Alex Tarrant – 2012 (updated 2016)

Alex attended Hamilton’s Fraser High School, where he very successfully participated in SGCNZ’ UOSWSF. He was selected for SGCNZ NSSP in 2008 and was chosen to be in SGCNZ YSC 2009.

Upon graduating from Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School in 2012, Alex has moved into the screen and television scene. “ I still enjoy theatre. Theatre is where it all began for me but as of right now, my heart is fully invested in screen and television”.

Alex was the host of the TV2 youth show Totes Maori. He starred in Nothing Trivial the tele feature, When We Go To WarTatau, a BBC & SPP production, 800 Words, A Seven Television & SPP production and most recently Filthy Rich”. “ In my high school day I discovered that things that are said in movies aren’t always received the same way in real life. Nowadays I’m considered deep or shy but it’s just that this industry has shown me how powerful words can be so I do my best to choose with care. Writers are observers of life and I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to bring those observations off the page. I love what I do”.