November 20 2017
We are so proud of our Ken Blackburn
, taking home the 2017 Equity Lifetime Achievement Award
(presented by Ryman Healthcare).
Ken won the Equity Lifetime Achievement Award for his enviable career which spans decades. He lead the cast in NZ TV classics including Gilding On
, Hunter’s Gold
and, more recently appeared accross several seasons of The Brokenwood Mysteries
and mini-series Hillary
, and will always be remembered for playing the despicible Bruce Warner (father of Chris) in Shortland Street
. He has appeared in hundreds of New Zealand theatre productions, was in Peter Jacksons' King Kong
and The Frighteners
and international productions Slow West
and Sunset Song
Ryman Corporate Affairs Manager David King said the award was also intended as a big thank you from the New Zealand public for all the hours of entertainment Ken had brought to so many people.