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Cast News - updated 19 April 2019

Rachel Hayward as Rita Gilbride on ARCTIC AIR Rachel Hayward is Miranda's mom in WONDER, a film starring Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay, based on the New York Times bestseller about August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who attends a mainstream elementary school for the first time in the fifth grade. WONDER is available on iTunes and on Amazon Video.

Selma Blair (Cyane I) is media influencer Harper Glass in the Netflix original series ANOTHER LIFE, a ten-episode science fiction drama about astronaut Niko Breckinridge (Katee Sackhoff), who leads a crew on a mission to explore the genesis of an alien artifact. The series is expected to be released in the first half of 2019.

Marise Wipani, who was the Amazon Kanae in Path of Vengeance (Season 6 Episode 14) was first runner-up in the 1983 Miss New Zealand Pageant. (Lorraine Downes, who won the pageant, went on to become Miss Universe that year.) Wipani also appeared in Hercules, the Legendary Journeys, but not as an Amazon.

Sara Wiseman (unnamed Amazon) will be Sophia Gray in BETWEEN TWO WORLDS, an upcoming Australian TV series created by Bevan Lee, which stars Hermione Norris as Cate Walford, whose relationship with her vicious business tycoon husband Phillip is about to end. The dark and murky world in which she lives collides with the warm and loving world of a widow and her footy star son and musical daughter. The series will air on Seven Network in late 2019.

Tsianina JoelsonTsianina Joelson (Varia) was Amy in AMERICAN PIE 2. Her first name is pronounced Cha-nee-na. Her most recent film appearance was as Stacy in ACCORDING TO GRETA (2009).

Katrina Browne (Cyane II) was a green dryad in THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE in 2005. In 2017, she was Caroline Brankovich in two episodes of the New Zealand TV series FILTHY RICH.

Victoria Pratt (Cyane III) will be Deloris Patterson in episodes one and five of the CBC series CAUGHT. The series stars Alan Hawco as David Slaney, who escapes from prison and tries to hook up with his former partner in crime for one more drug deal.

Shelly Edwards (Cyane IV) played a distraught mother in THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE (2005).

Morgan Reese Fairhead (Cyane V) portrayed Xena in 3 episodes of the New Zealand TV series OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE.

Claire Stansfield (Alti) was Katrina Harper in two episodes of FRAISER.

Jennifer Sky (Amarice) is now editor-in-chief of the 12th Street Literary Journal. Her work is be included in LOVE MAGICK ANTHOLOGY, which book is available on Amazon in a Kindle edition.

Emmeline HawthorneEmmeline Hawthorne (Bane) moved to London recently and is working as a nanny for one of the UK's leading theatre producers.

Donogh Rees (Chi'ah) was Janet Grimm in episode #3 of the New Zealand miniseries THE BROKENWOOD MYSTERIES, which first aired 12 October 2014 on Prime TV. She will be a consulate lawyer in episode 2.4 of the web series THE ADVENTURES OF SUZY BOON, titled "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Bloody Mario?". The episode will be released on 15 March.

Danielle Cormack (Ephiny and Samsara) stars as Lulu in the black comedy FRESH EGGS, a six episode Australian TV series that follows a couple (Penny and Wade, played by Claire Chitham and Cohen Holloway) and their quest for the "good life" that goes terribly wrong. Lulu is an overstretched modern mother and career crimminal who is married to the psychopathic Pig (Dave Fane). John Rhys Davies will be penny's boss, Cutter, a mystery writer who finds himself involved in a real murder mystery. FRESH EGGS premiered on TV New Zealand in February.

Kirsti O'Sullivan (Gwyn-Teir) is known for her long-term role as naughty Nurse Robyn Stokes in the New Zealand TV show SHORTLAND STREET. She is now the lead trainer and Managing Director for BOLD, a company which trains people in public speaking. She most recently appeared as a real estate agent on New Zealand Television inepisode #11 of THE BLUE ROSE, which first aired 15 April 2013.

Roma Downey (Hippolyta in HTLJ) is Mother Mary in the History Channel's 2013 mini-series THE BIBLE the first episode of which aired on 1 March 2013. She reprised the role of Mary in the 2014 film SON OF GOD.

Claudia Black (Karina) was Officer Aeyrn Sun in FARSCAPE. She was the voice of Ma-Sha in episode #7 of the animated series RAISING GAZORPAZORP on Adult Swim TV. Black will be Karla Grey in Steve Stone's science fiction film DEUS, about a mysterious black sphere that is discovered in the orbit of Mars. A ship with a six-person crew is sent to investigate, and find that the Sphere is transmitting a single word in every Earth language ever known - "Deus". No release date has been announced.

Alison Bruce (Melosa) was Sister Verna in LEGEND OF THE SEEKER.

Mia KoningMia Koning aka Mia Lux (Tura) had an uncredited appearance as "walking girl" in the dark comedy YOU MOVE YOU DIE, which was filmed in Auckland, NZ. She was more recently Lisa in the award-winning film 3 MILE LIMIT, about New Zealand music in the 1960's.

Monica McSwain (Olan) is a Dance & Fitness Instructor at TIME 4 CLASS STUDIO in Chatsworth, California. She teaches ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, jazz funk, children's classes, and musical theatre.

Sheeri Rappaport (The older Otere) is Mandy Webster in 34 episodes of CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION. She also co-starred in the 1996 film LITTLE WITCHES with Faith Ferguson.

Madeleine Sami (Tyro) will be Detective Marie da Silva in THE BAD SEED, a five episode miniseries based on Charlotte Grimshaw's novel that tells the story of two brothers from a dysfunctional family who have lifted themselves up from the desperate days of their early childhood, only to have their newly ordered lives begin to fall apart when one of them becomes a suspect in a murder. THE BAD SEED premiered on TVNZ 1 on 14 April.

Nicole WhippyNicole Whippy (Chilapa) will be Tanita in THE OTHER SIDE OF HEAVEN 2: FIRE OF FAITH, about Missionary John H. Groberg (Christopher Gorham) who returns to Tonga in the 1960s with his wife and their five young daughters. When their sixth child is born with a serious illness, the Grobergs face their ultimate test of faith, and find themselves surrounded by the love and prayers of thousands of Tongans. The film will be released in the US on 28 June.

Melinda Clarke (Velasca) is Amanda in the new TV series NIKITA and Kelly Donovan in THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. She will star as Chelsea Kirk in the comedy short film ENOUGH ABOUT YOU, about a decorator to the rich and famous whose personality and ego is far greater than that of any of her clients.

Kate Elliott (Yakut) will star as D.S.S. Jess Savage in THE GULF, a six-part German-New Zealand co-production that follows the moral disintegration of Detective Savage, who is placed in an unthinkable situation while uncovering three intriguing criminal cases. After losing her memory in a car crash that killed her husband, Jess becomes convinced that someone is trying to kill her because of something she has uncovered in a recent investigation. She in effect begins investigating herself, retracing her steps over the weeks prior. THE GULF will air in New Zealand in early 2020.