AKL John Watson

John WatsonFeatured Popular

Retail, Narrative, Corporate, Mid Range


FEATURE FILM

1989Zilch, 'Curtis'
Independent Feature Film, Dir. Richard Riddiford
1987Starlight Hotel, 'Mr Curtis'
Challenge Film Corporation, Dir. Sam Pilsbury
1986Death in the Family, 'Andy'
New Zealand FIlm Commission, Dirs. Stuart Main & Peter Wells

TELEVISION

2009 The Benefits Man, 'Wayne Patterson' (lead)
Isola Productions Ltd

2008Life's a Riot, 'Scool Principal'
Riot Productions, Dir. Ian Mune
2006Amazing Extraordinary Friends, 'Magistrate'
Greenstone Pictures, Various directors
2004Mataku, 'Policeman'
4 Winds Films, Various directors
2004Secret Agent Men: series II, 'Dr. Beaver'
Greenstone Pictures, Various directors
2003Soundings, 'Various'
Red Sky Productions, Dir. Keith Hunter
2001Shortland Street, 'Dennis Costello'
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors
1999Hercules, 'Priest of Ares'
Pacific Renaissance Pictures, Various directors
1998What an Orchard, 'Uncle'
Morrison Grieve, Various directors
1996Xena: Warrior Princess, 'Sokar'
Pacific Renaissance Pictures, Various directors
1995Hercules, 'Taphius'
Pacific Renaissance Pictures, Various directors
1995Xena: Warrior Princess, 'Arben'
Pacific Renaissance Pictures, Various directors
1995Plain Tastes, 'Priest'
Dir. Niki Caro
1995Trifecta, 'Counsellor'
Dir. Jonathan Culliane
1995Hercules, 'Constable'
Pacific Renaissance Pictures, Various directors
1994Hercules, 'Pilgram'
Pacific Renaissance Pictures, Various directors
1994Hercules (tele-feature), 'Priest'
Pacific Renaissance Pictures, Various directors
1994Frontline, 'Bob Jones'
TVNZ, Various directors
1992Black Stallion, 'Shop Keeper'
Isambard, Various directors
1992Shortland Street, 'Ken'
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors
1992Homeward Bound, 'Sgt, Creaps'
Soap NZ Ltd
1991Shark in the Park, 'Dave'
Gibson Group, Various directors
1991The Sound & the Silence, 'Reporter'
South Pacific Pictures
1991Gold, 'Sgt Basham'
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors
1990The Billy T. James Show, 'The Vicar'
Isambard, Various directors
1990Black Beauty, 'Mr Saunders'
Isambard, Various directors
1990Funny Business, 'Phil'
Comedia Products, Various directors
1989Gloss, 'Colin'
TVNZ, Various directors

THEATRE

2014 The Slapdash Assassin, 'The Bishop'
Basement Theatre, Dir. Patrick Davies

1998The Cherry Orchard, 'Pischik'
Herald Theatre, Dir. Vadim Legogorov
97-98Hamlet & Macbeth, 'Various'
Auckland Schools tour
1990Treat It Right, 'Mr Earl'
Maidment Theatre
1989Courting Blackbird, 'Ezra'
Mercury Theatre

SHORT FILM

1997Bella, 'Seaman'
Greenstone Pictures, Dir. Karen Nobes
1996The Road Back, 'Ivan'
Frame Up Films, Dir. Annalise Patterson

TELEVISION COMMERCIALS

2011 NZTA Drug Driving
NZ

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Highlights

FEATURE FILM

1987Starlight Hotel, 'Mr Curtis'
Challenge Film Corporation, Dir. Sam Pilsbury

TELEVISION

2009 The Benefits Man, 'Wayne Patterson' (lead)
Isola Productions Ltd

THEATRE

2014 The Slapdash Assassin, 'The Bishop'
Basement Theatre, Dir. Patrick Davies

Biography

John is an experienced narrator of documentaries and children’s books, and is skilled at lip-sync having dubbed the entire role of Dom in “The Boy from Andromeda”.

An accurate reader, he has the facility to make complicated narration make good sense, and to make the more mundane sound interesting. His is not a big, commercial, hard sell voice, but a straightforward, warm and approachable sound.

ACCENTS

American (standard), British

Skills

  • Full Licence
  • Voice Artist

Notes:

Voice work include radio plays, voice overs. Dialogue coach. Can drive manual and automatic.