Luanne Gordon



Christchurch, New Zealand


175 cm

Age Range




Career Highlights

Luanne studied acting at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School in the late 1990s, and has starred in a succession of notable stage and screen productions in the past two decades. She won a Best Supporting Actress Award for her very first film - the 2001 hit Stickmen. She quickly went on to land the lead role of male strip club owner Melissa Walker in the comedy series The Strip. In 2005, Luanne starred in Peter Jackson’s King Kong film. Since then, she has appeared in some of New Zealand’s most popular television shows, with roles on Shortland Street, Insiders Guide to Happiness, Hope and Wire, and The Brokenwood Mysteries. Most recently, Luanne portrayed Margret Bain in the mini series Black Hands, based on New Zealand’s most notorious murder.


2001Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film, "Stickman" - New Zealand Screen Awards

Film Film.

2020Black HandsMargaret Bain (Lead)Dir. David Stubbs
2000StickmanLuluNZ Film Commission
Dir. Hamish Rothwell

Short Film.

2014Food for ThoughtShelia CarterRobin Murphy Productions Ltd
Dir. Pat Robins

Feature Film.

2009SensationKimBlinder Films Ltd
Dir. Tom Hall
2005King KongJaneBig Primate Pictures
Dir. Peter Jackson
2002The Wtaer GiantLaura SimmonsOgopogo Productions Canada
Dir. John Henderson
2001Blonde CargoMary TaylorGibson Group


2020The Brokenwood Mysteries Season 7Kitty (Guest)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2017Wilde RideMargaret GradyTomorrowland Productions
Dir. Justin Harwood
2016Power RangersReporterPower Rangers Productions Ltd
Dir. Various
2016This is PikiJane MuirBrown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions
Dir. Kiel McNaughton
2015Funny GirlsMultuiple rolesMediaWorks
Dir. Johnny Barker
2015Shortland StreetNorelle BrownSouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2014Agent AnnaPuriGreat Southern Film and Television
Dir. Murray Keane
2013Hope and WireGinnyGPP- H&W Ltd
Dir. Gaylene Preston
2008ShamelessAlanaCompany Productions
Dir. Paul Walker
2007CasualtyAndrea PetersonBBC UK
Dir. Ian Barnes, Rob McGillvray
2005InterrogationDetective Sergeant Angela DarleySouth pacific Pictures
Dir. Murray Keane
2004Insiders Guide to HappinessMaxineGibson Group
Dir. Johnathan Brough
2001The Strip Seasons 1&2Melissa WalkerGibson Group
Dir. Various
2000Love BitesRosemaryKahukura Productions
Dir. Murray Keane
2000Xene Warrior PrincessGrinhildaPacific Renaissance Pictures


2019Elling - Court TheaterReidun NordslettenCourt Theatre
Dir. Lara MacGregor
2019The Father - Court TheatreAnneDir. Simon Bennett
2018Easy MoneyTrudiCourt Theatre
Dir. Ross Gumbly
2016Matthew, Mark, Luke, and JoanneJoanne SullivanCourt Theatre
Dir. Steven Ray
2015Fallout: Sinking of the Rainbow WarriorMultiple rolesBasement Theatre
Dir. Jennifer Ward-Leeland
2015Le SudDominiqueCourt Theatre
Dir. Ross Gumbly
2014BluebirdVarious/EnsembleThe Basement
Dir. Jessica Joy Wood
2013Speaking in TonguesSarah and JaneSilo Theatre
Dir. Shane Bosher
2010And Then You DieJosieTristan Bates Theatre
Dir. Thomas Sainsbury
2006PlentyAlice ParkSilo Theatre Auckland
Dir. Katie Wolfe
2004CloserAnnaSilo Theatre Company
Dir. Cameron Rhodes
2004ProofClaireLethal Set Productions - Maidement Studio
Dir. Heath Jones
2003CherishJessCirca Theatre
Dir. Kathy McCrae
2000Serial KillersElaineCirca Theatre
Dir. Kathy McCrae

Web Series.

2018High Road Season 4Belinda HufferTomorrowland Productions
Dir. Justin Harwood
2016High Road Season 3Belinda HufferTomorrowland Pictures
Dir. Justin Harwood
2014High Road Season 2Belinda HufferTomorrowland Pictures
Dir. Justin Harwood
2013High Road Season 1Belinda HufferTommorowland Pictures
Dir. Justin Harwood


Toi Whakaari - NZ Drama School - 1996