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Laura Hill
Laura Hill
Laura Hill


2016 The Catch, 'Laura'
Republic Films, Dir. Simon Brown

2000Tongan Ninja, 'Miss Lee' (voice only)
Midnight Films, Dir. Duncan Sarkies
1999Bludgers, 'Fiona'
Midnight Films, Dir. Jason Stutter


2016 Brokenwood Mysteries: series III, 'Miranda'
South Pacific Pictures, Dir. Various
2015 Westside: series II, 'Belinda' (recurring)
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors
2012 Nothing Trivial: series II, 'Lauren' (series regular)
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors
2011 Go Girls: season 4, 'Ellie'
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors

01-08Shortland Street, 'Toni Warner' (core cast)
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors
2006The Book Club, 'Panel Member'
Third Party Productions, Various directors
2000Questions, 'Jennifer'
Communicado, Dir, Ross Jennings
1999Duggan, 'Leigh Bissett'
Gibson Group, Various directors


2016 White Rabbit Red Rabbit 'Laura Hill'
Centre Point Theatre
2013 Peninsula, 'Ngaire / Sylvia'
Centrepoint Theatre, Dir. Paul McLaughlin
2013 Hotel, 'Anne'
Christchurch International Arts Festival, Dir. Paul McLaughlin
2013 The Women, 'Nancy Blake'
The Court Theatre, Dir. Ross Gumbley
2012 The Gift, 'Chloe'
Auckland Theatre Company, Dir. Colin McColl
2012 A Shortcut to Happiness, 'Natasha'
Auckland Theatre Company, Dir. Alison Quigan
2012 Peninsula, 'Sylvia / Ngaire'
Circa Theatre, Dir. Jane Waddell
2011 Hits of '83, 'Raylene'
Centrepoint Theatre, Dir. Lucy Schmidt
2011 August: Osage County, 'Karen'
Circa Theatre, Dir. Susan Wilson 
2010 Eros, 'Natalie'
Court Theatre, Dir. Yvonne Martin
2009 Backstage, 'Ruth'
Court Theatre, Dir. Ross Gumbley

2009The Raft, 'Tonia'
Centrepoint Theatre, Dir. Steven Ray
2009Rock'n'Roll, 'Various'
Circa Theatre
2008The Gods of Warm Beer, 'Maureen'
Centrepoint Theatre, Dir. Simon Ferry
2008Jane Eyre, 'Jane Eyre'
Fortune Theatre, Dir. David Lawrence
2007Babylon Heights, 'Philomena'
The Forge Theatre, Dir. Jon Pheloung
2005Up for Grabs, 'Simone'
Auckland Theatre Company, Dir. Roy Ward
2004Spreading Out, 'Megan'
Auckland Theatre Company, Dir. Tony Taylor
2000The Daily Grind, 'Roxy'
Studio 77, Dir. Mia Blake
1999Questions, 'Jennifer'
BATS Theatre, Dir. Dra McKay
1998Purple Frog, 'Sonya'
BATS Theatre
1998The Merchant of Venice, 'Nerissa'
Victoria University Summer of Shakespeare, Dir. Mark Da Vanzo
1998Radio with Pictures, 'Various'
Studio 77 / Victoria University


200016.7.00, 'Assassin'
Dir. Charlie Bleakley
1999Petal, 'Popcorn Girl'
Dir. Charlie Bleakley


2015 ASB
2011 Wonderbread


2000Tongan Ninja 'Miss Lee' (voice only)
Midnight Films, Dir. Jason Stutter
1999CD-ROM - Road Code
Hyperactive/Marmalade Audio



Laura has worked in the entertainment industry for over 25 years. She is best-known for her role as Toni on Shortland Street and has also appeared on Go Girls, Nothing Trivial, Westside and The Brokenwood Mysteries

She started out in theatre and has worked consistently in professional theatres all over the country, so she knows how to work a crowd and hit a deadline – opening night waits for no-one! She has a background in debating and improv, so brings those skills to the table too.

When she’s not being an actor or a voice artist, Laura works as a writer (storyliner and/or script writer for Shortland Street, The Brokenwood Mysteries, The Almighty Johnsons, Go Girls). She writes with humour and clarity, and is a self-confessed geek so you can be sure she’ll do her homework to create the perfect content for your event.

Laura's previous work as an MC/speaker includes a celebrity debate at the 'Taupo Winter Festival'; hosting a panel at the 'Auckland Writers’ Festival;  she was a panellist on The Book Show; hosted an event with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra at the Town Hall; and has MC’ed weddings.


I had the pleasure of contracting the services of Laura for a nationwide trade show for my client LG, a leading electronic and homeware supplier to all the major retailers. The trade show has a variety of presentation areas focussing on their different product ranges, and the venues were all schools. Thus, a school theme was adopted. Lauras role was to play a Head Teacher type character complimentary to my Head Master, and jointly we met and greeted the clients retail partners, set the scene, rotated them through the presentation sessions, and then MC'd the wrap up, prize draws and farewell. Laura was highly professional throughout the many locations we performed, provided a clever and focused character, as well as input to help improve the event and the impact for the client. Her comic skills were to the fore. She also managed the pricklier types that are often at such events with ease, helping them soften their sometimes gruff personae, and getting them to go with the flow.
Geoffrey Dolan, Creative Director, ConArtists
A few years ago, my company put on one of the country’s largest customer service training programmes. We expected a little resistance and so needed hosts who were warm, able to put people at ease quickly and able to adapt quickly to the changing dynamics in the room. Which were exactly the reasons that we chose Laura Hill. Laura is smart, funny, and great with people. She made sure that our programme was delivered within the tight timeframes required and left the audiences feeling included and supported. This was not easy given what was being asked of them. All of these qualities make Laura not just a great performer and facilitator but also an excellent MC. I’ve been working in conferences and entertainment for over 30 years and I’d recommend Laura as an MC for any crowd of any size.
Greg Ellis
Laura was the MC at our wedding, and we couldn’t be happier with how she performed. As well as being a confident and amusing speaker, she leant into the event management side of the role, making sure the evening ran smoothly, rolling with changes on the fly, and keeping our guests entertained throughout. She was conscientious in her preparation, talking to us at length about what we were after to make sure she delivered exactly that. We received many compliments on her work and would happily recommend her to anyone looking for a fun and professional MC for their event.
John Hall


  • Actor
  • After Dinner Speaker
  • Debater
  • Host
  • MC
  • Panelist
  • TV Presenter
  • Writer


  • Full Licence
  • Horse Riding
  • Singer
  • Swimming
  • Voice Artist


Can drive manual and automatic. Voice work includes radio/television commercials for Amcal/Unichem Pharmacies, Shanton, Meaningful Beauty, The Warehouse, NZ Herald.