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Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie

Actor

Coming from a theatre and screen family, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie has acting in her blood. Tipped as a breakout star by The Hollywood Reporter, her credits span roles on Shortland Street, playing the title character in web series Lucy Lewis Can’t Lose, and a number of feature projects. In 2014 telefeature Consent, she played a teenager abused by a family friend. In 2018 she was widely praised for American feature Leave No Trace. Harcourt co-starred as a teen living wild in a park with her father. She followed it with Taika Waititi movie Jojo Rabbit, and Shakespeare-inspired Netflix drama The King.

[Thomasin Harcourt] McKenzie plays this dawning comprehension — this onset of autonomous young adulthood, this disentangling and distancing from a parent —with breathtakingly natural insight. Richard Lawson, in a Vanity Fair review of movie Leave No Trace, 23 January 2018