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Temuera Morrison

Actor [Te Arawa]

Temuera Morrison was acting on screen at age 11. Two decades later he won Kiwi TV immortality as Dr Ropata in Shortland Street, and rave global reviews as abusive husband Jake Heke in Once Were Warriors. Since reprising his Warriors role in a well-regarded sequel, Morrison has starred in Crooked Earth, Tracker and Mahana, hosted a talk show and a variety show, and played Jango Fett in two Star Wars prequels.

… a leading actor as elemental, charismatic and brutal as the young Marlon Brando; he has instinctive star power, and it's his likability that makes the violence of his character so shocking. American critic Roger Ebert on Temuera Morrison in Once Were Warriors, The Chicago Sun-Times, 3 March 1995

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Interview

Temuera Morrison: From Rotovegas to Hollywood...

Interview, 2011

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Interview

ScreenTalk Short: Temuera Morrison

Interview, 2019

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Mosley

2019, As: Warfield - Film

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My Party Song

2017 - 2018, Subject - Television

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Shortland Street - Past Memories

2017, Subject - Web

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Mahana

2016, As: Tamihana Mahana - Film

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All Talk with Anika Moa

2016, Guest - Television

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This is Piki - First Episode

2016, As: Bill Mercer - Television

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Once Were Warriors - Where Are They Now?

2014, Subject - Television

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The Life and Times of Temuera Morrison

2013, Subject, Associate Producer - Television

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Totes Māori

2013, Subject - Television

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The Life and Times of Temuera Morrison - First Episode

2013, Subject, Associate Producer - Television

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Mt Zion

2012, As: Dad - Film

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Fresh Meat

2012, As: Hemi Crane - Film

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Tracker

2010, As: Kereama - Film

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Reluctant Hero

2008, Narrator - Television

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Rain of the Children

2008, As: Rua Kenana - Film

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River Queen

2005, As: Te Kai Po - Film

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The Tem Show - Star Wars (Episode)

2005, Presenter - Television

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Mataku - The Fishing Trip (Te Hi Ika)

2002, Presenter - Television

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Aroha - Te Ao Mahana

2002, As: Steam - Television

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Mataku

2001 - 2005, Presenter - Television

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Crooked Earth

2001, As: Will Bastion - Film

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Mataku - The Sisters (Ngā Tuāhine)

2001, Presenter - Television

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What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?

1999, As: Jake Heke, Associate Producer - Film

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Broken English

1996, As: Manu - Film

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Billy T James - A Celebration

1995, Subject - Television

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Once We're Warriors

1995, Presenter - Television

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Shortland Street - Kirsty and Lionel's wedding

1994, As: Hone Ropata - Television

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Frontline - Kiwis Cannes Do

1994, Subject - Television

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Once Were Warriors

1994, As: Jake Heke - Film

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Shortland Street

1992 - 95, 2008, As: Dr Hone Ropata - Television

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Shortland Street - First Episode

1992, As: Doctor Hone Ropata - Television

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Shortland Street - Highlights from the first 15 years

1992 - 2007, As: Dr Hone Ropata - Television

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The Neville Brothers - Keepers of the Flame

1992, Subject - Television

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An Evening with Sir Howard Morrison

1990, Performer - Television

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My Old Man's an All Black - performed by Howard Morrison & Billy T James

1990, Performer - Television

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The Billy T James Show (sitcom) - excerpts

1990, As: Sam - Television

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E Tipu E Rea - Te Moemoea (The Dream)

1989, As: Jack - Television

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Haka - A Musical and a History

1988, Performer - Short Film

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Waka Huia

1987, Reporter - Television

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Mauri

1988, As: Young Cop - Film

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Never Say Die

1988, As: Alf Winters - Film

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The Grasscutter

1988, As: Detective Sergeant Harris - Television

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Gloss

1989, As: Sean - Television

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Koha - Mauri

1987, Reporter - Television

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Seekers

1986, As: Selwyn Broadhead - Television

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Seekers - I Hope You Know What You're Doing (First Episode)

1986, As: Selwyn Broadhead - Television

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

1984, As: Alamein - Television

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Koha

1987, Reporter - Television

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Rangi's Catch

1973, As: Rangi - Film