Kate JasonSmith

Kate JasonSmith

Kate has spent most of her working life in theatre, film and television, as an actor, designer, director, writer, dramaturg and producer. She has worked in the industry in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and Ireland.   

Locations
Wellington
Ethnicity
NZ European
Age Range
71 - 82
Height
170cm / 5ft 7in
Bust/Chest
114cm / 45in
Waist
98cm / 39in
Hips
102cm / 40in
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Bio

Kate was cast in her first professional acting role at age 18, and went on to tour with theatre companies in NZ, the UK, and Australia. Kate’s recent solo play Ill Tell You This for Nothing – My Mother the War Hero premiered in Wellington in 2018. Kate has since performed this play 96 times, around New Zealand, at the Edinburgh Fringe and the Adelaide Fringe (where the Sunday Mail acclaimed, Ill Tell You This for Nothing Best Female Solo Theatre Show 2020). In 2020 Kate gave a Command Performance for the Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy, and in 2022 performed a season at Circa Theatre in Wellington. Ill Tell You This for Nothing was published in 2021.

Kate worked as a designer for professional theatre in NZ, UK and Sydney, and for TV2 (NZ), BBC TV (London), RTE TV (Dublin), and for several feature films. As a film director, she made a number of short films, directed TV drama, and won an NZFTV award for her TV drama Xmas for Lou.     Kate was the originator and producer of the highly successful Hens' Teeth Women's Comedy Company that entertained NZ audiences for over 13 years. In 2020 Kate produced, directed and compered the sell-out season of The Older the Better at Circa Theatre.         

Film

Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2012 The Hobbit Featured Extra Wingnut Films, dir. Peter Jackson Feature Film
1996 Bread & Roses Matron Preston Laing Productions, dir. Gaylene Preston Feature Film
1995 Brain Dead Nanny Wingnut Films, dir. Peter Jackson Feature Film

Television

Year Production Role Company / Director Type
1997 Mirror Mirror Doctor Gibson Group Drama

Theatre

Year Production Role Company / Director
2018-2022 I'll Tell You This for Nothing - My Mother the War Hero Solo KJS Productions, dir. Jan Bolwell
2020 Sketch Comedy 'The Older the Better' MC KJS Productions, dir. Kate Jason Smith
2017 Sketch Comedy Hens' Teeth WTF! MC Kate JasonSmith
1988 Stage Acting Various NZ, Australia, Britain
1969-1978 Stage Acting Various NZ, Australia, Britain

Short Film

Year Production Role Company / Director Type
1999 Ouch Mum Brian Challis Short Film

Accents

Advanced: American - Californian | American - General | American - Midwest | Australian | French | Irish | UK - Cockney | UK - English | UK - Scottish

Intermediate: Greek | Italian | Russian | South African | Spanish | Welsh

Dance

Advanced: Ballroom | Latin