Daniel Watterson

Daniel Watterson

Age Range
27 - 39
Ethnicity
Caucasian
Locations
Auckland
Height
177cm / 5ft 10in
Bust/Chest
105cm / 41in
Waist
82cm / 32in
Hips
89cm / 35in

International Representation

  • Duke Management - (Aust Agent)
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Bio

Daniel Watterson graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours, First) and a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Literature and Theatre in 2008. In 2014, he continued his studies at The Actor's Program in Auckland. 

In 2016, Daniel was part of a largely successful season of Twelfth Night & Romeo and Juliet at the Pop Up Globe, in which his portrayal of Olivia was commended. In the same year, he received praise on his work in theatrical debut productions of Ain't That A Bitch, and Lucrece. In 2017, he impressed theatre audiences again as Tristan in The Effect, and as Thomas in Venus in Fur.

TVNZ's Dirty Laundry (2016) marked his screen debut as regular antagonist, Nathan. Since then he has appeared regularly on NZ screens, portraying Shaman in The New Legends of Monkey series, released on TVNZ, Netflix and ABC in 2018.

Film

Year Production Role Production Company / Director Type
2017 Why Does Love? Peter Waller Great Southern Television Feature Film
2015 Abandoned Newsreader Making Movies, dir. John Liang Tele-Feature Film
2014 2015 Augustine / Hope Augustine (Lead) Pictures Films, dir. Greg Lewis Feature Film
2008 Avatar Officer 880 Productions, dir. James Cameron Feature Film
Feature Film

Television

Year Production Role Production Company / Director Type
2018 The Legend of Monkey Shaman See-Saw Films, Netflix, Dir. Gerard Jonstone Drama
2018 James Patterson's Murder Is Forever Det. Welles Stephen David Entertainment, dir. David O'Neill Drama
2017 American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Ron Scharf Stephen David Entertainment Drama
2016 Why Does Love? Peter Wallar Great Southern Television, dir. Danny Mulheron Drama
2016 Dear Murderer William Kaneley Screentime NZ, dir. John Liang Drama
2016 Dirty Laundry Nathan (series regular) Filthy Productions Drama

Web Series

Year Production Role Production Company / Director
2015 The Bowlo Ryan (lead) Green Road Media

Theatre

Year Production Role Production Company / Director
2017 The Effect Tristan (lead) Fractious Tash, dir. Ben Henson
2017 Venus In Fur Thomas Novacheck (lead) The Court, dir. Lara McGregor
2016 Twelfth Night Olivia (lead) Pop Up Globe, dir. Miles Gregory
2016 Romeo and Juliet Benvolio (core) Pop Up Globe, dir. Ben Naylor
2016 Ain't That a Bitch Tom (lead) Fox Rabbit Bear, dir. Jonathan Hodge
2016 Close City Lars Jensen (core) Paper Plane Factory, dir. Egle Simkeviciute
2016 Lucrece Collatine (core) Auckland Shakespeare Company, dir. Rita Stone
2015 The First Time I Stood Man (solo) Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra / Auckland Museum
2015 Aint That a Bitch Tom (lead) Fox Rabbit and Bear, dir. Jonathan Hodge
2015 Live WWI reenactment of Gallipoli trench life Sgt. Hugh Alexander Forrest Sky TV History
2014 Sheep Samuel Butler Q Theatre / Basement Theatre, dir. Benjamin Henson
2013 Pride and Prejudice Mr Darcy Gryphon Theatre, dirs. Paul Kay, Joy Hellyer
2011 Silly Cow Eduardo Gryphon Theatre, dir. Iona Anderson
2010 Closer Dan Imaginary Bees Collective, dir. Phoebe Smith
2010 Merry Wives of Windsor Mr Ford/Mr Brooke The Bacchanals, dir. David Lawrence.
2009 Henry VI pt I Henry VI The Bacchanals, dir. David Lawrence
2009 Sit On It Mike Young & Hungry Festival, dir. Lyndee-Jane Rutherford
2009 Henry V Williams/Richard Earl of Cambridge The Bacchanals, dir. David Lawrence
2008 The Wasteland Various Victoria University, dir. Patrick Coelho
2006 Disney's Beauty and the Beast Young Prince/Beast double/Fight Double Showbiz Entertainment / Wellington Musical Theatre, dir. Stephen Robertson
2005 The Assassination of Julius Caesar as Devised and Presented by Cinna the Poet Brutus Victoria University, dir. Phil Mann
2005 Cathode Skin Man Victoria University, dir. Adnan Khan, Daniel Watterson
2003 Bystander Man Victoria University, dir. Fingal Pollock

Short Film

Year Production Role Production Company / Director Type
2014/2015 Dollar Reserve Dan (Supporting) Candlelit Pictures, dir. Curtis Vowell Short Film
2013 Rescue Party Mac (Lead) Dusty Tapes / V48Hrs Film Festival, dir. Phil Van Der Reyden Short Film
2013 Speed Ben (Lead) Dusty Tapes, dir. Phil Van Der Reyden Short Film
2009 Unstuck Man (Lead) Victoria University, dir. Adnan Khan Short Film
2008 Spotless Kerry Post (Lead) Post-Historic Productions / V48Hrs Film Festival, dir. Adnan Khan Short Film
2008 Stack 'Em Up David (Lead) Post-Historic Productions, dir. Adnan Khan Short Film
2008 The Pattern Runner Simon Silver (Lead) Victoria University, dir. Adnan Khan Short Film
2006 Hot Pursuit Constable (Lead) Great Uncle Pete Productions / V48Hrs Film Festival Short Film

Commercial

Year Production Role Production Company / Director
2017 Air New Zealand UK Couple (Man) True Advertising
2015 ANZAC (WWI) commemorative advert Sgt. Hugh Alexander Forrest Sky TV History

Training

Year Description Institution / Presenter
2018 2-Day Masterclass - Acting Howard Fine Acting Studio
2017 Self-Taping and Screen Acting Masterclass David Newman
2017 Screen Acting Masterclass Miranda Harcourt
2017 Undiscovered Country Shane Bosher
2017 Complicite Masterclass Richard Katz
2017 Acting for Humans Britta McVeigh
2017 The Actor in Process Sara Wiseman
2016 Australian Casting Workshop Australian Casting Director, Cinzia Coassin
2015 Acting Masterclass Larry Moss
2015 Masterclass on Mike Leigh Technique (Character Based Improvisation - 'CBI') Rob Marchand
2014 Full Time Acting Intensive The Actors' Program
2013 One day Intensive Workshop Actors' Studio, Elena Stejko
2005 Bachelor of Arts, Majoring in Literature & Theatre Victoria University of Wellington
2004 Acting for Screen and Audition Workshop Rachel Bullock

Accents

Advanced: British | UK - Cockney | UK - English

Intermediate: Maori | Mexican | New Zealand | UK - Scottish

Singing Range

Baritone

Singing Styles

Intermediate: Contemporary | General | Musical | Popular

Musical Instruments

Intermediate: Guitar