George Henare

Giles Corey

2007 marks George Henare’s 42nd year in the business of stage, screen, TV and recording.  For Auckland Theatre Company he has performed in Who Wants to be 100?, Goldie, Wind in the Willows, Cabaret and Into the Woods.  Other highlights include the 2000 New Zealand International Festival of the Arts production of Haruru Mai and Purapurawhetu, which toured New Zealand and internationally. In 1994 he won Best Theatrical Performance Award at The Entertainer of the Year Awards for his role in Jesus Christ Superstar.  George’s television experience includes roles in Greenstone, Hercules, Xena and Nga Tohu - Signatures – for which he was named Best Actor at the 2000 TV Guide New Zealand Television Awards.  His film credits include Crooked Earth, Once Were Warriors, The Silent One and Rapanui. George has also been honoured by Her Majesty the Queen with an OBE for his services to theatre.  Last year George received a Chapman Tripp ‘Best Actor’ Award for his portrayal of Willy Loman in Circa Theatre’s Death of a Salesman.