Famous Television Directors from New Zealand

List of notable or famous television directors from New Zealand, with bios and photos, including the top television directors born in New Zealand and even some popular television directors who immigrated to New Zealand. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Kiwi television directors then this list is the perfect resource for you. These television directors are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known television director from New Zealand is included when available.

List features people like Michael Hurst and Martin Campbell.

This historic television directors from New Zealand list can help answer the questions "Who are some Kiwi television directors of note?" and "Who are the most famous television directors from New Zealand?" These prominent television directors of New Zealand may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Kiwi television directors.

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  • Chris Thomson is a TV director.
    • Age: 78
    • Birthplace: New Zealand
  • Ian Gilmour
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    Ian Gilmour is a New Zealand-born actor and director who has worked mostly in Australia.
    • Age: 68
    • Birthplace: DVD Region 4, Oceania, New Zealand
  • John Callen (born 4 November 1946) is an English-born New Zealand actor and director. He portrayed Óin, brother of Glóin in the 2012-2014 The Hobbit film trilogy.
    • Age: 76
    • Birthplace: England, London
  • Julian Arahanga (born 18 December 1972) is a New Zealand film and television actor.
    • Age: 50
    • Birthplace: New Zealand, Raetihi
  • Martin Campbell (born 24 October 1943) is a New Zealand film and television director based in the United Kingdom. He is best known for directing the highly-regarded British miniseries Edge of Darkness (1985), for which he won a BAFTA, and the Bond films GoldenEye (1995) and Casino Royale (2006). He also directed The Mask of Zorro (1998), The Legend of Zorro (2005), Green Lantern (2011), and The Foreigner (2017).
    • Age: 79
    • Birthplace: New Zealand, Hastings
  • Michael Eric Hurst, ONZM (born 20 September 1957) is a British-born New Zealand actor, director and writer, mostly on stage and television. He is probably best known internationally for playing Iolaus in the television programs Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and companion series Xena: Warrior Princess. Most recently, he is known for his role in directing the popular Starz series Spartacus: Blood and Sand and Ash vs Evil Dead.
    • Age: 65
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, Lancashire, United Kingdom, North West England, United Kingdom