Mark Hadlow (ONZM) is one of New Zealand’s most well-known and prominent actors. He has performed in over 150 plays, including musical theatre, Shakespeare, and one-man shows. He has appeared in dozens of films and TV series, and done thousands of commercials and radio voice-overs. Mark has played many roles in Peter Jackson films including The Hobbit trilogy, Meet the Feebles, and King Kong. Mark has just finished filming his fourth Peter Jackson production, Mortal Engines. Mark has appeared in concerts and musicals My Fair Lady; Jesus Christ Superstar; Kiss Me, Kate; Rocky Horror Show; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; and Little Shop of Horrors. Mark has been nominated for and won several awards, including Best Supporting Actor in a Television Comedy Series for Willy Nilly, Best Theatrical Performance of the Year in 1993 for the one-man show SNAG, Entertainer of the Year in 1995, and Best Character Voice Over Artist in the 2010 New Zealand Radio Awards. In the 2017 Queen’s Birthday honours, Mark was awarded Officer of New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) Award for services to the Arts.
“Last Legs is full of connections. Catherine Wilkin and Ray Henwood were in Roger’s ‘Who Wants to be 100? (Anyone Who’s 99)’ for ATC with me, which was also directed by Alison Quigan. It’s like coming back into the family and I feel very lucky to be working with some wonderful talented people.”