WLG Ken Blackburn MNZM

Ken Blackburn MNZMFeatured Popular

Hair
Greying
Eyes
Blue
Height
5'10'' / 178 cm
Notes:
Represented by Piranha for voice work

Photographs #2-6 by Andi Crown

FEATURE FILM

2014 Sunset Song, 'Galt'
Sunset Song (UK) Ltd, Dir. Terence Davies
2014 Slow West, 'Josh Mackenzie'
Slow West (NZ) Ltd, Dir. John Maclean
2010 Rest for the Wicked, 'Mr Hayes'
RFTW Ltd, Dir. Simon Pattiso
2005 King Kong, 'Stage Manager'
New Line Pictures, Dir. Peter Jackson
1996 The Frighteners, 'Dr. Kamins'
Wingnut Films, Dir. Peter Jackson
1992Absent Without Leave, 'Captain Barrett'
Meridian Films, Dir. John Laing
1990The Grasscutter, 'Inspector Lerwick'
Central Independent, Dir. Ian Mune
1989The Roar, 'Ken Scott'
Dir. Guy Mazzeo
1987Ngati, 'Arthur'
Dir. Barry Barclay
1984Tommy Knockers, 'Newt Berringer'
ABC, Dir. John Power
1981Bad Blood, 'Thommo Robson'
Southern Pictures, Dir. Mike Newell
1981Pictures, 'Commander James'
Pacific Films, Dir. Michael Black
1978Skin Deep, 'Bob Harvey'
Phase 3, Dir. Geoff Stevens
1975479, 'Robert James'
Dir. Wayne Tourell

TELEVISION

2015 The Brokenwood Mysteries: series II, 'Edward'
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors
2015 Hillary, 'Sir Malcolm'
Great Southern Television, Dir. Danny Mulheron
2013 The Forgotten General (docu-drama), 'Sir James Allen'
Kingfisher Films Limited
2011 What Really Happened: Women's Vote (tele-feature), 'Speaker'
Eyeworks Film & TV Drama Ltd, Dir. Peter Burger
2011 Strongman (docu-drama), 'Mr Tucker'
A Bigger Picture Ltd., Dir. of Drama Gaylene Preston
2011 Whiskey Island (tele-feature), 'Joshua'
GFC Ltd, Dir. John Delbridge
2010Legend of the Seeker: season II, 'Brother Joseph'
The Walt Disney Company (NZ) Limited, Various directors

2009Until Proven Innocent (tele-feature), 'Appeal Court Judge'
Lippy Pictures, Dir. Peter Burger
2003The Strip, 'Finn's Father'
Gibson Group, Various directors
2001Atlantis High, 'Mr Dorsey'
Cloud 9, Dir. Raymond Thompson
1999FARSCAPE, 'Hybin'
Jim Henson Productions
1998The Legend of William Tell, 'Commissioner Esdras'
Cloud 9, Various directors
1997Duggan, 'Sensei'
Communicado, Various directors
1996Xena: Warrior Princess, 'King Menlaos'
Pacific Renaissance Pictures, Various directors
1995Hercules, 'Atreus'
Pacific Renaissance Pictures, Various directors
1993White Fang, 'Hank'
Walt Disney Pictures, Dir, Randal Kleiser
1992The Ray Bradbury Theatre, 'Policeman' (recurring)
Granada Television, Various directors
1992Shortland Street, 'Sir Bruce Warner'
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors
1992The Sound & the Silence, 'Elisha Gray'
Atlantis Films
1992The Rainbow Warrior, 'Gerard Curry'
Bonny Dore Productions
1991Which Way Home (tele-feature), 'Officer Carmody'
McElroy & McElroy, Dir. Carl Shultz
1990Betty's Bunch, 'The Charmer'
Dir. Chris Bailey
1989Brotherhood of the Rose (tele-feature), 'Forbes'
NBC Productions, Dir. Marvin J. Chomsky
1987Steel Riders, 'Inspector Hawley'
TVNZ, Various directors
1985Hanlon, 'John Fraser QC'
TVNZ, Various directors
1984Gliding On, 'The Boss'
TVNZ, Various directors
1983An Age Apart, 'Doctor'
Limelight Productions, Various directors
1983Nearly No Christmas, 'Undertaker'
Gibson Films, Various directors
1982Mortimer's Patch, 'Chris Knight'
TVNZ, Various directors
1982Casualties of Peace, 'Tripod'
TVNZ, Various directors
1979Patrol Boat, 'Commander Johns'
ABC Series, Various directors
1977Moynihan, 'Brian Crosby'
TVNZ, Various directors
1977Glenview High, 'Mr Phillips'
Grundy Television, Various directors
1975Close to Home, 'Clive Foster'
TVNZ, Various directors

THEATRE includes

2016 King Lear, 'Gloucester'
Circa Theatre, Dir. Michael Hurst
2015 Heroes, 'Phillipe'
Auckland Theatre Company, Dir. Alison Quigan
2014 The Caretaker, 'Mac Davies'
Fortune Theatre, Dir. Lara Macgregor
2013 Motel, 'Motel Manager'
Basement Theatre, Dir. Todd RIppon
2013 Anne Boleyn, 'Parrot / Courtier / Countryman'
Auckland Theatre Company, Dir. Colin McColl
2012 Death of a Saleman, 'Ben / various'
Peach Theatre Compnay, Dir. Jesse Peach
2011 Othello, 'Duke / Clown / Gratiano'
Peach Theatre Company, Dir. Jesse Peach
2009 4 Flats Whites In Italy, 'Harry'
Court Theatre, Dir. Ross Gumbley
2009 Entertaining Mr Sloane, 'Lead'
Circa Theatre, Dir. Conrad Newport

2007Who Wants to Be 100?, 'Alan Webster'
Court Theatre, Dir. Ross Gumbley
2005Milo's Wake, 'Milo O'Connor'
Circa Theatre
2005The Cherry Orchard, 'Pischyk'
Circa Theatre
2005Bright Star, 'Rev Edward Hill'
Circa Theatre, Dir. Susan Wilson
2005Democracy, 'Herbert Wehner'
Circa Theatre, Dir. Ross Jolly
2004Foolish Acts, 'Various'
Circa Theatre, Dir. Steven Ray
 

SHORT FILM

2013 Life is for Living, 'Albert'
Dir. Danny Phillips
2011 Antonio's Secret, 'Antonio'
Ace of Diamonds Productions, Dir. Danny Phillips
2010 If we are to be Eaten by Wolves, 'Nicholas'
UNITEC

2010 One Hearse Town, 'Jack' (lead)
Dir. Sarah Rowley

AWARDS

2015 Winner of Best Kiwi Short Film for 'Life is for Living'
Kiwi International Film Festival
2015 Golden World Award for 'Life is for Living'
World Film Awards - Jakarta
2015 International Award of Outstanding Excellence for 'Life is for Living'
IFFEHC - Jakarta
2015 Audience Choice Award for Best Short Film for 'Life is for Living'
BBFF Awards
2015 Best International Short Film for 'Life is for Living'
BBFF
2014 Best Actor for 'The Caretaker'
Dunedin Arts Festival
2014 Best International Film for 'Life is for Living'
Oklahoma Film Festival Awards
2014 Best Short Film for 'Life is for Living'
Oklahoma Film Festival Awards
2011 Best Actor for 'Antonio's Secret'
Las Vegas Short Film Festival Awards
2005 MNZM for Services to the Performing Arts
Queen's Birthday Honours
1999 Best Actor for 'Waiting for Godot'
Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards

TELEVISION COMMERCIALS

2013 Burger King
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Highlights

Feature Film

2014 Sunset Song, 'Galt'
Hurricane Films Dir: Terence Davies

2014 Slow West, 'Josh Mackenzie'
Slow West (NZ) Ltd Dir: John Maclean

2010 Rest for the Wicked, 'Mr Hayes'
RFTW Ltd Dir: Simon Pattiso

2005 King Kong, 'Stage Manager'
New Line Pictures Dir: Peter Jackson

Television

2017 The Brokenwood Mysteries: season IV, 'Edward'
South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various

2016 The Brokenwood Mysteries: season III, 'Edward'
South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various

2015 The Brokenwood Mysteries: season II, 'Edward'
South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various

2015 Hillary, 'Sir Malcolm'
Great Southern Television Dir: Danny Mulheron

2013 The Forgotten General (docu-drama), 'Sir James Allen'
Kingfisher Films Limited

2011 What Really Happened: Women's Vote (tele-feature), 'Speaker'
Eyeworks Film & TV Drama Ltd Dir: Peter Burger

2011 Strongman (docu-drama), 'Mr Tucker'
A Bigger Picture Ltd Dir: Gaylene Preston

2011 Whiskey Island (tele-feature), 'Joshua'
GFC Ltd Dir: John Delbridge

2010 Legend of the Seeker: season II, 'Brother Joseph'
The Walt Disney Company (NZ) Limited Dir: Various

Theatre

2017 Three Days in the Country, 'Bolshintsov'
Circa Theatre Dir: Susan Wilson

2016 King Lear, 'Gloucester'
Circa Theatre Dir: Michael Hurst

2015 Heroes, 'Phillipe'
Auckland Theatre Company Dir: Alison Quigan

2014 The Caretaker, 'Mac Davies'
Fortune Theatre Dir: Lara Macgregor

2013 Motel, 'Motel Manager'
Basement Theatre Dir: Todd RIppon

2013 Anne Boleyn, 'Parrot / Courtier / Countryman'
Auckland Theatre Company Dir: Colin McColl

2012 Death of a Saleman, 'Ben / various'
Peach Theatre Compnay Dir: Jesse Peach

2011 Othello, 'Duke / Clown / Gratiano'
Peach Theatre Compnay Dir: Jesse Peach

Awards

2017 Equity Lifetime Achievement Award
NZ Actors Equity/MEAA

Skills

  • Army Territorials
  • Artist
  • Cricket
  • Ballroom Dancer
  • Director
  • Dog Handler
  • Full Licence
  • Fishing
  • Marksman
  • Pool
  • Presenter
  • Singer
  • High Baritone
  • Snooker
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Voice Artist
  • Writer

Notes:

Queen's Birthday Honours 2005 - NZ Order of Merit services to Acting & Directing. Experienced After Dinner Speaker. Can drive manual and automatic.

Vocal Skills

    Languages:
  • German
  • Russian

    Accents:
  • American (standard)
  • British
  • Cockney
  • Manchester
  • RP
  • Scottish
  • Yorkshire
  • Irish
  • Indian

Vocal Notes:

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Non-Fiction Books

1995 The Blitz Kids
BBC West

Radio Series

1994 Some Corner of a Foreign Field
Radio 4 BBC West
1993 Some Corner of a Foreign Field
National Programme, Radio New Zealand


Television Series

1993 White Fang
Atlantis Films Canada
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