Mark Hadlow ONZM

Mark Hadlow ONZM

South Island NZ
NZ European
Age Range
60 - 72
170cm / 5ft 7in
108cm / 43in
93cm / 37in
106cm / 42in
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Mark Hadlow, ONZM, is one of New Zealand's most prominent actors.  With nearly 40 years as an actor he has performed and directed over 150 plays, and has made innumerable appearances in feature films, television series, commercials, and as a voice actor. Playing the dwarf Dori in The Hobbit Trilogy, which was Mark's third Peter Jackson movie. In Meet the Feebles he voiced Heidi the Hippo and Robert the Hedgehog. King Kong saw him performing the role of Harry in the vaudeville scenes opposite Naomi Watts and Bill Johnson. The latest Peter Jackson movie Mortal Engines saw him playing the standout character, Stigwood. The auctioneer. He played alongside New Zealand comedian, Billy T James in The Billy T James Show.

 He has sung in many Musical Theatre productions including My Fair Lady, Mr Cinders, Jesus Christ SuperStar, Chicago, Kiss me Kate, Sweeney Todd, Rocky Horror Show, Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with John English. In March 2018 he completed a co-lead role with Jed Brophy in Stef Harris's latest thriller film Blue Moon. It was included in the official selection at Cannes in 2021.

Mark has won several awards, including Best Supporting Actor in a Television Comedy Series for Willy Nilly, playing the role of the challenged brother Harry in the three-season, top-rating sitcom. In 2019 he was cast as the leads in Elling and The Father at the Court Theatre in Christchurch, and his long-standing production MAMIL has entertained the theatre going public for over a decade. 


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2024 Deep Water Coach Dade DW Films Ltd, dir. Renny Harlin Feature Film
2023 Teddy Show Grandad Fantasy Films Ltd, dir: Yalin Zou Feature Film
2023 Darkest Light David King - Lead SnowForge Films, dir: Floris Van Gaalen Feature Film
2022 1978 School Principal Clarative Media Feature Film
2018 Blue Moon Horace Jones Dir. Stefen Harris Feature Film
2018 Mortal Engines Auctioneer Stigwood Hungry City Ltd, dir. Christian Rivers Feature Film
2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Dori (Dwarf) WingNut Films, dir. Peter Jackson Feature Film
2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Dori (Dwarf) WingNut Films, dir. Peter Jackson Feature Film
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Dori (Dwarf), Bert (Troll) WingNut Films, dir. Peter Jackson Feature Film
2012 Four Saints Major Thomas Haverstad White Wing Enterprises, dir. Jean-Pierre Isbouts Feature Film
2010 The Holly Roller Wally Life Film, dir. Peter Gillies Feature Film
2009 No Petrol, No Diesel Mr Bligh Dark Horse Films, dir. Stefen Harris Feature Film
2008 Last of the Living Dad Gorilla Pictures, dir. Logan McMillian Feature Film
2006 Waimate Conspiracy Mr Glue QC Dark Horse Films, dir. Stefen Harris Feature Film
2005 King Kong Harry WingNut Films, dir. Peter Jackson Feature Film
1995 Bonjour Timothy Rugby Coach Tucker Films Ltd, dir. Wayne Tourell Feature Film
1992 Absent Without Leave Prison Corporal Meridian Film Productions, dir. John Laing Feature Film
1988 Just Me and Mario Kevin Stiles (Lead) Dir. Greg Stitt Feature Film
1984 Constance Errol's Friend Dir. Bruce Morrison Feature Film
1983 Nate and Hayes Gun Operator Paramount Pictures, dir. Ferdinand Fairfax Feature Film
1982 Beyond Reasonable Doubt Bruce Roddick Dir. John Laing Feature Film
1982 Warlords of the 21st Century Orrin Battletruck Films Ltd, dir. Harley Cokliss Feature Film
1982 The Scarecrow Sam Finn Oasis Films, dir. Sam Pillbury Feature Film
1981 Strange Behaviour Dancer at Party Endeavour Productions, dir. Michael Laughlin Feature Film


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2020 Brokenwood Mysteries S7 Brian Brokenwood Productions Ltd. Drama
2017 Darwin & Newts Burpee Whitebait Productions Ltd Drama
2011 Billy T: Te Movie Self BTJ Movie, dir. Ian Mune Drama
2001 Willy Nilly (Series 1-3) Harry (Lead) Bighouse Productions, dir. Mike Smith Drama
2000 Happy Birthday 2 You Self Drama
2000 Jack of all Trades King George III Pacific Renaissance, dir. Chris Graves Drama
1999 Xena Warrior Princess Milo Pacific Renaissance, dir. Chris Graves Drama
1992 The Billy T. James Show Greg Isambard Productions Ltd Drama
1979 Child of Fire Mountain Sid South Pacific Pictures, dir. Peter Sharp Drama

Web Series

Year Production Role Company / Director
2019 Colonial Combat 2 Handsome Harold AWA Films
2017 Colonial Combat Handsome Harold AWA Films


Year Production Role Company / Director
2020 Cinderella Baron Isaac Theatre, Christchurch
2016 Macbeth Macbeth Court Theatre, dir. Ross Gubley
2014-2015 MAMIL - Middle Aged Men In Lycra Bryan Cook Dir. Gregory Cooper
2014 When the Rain Stops Falling Gabriel York Court Theatre, dir. Ross Gubley
2010 God of Carnage Michael Court Theatre, dir. John Pheloung
2009 Oliver Fagan Auckland Theatre Company, dir. Raymond Hawthorne
2007 Who Wants to be 100 Co-Lead Auckland Theatre Company, dir. Alison Quigan
2006 The Complete History of New Zealand (Abridged) Lead Dir. Mark Hadlow

Short Film

Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2022 Undertow Charlie Aaron Falvey Short Film
2019 Die Like A Shark Charlie Fink Dir. Nick Epstein Short Film
2018 Darkest Light David King Prod/Dir: Floris Van Gaalen Short Film
2010 Huhu Attack! Derek Dir. Patrick Gillies Short Film
2008 Ronnie Grimble Ronnie Grimble Reifsneider Films, dir. Elliott McKee Short Film
1999 Willy Nilly Harry Dir. Mike Smith Short Film

Circus & Horse

Intermediate: Horse Riding