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Tim Balme

Actor/ Writer

Tim Balme burst onto the big screen as the hapless young man fighting off zombies with lawnmowers, in Peter Jackson's Braindead. He went on to roles on TV's Mercy Peak, Shortland Street and Maddigan's Quest, alongside gigs as a writer (Outrageous Fortune) and time as Head of Development for South Pacific Pictures.

Tim had the right degree of charisma but also that volatility, the swaggering charm ... Director Stuart McKenzie on the qualities Balme brought to playing the killer in For Good

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Interview

Tim Balme: An acting and writing all-rounder...

Interview, 2010

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Interview

The Almighty Johnsons: A myth in the making...

Interview, 2016

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The Brokenwood Mysteries

2014 - ongoing, Head Writer, Writer - Television

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Step Dave - First Episode

2014, Head of Development - Television

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The Brokenwood Mysteries - First Episode

2014, Script Editor, Writer - Television

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Nothing Trivial

2011 - 2013, As: Jules - Television

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The Almighty Johnsons

2011 - 2013, As: Mike Johnson, Writer - Television

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The Almighty Johnsons - First Episode

2011, As: Mike Johnson - Television

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The Tattooist

2007, As: Jake's father - Film

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Tough Act - Episode Five

2005, Narrator - Television

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Tough Act

2005, Narrator - Television

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Interrogation

2005, Writer - Television

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Maddigan's Quest

2005, As: Yves - Television

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Maddigan's Quest - First Episode

2005, As: Yves - Television

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Outrageous Fortune

2005 - 2010, Writer - Television

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Tough Act - Episode Nine

2005, Narrator - Television

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For Good

2003, As: Grant Wilson - Film

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Mercy Peak - First Episode (excerpt)

2001, As: Ken Wilder - Television

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Mercy Peak

2001 - 2003, As: Ken Wilder - Television

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Greenstone

1999, As: Father Michael - Television

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Lament for Barney Flanagan

1998, As: On-Screen Narrator - Short Film

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Via Satellite

1998, As: Ken - Film

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Cover Story

1995 - 1996, As: Nick Williams - Television

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Jack Brown Genius

1995, As: Jack Brown - Film

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Planet Man

1995, As: The Man - Short Film

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The Last Tattoo

1994, As: Jim Mitchell - Film

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Braindead

1992, As: Lionel Cosgrove - Film

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Shortland Street - Highlights from the first 15 years

1994 - 1999, As: Greg Feeney - Television

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Away Laughing

1991 - 1992, As: Various roles - Television

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Away Laughing - First Episode

1991, As: Various roles - Television

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Shark in the Park - Diversions (Series Two, Episode Four)

1990, As: Barry - Television