Kathryn Rawlings - Rachel House
   
  • SELECT
    HEIGHT:
    170cm
    HAIR:
    black
    EYES:
    brown
  • Rachel House
    BACKGROUND
    A member of the New Zealand Order of Merit and an Arts Laureate, Rachel is one of our most celebrated artists. She has been involved in the creative industry since 1992, both as an actor and a director and she has performed in numerous productions from contemporary Maori plays to Shakespeare, some of which have toured nationally and internationally. She has appeared in the international award winning feature film WHALE RIDER, and Taika Waititi's THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, BOY and EAGLE VS. SHARK, as well as numerous television productions including the BBC co-production of MADDIGAN'S QUEST, THE NEW LEGENDS OF MONKEY and HOPE AND WIRE. She is also a director for both stage and screen, voice-over artist (most notably for the Disney feature film MOANA) and she attended the Prague Film School in 2008.

  • AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
  • YEAR
  • 2018 - Te Waipuna-a-Rangi Award for Arts & Entertainment - Matariki Awards
  • 2016 - WIFT NZ Mana Wahie Award
  • 2012 - Director of the Year - "The Maori Troilus and Cressida" - Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards
  • 2012 - New Zealand Arts Foundation Laureate Award
  • 2010 - Best Supporting Actress - "Boy" - Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival
  • 2003 - Best Supporting Actress - "An Enemy of the People" - Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards
  • 2002 - Outstanding Performance - "Woman Far Walking" - Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards
  • 2001 - Best Director - "Have Car Will Travel" - New Zealand Listener Awards
  • 2001 - Director of the Year - "Have Car Will Travel" - Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards
  • 1996 - Best Supporting Actress (Nominee) - "King Lear" - Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards
  • 1995 - Most Promising Female Newcomer - "Nga Pou Wahine" - Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards

  • FILM
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2019
  • ELLIE & ABBIE
  • Aunt Patty
  • Cobbstar Productions
  • Monica Zanetti
  • 2019
  • BABY, DONE
  • Mrs Mullins
  • Baby Piki Ltd
  • Curtis Vowell
  • 2018
  • BELLBIRD
  • Connie
  • Herringbone Productions
  • Hamish Bennett
  • 2018
  • JOJO RABBIT
  • The American Woman
  • Czech Anglo
  • Taiki Waititi
  • 2017
  • THOR: RAGNAROK
  • Topaz
  • Marvel Studios
  • Taika Waititi
  • 2016
  • MOANA
  • Grandma Tala
  • Walt Disney
  • Ron Clements & John Musker
  • 2015
  • THE REHEARSAL
  • Rewia
  • Rehearsal Films
  • Alison McLean
  • 2015
  • HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE
  • Paula
  • Majestic Pictures
  • Taika Waititi
  • 2012
  • WHITE LIES
  • Maraea
  • South Pacific Pictures
  • Dana Rotberg
  • 2008
  • BOY
  • Aunt Gracey
  • Whenua Films
  • Taika Waititi
  • 2005
  • EAGLE VS SHARK
  • Nancy
  • Sad Animals Ltd
  • Taika Waititi
  • 2004
  • PERFECT CREATURE
  • Forensics
  • Perfect Creature NZ Ltd
  • Glen Standring
  • 2002
  • CRIME STORY
  • Taxi Driver
  • KahuKura Films
  • Larry Parr
  • 2001
  • WHALERIDER
  • Shilo
  • South Pacific Pictures
  • Niki Caro

  • TELEVISION
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2019
  • STATELESS
  • Harriet
  • Stateless Productions PTY LTD
  • Emma Freeman & Jocelyn Moorhouse
  • 2019
  • THE FORCE
  • Ramari
  • No Coincidence Media
  • Dena Curtis
  • 2018
  • MANGERE VICE
  • Chief
  • Adrenaline Group Ltd
  • Damon Fepulea'i
  • 2018
  • QUIMBO'S QUEST
  • Polina
  • Mukpuddy
  • Ryan Cooper
  • 2018
  • 100% WOLF TV
  • Ms Afeaki (series regular)
  • ABC
  • 2018
  • WRECKED 3
  • Martha
  • Turner Original Series
  • Various
  • 2018
  • GET CRACKIN'
  • Sybilla Rigg
  • Get Krakin' Series Two
  • Various
  • 2017
  • THE LEGEND OF MONKEY
  • Monica
  • Jump / Seesaw Productions
  • Gerard Johnstone
  • 2017
  • THE LION GUARD
  • Emma Bintong (series regular
  • Disney Animation
  • 2016
  • WOLF CREEK
  • Ruth
  • Stan Original Series
  • Greg McLean & Tony Tilse
  • 2015
  • FIND ME A MAORI BRIDE
  • Aunty Kuini
  • BSAG Productions Ltd
  • 2014
  • SOUL MATES
  • Mum - Core Cast
  • ABC Australia
  • Christiaan & Connor Van Vuuren
  • 2013
  • HOPE & WIRE
  • Joycie
  • Gaylene Preston Productions
  • Gaylene Preston
  • 2012
  • THE BLUE ROSE
  • Tina
  • South Pacific Pictures
  • Various
  • 2010
  • SUPER CITY
  • Roimata
  • Super Fumes
  • Taika Waititi
  • 2005
  • MADDIGANS QUEST
  • Goneril - core cast
  • South Pacific Pictures
  • various
  • 2005
  • ASK YOUR AUNTIE
  • Panelist
  • Greenstone Pictures NZ
  • Mandy Toogood
  • 2002
  • REVELATIONS
  • Ocelot
  • Cloud 9 Screen Entertainment
  • 2002
  • MATAKU II - Going to War
  • Rachel
  • South Pacific Pictures
  • 2002
  • THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TE TUTU
  • Hine - core cast
  • Pipi Productions
  • Matt Bowkett
  • 2002
  • TIGER COUNTRY
  • Faenza
  • Gibson Group NZ
  • Yvonne McKay
  • 2002
  • DUGGAN - Tele Feature
  • Warder
  • Gibson Group NZ
  • 1996
  • QUEENIE AND PETE
  • Queenie
  • John Banas

  • SHORT FILM
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2019
  • THE BJORN COMPLEXITY
  • Chief Spy
  • Trop Fest
  • Nicholas Ryan

  • THEATRE
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2003
  • THE WORLD'S WIFE
  • various
  • International Festival NZ Tour
  • Miranda Harcourt
  • 2003
  • ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
  • Circa Theatre, Wellington NZ
  • Catherine McRea
  • 2003
  • CHERISH
  • Mother
  • Circa Theatre, Wellington NZ
  • Catherine McRea
  • 2002
  • SOUTH PACIFIC
  • Bloody Mary
  • Court Theatre, Chch
  • Cathy Downes
  • 2002
  • THE BELLBIRD
  • Tapairu
  • Auckland Theatre Company
  • Oliver Driver
  • 2002
  • THE WORLD'S WIFE
  • Fiona Samuel
  • 2001
  • WOMAN FAR WALKING - Tour
  • lead
  • National Tour NZ
  • Christian Penny
  • 2000
  • WOMAN FAR WALKING
  • lead
  • International Festival of the Arts
  • Cathy Downes
  • 2000
  • WIT
  • Suzie
  • Cathy Downes
  • 2000
  • WHEN SUN & MOON COLLIDE
  • Travis
  • Roy Ward
  • 2000
  • SERIAL KILLERS
  • Simone
  • Cathy McRae
  • 1998
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
  • Sister/Maid
  • International Festival of the Arts
  • L. Bosewell
  • 1997
  • NGA POU WAHINE
  • 5 roles - solo
  • National Tour NZ
  • Nancy Brunning
  • 1997
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND
  • various
  • Sam Scott
  • 1997
  • WAIORA
  • Ameria
  • National Tour NZ
  • Murray Lynch
  • 1996
  • KING LEAR
  • Cordelia/various
  • Christian Penny/Anna Marbrook
  • 1996
  • WAITAPU
  • Jackie
  • National Tour NZ
  • Nancy Brunning
  • 1996
  • WAIORA
  • Ameria
  • International Festival of the Arts
  • Murray Lynch
  • 1995
  • FIVE ANGELS
  • Carol/Api
  • Alison Quigan
  • 1995
  • THE MAIDS
  • Claire
  • Anatole Frusion
  • 1995
  • NGA POU WAHINE
  • 5 roles - solo
  • National Tour NZ
  • Nancy Brunning
  • 1995
  • RISKY RISQUE
  • Baby
  • Lucy Schmidt
  • 1994
  • SAVAGE HEARTS - MANAWA TAUA
  • Tahutu/Queen Victoria/Narrator
  • Christian Penny/Anna Marbrook
  • 1994
  • BY DEGREES
  • Donna
  • Auckland Theatre Company
  • Alison Quigan
  • 1994
  • TALES OF THE PACIFIC
  • various
  • Justine Semei-Barton

  • VOICE
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2017
  • DISNEY ON ICE "DARE TO DREAM"
  • Grandma Tala
  • Disney
  • 2017
  • THE LION GUARD
  • Mamma Binturong
  • Disney
  • 2005
  • KING KONG
  • loop Group
  • Big Primate Pictures
  • Peter Jackson

  • WEB SERIES
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2018
  • OVER AND OUT
  • Barabara
  • Midwinter Films
  • Christiaan & Connor Van Burren


  • TRAINING
  • Graduate of Toi Whakaari, the New Zealand Drama School.
  • Directing - Prague Film School

  • RELEVANT SKILLS
  • SPORTS, ATHLETICS, BOWLS, BOXING, DIVING, HORSE RIDE, ICE SKATE, ROW, SAIL, SHOOT, SNOOKER, SNOW SKI, SWIM, YOGA
  • MUSIC - BASS, PIANO, RECORDER, SING
  • LANGUAGE - MAORI, FRENCH