Thomasin McKenzie

Thomasin McKenzie

NZ European
Age Range
21 - 25
165cm / 5ft 5in
82cm / 32in
64cm / 25in
91cm / 36in

United Talent Agency - US Agent
Untitled Entertainment - US Management

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Young New Zealand actress Thomasin McKenzie drew international acclaim in Debra Granik’s 2018 film, Leave No Trace. A string of projects followed, such as Justin Kelly’s The True History of The Kelly Gang, David Michôd’s The King, portraying the influential Philippa of England, and Graysorn’s Thavat’s The Justice of Bunny King. Prior to this worldwide momentum, Thomasin diligently laid the foundations of her career in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Her first professional screen role was in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit in 2013, followed by the prescient lead in Consent: The Louise Nicholson Story. She memorably played Elsa Korr in Taika Waititi’s Oscar-nominated Jojo Rabbit, and Lola in Jane Campion’s Power of The Dog. 2021 saw the culmination of a series of projects: Edgar Wright’s horror, Last Night in Soho, M Night Shyamalan’s thriller, Old, and the BBC adaptation of Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life, as the central character, Ursula.

When considering a new script, Thomasin makes a point of selecting roles which will challenge or augment her point of view. Regardless of the scale of the project, Thomasin approaches her characters with fervent curiosity and humility. It is this grace which has seen her awarded the Breakthrough Performance Award at the National Board of Review Awards, New York, and a nominee for numerous others. Seldom not on set, in her downtime, Thomasin resides in Wellington. As the daughter to Miranda Harcourt, and granddaughter to Dame Kate Harcourt, Thomasin continues to burnish a remarkable family acting legacy. 


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2021 Old Maddox aged 16 Universal Pictures Dir. M Night Shyamalan Feature Film
2021 Last Night in Soho Eloise Big Talk Prod. Dir. Edgar Wright Feature Film
2021 The Power of the Dog Lola See-Saw Films Dir. Jane Campion Feature Film
2020 The Justice of Bunny King Tonyah Firefly Films, Dir. Gaysorn Thavat Feature Film
2019 The King Philippa of England Blue-Tongue Films, dir. David Michôd Feature Film
2019 Jojo Rabbit Elsa Korr 20th Century Fox, dir. Taika Waititi Feature Film
2019 The True History of the Kelly Gang Mary Hearn Porchlight Films, dir. Justin Kurzel Feature Film
2018 Leave No Trace Tom Dir. Debra Granik Feature Film
2016 The Changeover Rose Keaton Changeover Films Ltd, dir. Miranda Harcourt, Stuart McKenzie Feature Film
2016 Jean Young Jean Lippy Pictures, dir. Robert Sarkies Tele-Feature Film
2013 The Hobbit Astrid (Guest) New Line Cinema / Wingnut Films, dir. Peter Jackson Feature Film
2011 Existence Scraps (Support Lead) Existence Limited, dir. Juliet Bergh Feature Film


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2023 Pantheon Mist (Voice) Various Drama
2023 Totally Completely Fine Vivian Cunningham Lucy Gaffy Drama
2023 Eileen Eileen Dunlop William Oldroyd Drama
2023 Anika Moa Unleashed Self TVNZ, Rogue Productions Drama
2022 Life After Life Ursula John Crowley Drama
2017 Cul de Sac s2 Willa Greenstone TV Drama
2016 Nori Rollercoaster Boy Nori POW! Post SPV, dir. Jane Waddell Drama
2015 Shortland Street Pixie Hannah (Major Guest) South Pacific Pictures, dir. Various Drama
2014 Consent: The Louise Nicholas Story Young Louise (Lead) Condor Encore, dir. Robert Sarkies Drama

Web Series

Year Production Role Company / Director
2017 Lucy Lewis Can't Lose S2 Lucy Lewis Redletter TV, dir. Paul Yates
2016 Bright Summer Night Petra Good Times Co, dir. Sally Bollinger
2016 Lucy Lewis Can't Lose Lucy Lewis Redletter TV, dir. Paul Yates

Short Film

Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2023 How Can I Help You Nina Eliza Scanlan Short Film
2015 The Boyfriend Game Edith (Lead) Dir. Alice Englert Short Film
2014 A Long Beside Young Kate (Lead) Dir: Paul Wong Short Film
2012 Missing Person Lead Dir. Scott Jackson Short Film


Year Production Role Company / Director
2017 Just Cook: Annual Cooking Competition Self New Zealand Nutrition Foundation
2016 Sexual Violence Prevention: 'Mates & Dates' Self International Broadcast Corporation


Intermediate: Hockey

Musical Instruments

Advanced: Accordion | Cello | Piccolo | Zither

Intermediate: Bag Pipes | Bassoon | Piano