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Greenstone - First Episode

Television (Excerpts) – 1999

Greenstone is the tale of a Māori woman whose beauty is used as a pawn by her ambitious father, Chief Te Manahau. In episode one, the missionary-educated Marama (Simone Kessell) travels to England with her father (George Henare), who sets about arranging an arms deal while she falls for their English host, ex-military man Sir Geoffrey Halford. Created for TV One by Greg McGee, the ambitious series was initially developed as a co-production between local company Communicado and the BBC. Local iwi Tainui helped fund the series, after the BBC withdrew.

There's riches there Sam - for those who know how to play the game.
– Halford, talking of New Zealand

Key Cast & Crew

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Robin Scholes

Producer

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Stephen Lowe

Writer

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Matthew Rhys

As: Sam Markham

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Richard Coyle

As: Sir Geoffrey Halford

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Te Paki Cherrington

Te Hau

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Anna McPhail

As: Queen Elizabeth

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Screentime

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from NZ On Air and Tainui Corporation.

Music

Music by Murray McNab and Murray Grindlay.

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