The Life and Times of Temuera Morrison

Six months in the life of this much-loved Kiwi actor, as he works to get his career and life back on track.

Temuera first burst into the NZ consciousness in his breakthrough role as Jake the Muss in Once Were Warriors in 1994. He is a much loved actor, featuring in more than 99 local and international performances over his 35-year career.

This observational documentary series The Life and Times of Temuera Morrison provides a fun and entertaining insight into his life and the tough decisions he faces to breathe life back into his career.

The Life and Times of Temuera Morrison was funded under our Documentary strategy, which aims to ensure that diverse, factual New Zealand stories get told in innovative and engaging ways. It is also a Rautaki Māori programme - this strategy targets programmes with a focus on promoting Maori Language, culture and cultural icons.


Details

Black Inc. Media for TV One

8 x 30 mins

NZ On Air Funding $424,887

Even at the age of 53, Tem seems a bit of an innocent abroad. At home, too. His lovely son, James, the show’s instant break-out star, relayed the tale of Tem’s attempts to get rich again by sending money to someone in Nigeria.

— Diana Wichtel, NZ Listener

Audience reach

5.35%

Of Māori and Pacific people aged 5+ watched the programme, sourced from Nielsen Television Audience Measurement

312,067

People aged 5+ watched the programme, sourced from Nielsen Television Audience Measurement


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