Kate Prior





Auckland, New Zealand


173 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

Kate is an actress, writer and producer working across New Zealand theatre and film. On screen she starred in Kiwi drama series Ride with the Devil, along with appearances in Nothing Trivial and Go Girls. She has traveled around the country starring in stage productions such as My Name is Rachel Corrie and Tigers of Wrath. Extremely versatile, Kate also works behind the camera as a creative producer and arts advisor.


2014Short Film ‘Eleven’ - Selected for Berlinale
2014Winner - NZ Herald Online Best Short Film Script - Eleven - NZ Film Awards MOAS
2013Nomination-Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards-Actress of the Year-Midsummer
2007Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards - Nomination - Most Promising Female Newcomer - The Winslow Boy
2004Shakespeare Globe Centre NZ - Museum Hotel Scholarship

Short Film.

2010No Good To MeMegan (Lead)Killen Productions Ltd
2006Bach'loreAmyUnitec Graduation Film
2004The Rules of Dogs & MenBridgetToi Whakaari Graduation Film
Dir. Anna Marbrook
2003A TrangressionNew Zealand Film School, Wellington
2001Three Dollar DaySarahDir. Charlie Bleakley


2013Go Girls Series 5Charmaine (Guest)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2012Nothing Trivial Series 2LucySouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2007Ride With the DevilKyla Williams (Lead/Core)Isola Productions
Dir. Murrary Keane


2012Tigers of Wrath TrishCirca Theatre
Dir. Jane Waddell
2011Five Women Wearing the Same DressFortune Theatre
Dir. Lara Macgregor
2010HeatStellaHerald Theatre - National Tour
Dir. David O'Donnell
2010My Name Is Rachel Corrie Rachel Corrie (Lead)National Tour
Dir. Lara MacGregor
2010T.E.O.R.E.M.A.TReporterTR Warsawa/NZ International Arts Festival
Dir. Grzegorz Jarzyna
2009GasLilithBats Theatre
Dir. Conrad Newport
2009My Name is Rachel CorrieRachel Corrie (Lead)Court Theatre - Christchurch
Dir. Lara Macgregor
2008ArmslengthElsieCirca Theatre
Dir. Stephen Bain
2008Books In HomesVariousDuffy Theatre in Education Show
Dir. Kerryn Palmer
2008HandymanClareBats Theatre
Dir. Simon Vincent
2008HeatStellaBats Theatre
Dir. David O'Donnell
2008Revenge Of The AmazonsHippolytaBATS Theatre
Dir. Rachel More & Jacqueline Coats
2007Winslow BoyKatherine WinslowCirca Theatre
Dir. Ross Jolly
2006DoubtSister JamesAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Colin McColl
2005A Clockwork OrangeEnsembleThe Silo Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Andrew Foster
2005Baghdad, BabyMarthaBATS Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Jean Betts
2005Infinite Variety, A Showcase of Shakepeare's WomanVarious RolesPalmerston North Shakespeare Fesrival
Dir. David O'Donnell
2005Jacques Brel is Alive & Well & Living in ParisEnsembleThe Silo Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Jennifer Ward-Lealand
2004Beauty and the BeastShona Macfarlane (Self devised solo)New Zealand Drama School Productions
2004Infinite Variety : A Showcase of Shakespeares WomenVarious RolesGlasgow Repertory Theatre
Dir. Scott Palmer
2004MacBethSecond WitchThe Large Group Productions
Dir. Michael Hurst
2003Big Bertha's BerzercusTuppenceTIE Production
2003Memories for TomorrowKatherine PriorNew Zealand Drama School Productions
Dir. Miranda Harcourt
2003The Gentleman from OlmedoLa LunaNew Zealand Drama School Productions
Dir. Tom McCrory
2002A Midsummer Night's DreamHelenaNew Zealand Drama School Productions
Dir. Karl Kite-Rangi
2001BetweenJulieYoung & Hungry Productions
Dir. Vanessa Byrnes
2001Butter LovingMayYoung & Hungry Productions
Dir. Erolia Ifopo
2001WitchplayVarious RolesVictoria University Theatre Department Production
Dir. Judith Wayers
2000Love's Labour's LostRosalineSummer Shakespeare Production
Dir. Jonathan Hendry
2000The TempestProspero & TrinculoNZ Young Shakespeare Company, Globe Theatre, London
1999As You Like ItRosalineDir. Kate Prior
1999SkatersStaceyDir. Michael Lightbourne


2018The Warehouse Stationary
2015Fonterra, Internal ResearchColenso BBDO
2014Postie Plus
2008Victoria University Non Broadcast Video
2006Telecom - Radio


Audition Technique Workshop Series 1 - 2005, Terri De'Ath
Fast Turnaround Television, NZ - 2004, John Callen
Voice Workshop, NZ - 2004, Sylvia Rands
Acting for Screen, NZ - 2003, Vicky Yiannoutsos
Standard American Accent - 2003
Bachelor of Performing Arts - Acting Major - 2002, Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School
Theatre & Film Dept, Victoria University, Australia - 2000