Byron Coll

Joseph the Emperor & Ensemble

Byron has been working consistently in film and theatre since graduating from Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School in 2007. His work includes roles in Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake, Warp Films multi award-winning feature Shopping by Louis Sutherland and Mark Albiston, Lippy Pictures’ television drama Tangiwai, and Gaylene Preston’s Home by Christmas. In 2012 Byron appeared in Warner Brothers’ Jack the Giant Slayer, directed by Bryan Singer. 

Byron recently received critical acclaim by leading the New Zealand Opera in their production of The Mikado playing the role of Ko-Ko which played at the ASB Waterfront Theatre, The Opera House in Wellington, and the Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch. He also flexed his music muscle touring the Live Live Cinema: Little Shop of Horrors throughout England, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. 

His most recent Auckland Theatre Company productions are The LadykillersOnce on Chunuk Bair, The Good Soul of Szechuan, and The End of The Golden Weather. Byron may be most recognisable as Tim, the over-enthusiastic All Blacks supporter in the award-winning MasterCard commercials.