Elizabeth Hawthorne ONZM

Elizabeth Hawthorne ONZM

NZ European
Age Range
65 - 77
170cm / 5ft 7in
92cm / 36in
76cm / 30in
102cm / 40in
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A remarkable actress and a vital talent in Aotearoa’s Film, Television and Theatre industry Elizabeth was honoured in 2001 for her services to the Theatre, being made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen's Birthday Honours. 

Elizabeth has graced many of New Zealand’s iconic TV series including Xena, Hercules, Nothing Trivial, 800 Words, Filthy Rich, Shortland St, Outrageous Fortune & My Life is Murder

Her film credits include Peter Jackson’s The Frighteners, Disney Pictures The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe & The Light Between the Oceans, Baltasar Kormakur’s Adrift, Netflix The Royal Treatment, Amazon Studios Don’t Make Me Go.

This year will see Elizabeth in three productions including the feature film The Moon is Upside Down written & directed by Loren Taylor (Eagle vs Shark), Great Southern Television’s new psychological drama series Friends Like Her, directed by Joshua Frizzell for Warner Bros Discovery and Dark City – The Cleaner, where we will see Elizabeth play the tenacious and sharp-witted Evelyn directed by Rick Jacobson and based on the novel by Paul Cleave. 


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2024 Pike River Kath Monk 31 Films Ltd, dir. Rob Sarkies Feature Film
2024 The Moon Is Upside Down Faith NZFC & Escapade Productions, Dir. Loren Taylor Feature Film
2021 Don't Make Me Go Dr. Maria Woods Amazon Studios, dir. Hannah Marks Feature Film
2021 The Royal Treatment Nonna Netflix, dir. Rick Jacobson Feature Film
2018 Mortal Engines Bored Teacher Hungry City Ltd, dir. Christian Rivers Feature Film
2018 Adrift Christine Dir. Baltasar Kormakur Feature Film
2014 The Light Between Oceans Mrs Captain Hasluck Dir. Derek Cianfrance Feature Film
2012 White Lies Matron Medicinal Films Ltd Feature Film
2009 After the Waterfall Joanna Paraffin Productions Ltd, dir. Simone Horrocks Feature Film
2009 Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans Orsova Dir. Patrick Tatopoulous Feature Film
2007 30 Days of Night Lucy Ikos Dir. David Slade Feature Film
2007 Second Chance Jillian Auckland Film Studio's Feature Film
2005 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Mrs Macready Dir. Andrew Adamson Feature Film
2004 Not Only But Always Joan Rivers Not Only But Always Prods UK Feature Film
2003 Without A Paddle Ms Halpern Viacom Ltd Feature Film
2003 Orphans and Angels Theresa Karmik Film Feature Film
2001 No-One Can Hear You Pat Kelly Daybreak Pictures, dir. John Laing Feature Film
2000 Jubilee Charlotte Dir. Michael Hurst Feature Film
2000 Savage Honeymoon Maisy Savage Dir. Mark Beesley Feature Film
2000 Exposure Det. Shoorwell Daybreak Pictures Feature Film
1996 The Frighteners Magda Rees-Jones Wingnut Films, dir. Peter Jackson Feature Film
1994 The Last Tattoo Henrietta Simpson Dir. John Reid Feature Film
1993 Alex Mrs Benton Isambard, dir. Megan Simpson Feature Film
1993 Jack Be Nimble Bernice Dir. Garth Maxwell Feature Film
1985 Hot Target Suzanne Maxwell Feature Film


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2024 Friends Like Her Fran Great Southern TV, dir: Joshua Frizzell Drama
2024 Dark City - The Cleaner Evelyn Middleton Endeavour Ventures, dir: Rick Jacobson Drama
2023 Sweet Tooth Season 2 Oona Netflix - Manu One Productions Drama
2023 The Gone Rose Kotare Productions (NZ), Kingfisher Films (IRE), Southern Lights Films (AUS) Drama
2022 My Life Is Murder S2 Marianne Greenstone Drama
2022 Cowboy Bebop Peggy Langford Netflix Drama
2015-2018 800 Words Series 1-3 Trish Weld Productions Ltd Drama
2015-2017 Filthy Rich Series 1-2 Nancy Filthy Productions Drama
2016 Wanted 2 Alice MBNZ Wanted Ltd Drama
2015 Power Rangers Ms Allister Power Rangers Productions Ltd. Drama
2014 Terry Teo Mrs Butterworth Semi-Professional Pictures Ltd Drama
2011-2014 Nothing Trivial Feature & Serie 1-4s Anne South Pacific Pictures Drama
2011 What Really Happened - The Women's Vote Lady Tancred Eyeworks NZ Drama
2007-2010 Outrageous Fortune 6 Ngaire South Pacific Pictures Drama
2009 The Legend of the Seeker Prelate The Walt Disney Company (New Zealand) Limited Drama
2007 Burying Brian Rhonda Eyeworks Touchdown Drama
2007 Head Cases Eleanor South Pacific Pictures Drama
2006 Top Of the Class Head Mistress Touchdown Television Drama
2006 Amazing Extraordinary Friends 2 Bev Lockjaw Greenstone Pictures Ltd Drama
2004 Raising Waylon Judge Caldwell Film Factory, USA Drama
2003 Mercy Peak Cushla Turbott South Pacific Pictures Drama
2001-02 Spin Doctors Liz Brasch Commedia Pictures, dir. Tony Holden Drama
2001 Xena: Warrior Princess News Reporter Pacific Renaissance Drama
2000-01 Cleopatra 2525 Voice (27 eps) Pacific Renaissance Drama
1999 Greenstone Caroline Communicado Drama
1999 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Jocasta Pacific Renaissance Drama
1999 Lawless (MOW) Inspector Susan Ellis South Pacific Pictures, dir. Chris Martin-Jones Drama
1998-99 Young Hercules Hera's Voice Pacific Renaissance Drama
1997 Letter To Blanchy 3 Caylene Preston Isambard Productions Ltd Drama
1995-97 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Alcmene Pacific Renaissance Drama
1995-96 Shortland Street Dr Julia Thornton South Pacific Pictures Drama
1994 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Queen Omphale Pacific Renaissance Drama
1994 Plainclothes Fenella Randwick South Pacific Pictures Drama
1993 The Tommyknockers Patricia McCardle Drama
1993 Adrift Part Guest 1 Drama
1985 Hanlon Drama


Year Production Role Company / Director
2022 Collected Stories Plumb Productions
2019 The Children Plumb Productions
2017 Blond Poison Plumb Productions
2014 Other Desert Cities Auckland Theatre Company
2014 FIX Basement Theatre Productions
2013 The Glass Menagerie Auckland Theatre Company
2012 Where Are You My Only One Waymoo Productions
2011 Mary Stuart Auckland Theatre Company
2011 Pitmen Painters Potent Pause Productions
2010 The Importance of Being Earnest Auckland Theatre Company
2008 The Female of the Species Auckland Theatre Company
2006 Doubt Auckland Theatre Company
2003 The Graduate Auckland Theatre Company
2003 Hamlet The Large Group
2002 The Play About the Baby Auckland Theatre Company
2001 A Streetcar Named Desire Auckland Theatre Company
1998 Vita and Virginia Auckland Theatre Company
1997 Masterclass Auckland Theatre Company
1984-92 Numerous Company Member Mercury Theatre
1974-84 Numerous Company Member Theatre Corporate
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2022 Collected Stories by Donald Marguiles Dir. Paul Gittins

Short Film

Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2008 Unclaimed Baggage Kiwa Media, dir. Rhonda Kite Short Film
2004 Picnic Stops Short Film
1997 The Bar Short Film
1995 The Beach Short Film


Year Production Role Company / Director
2017 Mastercard Grandma McCann NY


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