Peter Hayden


Peter came north a couple of years ago, having spent many years in Dunedin working in both drama and documentary film production. Peter has produced, written and presented many science and nature documentaries.

Screen roles from way back include: The Governor, Beyond Reasonable Doubt, The Fire-Raiser, Arriving Tuesday and Shaker Run. He received the Best Supporting Actor Award for Illustrious Energy. In Footrot Flats, he voiced villain ‘Irish Murphy’ and ‘Cooch’, the 'greenie'. More recently he has appeared in Light Between the Oceans, Hillary and 800 Words.

In the last two years, Peter has been seen in Auckland Theatre Company productions of Other Desert Cities, Trees Beneath the Lake and The Ladykillers, as well as in Motel, at the Basement. In Wellington he starred in Short Cut to Happiness and The Vertical Hour at Circa and The Raft at Downstage. At Dunedin’s Fortune Theatre his recent appearances include Heroes, Calendar Girls, Book Ends, as well as The Truth Game and The Daylight Atheist.