

1994, Director - Television

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Moonrise (aka Grampire)

1992, As: Derek - Film

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The Living Earth

1992 - 1994, Field Director - Television

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The Living Earth - First Episode

1992, Field Director - Television

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Heartland

1991 - 1996, Director - Television

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The Champion - Yankee Soldier

1989, As: George Perry - Television

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Never Say Die

1988, As: Frank the Detective - Film

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Tagata Pasifika

1987 - ongoing, Editor - Television

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Terry and the Gunrunners - 1, First Episode

1985, As: Curly - Television

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Terry and the Gunrunners - 2, Episode Two

1985, As: Curly - Television

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Terry and the Gunrunners - 3, Episode Three

1985, As: Curly - Television

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Terry and the Gunrunners - 4, Episode Four

1985, As: Curly - Television

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Terry and the Gunrunners - 5, Episode Five

1985, As: Curly - Television

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Terry and the Gunrunners - 6, Episode Six

1985, As: Curly - Television

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Country GP

1984 - 1985, Actor - Television

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Mortimer's Patch - Nothing Changed (Series Three, Episode Six)

1984, As: Constable Dave Gilchrist - Television

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Utu

1983, As: Corporal Jones - Film

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Eyewitness News

1982 - 1989, Editor - Television

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Koha - Hone Tuwhare

1981, Editor - Television

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Close Up

1981 - 1987, Editor - Television

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Smash Palace

1981, As: Frank - Film

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Mortimer's Patch - Day of Judgement (First Episode)

1980, As: Constable Dave Gilchrist - Television

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Sea Urchins

1980 - 1984, As: Lieutenant McBride - Television

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Koha

1981 - 1987, Editor - Television

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Mortimer's Patch

1980 - 1984, As: Constable Dave Gilchrist - Television

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Sons for the Return Home

1979, As: Sarah's first lover - Film

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Kaleidoscope

1976 - 1989, Editor - Television

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Moynihan

1976, Actor - Television

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TV One News

1975 - 1988, Editor - Television

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Survey

1970 - 1972, Editor - Television