Paul McLaughlin

Paul McLaughlin

NZ European
Age Range
47 - 59
186cm / 6ft 1in
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Paul is a Wellington based actor who has spent the last 20 years working as a professional actor, primarily on stage. The 2007 Chapman Trip Actor of the Year, he has also had core cast television roles on the drama Jacksons Wharf and the comedy Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby.


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2002 Futile Attraction Pete Twilight Productions, dir. Mark Prebble Feature Film
2000 Lord of the Rings Captain of the Guard 3'6" Ltd Feature Film


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2015 How to Murder Your Wife Doonie Screentime, dir. Ricardo Pellizzene Drama
2014 Dear Murderer Det. Peter 'Doonie' Doone Screentime NZ Drama
2014 Venus & Mars Det. Insp. Doug Brew Screentime NZ Drama
2013 War News Major Robert Trent Gibson Group, dir. Mike Smith Drama
2010 Rage Detective Sergeant Henderson Tom Scott Productions Drama
2010 The Investigator Series 3. "East" Detective Red Sky Film & Television Ltd Drama
2009 Legend of the Seeker Captain Artiris The Walt Disney Company (NZ) Drama
2009 NZT & E Storyline Ltd, dir. Steve La Hood Drama
2005 Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby Dasent Direct Hit Pords, dir. Danny Mulheron Drama
2005 Killian's Curse Jack Snr. Dir. Thomas Robbins Drama
2004 Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby Dasent Direct Hit productions, dir. Danny Mulheron Drama
2003-2004 Insider's Guide to Happiness John Gibson Group, dir. Various Drama
2002 Revelations-A Dream of Flying Bill Cloud 9 Productions Drama
2001 The Strip Richard Gibson Group Drama
2001 Atlantis High Sergeant Watson Cloud 9 Productions Drama
2000 Jacksons Wharf Brian Peek (Core Cast) South Pacific Drama
2000 Dark Knight Jandar Palana Productions, dir. Mike Smith Drama
1999 Jacksons Wharf Brian Peek (Core Cast) South Pacific Pictures Drama
1998 Twist in the Tale Cloud 9, dir. Wayne Tourell Drama
1998 Duggan II Steve Lynch Gibson Group, dir. Yvonne MacKay Drama
1997 McPhail & Gadsby South Pacific Pictures, dir. Danny Mulheron Drama
1997 Mirror Mirror II Gibson Group, dir. John Banas Drama
1997 William Tell Cloud 9 Productions, dir Declan Eames Drama
2005 Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby Roger Dasent Direct Hit Productions / TV1, dir. Danny Mulheron Drama
1992 Oi! Bidibidi to the Rescue KTV. Dunedin Other
Inside New Zealand Brian Bruce Productions Other


Year Production Role Company / Director
2014 Kings of the Gym Laurie Circa Theatre, dir. Danny Mulheron
2013 Kings of the Gym Laurie Circa Theatre, dir. Danny Mulheron
2014 How to Murder your Wife Equivocation Circa Theatre, dir. Peter Hambleton
2012 Peninsula Michael NZ International Arts Festival
2009 Don't Mention Casablanca Kertez Court Theatre, Christchurch
2008 Te Karakia NZ International Arts Festival / Northland Arts Festival, dir. David O'Donnell
2008 Hotel Taupo Arts Festival, dir. Paul McLaughlin
2007 The Viagra Monologues Bats Theatre, dir. Gerrie Brophy
2007 HOTEL Wellington Fringe Festival
2007 Othello Downstage, dir. Jonty Hendry
2007 Finding Murdoch Downstage, dir. Gerry Brophy
2007 Who Needs Sleep Anyway? Downstage, dir. Susan Wilson
2007 Godzone Bats Theatre
2006 Drawer of Knives Russel Circa Theatre, dir. Danny Mulheron
2006 Peninsula Michael Brisbane Arts Festival, Australia, dir. Gary Henderson
2006 Peninsula Michael Nelson Arts Festival, dir. Gary Henderson
2006 Doubt Father O'Flynn Court Theatre, dir. Geraldine Brophy
2005 Peninsula Michael Christchurch Arts Festival, dir. Gary Henderson
2005 Democracy Gunter Nollau Circa Theatre, dir. Ross Jolly
2005 The Bach Michael Circa Theatre, dir. Danny Mulheron
2004 Albert Speer Albert Speer Bats Theatre, dir. David O'Donnell
2004 The Love of Humankind Malcolm Kandell Circa Theatre, dir. Danny Mulheron
2004 She Stoops to Conquer Hastings Circa Theatre, dir. Ken Blackburn
2003 Conversations After a Burial Nathan Circa Theatre
2003 Oxygen Sune / Kalistenius Circa Theatre
2003 Speed the Plow Bobby Gould Circa Theatre
2003 Private Lives Elyot Downstage Theatre
2003 Troilus & Crissida Diomedes NZDS
2002 Middle Age Spread Reg Fortune Theatre, dir. Rima Te Wiata
2002 Speed-the-Plow Bobby Gould Te Whaea Theatre, dir. Rachel More
2002 Macbeth MacDuff Fortune Theatre, dir. Martin Howells
2001 It's My Party (And I'll Die if I Want To) Michael Downstage, dir. Murray Lynch
2001 Vick's Boy Vick Circa Theatre, dir. Danny Mulheron
1999 Cabaret Ernst Downstage, dir Colin McColl
1998 A Christmas Carol Bob Cratchett Downstage, dir. Ellie Smith
1998 Cabaret Ernst Ludwig Downstage, dir. Colin McColl
1997 Vinegar Tom Bats Theatre, dir. Murray Lynch
1997 Desire Under The Elms Circa Theatre, dir. Colin McColl
1997 The Lover Pinter Circa Theatre, dir. Andrew Foster
1997 Mouth Dir. Andrew Foster, Jo Randerson, Paul Pinson
1997 Fool For Love Martin Bats Theatre, dir. Andrew Foster
1994 The Dumb Waiter Ben Comfy Seat Productions
1994 Othello Othello Gisborne Summer Shakespeare
2019 Uma Lava The Devil Dir. Victor Rodger

Short Film

Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2022 The Freedom Fighter Police Sergeant Blueskin Films Ltd Short Film
2007 Maori Detective and The Jungle Boogie Dir. Sam Kelly Short Film
1997 Voice Over Dir Miranda Harcourt Short Film


Year Production Role Company / Director
2011 Sealord (In House) Hoverlion
1999 Legal Resources Trust Steve
1997 Ministry of External Affairs Assessment Execam
1997 Open Polytech Video series Execam


Year Production Role Company / Director
2021 FMG 'Interruption, Red Sky & Weather Station' Dave FMG Broker BCG2
2018 FMG 'Advice & Insurance' FMG Advisor BCG2 Auckland
2017 FMG 'Advice Worth Listening To' FMG Advisor BCG2 Auckland
2016 Worksafe TVC Dad Assignment Group


Year Description Institution / Presenter
2010 Artist In Residence Massey University
1995-96 Training Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School
1994 QEII Artist in Residence Central Region
2008 Artistic Director Internship A Creative NZ funded initiative hosted by Auckland Theatre Company
1993 Bachelor or Arts Otago University


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