New Zealand actresses who deceased in 2010

Here are 3 famous actresses from New Zealand died in 2010:

Pat Evison

Pat Evison (June 2, 1924 Dunedin-May 30, 2010 Wellington) otherwise known as Helen June Patricia Blamires, Dame Helen June Patricia Evison or Dame Helen June Patricia Evison, DBE was a New Zealand actor. She had three children, John Evison, Anne Evison and Timothy Evison.

Pat Evison was one of the most respected actors of New Zealand's stage and screen industry. She trained at the New Zealand Drama School before starting her career as an actress in 1940. Evison appeared in numerous television series, including "Country GP," "Gloss," and "Mercy Peak," and films such as "Broken Barrier" and "Journey for Three." She also had a long and illustrious career in theatre, performing with various companies throughout New Zealand. In recognition of her contribution to New Zealand's arts and entertainment industry, Evison was awarded the Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1993.

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Merata Mita

Merata Mita (June 19, 1942 Maketu-May 31, 2010 Newmarket, New Zealand) was a New Zealand film director, actor, film producer and screenwriter.

She was the first Māori woman to write and direct a dramatic feature film, "Mauri," which premiered in 1988 at the Cannes Film Festival. Mita was also a staunch advocate for Māori and Indigenous rights, often using her films to draw attention to these issues. She co-founded the Māori production company, Merata Mita Productions, in the 1980s and produced several documentaries, including "Bastion Point: Day 507" which chronicled the Māori occupation of Bastion Point in Auckland. In addition to filmmaking, Mita taught film and television at the University of Hawaii and served as a mentor to many young Māori filmmakers. She was awarded the Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to the film industry in 2007.

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Elizabeth Moody

Elizabeth Moody (October 29, 1939 Worthing-January 12, 2010 Christchurch) was a New Zealand actor, film director and theatre director.

Moody began her career in theatre, founding and directing the Christchurch-based Limbs Dance Company in the 1970s. She later moved into film, appearing in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring as Lobelia Sackville-Baggins. Moody also had notable roles in New Zealand television, including in the popular series Country GP and Shortland Street. In addition to her acting career, she was a respected theatre director, with productions including Roger Hall's Middle Age Spread and Alan Bennett's Talking Heads. Moody was honored with an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her contributions to theatre and film in 2006.

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