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Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell est une Actrice Néo-Zélandaise née le 1 janvier 1978 à Whangarei (Nouvelle zelande)

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Nationalité Nouvelle zelande
Naissance 1 janvier 1978 (42 ans) à Whangarei (Nouvelle zelande)

Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell (born 1978) is a New Zealand Māori actress.


Her breakthrough role as Grace Heke in the Lee Tamahori film, Once Were Warriors, based on the book of the same name by Alan Duff, was as a "sixteen-year-old newcomer [when Kerr-Bell] was discovered by casting director Don Selwyn while accompanying a friend to the auditions for Once Were Warriors. She had never acted before but when Selwyn asked her if she'd like to read, she accepted and instantly won over Rena Owen and Temuera Morrison, who play her character's parents. About her role she says, "Some things I had to pretend but other things I could relate to quite well. I know a lot of people whose father would beat them and their mother and I could relate to Grace helping her mother bring up the kids because I have a little brother and two baby sisters."

Director Tamahori says she "was just a natural. I was astounded by what she had behind her eyes and the sheer timeless beauty of her face. She looked both old and young and I had seen faces like that in a lot of research I'd done. She seemed to carry a lot of history with her and it was a haunting face".

In 2014 she recalled her 1994 role for a documentary made on the film's 20th anniversary. She now lives in Cairns, Australia and works in real estate; she has no immediate plans to return to acting.

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George Henare
George Henare
(1 films)
Lee Tamahori
Lee Tamahori
(1 films)
Pete Smith
Pete Smith
(1 films)
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L'Âme des guerriers, 1h39
Réalisé par Lee Tamahori
Origine Nouvelle zelande
Genres Drame
Thèmes Alcoolisme, La famille, Féminisme, Maladie, La mer, Psychotrope, Transport, La violence conjugale, Gangsters
Acteurs Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Cliff Curtis, Julian Arahanga, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell, George Henare
Rôle Grace Heke
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Beth et Jake Heke vivent avec leurs cinq enfants dans la banlieue māori pauvre d'Auckland, en Nouvelle-Zélande. Jake vient de perdre son travail. Alcoolique et brutal, il frappe souvent Beth, femme énergique et fière mais toujours amoureuse.