From Jake the Muss to Jango Fett to a stint as talk show host, Temuera Morrison has played them all. In 2013 he played himself in this seven-part reality series, with cameras following over six months as he tried to revive his career. This excerpt from the first episode finds the easy-going actor having a birthday with his children in hometown Rotorua, chatting to his Hollywood agent about job possibilities from the rebirth of Starwars, and facing up to learning an American accent. Later episodes saw him publicising hit film Mt Zion, and fielding an offer to direct.
Entertaining, good-hearted stuff, cut with an arch but sympathetic eye...– Diana Wichtel reviews the show in The Listener, 14 November 2013
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