Mark Hadlow


Mark Hadlow (ONZM) is one of New Zealand’s best-known actors. Mark has appeared in dozens of films and several television series and commercials, and has completed radio voice-overs in the thousands. Mark has played many roles in Peter Jackson films, including The Hobbit trilogy, Meet the Feebles, King Kong and Mortal Engines. He has more than 160 plays under his belt; live theatre is his passion and it’s in his blood. Last year, performing in two plays at the Court Theatre in Christchurch was a significant challenge and the opportunity to deliver the lead roles in Elling and The Father was a career highlight. MAMIL, a one-man show written by his mate Gregory Cooper, has drawn a combined audience of over 50,000 in more than 200 performances, and has just completed another stellar season at Centrepoint Theatre in Palmerston North. An international debut for MAMIL is planned for later in 2020. Being in the Giltrap Audi season of Winding Up – with his career-long friend and colleague Alison Quigan –  will be such fun. They’ve come a long way since drama school in 1978. Put Colin McColl in the mix as director and Winding Up will be gangbusters.