BROOKE WILLIAMS (ALICE)
Brooke graduated from Toi Whakaari in 2006. Since then she has worked constantly in New Zealand Theatre, Television and Film. In 2009 Brooke was awarded ‘Most Promising Female Newcomer’ at the Chapman Tripp theatre awards for her performance in Mr Marmalade.
Theatre highlights include playing Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Mary Warren in The Crucible and Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream all for Auckland Theatre Company. Also playing Ariel in The Tempest and Irena in Three Sisters with the Peripeteia players.
Brooke’s screen credits include Outrageous Fortune, Go Girls, The Almighty Johnsons, Shortland Street, Legend of the Seeker, Spartacus, Anzac Girls, The Tele feature Venus and Mars, MTV’s new show The Shannara Chronicles and the films Predicament, Ice and Slow West, which recently won the World Cinema Drama Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.
Brooke is about to head to Toronto to work on a television series.
ANTONIA PREBBLE (HAYLEY)
Antonia has been acting professionally since she was 12. Her debut role was in 1997 playing Mandy McFarlane, one of the leads in the television series, Mirror Mirror – Series 2. As a young adult, Antonia worked on three separate series of Power Rangers and then, in 2005, Antonia began her six season stint playing Loretta West in the award winning series Outrageous Fortune.
Television-wise, Antonia played leading roles in both The Blue Rose (2012), as Jane, and in the World War One drama Anzac Girls (2013), as Hilda, featured as a guest lead on the WGN flagship show, Salem (2014). Last year she joined Rebecca Gibney in the Australian series Winter, before returning home to star in the Outrageous Fortune prequel, Westside. Antonia also loves to perform in the theatre.
Antonia has received a number of accolades for her work. This year she, alongside the rest of the cast of Anzac Girls, won “Best Ensemble” at the Equity Awards. In 2013 Antonia was awarded the “Best Actress” award at the Women’s Institute of Film and Television Showcase in America and her portrayal of Laura Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie was judged the “Best Theatrical Performance of 2014” in Auckland’s Best Of Awards. In 2008 she was awarded “Best Supporting Actress” at the NZ Film and Television Awards for Outrageous Fortune.
ANDREW BEATTIE (NICK)
A graduate of the New Zealand Film and Television School, Andrew was one of the original members of multi-Oscar winning effects guru Richard Taylor’s WETA effects team, leaving after 11 years of monsters and mayhem (including Heavenly Creatures, The Ugly, The Frighteners & the Lord of the Rings trilogy) to move into production.
In 2010 Andrew produced David Blyth’s cult classic, Wound, which premiered at the 2010 Auckland International film festival, and since screened at 11 major film festivals internationally.
Recently Andrew has served as producer on the low-budget Kiwi rom-com How To Meet Girls From A Distance. Last year Andrew produced Deathgasm which is currently doing the festival rounds to audience and critical acclaim, it opens in theatres in the USA early in October. This was Robyn and Andrews first successful collaboration.
Andrew also enjoys a successful side-line as an actor, appearing in dozens of TVC’s at home and abroad. He starred as ‘Spanners Dad’ in The Devil Dared Me To, and has had featured roles in Disneys Power Rangers and The Legend of the Seeker, Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake, local crime drama Harry and 2014‘s The Kick.
TAYLOR HALL (STEVEN)
Since Graduating from Toi Whakaari in 2013 Taylor has already starred in many NZ productions, including When We Go To War, Hillary, Venus and Mars and is a lead character on the yet to be released Filthy Rich for TVNZ.
Ido Drent (Prince Charming)
The highly talented and versatile Ido Drent has landed fantastic roles in first rate NZ and Australian series namely “The Brokenwood Mysteries”, “Offspring” & the captivating miniseries “INXS – Never Tear Us Apart”. He has also starred in the top rating US cult series “Ash v Evil Dead”. Ido loves the outdoors, travel and adventure and is a dedicated family man. From Shortland Street to Los Angeles, Ido is a rising star”.
© Robyn Grace 2016