Ken Blackburn

Parrot/Courtier/Countryman

Ken is well known for an acting career spanning five decades. A familiar face on New Zealand screen and stage, Ken has also worked in Australia and the UK. He's appeared in productions around New Zealand of a wide variety of plays and has also toured with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra as narrator for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM.


An associate director at Downstage and Mercury Theatres, his directing credits include THE RIVALS, SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER and COUNTRY WIFE.


Ken's many theatre credits include DEATH OF A SALEMAN, and OTHELLO for Peach Theatre Company, the Court Theatre's FOUR FLATS WHITES IN ITALY and WHO WANTS TO BE 100?, and Circa Theatre productions of ENTERTAINING MR SLOANE, MILO'S WAKE, THE CHERRY ORCHARD, DEMOCRACY and TAKING SIDES.


He is a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

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