Mark Hadlow

Lord Arlington/John Dryden

Mark Hadlow (ONZM) is one of New Zealand’s most well-known and prominent actors. He has performed in over 150 plays, including musical theatre, Shakespeare, and one-man shows. He has appeared in dozens of films and TV series, and done thousands of commercials and radio voice-overs. Mark has played many roles in Peter Jackson films, including Dori in The Hobbit trilogy, Meet the Feebles as the voice of Heidi the Hippo and Robert the Hedgehog, and in King Kong as Harry in the vaudeville scenes opposite Naomi Watts. Mark has just finished filming his fourth Peter Jackson production, Mortal Engines. Mark has appeared in many concerts and musicals. His favourites have been My Fair Lady, Jesus Christ Superstar, Kiss Me Kate, Rocky Horror Show, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Little Shop of Horrors. Mark has been nominated for and won several awards, including Best Supporting Actor in a Television Comedy Series for Willy Nilly. He won Best Theatrical Performance of the Year in 1993 for the one-man show SNAG, and ultimately went on to win Entertainer of the Year in 1995. He won Best Character Voice-over Artist in the 2010 New Zealand Radio Awards. In the 2017 Queen’s Birthday honours, Mark was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to the Arts.