Ken Blackburn MNZM

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Hair Greying
Eyes Blue
Height 178cm
Location New Zealand - Wellington

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Photographs #2-6 by Andi Crown



Army Territorials, Artist, Ballroom Dancer, Dancer, Cricket, Director, Dog Handler, Fishing, Full Licence, High Baritone, Singer, Marksman, Pool, Presenter, Snooker, Soccer, Tennis, Voice Artist, Writer


American (standard), Southern American, Australian, British, Cockney, Manchester, RP, Scottish, Yorkshire, Irish

Acting Experience

Feature Film

2020Poppy, 'Uncle Fred'

Poppy Pictures Ltd Dir: Linda Niccol
2014Sunset Song, 'Galt'

Hurricane Films Dir: Terence Davies
2014Slow West, 'Josh Mackenzie'

Slow West (NZ) Ltd Dir: John Maclean
2010Rest for the Wicked, 'Mr Hayes'

RFTW Ltd Dir: Simon Pattiso
2005King Kong, 'Stage Manager'

New Line Pictures Dir: Peter Jackson


2023Sweet Tooth: season III, 'Paul'

Netflix Dir: Various
2022The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, 'Tar-Palantir'

Amazon Dir: Various
2017The Brokenwood Mysteries: season IV, 'Edward'

South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various
2016The Brokenwood Mysteries: season III, 'Edward'

South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various
2015The Brokenwood Mysteries: season II, 'Edward'

South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various
2015Hillary, 'Sir Malcolm'

Great Southern Television Dir: Danny Mulheron
2013The Forgotten General (docu-drama), 'Sir James Allen'

Kingfisher Films Limited
2011What Really Happened: Women's Vote (tele-feature), 'Speaker'

Eyeworks Film & TV Drama Ltd Dir: Peter Burger
2011Strongman (docu-drama), 'Mr Tucker'

A Bigger Picture Ltd Dir: Gaylene Preston
2011Whiskey Island (tele-feature), 'Joshua'

GFC Ltd Dir: John Delbridge
2010Legend of the Seeker: season II, 'Brother Joseph'

The Walt Disney Company (NZ) Limited Dir: Various


2017Three Days in the Country, 'Bolshintsov'

Circa Theatre Dir: Susan Wilson
2016King Lear, 'Gloucester'

Circa Theatre Dir: Michael Hurst
2015Heroes, 'Phillipe'

Auckland Theatre Company Dir: Alison Quigan
2014The Caretaker, 'Mac Davies'

Fortune Theatre Dir: Lara Macgregor
2013Motel, 'Motel Manager'

Basement Theatre Dir: Todd RIppon
2013Anne Boleyn, 'Parrot / Courtier / Countryman'

Auckland Theatre Company Dir: Colin McColl
2012Death of a Saleman, 'Ben / various'

Peach Theatre Compnay Dir: Jesse Peach
2011Othello, 'Duke / Clown / Gratiano'

Peach Theatre Compnay Dir: Jesse Peach

Television Commercials


2022Kiwi Lager

NZ - Online Only


2017Equity Lifetime Achievement Award

NZ Actors Equity/MEAA


Voice Characteristics

Narrative, Documentary, Accents, Bloke, Broadcast, Cinematic, Comedy, Confident, Friendly, Gaming, Mature, Mid Range, Smooth, Warm