Hera Dunleavy


A graduate of Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School, Hera has worked at all of New Zealand’s professional theatres. Auckland Theatre Company productions include AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, STEPPING OUT, OLIVER!, THE POHUTUKAWA TREE, GOD OF CARNAGE, THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES, UNCLE VANYA, SERIAL KILLERS, WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, EQUUS, DISGRACE, THE CRUCIBLE and HONOUR.

Highlights for other theatres include the original cast production of NGA TANGATA TOA, THE MASTER BUILDER, PROOF, THE CHERRY ORCHARD, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, TOP GIRLS, Victor Rodger’s plays SONS and RANTERSTANTRUM, DOUBLE BEAT, THREE DAYS OF RAIN and BEAUTIFUL THING (for which Hera won the Chapman Tripp Award for Best Female Newcomer).

Film and television appearances include AMADI, MANUREWA, A SMALL LIFE, BLESSED, FOR GOOD, WAITING FOR YOU, RUDE AWAKENINGS, KORERO MAI and AROHA. Hera is a member of NZ Actors Equity.