Hayley Sproull

Hair Brown - Light
Eyes Hazel
Height 178cm
Age 35
Location New Zealand - Auckland

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Photographs by Dean O’Gorman

Acting

Skills

Alto, Comedian (Stand-Up), Composer, Cycling, Full Licence, Horse Riding, MC, Piano, Singer, Swimming, Theatre Sports, Xylophone

Accents

American (standard), Australian, British, Cockney, French, New York, RP, Southern American

Acting Experience

Feature Film

2019Baby, Done, 'Pregnant Midwife'

Baby Piki Ltd Dir: Curtis Vowell

Television

19-20Golden Boy: season I & II, 'Mitch (lead)'

Kevin & Co Dir: Various
2018Funny Girls (NZ Suffragette Special), 'Various'

Kevin & Co Dir: Various
2018Fresh Eggs, 'Janice '

Warner Bros Dir: Various
2018Jono and Ben (sketch show), 'Hayley Bailey'

MediaWorks Dir: Various
2011The Detectives, 'Det. McEvedy'

Gibson Group Dir: Dan Henry

Theatre

2021Night of the Living Dead, 'Performer'

Silo Theatre
2017Jekyll & Hyde, 'Claudine'

Basement Theatre Dir: Leo Gene Peters
2017Vanilla Miraka, 'Hayley (lead)'

Basement Theatre Dir: Jo Randerson
2016Live Live Cinema: Little Shop of Horrors, 'Audrey/Company'

Jumpboard Productions Dir: Oliver Driver
2016Jekyll & Hyde, 'Claudine'

Circa Theatre Dir: Leo Gene Peters
2015Jesus Christ: Part Two, 'Mary/God'

Basement Theatre Dir: Oliver Driver
2015You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman, 'Performer'

The Bakery Dir: Leon Wadham
2015Grand Opening, 'Nicole'

Barbarian Productions Dir: Jo Randerson
2014Vanilla Miraka, 'Hayley (lead)'

Taki Rua Productions Dir: Jo Randerson

Web Series

2019Educators, 'ERO Inspector'

South Pacific Pictures Dir: Jesse Griffin
2017Hayleys Kitchen, 'Hayley (lead)'

TVNZ
2017Interns, 'Hayley'

TVNZ

Television Commercials

2022Ploughmans Bakery

NZ, 6 months
21-22Covid 19 - Traffic Light System

NZ, 12 months
2020Skinny

NZ only
2018Hilux

NZ only

Online Commercials

2020Hello Fresh

NZ, 6 months

Television Appearances

19-22Have You Been Paying Attention, NZ, 'Host'

TVNZ Dir: Various
2022Have You Been Paying Attention, Australia, 'Host'

Network 10
18-22The Great Kiwi Bake Off: Seasons I-IV, 'Host'

Warner Bors Dir: Various
21-22Patriot Brains: Season I & II, 'Panelist'

The Downlow Concept, Dir: Various
2022The Great Comedy Debate, 'Comedian'

NZ International Comedy Festival, Discovery NZ
18-227 Days, 'Panelist'

Mediaworks Dir: Various
2021Give Us A Clue, 'Contestant'

TVNZ Dir: Various
17-18Jono and Ben (sketch show), 'Various'

MediaWorks Dir: Various

Stand Up Comedy

2022Best Foods Comedy Gala, 'Comedian'

NZ International Comedy Festival, Discovery NZ
2022The Great Comedy Debate, 'Comedian'

NZ International Comedy Festival, Discovery NZ
2018Best Foods Comedy Gala, 'Host'

Mediaworks

Radio

22-24Fletch, Vaughan & Hayley, 'Host'

ZM

MC / Speaker

Skills

Actor, Brand Ambassador, Host, Improvisor, Live Performance Host, MC, Panelist, Satirist, Singer, TV Presenter, Writer

Biography

You’ll no doubt recognise Hayley immediately, having been the host of TVNZ’s HAVE YOU BEEN PAYING ATTENTION and THE GREAT KIWI BAKE OFF for the past 3 years. Her dulcet tones now populate the airwaves too, on ZM’s Fletch, Vaughan and Hayley Breakfast Show.

Hayley burst on to the scene in 2012, after graduating from Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School with a Bachelor of Performing Arts in Acting in 2011. Her passion for theatre and comedy lead her to create a number of successful comedy works, and earned her an array of praise and accolades, including Best Newcomer at the NZ International Comedy Festival back in 2012, the Chapman Tripp Theatre Award for Most Promising Female Newcomer in 2013 and Best Actress and Best Composer at The Wellington Theatre Awards 2016. She was also nominated for an NZ Film Award in 2014 for her role in the short film School Night.

She has been a writer on many series including Jono and Ben, 7 Days and Funny Girls, with a weekly segment Hayley Bailey featuring on the Jono and Ben show. She still regularly creates comedy content, and fits in acting roles when she can, most recently you will have seen her in sitcom Golden Boy which premiered in 2019 and ran for two seasons.

She has hosted many events including the 2018 Comedy Fest Gala, the Queenstown Winter Festival, Big Wednesday at The Classic, and the Basement Theatre Christmas Show. When she isn’t writing, performing or composing, you’ll still find her on the marching field with her team Royal Command.

Testimonials

Thanks so much for the AMAZING job you did as MC for us, you really nailed it! We’ve had wonderful feedback on the event overall, with particular mention of the great life, fun and positivity you injected. Your self-deprecating approach really appealed to our audience and your wit, professionalism and skill really shone through. Thanks for powering through the programme at a great pace, without making it feel rushed – I’m glad you didn’t have to whip out the bell on our speakers in the end, but appreciate that you were willing to.

Natalie Ward, Kiwi Innovation Network Limited, 2020

We love Hayley, we think she is a world-class MC and host. We have invited Hayley back several times to MC our large advertising and media awards shows – including our first attempt to run a virtual award show during Covid. She absolutely smashed this virtual, being a master of the camera/studio set-up.She has a wonderful sense of humour, is super clever, looks fantastic, and is word-perfect when chomping through big scripts on the auto-cue. I always feel very reassured knowing we have her as MC at our massive events. Hayley’ humour is fresh, on-point, she puts the mahi into her scripts and we generally love working with her. You want Hayley on your team.

James Wotton, Beacon Awards, 2021

Voice

Voice Characteristics

Narrative, Character, Bubbly, Comedy, Confident, Energetic, Friendly, Kiwi, Light, Singer, Upbeat, Warm

Creator

Biography

Hayley Sproull is an actor, comedian, musician and writer originally from Wellington.

She is co-host on ZM’s Fletch, Vaughan and Hayley Breakfast Show.

She is a 2011 graduate of Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School with a Bachelor of Performing Arts in Acting. Her passion for theatre and comedy has lead her to create a number of successful comedy works, including ‘Miss Fletcher Sings the Blues’, ‘Outsiders’ Guide’, ‘Tighty Whiteys’, ‘Milky Bits’, ‘Vanilla Miraka’ and ‘Just a Phase’, earning her an array of praise and accolades, including Best Newcomer at the NZ International Comedy Festival 2012, the ‘Chapman Tripp Theatre Award for Most Promising Female Newcomer’ in 2013 and ‘Best Actress’ and ‘Best Composer’ at The Wellington Theatre Awards 2016.  She was also nominated for a NZ Film Award in 2014 for her role in the short film School Night.

Hayley has been a writer on many of TV3’s series including Jono and Ben, Seven Days and Funny Girls, with a weekly segment ‘Hayley Bailey’ featuring on the Jono and Ben show. She regularly makes comedy content for TVNZ and is co-host in both seasons of The Great Kiwi Bake Off for TVNZ 2 and more recently the host of comedic current affairs show Have You Been Paying Attention? She plays the lead role in the TV3 half hour sitcom Golden Boy which premiered in 2019.