Peter Hambleton (SG IAF 2002, SGCNZ Ambassador)
Peter Hambleton, an SGCNZ-selected Shakespeare’s Globe International Actors’ Fellow (SG IAF) to Shakespeare’s Globe in 2002, and a 2007 Winston Churchill Fellow investigating Shakespeare productions in the UK, is a graduate of the New Zealand Drama School, and has become one of the country’s most acclaimed actor/directors.
He recently starred as the Dwarf Gloin in Sir Peter Jackson’s hugely successful The Hobbit movie trilogy, and his recent television appearances include Shortland Street, Spies and Lies, Stolen, Paradise Cafe, Tangiwai, War News, and Brokenwood Mysteries.
A veteran of over 70 stage productions, Peter is a highly experienced theatre actor and has won numerous awards. He has directed stage productions of Cymbeline, Pericles, an all-male A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ray Henwood’s All the World’s a Stage, an outdoor All’s Well that Ends Well, and directed Equivocation by Bill Cain at Circa Theatre – which received six 2014 Chapman Tripp Theatre Award nominations, and won Director and Production of the Year.
Peter is a proud SGCNZ alumnus. He has tutored and assessed many times for the SGCNZ University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival (UOSWSF) and directed for the SGCNZ National Shakespeare Schools Production (NSSP).