Richard Knowles

Richard Knowles

NZ European
Age Range
40 - 52
184cm / 6ft 0in
102cm / 40in
85cm / 33in
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Since graduating from NZ Drama School, Richard has been consistently employed in all genres of the acting craft. His film credits include the recently completed 'Freshmeat' (Dir. Danny Mulheron), Underworld III, and the multi award-winning 'Out Of The Blue' - a film based on a real event in NZ. Recent TV credits are Nothing Trivial, Underbelly NZ: Land of the Long Green Cloud, The Almighty Johnson's, Shortland St, and Go Girls, and he was a part of ATC's much heralded production of 'The Pohutukawa Tree' starring Rena Owen.


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2019 Guns Akimbo Zander 4 Knight Films, dir. Jason Lei Howden Feature Film
2011 Fresh Meat Officer Lance Nisbett The Gibson Group, dir. Danny Mulheron Feature Film
2009 Home By Christmas Vic Dir. Gaylene Preston Feature Film
2008 Underworld 3 - Rise of the Lycans Creature performer - werewolf Dir. Patrick Tatopoulos Feature Film
2006 Out of the Blue Renee Aarsen Dir. Robert Sarkies Feature Film
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Twin Towers Rohan Soldier (feat) 3'6" Ltd, dir. Peter Jackson Feature Film


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2014 Nothing Trivial Feature Richard South Pacific Pictures Drama
2013 Nothing Trivial s3 Richard Woodfield South Pacific Pictures Drama
2012 Nothing Trivial s2 Richard Woodfield South Pacific Pictures Drama
2011 Nothing Trivial s1 Richard Woodfield South Pacific Pictures Drama
2011 Underbelly NZ: Land of the Long Green Cloud 'Ding' Bell Screentime NZ Ltd, dir. Mike Smith, Ric Pellizzeri Drama
2010 Shortland Street Doug Morrison South Pacific Pictures Drama
2010 The Almighty Johnsons Rob South Pacific Pictures, dir. Mark Beazley, Murray Keane Drama
2009 This Is Not My LIfe Simon Reeves GRST Ltd, dir. Peter Salmon Drama
2009 Go Girls (comedy) Chad South Pacific Pictures, dir. Britta Johnstone Drama
2008 Legend of the Seeker D'Haran Captain Walt Disney Ltd, dir. Jesse Warn Drama
2008 Paradise Cafe Harvey "The Boss" The Gibson Group, dir. Danny Mulheron Drama
2003 Sofa Sports Guide to Rugby Lead Dir. Brent Williams Drama
2003 The Strip II Fantasy Rex Gibson Group, dir. Peter Burger Drama
2000 Love Bites Haan Kahukura Productions, dir. Murray Keane Drama


Year Production Role Company / Director
2013 The Glass Menagerie Jim O'Connor Auckland Theatre Co, dir. Jeff Hall-Flavin
2012 Death of a Salesman Hap Loman Peach Theatre Co, dir. Jesse Peach
2009 The Pohutukawa Tree Roy McDowell Auckland Theatre Co, dir. Colin McColl
2009 Rock n Roll Ferdinand Circa Theatre, dir. Sue Wilson
2008 The Little Dog Laughed Mitchell Green Downstage Theatre, dir. Willem Wassanar
2008 The Gods of Warm Beer Rory Turley Centrepoint Theatre, dir. Simon Ferry
2007 The Farm Konstantin Popov Centrepoint Theatre, dir. Jeff Kingsford-Brown
2006 Weighing In David Centrepoint Theatre, dir. Simon Ferry
2004 Great Expectations Jaggers Dir. Miranda Harcourt, Tom McCrory

Short Film

Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2013 Madame Black Roy Producer: Ivan Barge Short Film


Year Production Role Company / Director
2017 Zyrtec Husband Johnson & Johnson


Year Description Institution / Presenter
2012 American Accent workshop Chris Stewart
2006 Audition for Camera Terri de'Ath
2006 Bachelor of Performing Arts New Zealand Drama School
2006 American Accent Workshop Terri De'Ath
2000 Bachelor of Arts: Film, Theatre, and English Literature Victoria University


Intermediate: German


Advanced: Abseiling | Body Surfing | Rugby Union | Running / Jogging | Snorkeling | Swimming

Intermediate: AFL Football | Baseball | Boxing | Cricket | Mountain Biking | Rowing | Rugby League | Rugby League | Scuba Diving | Triathlon

Driving & Flying

Advanced: Driving (general) | Stick Shift | Van

Musical Instruments

Intermediate: Guitar