Janine  Burchett

Janine Burchett

NZ European
Age Range
46 - 58
176cm / 5ft 9in
95cm / 37in
80cm / 31in
101cm / 40in
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Janine trained at the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts then toured with Limbs Company before studying acting at Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School in the late 1990s. Since then she has had a succession of notable stage and screen productions. After a nomination for the Chapman Tripp's Newcomer Actress Award for May in Fool for Love, Janine went on to play a role in Roger Hall's TV comedy series Market Forces and Shortland Street before relocating to Australia to play Mrs Darling and Tinkerbell in PAN at the Capitol Theatre. While In Australia she garnered an Engro Cultural Award for Kropka Theatre's Convict Women along with numerous best film awards for her film Gabriel. Janine has most recently been working on the webseries Allegra Box Splits, Shortland Street, A Love Yarn and Ablaze. Outside of acting Janine is involved in charity work for Active Arts, and is the managing director of youth ambassador company Shine School of Confidence. She and her family are now based in Auckland. 

Janine has been sponsored by Nike.

Real Time Magazine Australia Convict Women 'Janine Burchett plays with simple intensity and an unexpected and rarified gentility.'

Industry Awards

Winner of The Most Outstanding Community Engagement Award, Auckland Fringe Festival
Winner Engro Cultural Award, Convict Women, Australia 
Nominated Best Newcomer Actress, Chapman Tripp, NZ
Best Film, Oberhausen International Film Festival, Germany 
Best of the Fest, Palm Springs Short Film Festival, USA 
Best Film, Dare to Dream, Giffoni, Hollywood 
Best Film, Giffoni Children's Film Festival, Italy 
Silver, New York Children's Film Festival, New York 
Silver, International Family Film Festival, USA


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2021 A Love Yarn Liz Markham Screentime & Hallmark, dir. Peter Berger Feature Film
2019 Ablaze Mrs. Moft Screentime New Zealand Tele-Feature Film
2011 Rage Clare Tom Scott Productions Feature Film
2003 Cold Summer Bar Owner Dir. Paul Middleditch, Plaza films Feature Film


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2022 Shortland Street Jaime Gardner South Pacific Pictures, dir: Various Drama
2021 Under the Vines Dr. Landau Libertine Pictures, dir. Danny Mulheron Drama
2016 The Brokenwood Mysteries S3 Val Baxter South Pacific Pictures, dir. various Drama
2016 Hillary Gertrude Hillary Great Southern Television, dir. Danny Mulheron Drama
2010 - 2015 Shortland Street Heather Statham South Pacific Pictures Drama
2013 Harry Mrs. Clark Desert Road, dir. Chris Dudman Drama
2011 Rage Claire Tom Scott Productions, dir. Danny Mulheron Drama
2011 Sparticus: Gods of the Arena Domitia Starz Drama
2010 Sparticus: Blood and Sand Domitia Pacific Renaissance Drama
2010 The Legend of The Seeker Sister Katherine The Walt Disney Company(NZ) Ltd Drama
2009 Billy Teacher Comedia Drama
2009 The Cult Jane The Cult Great Southern Drama
2004 Foreign Exchange Dr. Ackerman West Street Productions, dir. James Bogal Drama
2003 Revelations Isabella Cloud Nine Entertainment. dir. Julian McSwiney Drama
2002 Dark Knight Sorceress Palana Productions Drama
2002 The Strip Lisa Gibson Group, dir. John Reid / Danny Mulheron Drama
2001 Ihaka: Blunt Instrument Rosa Screentime NZ Ltd, dir. Peter Fisk Drama
2000 Street Legal Lawyer Screenworks, dir. Chris Bailey Drama
2000 Dark Knight Sorceress Drama
1999 Young Hercules Fake Erytheia Pacific Island Pictures Drama
1999 A Twist in the Tale Dr Dolittle Cloud Nine Entertainment Drama
1999 Young Hercules Fake Erytheia Pacific Renaissance Pitctures Drama
1999 Jackson's Wharf Jacqui Corrigan South Pacific Pictures Drama
1998 Market Forces Julie Langham South Pacific Pictures, dir. Tony Holden & Danny Mulheron Drama
1994 Cover Story Kaydee Gibson Group, dir. Mike Smith Drama
1992 Shortland Street Suzie Hunter South Pacific Pictures, dir. Various Drama


Year Production Role Company / Director
Seed Maggie Basement Theatre, dir. Emma Willis
Teha the Wind Narrator Auckland Council Libraries
Convict Woman Convict Woman - Lead Kropka Theatre Sydney, dir: Anatoly Frusin
The Truth Game Belinda Barnes Circa Theatre, dir: Danny Mulheron
Raw Two Hander Circa Theatre, dir: Stuart Devinie
Meltdown Evelyn Cardwell Circa Theatre, dir: Danny Mulheron
Beauty & the Beast Vain Middle Sister NZ International Arts Festival - Westpac Theatre Wellington, dir: Laurence Bell
The Lover Sarah - Lead Circa Theatre, dir: Andrew Foster
PAN Mrs Darling/Tinkerbell/Tiger Lily Caitol Theatre - Sydney, dir: John Banas Trinby Pty Ltd Australia
Fool for Love May - Lead Bats Theatre & Silo Theatre, dir: Andrew Foster & Bert Turner

Short Film

Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2022 Interception Sarah Gray Albedo Ltd, dir: Peter Cully Short Film
2021 We Need to Laugh Yoga Teacher Dir. Louise Lever Short Film
2020 Jordan The Daughter Wabi Sabi, dir. Summer Agnew Short Film
2019 Level 15 Assessor Dir. Sally-Anne Kerr Short Film
2012 Backwards Showgirl Variation Allegra Dir. Harriet McKern Short Film
2006 Emulsion Presenter Dir. Jonathan Olgivie Short Film
2005 Gabriel Mother Cherie Knott Short Film
2004 Cupid Stupid Jane Dir. Ben Colgate Short Film
1998 Making the Rain Breathe Mother Dir. Andrew Bancroft Short Film
1996 Permanent Wave Angela Dir. Jonathan Brough Short Film


Year Production Role Company / Director
2023 St Johns Daughter
2022 NZ Seniors - 6 Months Female Lead Greenstone Financial Services NZ
2022 Briscoes - 7 Weeks (Masterchef promo) Mum Film 360
2022 KFC - 3 Months Hero Mum Restaurant Brands
2020 Air NZ Safety Video 'Project Sunshine' Art Deco Lady Jetblack
2019 SKY Mum Scoundrel, dir. Ric Cantor


Year Description Institution / Presenter
2022 Dialect Acquisition for Actors Adrianne Moore
2022 American Accent Workshop Jacqui Drew
2022 Skills for Voiceover Abbe Holmes
2021 Voice Privates Perry Piercy
1995-1996 Acting Te Kura Toi Whakaari o Aotearoa: New Zealand Drama School
1986-1988 Dance Western Australian of Performing Arts