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Fiona Samuel

Samuel in 2019

Fiona Samuel MNZM (born 1961) is a New Zealand writer, actor and director who was born in Scotland.[1] Samuel's award-winning career spans theatre, film, radio and television.

Plays

  • 2010 – Ghost Train
  • 2004 – The Liar’s Bible[2]
  • 1996 – One Flesh
  • 1993 – Lashings of Whipped Cream: A Session with a Teenage Dominatrix
  • 1988 – The Wedding Party

Publications

  • 2013 20 New Zealand Playwrights (interview), Playmarket [3]
  • 2011 Number 8 Wire; 8 Plays, 8 Decades, Playmarket [4]
  • 2011 One Flesh in No. 8 Wire: 8 Plays/8 Decades.[5]
  • 1995 Lashings of Whipped Cream: A Session with a Teenage Dominatrix[6]
  • 1989 Blonde Bombshell in Three Radio Plays.[7]

Short Film

  • 2006 Writer and Director - The Garden of Love
  • 2001 Written with Murray Keane - Falling Sparrows
  • 1996 Writer and Director - Song of the Siren
  • 1994 Writer - Bitch
  • 1994 Written with Murray Keane - Prickle

Television

  • 2014 Writer – Consent – The Louise Nicholas Story
  • 2013 Head writer and episode writer – Agent Anna Series 2
  • 2011–2013 Story liner and episode writer over three series – Nothing Trivial
  • 2011 Episode writer – The Almighty Johnsons[8]
  • 2010 Writer and Director – Bliss – The Beginning of Katherine Mansfield[9]
  • 2008 Writer and Director – Piece of My Heart
  • 2006–2009 Episode writer over three series – Outrageous Fortune
  • 2006 Writer and Director – Interrogation: Girl in Woods
  • 2001–2004 Episode writer over three series – Mercy Peak
  • 2001 Writer and Director – Virginity – A Documentary
  • 1998 Writer and Director – Home Movie
  • 1994 Writer and Director – A Real Dog
  • 1994 Writer – Her New Life
  • 1994 Writer – House Rules
  • 1987 Creator and Writer – The Marching Girls

Radio

  • 1994 Don't Touch That Dial
  • 1993 A Short History of Contraception
  • 1991 Words of Love
  • 1983 Blonde Bombshell

Awards and honours

  • 2019Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to television and theatre.[10]
  • 2014 – NZ Film and Television Awards, Best Television Drama – The Louise Nicholas Story
  • 2014 – Script Writers Awards NZ (SWANZ),Best Telefeature Script – The Louise Nicolas Story [11]
  • 2012 – New Zealand Arts Foundation Arts Laureate [1]
  • 2012 – New Zealand Television Awards. Best Director – Bliss [1]
  • 2011 – New Zealand Writers Guild Award, Best Telefeature Script – Bliss [3]
  • 2010 – New Zealand Writers Guild Awards, Best Play -Ghost Train [3]
  • 2009 – New Zealand Screen Award, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress - Piece of My Heart
  • 2006 – New Zealand Film and Television Awards Best Script: Drama – Interrogation: Girl in Woods [3]
  • 2005 – Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship [3]
  • 1999 – University of Auckland Literary Fellowship [3]
  • 1998 – New Zealand Film and Television Awards Best Drama – Home Movie
  • 1996 – Bilboa Film Festival, Mikeldi de Ficcion D'oro, Best Short Film – Song of the Siren
  • 1996 – Turin Film Festival, Audience Award – Song of the Siren
  • 1994 – Mobil Awards, Best Radio Drama – A Short History of Contraception [3]
  • 1994 – Mobil Awards, Best Radio Drama – Don't Touch That Dial [3]
  • 1993 – National Radio's Women's Suffrage Centenary Playwriting Award – A Short History of Contraception [3]
  • 1984 – Mobil Awards, Best Radio Drama – Blond Bombshell [3]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Fiona Samuel". The Arts Foundation of New Zealand. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Fiona Samuel". Playmarket. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Forster, Michelanne; Plumb, Vivienne (2013). Twenty New Zealand Playwrights. Wellington: Playmarket. ISBN 9780908607471.
  4. ^ "Playmarket". Playmarket. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  5. ^ O'Donnell, David (2011). No. 8 wire: eight plays from eight decades. Wellington: Playmarket. ISBN 9780908607426.
  6. ^ Samuel, Fiona (1995). Lashings of Whipped Cream: A session with a teenage dominatrix. Wellington: Women's Play Press. ISBN 0958339341.
  7. ^ Samueal, Fiona; Walker, Stephen; Hoar, Stuart (1989). Three Radio Plays. Wellington: Victoria University Press. ISBN 086473090X.
  8. ^ "NZ On Screen – Fiona Samuel – Overview & biography". NZONSCREEN. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  9. ^ "NZ On Screen". NZONSCREEN. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  10. ^ "New Year honours list 2019". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 31 December 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  11. ^ "NZ Writers Guild – SWANZ Awards 2014". New Zealand Writer's Guild. Retrieved 8 August 2015.

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