New Zealand actors who deceased in 2011

Here are 4 famous actors from New Zealand died in 2011:

Jon Blake

Jon Blake (December 10, 1958 Hornsby-May 30, 2011 Central Coast) a.k.a. Paul Jonathan Blake, Sonny Blake or Paul Gleason was a New Zealand actor and professional boxer. He had one child, Dustin Blake.

Blake started his career as a professional boxer, competing in the featherweight class. He later transitioned into acting and became well-known for his role in the Australian film "The Lighthorsemen" in 1987. He also had roles in other popular Australian TV shows and films such as "Neighbours", "The Flying Doctors", and "Anzacs". In addition to his acting career, Blake was also a playwright and wrote several successful plays. He passed away in 2011 at the age of 52 from pneumonia while undergoing treatment for cancer.

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Frank Whitten

Frank Whitten (November 15, 1942 Te Aroha-February 12, 2011 New Zealand) also known as Frank Edgar Richard Whitten was a New Zealand actor.

He began his acting career in the 1980s and appeared in many popular TV series and films. One of his most memorable roles was as the character Ted West in the New Zealand TV series "Outrageous Fortune". He also had notable roles in films such as "Beyond Reasonable Doubt" and "The Frighteners". In addition to his acting career, he was also a musician and was a part of the New Zealand band, The Herbs. Whitten was widely respected for his talent and his contributions to the entertainment industry in New Zealand. He passed away in 2011 at the age of 68 after a battle with cancer.

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Peter Gwynne

Peter Gwynne (November 27, 2014 Auckland-November 17, 2011) a.k.a. Peter Gwynn was a New Zealand actor and voice actor. He had one child, Amanda Gwynne.

Peter Gwynne was born on November 27, 1943, in Auckland, New Zealand. Known for his versatile acting skills, he appeared in several popular TV shows and films. Gwynne started his career in the late 1960s, making his debut in the TV series "Pukemanu". He then went on to portray various characters in TV shows such as "Gather Your Dreams," "The Governor," "Shortland Street," and "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys."

Gwynne also had an illustrious film career, starring in various movies, including "Utusen" and "Kingpin," and lending his voice to several animated projects, including "The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride" and "Hercules: The Animated Series."

Apart from acting, Gwynne was also a prominent theatre actor and director. He founded the New Zealand Repertory Theatre, which aimed at promoting local talent and showcasing New Zealand theatre productions.

Peter Gwynne passed away on November 17, 2011, leaving behind his legacy as one of New Zealand's most accomplished actors of his time.

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Alexander Grant

Alexander Grant (February 22, 1925 Wellington-September 30, 2011 London) was a New Zealand actor.

He was known for his work on both stage and screen, including his performances in the popular television series Doctor Who and The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Grant began his acting career in New Zealand before moving to England in the 1950s, where he continued to pursue his passion for acting. Over the years, he appeared in numerous productions in London's West End and on Broadway, earning critical acclaim for his performances. In addition to his acting career, Grant was also a talented musician and composer, and he often integrated his musical talents into his acting performances. He remained a beloved figure in the world of theatre and film until his death in 2011.

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