Ian Mune OBE

Vitals

Gender
Male
Age Range
70 - 75
Height
170cm
Base Location
Auckland
Available In
International
Skills
Actor, Commercial Talent, Director, Voice Artist, Writer
Hair
Grey
Eye
Green

Agent

New Zealand Agent
The Robert Bruce Agency

Australian Agent
The Robert Bruce Agency (Aus)
Feature Photo
Ian Mune OBE

Credits

2021

Television
Frank
The Pact
Koha Productions for TVNZ
Peter Salmon

2020

Voice Over
Narrator
Four Square TVC & Radio Campaign
Stage
Brovik
The Master Builder
ATC
Colin McColl

2019

Stage
Winston Churchill
The Audience
ATC
Colin McColl
Short Film
Stanley
Stella
Stella and Stanley Ltd.

2018

Theatre
Tips
The Cherry Orchard
Auckland Theatre Company
Colin McColl
Stage
Tips
The Cherry Orchard
ATC
Colin McColl
Feature Film
Verl
The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith (in post-prod. Release date 2019)
Barrow Group
Mitch Davis

2017

Feature Film
Norman
Kiwi Christmas
Kiwi Christmas Films Ltd.
Tony Simpson
Commercial
Himself/Old Man
Farmers / Secret Santa
Juma Entertainment
Feature Film
Priest
Vermilion
MF Films
Dorthe Sheffmann
Television
Pummel
The Brokenwood Mysteries S4 Ep4 As If Nothing Had Happened
South Pacific Pictures
Various
Commercial
Himself
Anti-Litter TVC Campaign
BrandWorld
Voice Over
Narrator
Seafood NZ TVC Campaign
Stage
Charles Dixon
The Spirit House
Theatre Stampede & Nightsong Productions
Ben Crowder/Carl Bland

2016

Television
Jim Walsh
Wanted S2
Matchbox Productions
Robert Sarkies
Documentary
Narrator
How Mr & Mrs Gook Saved the Kumera
Diva Productions
Felicity Morgan-Rhind
Voice Over
Narrator
Anchor F15 "Black Bottle" TVC Campaign
Voice Over
Narrator
Paper Plus Radio Campaign
Stage
Judge Taylor/Walter Cunningham
To Kill A Mockingbird
Auckland Theatre Company
Colin McColl

2015

Short Film
Writer
Train Station
Vix Pix Productions (NZ)
Vicky Yiannoutsos
Short Film
Writer
Periscope
Vix Pix Productions (NZ)
Vicky Yiannoutsos
Voice Over
Narrator
TMI TVC Campaign
Television
Jim Walsh
Wanted S1
Matchbox Productions & Channel 7
Peter Templeman/Jennifer Leacey

2014

Feature Film
Zane
Shepherd 2154
Zorp Films
Julia Reynolds
Voice Over
Narrator
Stihl TVC Campaign
Television
Narrator
Wiki The Kiwi
Flux Animation
Brent Chambers
Feature Film
Judge
Housebound
Semi-Professional
Gerald Johnstone
Television
Neil Dryden
Agent Anna S2
Great Southern Television
Murray Keane

2013

Voice Over
Narrator
PAMS TV & Online Campaigns
Television
Narrator
Wiki The Kiwi
Flux Animations
Brent Chambers
Voice Over
Narrator
Cerebos Greggs Radio Campaign
Video
Lead
Hold My Hand - Jen Clothier Music Video
Voice Over
Narrator
Westpac Animatics
Feature Film
Frank
Ghost Bride
ILA Film Productions
David Blyth
Television
Mark
Sunny Skies
Mike Smith

2012

Voice Over
Narrator
Westpac Animatics
Feature Film
Mr Abercrombie
Deano and Nige's Best Last Day Ever
New Zealand Film Production
Robert Sarkies
Television
Neil Dryden
Agent Anna
Great Southern Television Limited
Vanessa Alexander
Television
Mark
The Wilde Bunch
Subtext Ltd
Mike Smith
Television
Brian Raynor Eps. 5003 & 5004
Shortland Street
South Pacific Pictures
Various
Voice Over
Bill (Telephone) On-going since 2008 to present 2012
Telestra Clear

2011

Feature Film
Graham
Rest for the Wicked
RFTW Limited
Simon Pattison
Television
Brian Raynor Eps. 4757-4659
Shortland Street
South Pacific Pictures
Various
Television
Writer/Producer/Director
Billy T: Te Movie
Ian Mune

2010

Feature Film
Norm
The Insatiable Moon
The Insatiable Moon (NZ) Limited
Rosemary Riiddell
Feature Film
Dr Nelson
Wound
ILA Film Productions
Daid Blyth
Television
Cummings
Spies and Lies
South Pacific Pictures
Simon Bennett
Television
Jack
This is not my Life
GRST Limited
Robert Sarkies
Television
Brian Raynor Eps. 4551. 4552
Shortland Street
South Pacific Pictures
Various
Voice Over
Narrator
Pams

2009

Feature Film
Bill
I'm Not Harry Jenson
Four Knights Film
James Napier
Other
Director
Life's A Riot

2008

Feature Film
Ron Cradle
A Song of Good
Headstrong
Gregory King
Television
Reg
Burying Brian
Trevor Harwkins

2007

Television
Droola
The Adventures of Woopa The Goolash
Trevor Hawkins
Television
The Incredible Master Zero
Amazing Extraordinary Friends
Greenstone Pictures
Geoffrey Cawthorn
Documentary
Subject
The Life of Ian
3rd Party Productions
John Carlaw

2006

Feature Film
Slum Landlord
Perfect Creature
Perfect Creature Limited
Glen Standring

2004

Feature Film
Dave Johnson
Spooked
Silverscreenfilms Limited
Geoff Murphy
Television
Prime Minister Churchill
Ike Countdown to D-Day
Film Factory Ike Productions Ltd US Production
Robert Harmon

2003

Television
Buster Keaton
Lucy
Film Factory Lucy Productions Ltd
Glenn Jordan

2002

Television
Detective
Mataku
South Pacific Pictures
Michael Bennett & Peter Burger
Television
Grandpa Ted
Being Eve
South Pacific Pictures
Various
Television
Henk Van Der Velter
Mercy Peak (4 eps.)
South Pacific Pictures
Various
Television
Keiths Vater Frank Wade
Der Liebe entgegem
Hoffmann & Voges Entertainment
Martin Enlen
Other
Director 4 Episodes
Mercy Peak

2001

Feature Film
Bounder
The Lord of the Rings:The Fellowship of the Ring
Three Foot Six Limited
Peter Jackson
Short Film
Short
Cow
53 Productions Limited
Michael Bennett
Television
Henk Van der Velter
Mercy Peak (2 eps.)
South Pacific Pictures
Various

2000

Feature Film
Gary
Savage Honeymoon
Rocket Pictures
Mark Beesley
Voice Over
Narrator
Tarawera
Documentary
Narrator
Tarawera
Messeger Films
Richard Riddiford
Documentary
Subject
Numero Bruno
Hoodwink Pictures
Steve La Hood

1999

Feature Film
Worden
Nightmare Man
Isambard Productions Ltd
Jim Kaufman
Other
Director
What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?

1997

Feature Film
Ian (Himself)
Topless Women Talk about their Lives
John Swimmer Productions
Harry Sinclair
Short Film
Satan un-babed
D.S.B
Independent and General Productions
Scott Cooksley
Television
Henry Bolte
The Last of the Ryans
Crawfords Australia
George Oglivie
Voice Over
Narrator
Hillary: A View from the Top - The Early Years
Other
Director 1994 - 1997
Letter to Blanchy
Documentary
Narrator
Hillary: A View from the Top - The Early Years
Television New Zealand
John Carlaw

1996

Television
King Sidon
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 'The Festival of Dionysus'
Pacific Renaissance
Kevin Sorbo
Other
Writer
The Whole of the Moon
Documentary
Subject
In the Shadow of King Lear
Valhalla
Warrick 'Waka' Attewell

1995

Television
Sir Robert Muldoon
Fallout
South Pacific Pictures
Chris Bailey
Television
Menus Maxius
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Pacific Renaissance
Garth Maxwell
Voice Over
Narrator
Nuclear Reaction
Other
Writer / Director
Dead Certs
Ian Mune
Documentary
Narrator
Nuclear Reaction
George Andrews Productions
Alan D'arcy Erson

1994

Feature Film
Judge
Once Were Warriors
Communicado Productions
Lee Tamahori
Television
Colin
Letter to Blanchy
Ismabard Productions Ltd
Various

1993

Feature Film
Reverend
The Piano
Jan Chapman Productions
Jane Campion
Other
Director 1 Episode
Soldier Soldier
Documentary
Subject
By the Light of the Silvery Mune
Television New Zealand
Rosalind Mason & Ian Mune

1992

Television
Michael Weston
Marlin Bay
South Pacific Pictures
Various
Television
Wilbur Skeggins
Shortland Street
South Pacific Pictures
Angela Bloomfield
Other
Director 2 Episodes
The Ray Bradbury Theatre

1991

Other
Director/Co-Writer & Producer
The End of the Golden Weather
Documentary
Subject 1989 - 1991
Magic Kiwis
Communicado Productions
Roger Price

1990

Television
Pikes
The Ray Bradbury Theatre
Atlantis Films
Lee Tamahori
Television
Officer
Commonwealth Games promo - Join Together
Flying Fish
Lee Tamahori
Other
Director
The Grass Cutter
Other
Writer 1987 - 1990
Gloss
Documentary
Subject
Cowboys of Culture
Vidcom
Geoff Stevens

1989

Short Film
Ian (Himself)
Thunderbox
Lee Tamahori
Television
Worty Yam
Worzel Gummidge Down Under (2 eps.)
Graham Mclean

1988

Feature Film
Mangin
Backstage
Burrowes Film Group
Jonathan Hardy
Television
Ian (Himself)
Erebus: The Aftermath
Television New Zealand
Peter Sharp

1986

Other
Co-Writer/Director
Bridge to Nowhere

1985

Feature Film
Hana
Dangerous Orphans
Cinepro
John Laing
Feature Film
Barry Gordon
Shaker Run
Mirage Films
Bruce Morrison
Television
Subject
Kaleidoscope - Larry Parr
Television New Zealand
Greg Rood
Other
Co-Writer/Director
Came a Hot Friday

1984

Other
Writer
The Silent One

1983

Feature Film
Ian (Himself)
The Last Kids on Earth
US Production
Other
Writer
The Mad Dog Gang

1982

Television
Cedric Horn
One of those Blighters
Pallet Productions
Lynton Butler

1981

Other
Writer
Goodbye Pork Pie

1980

Short Film
U Boat Commodore
Nutcase
Aardvark Films
Roger Donaldson
Television
Uncle Roger
Sea Urchins
Limelight Television
Mark Defriest
Other
Writer
Blackhearted Barney Blackfoot
Other
Writer
Nutcase

1977

Feature Film
Bullen
Sleeping Dogs
Aardvark Films
Roger Donaldson
Television
Leo Moynihan
Moynihan
Television New Zealand
Various
Other
Writer
Sleeping Dogs
Other
Writer
The Godboy

1976

Television
Marvello The Magician
Hunter's Gold
South Pacific Pictures
Tom Parkinson
Other
Co-Producer & Director with Roger Donaldson
Winners & Losers

1975

Television
Gardiner Adams
Homicide
Colin Eggleston
Other
Writer 1974 - 1975
Buck House
Other
Writer 1 Episode
Matlock Police

1974

Television
Circus Ringmaster
Carnival Coast
The National Film Unit
Michael Reeves
Other
Writer
Buck House - Escorts Unlimited Limited
Other
Writer
The Adventure World of Sir Edmond Hillary - The Kaipo Wall Part One & Two

1972

Feature Film
Jake
Rangi's Catch
Michael Forlong Productions
Michael Forlong
Television
John Sitwell
Section 7
New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation (NZBC)
Tony Isaac

1971

Television
Rod Booth
Pukemanu
New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation (NZBC)
Murray Reece & David Stvens
Other
Writer
Pukemanu

Other
Writer / Director
Dracula
Other
Script and Casting Work in LA and London
The Bounty
Other
Director
Hercules ll
Other
Director "The Making of.......
World's Fastest Indian
Other
Director
Life's A Riot
Other
Co-Writer/Producer/Director
The Woman at the Store

Training

2008
NZ Film and Television Awards
Nominee - Best Supporting Role in Film
A Song of Good
1991
Order of The British Empire (OBE)
New Year's Honour
For Services to Film and Theatre
2000
NZ Film and Television (Nokia) Awards
Winner - Rudall Hayward Award
Services to The Industry
1999
Nokia Film and Television Awards
Best Director
What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?
1998
TV Guide Television Awards
Best Actor
Home Movie
1998
Best Actor Award
Erebus - Morrie Davis
1996
Best Support Actor Award
Coverstory - Jim McKenzie
1995
NZ Film and Television Awards
Best Male Performance
Fallout
1992
Best Director Award
Directing
The End of the Golden Weather
1992
Best Film Award
Co-Writer & Producer / Director
The End of the Golden Weather
1986
Best Script Adaptation Award
Co-Writer
Came a Hot Friday
1986
Best Director Award
Came a Hot Friday
1986
Best Film Award
Co-Writer & Director
Came a for Friday
Best Script Award
Writer
The Mad Dog Gang Meet Rotten Fred and Ratsguts
1978
Best Script Award
Writer
The Godboy
Best Actor Award
TV Series
Moynihan
1977
Best Actor Award for a TV Series
Co-Producer & Director with Roger Donaldson
Winners and Losers
Best Actor & Best Drama Award
Co-Writer, Producer, Director & Actor
The Woman at the Store
Best Script Award
The Woman at the Store

Skills & Attributes

Shoe Size
7
Waist
102cm
Neck
43cm
Chest
115cm
Natural Accent
New Zealand
Accents
New Zealand, American Standard, Australian, English, Southern
Languages
English
Hair Length
Collar, Long
Hair Style
Straight
Drivers Licences
Car
Professional Skills
Actor, Commercial Talent, Director, Voice Artist, Writer

Photos


Notes

Ian Mune OBE On stage and in the wings, in front of and behind the camera, Ian Mune has been a constant presence in our performing landscape for more than four decades. The face (“pummelled out of dough”) and the unmistakably growly voice have been put to a wide variety of uses. He is identified with many of the milestones of Kiwi cinema and television as performer, producer, director and writer. His screen debut was in pioneering drama series Pukemanu (1971), an opportunity also to start developing writing skills. Ian’s longtime collaboration with Roger Donaldson included Sleeping Dogs, regarded as one of the pivotal moments in New Zealand’s cinematic renaissance. Ian co-wrote Goodbye Pork Pie, and his feature film directorial debut was another homegrown classic, 1985‘s Came A Hot Friday. Bringing The End of the Golden Weather to the big screen in 1991 was a major personal and public highlight. Having declined Once Were Warriors, Ian stepped in at short notice to direct the sequel, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? which won nine of its 13 New Zealand Film Awards in 1999 and remains his biggest commercial success. Most recently Ian showed his documentary skills with Billy T - Te Movie, a widely praised and heartfelt tribute to one of his earliest creative partners, and a top grossing New Zealand release in 2011. Having made an early decision to set aside the opportunity of joining the Royal Shakespeare Company and return from the UK to “talk my own language”, it is not surprising that Ian has long been a passionate promoter of the telling of our own stories, and of an untrammelled creative environment. A raft of awards, including an OBE in 1991 for services to Film and Theatre, underline the remarkable impact he has had - and continues to have - in finding our voice and celebrating our culture. In ‘Mune - an Autobiography’, published in 2010, he not only tells the story of a Tauranga farm boy who fell in love with acting, but captures the frustrating, painful, exhilarating and sometimes triumphant business in which he has played such a big part.