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Jennifer Ward-Lealand est une Actrice Néo-Zélandaise née le 8 novembre 1962 à Wellington (Nouvelle zelande)

Jennifer Ward-Lealand

Jennifer Ward-Lealand
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Nom de naissance Jennifer Cecily Ward-Lealand
Nationalité Nouvelle zelande
Naissance 8 novembre 1962 (58 ans) à Wellington (Nouvelle zelande)

Jennifer Ward-Lealand, ONZM (born 8 November 1962 ), is a New Zealand screen and theatre actress whose screen CV includes starring in 1993 movie Desperate Remedies, and appearances in The Footstep Man, soap Shortland Street and Australian comedy series Full Frontal.


Ward-Lealand was born in Wellington, New Zealand to Philippa "Pippa" Mary (née Ward) and Conrad Ainsley Lealand. She has an older sister, Diana Mary Ward-Pickering and a half brother Simcha Lindt.

On 31 January, 1988 she married actor Michael Hurst of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys fame. They have two sons: Jack Louis Ward Hurst, born 25 January 1997, and Cameron Lane Ward Hurst, born 2 December 1999.

Her first ongoing television role was as Jan in Close to Home (1978–1980). After leaving school she spent a year touring New Zealand in a community theatre group, performing clown shows and Chekhov.

In 1982 Ward-Lealand completed a year-long diploma in acting from Auckland's then influential Theatre Corporate. In between the theatre work that followed, Ward-Lealand appeared in short-lived TV drama Seekers, before her breakthrough television role in "Danny and Raewyn", an episode from the About Face series. Filmed largely in an Auckland flat so cramped the cameraman sometimes had to sit on the stove, this tale of working class relationship breakdown would win Ward-Lealand a GOFTA Best Actress Award.

The same year Ward-Lealand made her big screen debut as nightclub singer Costello - and sang three songs - in Wellington crime thriller Dangerous Orphans.

From 1989–1990 she appeared with Harry Sinclair and Don McGlashan in theatre/musical group The Front Lawn, winning a number of awards and accolades, and acting in Front Lawn film Linda's Body.

As an actress, singer and director of theatre, Ward-Lealand has amassed an impressive number of credits and accolades, and acted in New Zealand plays The Bach, Via Satellite, and The Sex Fiend. In 2007, she toured her acclaimed Marlene Dietrich cabaret show, Falling in Love Again (also the name of her first solo CD) in New Zealand and Australia.

Her contribution to New Zealand theatre was recognised in 2007 New Year Honours with her investiture as officer to the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM).

Le plus souvent avec

Michael Hurst
Michael Hurst
(2 films)
Cliff Curtis
Cliff Curtis
(2 films)
John Noble
John Noble
(1 films)
Grant Major
Grant Major
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmographie de Jennifer Ward-Lealand (3 films)

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Fracture (2004)
, 1h47
Genres Drame, Policier
Acteurs Kate Elliott, John Noble, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Michael Hurst, Jared Turner, Miranda Harcourt
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A young solo mother (Elliott) loves her son and his needs are foremost, but she still has room in her heart for her very broken brother (Turner), even as her fundamentalist mother cruelly rejects her. But when the brother is responsible for a woman's broken neck, during his burglary of her house, families are changed as crisis amplifies and at times the young mother seems to be the only adult.
Ugly (1997)
, 1h33
Origine Nouvelle zelande
Genres Thriller, Horreur
Thèmes Tueur en série
Acteurs Paolo Rotondo, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Rebecca Hobbs, Beth Allen, Tim Barlow, Scott Wills
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Deux infirmiers accompagnent un patient en cagoule dans une salle pour être questionné par le Dr. Karen Schumaker. Le docteur demande à Simon Cartwright de lui raconter son enfance jusqu'aux meurtres qu'il a commis.
Desperate Remedies, 1h33
Réalisé par Peter Wells
Genres Drame
Thèmes Sexualité, Homosexualité, LGBT, LGBT, Lesbianisme
Acteurs Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Kevin Smith, Kevin Smith, Lisa Chappell, Cliff Curtis, Michael Hurst
Rôle Dorothea Brook
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Set in "Hope, New Britannia", an overwrought nineteenth century New Zealand community seemingly on the edge of destruction, Dorothea Brooke (Ward-Lealand) is a shopkeeper and dress designer with a troubled past. She strives in vain to keep her feckless, opium-addicted sister Rose out of the clutches of her former lover, Fraser (Curtis). She is in a lesbian relationship with Anne Cooper (Chappell) but tempted by newcomer and former radical Lawrence Hayes (Smith). MP and war profiteer William Poyser (Hurst) wants her business and property to shore up his tottering career, through marriage. Dorothea, Anne and Lawrence become enmeshed in a tortured triangle, resolved when Lawrence agrees to marry Rose for convenience and to get her away from Fraser. Rose dies ravaged from her opium addiction, although Lawrence and Fraser have fought a battle on board a vessel as passengers and both are missing, presumed dead. Dorothea has been coerced into accepting Poyser in marriage.