Daniel Watterson

Daniel Watterson

Age Range
33 - 45
177cm / 5ft 10in
105cm / 41in
82cm / 32in
89cm / 35in
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Daniel Watterson graduated from The Actor’s Program in 2014. He also holds a BA with double majors in Theatre and English Literature, and an LLB (Hons 1st).  Daniel first gained notoriety in the inaugural sell-out seasons of Twelfth Night & Romeo and Juliet at the Pop Up Globe.

 Other Theatre highlights: Things I Know to Be True (Circa Theatre), Venus in Fur & Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Court Theatre), The Effect (Q Theatre), Close City (Basement), Lucrece (ASC), and Ain’t That A Bitch (Garnet Theatre).

 Television highlights: Sweet Tooth & The New Legends of Monkey (Netflix), Aitu, Westside, American Playboy, Dirty Laundry.

 Film highlights: A Mistake, Whina, Ablaze, Falling Inn Love (Netflix), Why Does Love?, & Abandoned.


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2022 Whina Father Thomas GFC North Feature Film
2019 Ablaze Cyril Fender (Lead) Screentime, dir. Josh Frizzell, Feature Film
2019 Falling Inn Love Chad Netflix / dir. Roger Kumble Feature Film
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


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2022 Sweet Tooth S2 Voss Manu One Ltd, Netflix Drama
2020 Aitu Flynn (Supporting) Tikilounge Productions Drama
2019 Westside 5 Vern Gardner South Pacific Pictures Drama
2019 Power Rangers Copier Man Power Rangers Productions Ltd Drama
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 Company / Director
2015 The Bowlo Ryan (lead) Green Road Media


Year Production Role Company / Director
2023 King Lear Understudy ATC / dir. Michael Hurst
2022 North By North West Understudy Auckland Theatre Company
2021 Things I Know to Be True Ben The Court Theatre
2019 Les Liaisons Dangereuses Danceny The Court Theatre, dir. Ros Gumbley
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 Company / Director Type
2022 Fairy Story Cael Cormac Golden Grove Ltd Short Film
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


Year Production Role Company / Director
2022 Michael Hill Jeweller Michael Hill CHE Proximity
2022 Good Health The Odd Couple Clockwork Films


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


Advanced: British | Irish | Standard US | UK - Cockney | UK - English | UK - Scottish

Intermediate: New Zealand


Intermediate: Fencing | Squash

Singing Range


Singing Styles

Intermediate: Contemporary | General | Musical | Popular

Musical Instruments

Intermediate: Guitar