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    HEIGHT:
    173cm
    HAIR:
    brown
    EYES:
    brown
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  • Astra McLaren
    BACKGROUND
    Astra has been acting since she was in nappies and already knew this was her passion and what she wanted to do as she became older. From being in a Cannes Film Festival short by Niki Caro 'Sure To Rise' (1994) to working on numerous South Pacific Pictures series over the past decade. She has played characters alongside actors such as Sam Neil (Ice) and Temuera Morrison (This is Piki) and had extensive training since her teens. Taking a break from working life to raise her daughter, who seems now to be following in her footsteps. Astra has recently been signed up to Kathryn Rawlings, is back in Auckland and ready to get back to doing what I love most.

  • FILM
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2013
  • OLDER
  • Stephanie
  • Older Movie Ltd
  • Guy Pidgen
  • 2012
  • PENNY BLACK
  • Penny Black
  • Fiona Jackson
  • Joe Hitchcock
  • 2012
  • QUEEN OF CARTHAGE
  • Jane Doe
  • Colin Michael Day
  • Mardana Mayginnes
  • 2009
  • ICE
  • Kavanagh's PA
  • Ice Features Ltd
  • Nick Copus
  • 2008
  • 10,000 BC
  • Tribe Woman
  • Warner Bros Pictures
  • Roland Emmerich

  • TELEVISION
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2013
  • GO GIRLS (SEASON 5 )
  • Ashleigh
  • South Pacific Pictures
  • Various
  • 2012
  • THE BLUE ROSE
  • Nikki Night
  • South Pacific Pictures
  • Mark Beasley
  • 2011
  • THE ALMIGHTY JOHNSONS
  • Brianna
  • South Pacific Pictures
  • Various
  • 2010
  • JONO PROJECT
  • Brittany
  • MediaWorks
  • Pablo Lobos
  • 1994
  • SHORTLAND STREET
  • Guest Role
  • South Pacific Pictures
  • Various

  • SHORT FILM
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2009
  • RED
  • Lead
  • Benjamin Rood
  • 1994
  • SURE TO RISE
  • Featured
  • Frame Up Films
  • Niki Caro

  • WEB SERIES
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2021
  • AHIKAAROA
  • Penny
  • Kura Productions
  • Joe Hitchcock

  • TRAINING
  • 2010 - Theatre Training with Auckland Theatre Company
  • 2010 - Training with Massive Theatre Company
  • 2008 - US Accent Training with Terri De'Ath
  • 2007 - Level 2 Acting with Studio 111
  • 2006 - 2007 - Level 1 Acting with Studio 111
  • LANGUAGES: Highly skilled Spanish, Basic Te Reo, Russian and Japanese

  • RELEVANT SKILLS
  • SPORTS: Snowboarding, Kickboxing, Various Martial Arts, Swimming, Dancing (various) Horse-riding
  • MUSIC: Ukulele, Guitar
  • LANGUAGES: Highly skilled Spanish, Basic Russian, Te Reo and Japanese