Mark Hadlow, ONZM, is one of New Zealand’s best known actors. He has performed in countless theatre shows throughout New Zealand.
Mark has made dozens of film appearances, several television series , commercials and radio voice-overs in the thousands.
He has directed many plays throughout New Zealand, some independent productions and for Court Theatre in Christchurch.
Playing the dwarf Dori in The Hobbit Trilogy, was Mark’s third Peter Jackson movie.
In Meet the Feebles he voiced Heidi the Hippo and Robert the Hedgehog, and sang many of the films songs.
King Kong saw him rehearsing and performing the role of Harry in the vaudeville scenes opposite Naomi Watts and Bill Johnson.
The latest Peter Jackson movie Mortal Engines saw him playing the Auctioneer Stigwood.
He played alongside New Zealand comedian, Billy T James in The Billy T James Show – a 26 episode sitcom.
He has sung in many Musical Theatre productions including
My Fair Lady, Mr Cinders, Jesus Christ SuperStar, Chicago, Kiss me Kate, Sweeney Todd, Rocky Horror Show, Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with John English. His favourite is Little Shop of Horrors. (Four separate productions performing and directing)
Mark has been nominated for and won several awards, including Best Supporting Actor in a Television Comedy Series for Willy Nilly, playing the role of the challenged brother Harry in the three-season, top-rating sitcom.
He won Best Theatrical Performance of the Year in 1993 for the hugely successful one-man show SNAG, and ultimately went on to win Entertainer of the Year in 1995.
He won Best Character Voice Over Artist in the 2010 New Zealand Radio Awards.
Mark has worked for Queensland Theatre Company and performed SNAG at the Adelaide Arts Festival and at the Edinburgh Festival in 1996.
He loves the one man show format and MAMIL written by his best mate Gregory Cooper opened in 2014 and has since numbered over 200 performances to over 50,000 people throughout NZ.
In March 2018 he completed a co-lead role with Jed Brophy in Stef Harris’s latest thriller film Blue Moon filmed in Motueka. It has been selected to play at Cannes in 2020 and won many awards at film festivals internationally.
He also completed the support role of a South African kick boxing coach in the Shane Rangi short film Die Like a Shark and won a best supporting actor award.
2019 he was cast in two plays at the Court Theatre in Christchurch and the opportunity to deliver the lead roles in ELLING and The FATHER.
The ATC world premiere of the new Roger Hall play WINDING UP – has just completed a very succession at ASB Waterfront and a tour to Hamilton and Hastings.