Kathryn Rawlings - Ginette McDonald
   
  • SELECT
    HEIGHT:
    158cm
    HAIR:
    blonde
    EYES:
    blue
  • Ginette McDonald
    BACKGROUND
    Ginette McDonald’s career began as a teenage apprentice in all areas of stagecraft at Wellington’s Downstage Theatre.She devised the Kiwi comedy icon Lyn of Tawa in the early 70’s, followed by a five year acting stint in the UK.As an actress, director and TV producer, she has done an enormous amount of theatre, television and radio in New Zealand ,England and Scotland. She is also a notable corporate MC and extraordinary raconteur. Ginette has won numerous awards for acting, television producing and public speaking. In 2007, she was awarded the Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Entertainment.

  • AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
  • YEAR
  • 1970 HOLLYWOOD BOWL - Best Radio Commercial
  • 1979 FELTEX - Best Actress Film
  • 1980 SUNDAY NEWS - Best Entertainer
  • 1984 FELTEX - Best Actress TV
  • 1985 MOBIL RADIO AWARDS - Best Commercial
  • 1988 FELTEX - PRODUCER FINALIST - Best Drama Series
  • 1989 GOFTA - PRODUCER - Best Drama Series & Best Childrens Series
  • 1990 AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF BROADCAST ARTS & SCIENCE - Best Producer of Children's Programme
  • 1991 UMBRIAFICTION TV ITALY - Best Producer for Non European Drama
  • 1992 BNZ FESTIVAL DEBATE - Best Speaker
  • 1994 HAWKES BAY SPEAKING UNION - Best Writer/Debater
  • 1996 BANFF CANADA TV AWARDS - Producer Finalist
  • 1997 NEW YORK TV AWARDS - Producer Finalist
  • 1998 HAWKES BAY SPEAKING UNION - Best Writer/Debater
  • 1999 DRIFTING CLOUDS FILM FESTIVAL - Best Actress
  • 2002 WORDPLAY INTERNATIONAL RADIO FESTIVAL DUBLIN - Best Performance

  • FILM
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2013
  • THE HOBBIT
  • Laketown Woman
  • 3 foot 7
  • Sir Peter Jackson
  • 2008
  • THE TRUTH ABOUT MEN
  • Marriage Celebrant
  • New Holland Pictures
  • Paul Middleditch

  • TELEVISION
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2011
  • RAGE
  • Rhonda
  • Tom Scott Productions
  • Danny Mulheron
  • 2010
  • WANNABEN series
  • Ben's Mum
  • TV 3
  • Andy Robinson
  • 2009
  • LEGEND OF THE SEEKER II
  • Delia
  • Walt Disney
  • Chris Martin-Jones
  • 2005
  • TEST THE NATION
  • Guest Panellist
  • TVNZ
  • Peter Hallwright
  • 2005
  • DOVES OF WAR - 6 Eps
  • Rosa Falcone
  • Screen Works
  • Chris Bailey
  • 2004
  • KIDNAPPED
  • Weaver Woman
  • SPP/BBC
  • Brendan Maher
  • 2004
  • DUGGAN
  • Lead
  • Gibson Group NZ
  • 2004
  • MCPHAIL & GADSBY
  • various Roles
  • 1996
  • DEAD CERTS
  • Montana Sunday Theatre
  • 1995
  • HER NEW LIFE
  • TVNZ
  • 1993
  • IN SEARCH OF THE GREAT NZ MALE
  • TV3, Documentary
  • 1991
  • VISUAL SYMPHONIES
  • Producer/Performer
  • TVNZ, NZ & Australian Series
  • 1981-84
  • PIONEER WOMEN
  • COLOUR SCHEME
  • MORTIMERS PATCH
  • CLOSE TO HOME
  • PLAY SOMETHING FANTASTIC
  • ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL -Sitcom series
  • GLIDE TIME
  • ANYTHING GOES
  • GOOD DAY
  • LYN OF TAWA SPECIAL
  • LYN OF TAWA - series
  • ANGLIA
  • UK TELEVISION
  • LONDON WEEKEND
  • UK TELEVISION
  • HARRIETS BACK IN TOWN
  • UK TELEVISION
  • ANGELS
  • UK TELEVISION
  • LORD PETER WIMSEY
  • UK TELEVISION
  • BRIEF ENCOUNTER
  • UK TELEVISION
  • NORTH AND SOUTH
  • UK TELEVISION
  • JACK THE RIPPER
  • UK TELEVISION
  • SWEEPING PLAINS
  • Commonwealth Series
  • BEDTIME STORIES
  • UK TELEVISION

  • PRESENTING
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2004-08
  • THE GOOD MORNING SHOW
  • Panel - Regular Guest
  • TVNZ
  • GROUNDFORCE
  • Presenter/Writer 84 Eps
  • TV3 Reality Series
  • P.A. FOR A DAY
  • Presenter 9 Eps
  • TVNZ
  • DUNNIES DOWN UNDER
  • Presenter/Writer
  • TVNZ
  • TRICK OR TREAT
  • Presenter
  • TVNZ Documentary
  • HITCH HIKER
  • Presenter/Writer
  • TV3 Series
  • DILEMMA
  • Panel Presenter
  • TVNZ Advice Series

  • THEATRE
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2019
  • JOAN
  • Joan
  • Auckland Theatre Company
  • Tim Gordon
  • 2019
  • THE PINK HAMMER
  • Helen
  • Circa Theatre
  • Conrad Newport
  • 2018
  • JOAN
  • Joan
  • Circa Theatre
  • Tim Gordon
  • 2016
  • THE ABC WITH HONORA LEE
  • Gran
  • Circa Theatre
  • Jane Waddell
  • 2013
  • LOVE, LOSS & WHAT I WORE
  • Various
  • Fortune Theatre
  • Lara MacGregor
  • 2012
  • KINGS OF THE GYM
  • Viv Cleaver
  • Circa Theatre
  • Danny Mulheron
  • 2005
  • THE CHERRY ORCHARD
  • Circa Theatre, Wellington
  • Susan Wilson
  • 1971-76
  • DONS PARTY
  • Royal Court Theatre UK
  • Michael Blakemore
  • THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
  • Lady Bracknell
  • Circa Theatre, Wellington
  • FOUR CITIES
  • June Ramsay
  • Circa Theatre, Wellington
  • A PASSIONATE WOMAN
  • Betty Derbyshire
  • Circa Theatre, Wellington
  • FOUR CITIES
  • June Ramsay
  • Circa Theatre, Wellington
  • KNICKERS
  • Comedy Revue
  • KNACKERS
  • Actress/Writer
  • 18 Month Comedy Revue
  • PRIVATE LIVES
  • Downstage Theatre, Wgtn
  • AMERICAN HURRAH
  • Downstage Theatre, Wgtn
  • THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND
  • Downstage Theatre, Wgtn
  • THE PHILANTHROPIST
  • Downstage Theatre, Wgtn
  • LITTLE MALCOM AND HIS STRUGGLE
  • Downstage Theatre, Wgtn
  • AGAINST THE EUNUCHS
  • Downstage Theatre, Wgtn
  • YOU KNOW I CANT HEAR YOU WHEN THE WATERS RUNNING
  • Downstage Theatre, Wgtn
  • TANGO
  • downstage Theatre, Wgtn
  • TWELFTH NIGHT
  • Downstage Theatre, Wgtn

  • VOICE
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2006
  • CALLPLUS
  • Voice over
  • The Radio Network
  • SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT
  • Writer/Contributor
  • RADIO NZ DRAMA
  • Actress, 760 Hours
  • BREAKFAST
  • Contributor
  • GOODMORNING
  • Contributor
  • NEWSTALK ZB
  • Host
  • Wellington
  • NATIONAL RADIO SUNDAY SHOW
  • Host
  • TALKBACK ZB
  • Host
  • Auckland

  • RELEVANT SKILLS
  • AEROBICS, DANCE, DRIVERS LICENCE, FRENCH (Basic), , SWIM.