This week Miriama Smith starred in Stolen : The Baby Kahu Story as Donna Hall. Stolen was a feature length TV movie based on the real life kidnapping of a baby, at gunpoint, and held for ransom for $3 Million NZD.
Here are a few video clips of Miriama Smith in her performance of Donna Hall:
I think Miriama’s performance was definitely powerful…
Stolen, by South Pacific Pictures, aired on TV3 in New Zealand on Wednesday July 28th 2010.
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Earlier this year Fleur Saville left her role as, the much loved, Libby Jeffries in Shortland Street. New Zealands Woman’s Weekly spoke to her about her final day on set. Unfortunately for Fleur the last day of filming was doubly emotional as her beloved cat Miso had passed away hours before she was on set…
If you can’t read the text you can read the article, by Michelle Coursey, online at the Woman’s Weekly website. With many thanks to Emma H for the scans and informing us of the article :)
Fleur Saville played Ruby in series 5 of The Tribe. You can read more about Fleur’s departure from Shortland Street and view video clips here. Who knows, maybe one day Libby will return to Ferndale? Continue reading…
Miriama Smith will be heading the cast in the true life drama Stolen where she is playing Donna Hall, the mother of a kidnapped baby…
In 2002 in Wellington, New Zealand, the news about the kidnapped baby Kahu gripped the nation. The baby was snatched at gunpoint. The search to find the baby sparked a police manhunt to retrieve the kidnap baby Kahu. Stolen follows the story of what happened as it happened. You can read more about the real life event that happened, and the screen version, at Dan News.
Stolen, the telefeature/TV movie, has been produced by South Pacific Pictures, more info about it and pictures of Miriama Smith in the role of Donna Hall can be found on their website here. Stolen will premiere on TV3 in New Zealand on Wednesday July 28th at 8.30pm.
Earlier this week Antonia Prebble was starring in a stage production called Idiots, written by Nic Sampson and directed by Tom Sainsbury, Peter Salmon, Dena Kennedy and Jonathan Brugh.
Idiots is a comedy production that follows a set of, er, Idiots as they go about their daily activities… Antonia got a good review in her role as the ‘disingenuous receptionist’ on TheatreReview.org which said: “… Antonia Prebble’s performance in the ‘Receptionists’ scenes (where the bitchy receptionist shows the new assistant receptionist the ropes… or the staples, as it happens); a particularly hackneyed theme which rarely enjoys such comic perfection”.
The production ran for three nights at Te Karanga Gallery, Auckland on 20th July 2010 to 22nd July 2010. And what made a change from usual theatre productions is that at the end viewers were asked to pay what they thought the production was worth, so it ran on a ‘pay what you think it’s worth!’ basis. More details are in the press release (below). Continue reading…
A recent article in New Zealand’s New Idea magazine featured Beth Allen talking about her own experience with cancer.
The news comes as her Shortland Street character Dr. Brook Freeman faces a similar situation on the TV drama. In the article (left) Beth talks about how it has affected her and how she involved her personal cancer scare with her character in Shorty St.
With many thanks to Emma H for sharing the article scans.
For more info about Beth Allen, check out BethAllen.webs.
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The hit New Zealand interactive series Reservoir Hill, which starred Beth Chote (Lottie in The Tribe 5) in the lead role of Beth Connolly will return for a second series in September!
Production for the series will begin in August 2010. The series is shot weekly as the storyline is interactive. You can read more info on the series renewal at the NZHerald online. View our previous Reservoir Hill articles by clicking here.
There is no broadcast/release date announced for the first episode of series 2 of Reservoir Hill, and who knows, maybe it will broadcast on TV aswell as online this time round (the first series was broadcast online only with a screening of all episodes later appearing on TV).
On Tuesday 13th July 2010, More FM Manawatu broadcasted an interview they did with Antonia Prebble relating to Outrageous Fortune as the sixth season of the series premiered that evening, have a listen to it below…
Viewing figures for episode one of Outrageous Fortune season 6 had the highest TV viewing figures of the night. Not only that, it also now holds the highest rating ever for TV3, the channel it airs on. More info on that here.
The cast and crew of the series got together at Robyn Malcolm’s house for the series premiere, I wrote about it previously for AntoniaPrebble.com – you check it out there for more info.
The Tribe fans in Australia will be able to see The Tribe cast back in action as season 3 finally gets aired on TV! So far fans had to sit through repeats of series one and two…
Series 3 of The Tribe will air on ABC3 in Australia on Tuesday 13th July at 7.35pm (a great time for The Tribe to air!)
So what pleasures do they have coming their way to series three? Well I can’t put spoilers here, but as this blog is about The Tribe cast, here is a list of the top 6 new characters/actors to look out for in series 3… Continue reading…
We love Jessie Gurunathan here at The Tribe cast! Though she only appeared in three episodes of The Tribe as ‘farm girl’ Dawn, she made a great impression on us!
Latest news is that Jess is currently performing in music group The Velvet Sound Society. Their sound is describe as ‘Smooth, soulful lounge, old school jazz & stripped back contemporary pop’. You can have a listen yourself over at Jess’ blog Serendipity Is….
If you are in NZ you can catch Jess performing on Wednesday’s with the group at Sale St. (check here for the latest performance date). You can also get the latest word from Jess Gurunathan herself from her Twitter. She’s also pals with our other favourite New Zealander P-Money!
Oooh just a quick edit, more info on the group can be found on their Facebook page.
Fleur Saville, Beth Allen and Antonia Prebble are just three (of the many) top New Zealand actresses to appear in The Vagina Monologues at the Basement theatre.
The Facebook page here has more info (also pasted below).
News comes via @Jebrill from (the recently updated) Tribe-Cast.com (the Fleur Saville pic can be seen in better detail there).
As previously mentioned, Beth Allen is also producing as well featuring in the production and all three actresses are definitely no strangers to the stage. If you’re in the area head on down, the Vagina Monologues will run during August 25th -September 11th 2010 at the Basement Theatre, Auckland. Continue reading…
This blog follows the careers of the cast of Cloud 9's teen drama series The Tribe. The series was filmed in New Zealand in 1998 to 2004 and had a spin-off series The New Tomorrow. More info about this blog can be found here. This blog is not affiliated with Cloud 9 Ltd and is purely a fansite.