Arthur Ranford

Vitals

Gender
Male
Age Range
65 - 75
Height
170cm
Base Location
Auckland
Available In
Adelaide, Auckland, Australian Capital Territory, Brisbane, Christchurch, Dunedin, Gold Coast, International, Melbourne, Northern Territory, Perth, Queenstown, Sydney, Tasmania, Wellington
Skills
Actor, Commercial Talent, Specialist Performer
Hair
Greying, Dark Brown
Eye
Hazel
Memberships
Actors Equity NZ
Pdf Bio

Agent

New Zealand Agent
The Robert Bruce Agency

Australian Agent
The Robert Bruce Agency (Aus)
Feature Photo
Arthur Ranford
Feature Clip

Credits

2020

Television
Carlos
Jazzband/Cowboy Bebop
Intergalactic Productions/Netflix
Alex
Television
Benny
The Gulf
The Gulf Productions/TV3
Rob Sarkies

2016

Television
Albert Smith
PowerRangers/Dinocharge
PwrRangrsProdsLtd

2009

Television
Merchant
Legend of the Seeker
The Walt Disney Company(NZ) Ltd
Various
Television
Melvin Kendall
Shortland Street
South Pacific Pictures
Various

2004

Commercial
Goalkeeper
Oddset 'Gentleman's Hockey 45' - Sweden
(Oddset) Camp David
Christopher Voi Reis

2003

Commercial
Bill - Panelist
Ravo Wackos - Cerebos - Sweden
Flying Fish - N.Z
Greg Page
Musical Theatre
Multiple, Technicals & Violin & Percussion
'Sir Thomas Lipton and the Auld Mug' 1999-03
Mirror Theatre Co
Gwyneth Glover

2001

Feature Film
Brian-Hardware Storekeeper
Crooked Earth
Communicado
Sam Pillsbury

1998

Video
Governor William Hobson
The Length of a Memory
Anne Douglas Educational Programmes
Poata Eruera

1997

Television
Klaus Gersen (+ violin)
House of Sticks
South Pacific Pictures
Nicky Marshall

1996

Musical Theatre
Sir Galant
Puff the Magic Dragon 1995-96
Donnell Theatre Productions
Gary Ginivan

1994

Stage
Pigeon,Pukelco,Frog,Eel Waterbug
Hemi Dances 1993-94
N.Z Puppet Theatre
Sue Hill
Voice Over
Narrator 1989 - 1994
Talking Books
RNZF Blind
Musical Theatre
Cook
Madam Butterfly
Auckland Opera
Harry Silverstein

1993

Feature Film
School Hall Violin Play
The Piano
The Australian Film Commission
Jane Campion
Stage
Kotzutsumi Drummer & Chanter
Rakiura
ACC Concert Chambers
John Davies

1992

Radio
Actor
The Eggtimer
National Radio
Jacqui Dunn

1991

Stage
Drone / Director
'Royal Jelly' The Aunties
AGGS. Dorothy Winstone Hall
Arthur Ranford

1990

Stage
Cameos, KSM Understudies
Allo'Allo
Edgeleys & Mark Fumes
Peter Farago
Television
Salt - Clown, Stiltwalker
The Return of Black Beauty
Isambard / TV 3
Television
Parson Tui - Mime,sing, act
The Aunties Kiwi Alphabet
Vidcom /NZm Air/TV3
John Givins

1989

Musical Theatre
The Fiddler
Fiddler On The Roof
Mercury Theatre
Paul Minifie

1983

Short Film
The First Step Along The Way
NZ Rail
Geoff Steven
Feature Film
P.O.W
Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
Nagisa Oshima

Training

1983
Leonard Pitt - California, USA
Weekday Classes
Mime/Movement/Mask Virtuoso
Dorothy Cooper, Elric Hooper, Francis Batten, Emily Hair, Margaret Blay, Dorothy Hopkins
Workshops
Singing
Bunty Weston
Workshop
Fencing

Skills & Attributes

Shoe Size
7
Clothing Size
Male - S
Waist
86cm
Neck
37cm
Chest
96cm
Hip
95cm
Natural Accent
English, New Zealand
Ethnicity
Caucasian
Accents
American Standard, Cockney, English, New Zealand
Languages
English
Hair Length
Short, Ear Level, Balding
Hair Style
Straight
Instrumental
Percussion, Piano / Keyboard, String
Dance
Ballroom
Singing
Musical Theatre
Singing Range
Baritone
Sport
Sailing, Swimming, Tennis, Yoga
Circus
Mime, Puppeteer
Drivers Licences
Car, Motorcycle
Model Work Types
Commercial
Professional Skills
Actor, Commercial Talent, Specialist Performer

Media

Public Media
1:33
Public Media
1:22

Photos


Notes

Born and educated in the Manawatu, Arthur Ranford is an actor and musician who has worked for all of New Zealand's professional theatre companies. He has travelled widely, in New Zealand and overseas, with both commercial and fringe theatre productions. He has made appearances in NZ Radio, TV and films, and has often performed for children. He has worked theatrically with masks, stilts, clowning, puppetry and music. The violin has been a lifelong love and he continues to explore various styles of playing and performing, from classical to traditional Irish fiddling. He had narrated books and magazines for RNZFB since 1988.