Hera Dunleavy

Mrs Johnson/Tamatea Cousin

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 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 A SMALL LIFE, WAITING FOR YOU, MANUREWA, FOR GOOD, BLESSED, RUDE AWAKENINGS, KORERO MAI and AROHA.