As we now know, Richard Armitage is currently in Leeds, England filming his new film, Urban And The Shed Crew, and has a new audiobook, Hamlet, due for release, but how have his fellow dwarf actors fared since completing filming on The Hobbit? I thought it would be good to see what they’re all up to now.
Many of the Kiwi actors have returned to their first love of performing on stage, picking up where they left off three years ago. James Nesbitt and Ken Stott have teamed up again for the new TV series The Missing,which has just begun filming in Belgium; Nesbitt takes the lead role. Mark Hadlow has the most unusual role of anyone- when he’s not on stage, he’s taking care of preparations for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s 75th Anniversary, which takes place in 2016.
Other than spending time in LA, presumably hunting up work, Adam Brown has been focusing his energies on a task every bit as demanding as any dwarf boot camp training, namely completing the London Marathon in mid-April.
The Offering (2013) Short film
An Unseasonable Fall Of Snow (2014) Play by Gary Henderson. With son Riley Brophy, at the BATS Theatre, Wellington.
Untitled ghost/ horror movie by Jason Stutter (2014)
The Ballad Of Maddog Quinn (2014) directed by Matthew Inns. A sci fi western.
Jed and Riley Brophy An Unseasonable Fall Of Snow
Plastic (2014) Steve Dawson Heist movie
Realiti (2014) Mandrake Scifi movie filmed in New Zealand
Outlander (2014) Dougal MacKenzie Period drama TV series filming in Scotland.
The Stolen (2014) Bully Period drama set in New Zealand.
Poldark: (2014) Ross Poldark Lead role in the BBC period drama TV series, soon to begin filming in Cornwall, England.
Babylon (2014) Commissioner Richard Miller Drama TV movie directed by Danny Boyle. Filmed in London.
Gold (2014) Frank Offbeat comedy movie filmed in Dublin.
The Missing (2014) Tony Eight part TV drama series. Starz/BBC production, currently filming in Brussels.
My Name Is Emily (2015) Irish drama movie.
Ca$h Cow: a 63% True Story (2013) Ken Australian short film
Field Punishment No. 1 (2014) Aussie Bill Period drama TV movie filmed in New Zealand.
A Skype EXchange (2014) Gill (rumoured) Australian short comedy film.
Uncle Vanya (late 2012-13) Vanya Play by Chekhov staged at The Vaudeville Theatre, London. Co-starring Anna Friel.
Man Up (2014) Bert British Comedy/Romance movie Stars Simon Pegg, Rory Kinnear, Olivia Williams and Harriet Walter. Filmed in London.
The Missing (2014) Ian Drama TV series- with James Nesbitt
Ken Stott as Vanya
Caffeine Warriors (2014) New comedy play by Tom Scott, set and performed in a coffee shop in Wellington.
Performances at festivals with his band, California Dreamers.
Shortland Street (2013) Alisdair Rolleston Drama TV series.
Equivocation (May- June 2014) Play written by Bill Cain Hambleton to direct. To be staged at Circa Theatre, Wellington
When The Rain Stops Falling (March 2014) Play by Andrew Bovell . The Court Theatre, Christchurch.
White Rabbit, Red Rabbit (March 2014) Play by Nassim Soleimanpour at The Court Theatre, Christchurch
MAMIL (Middle Aged Men In Lycra) (2014) One man show
Creative Director for the 75th Anniversary of the Royal New Zealand Navy in 2016.
John is on the Artistic Board at The Actors’ Program, a year long drama course based at The Auckland Performing Arts Centre. John teaches screen technique and screen direction.
The Almighty Johnsons (2013) Anders/Bragi Dramedy TV series. Third and final series.
Currently in Los Angeles.
Minimus (2013) Short film
Haribo Starmix commercial (2014)
Running the London Marathon mid-April 2014.