Birth Place Matching "Christchurch, New Zealand" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
2. Michelle Ang
Actress | Fear the Walking Dead
Michelle is already well known around the world from her work as a regular cast member on the Australian show "Neighbours", "Outrageous Fortune" and the hit teen show "The Tribe".
She won "Best Actress in A Feature Film" at the New Zealand Film and Television Awards 2011 for "My Wedding and Other ...
Actor | L'isola del tesoro
New Zealand born actor David Warbeck made his feature film debut in My Lover, My Son (1970). Warbeck went pro following studies at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and during the 1970s became a popular European star of low-budget genre pictures made in Italy, the U.S. and England. His ...
5. Tom Hern
Producer | The Dark Horse
Since moving behind the camera in 2008, Hern has produced four feature films and has another in post-production.
One, the micro-budget, privately-funded, whodunit-thriller, I'm Not Harry Jenson, which was released theatrically in New Zealand to critical acclaim in 2009.
Two, the eerily-provocative, ...
Director | Eight Legged Freaks
Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, Ellory Elkayem began making films as a teenager. At 18, he attended a film school designed to give students practical experience and preparation for a career in the film business. He learned the ropes first hand while, working in the camera department on ...
7. May Beatty
Actress | Mad Love
May Beatty was born on June 4, 1880 in Christchurch, New Zealand. She was an actress, known for Mad Love (1935), Pride and Prejudice (1940) and I Wake Up Screaming (1941). She was married to Edward Lauri (born Edward James Lowe) actor). She died on April 1, 1945 in Covina, California, USA.
Actress | Intolerable Cruelty
Born in New Zealand, Emma Harrison was raised in Australia. She attended St. Hilda's School for Girls in Southport, Queensland. There, she was a House Captain and a Senior School Prefect. Emma started modeling at the age of 15, when she was spotted in the audience of a beauty contest and ...
11. Ray Comfort
Ray Comfort is the Founder/President/CEO of Living Waters Publications. After relocating from New Zealand to Southern California in the late 1980s, Ray introduced a long line of pastors and churches to a biblical teaching which he called Hell's Best Kept Secret. The positive and enthusiastic ...
13. Hayley Westenra
Soundtrack | The Merchant of Venice
She is the daughter of New Zealanders Jill and Gerald Westenra.
At age 6, she starred as the lead role in her school's Christmas show called "The Littlest Star."
By age eleven, she had appeared in over 40 stage productions, sung on TV shows and performed in major concerts.
She has performed for Her ...
14. Jonathan Elsom
Jonathan Elsom was born on September 22, 1938 in Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand as John Stephen Elsom. He is an actor, known for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017), The Avengers (1961) and The Life and Times of David Lloyd George (1981).
16. Len Lye
Director | N or NW
Len Lye was born on July 5, 1901 in Christchurch, New Zealand. He is known for his work on N or NW (1938), Stardust (1938) and Kaleidoscope (1935). He was married to Annette Zeiss and Jane Florence Winifred Thompson. He died on May 15, 1980 in Warwick, Rhode Island, USA.
18. Winter Hall
Actor | Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Winter Hall was born on June 21, 1872 in Christchurch, New Zealand as Winter Amos Hall. He was an actor, known for Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925), What Every Woman Knows (1921) and The Right to Happiness (1919). He was married to Katherine Young (concert pianist). He died on February 10, 1947...
25. Mick Innes
Actor | Housebound
Michael John Innes was born in Christchurch in 1953 and became Mick Innes when he moved to Australia 20 years later. With a career spanning 3 decades in film, television and theatre, Mick is a veteran actor, with countless roles in New Zealand and Australia, including Bootmen, Home and Away and ...
27. Geoffrey Bell
Actor | Sticky TV
Geoffrey David Bell is a television presenter in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Bell's television career began when he moved to Auckland, New Zealand, to work as an intern on Pulp Sport Series 3. Upon completion of the series, Bell had become a competent production all-rounder and the programme won best...
29. Beryl Te Wiata
Actress | Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Beryl Te Wiata was born on April 15, 1925 in Christchurch, New Zealand as Beryl Margaret McMillan. She was an actress, known for Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995), Outrageous Fortune (2005) and Strange Behavior (1981). She was married to Inia Te Wiata. She died on May 4, 2017.
30. William DuFresne
Actor | AMV Heaven
William DuFresne was born on August 4, 1987 in Christchurch, New Zealand as William Petty. He is an actor and producer, known for AMV Heaven (2008), Ask That Guy with the Glasses (2008) and Animenia (2008). He has been married to Jessica DuFresne since April 6, 2011.
32. Alice Fraser
Actress | The Avengers
Alice Fraser was born on March 19, 1934 in Christchurch, New Zealand. She was an actress, known for The Avengers (1961), The Ray Bradbury Theatre (1985) and The Tub (2005). She was married to Frank Hickey. She died on October 28, 2004 in Wellington, New Zealand.
35. Georgina Hagerty
Actress | The Phantom of the Opera
Georgina was born in Christchurch, New Zealand. She is a talent agent based in Melbourne, Australia. Prior to this she was a professional dancer and ballerina who worked in the UK, Europe and Australia. She was a cast member of the London West End musical, The Phantom of the Opera for two and a ...
37. Eva Rowland
Actress | The Lifeguardsman
Eva Rowland was born on May 12, 1888 in Christchurch, New Zealand as Eva Marguerite Rowland. She was an actress, known for The Lifeguardsman (1916), Ha'penny Breeze (1950) and The Real Thing at Last (1916). She was married to Gerald Malvern. She died on February 14, 1976 in Twickenham, Middlesex, ...
39. Eve Balfour
Actress | The Woman Who Did
Eve Balfour was born on May 3, 1890 in Christchurch, New Zealand. She was an actress, known for The Woman Who Did (1915), Five Nights (1915) and Eve's Daughter (1916). She was married to Stanley Howlett - stage actor (born Arthur Stanley Howlett 1886 - 1959). She died on March 19, 1955 in ...
40. Nathan King
Composer | Wait Up Harriet
Nathan King was once part of the Kiwi Rock band, 'Zed' With his fellow band members, Andrew(Andy) Lynch, Adrian Palmer and Ben Campbell. It was just this year that it was announced on their official site they they would be taking an extended break and that their fans should interpret this as they ...
45. James C. Stewart
Actor | Event 16
James C. Stewart was a late entry into the acting world, after a good friend persuaded him to drop the shy kid persona he had always clung to, and join the cast of their high school production in their hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand.
Being good with numbers, he surprised no-one by going ...
46. Frances Alda
Soundtrack | I Build the Tower
Alda, born Fanny Jane Davis, came from a strong musical background. Her maternal grandparents, Fanny and Martin Simonsen, were important opera impresarios in Australasia during the 1870s and 1880s. Five of their children, including Fanny's mother, Leonore, were professional singers, and one, ...
50. Joey Kingman
Actress | Tin God
Joey Kingman began acting in her childhood. During her school years, she appeared in numerous plays. Joey is well known as a talented actress and presenter. She graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Screen Acting in 2006 (Australia), and later trained at the London Drama School. Since then, Joey ...