Lydia Peckham Actor Profile





Auckland, New Zealand


165 cm

Age Range


Also Represented in

United States of America

Career Highlights

Lydia is a multi-faceted and incredibly talented performer. When she’s not filming projects like Netflix US series ‘Cowboy Bebop’ and Apple TV series ‘MR. Corman’, she’s writing, directing and filming her own work ( She recently premiered her solo show ‘Explore The Brain’ which received outstanding reviews and sold out audiences. Other credits include a lead role in Chinese/New Zealand co-production feature film ‘Only Cloud Knows’ with Chinese mega director Xaiogang Feng, 'Shortland Street', 'The Wonder' and 'True Love'. Lydia is about to start filming a recurring role on ‘SIS’, a series that has been picked up by a major UK network. Lydia is a graduate of Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School and has received several awards including the 2016 Museum Hotel Scholarship which is granted to one third year Toi Whakaari student as a recognition of excellence. Her stage credits include lead roles in 'Uneasy Dreams and Other Things', The Tempest, Romeo And Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, M.A.V. and Hotel Europa. In 2013 she trained at the Globe Theatre in London and she will be on the 2021 judging panel for the Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand. Lydia is to star in the upcoming feature film " Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes" by 20th Century fox.


2016Museum Hotel Scholarship Award - Scholarship
2013Selection for the Young Shakespeare Company
2012Best Comic Actor
2012Best Student Director
2012Best Understanding of the Text

Feature Film.

2022Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apesunannounced (Lead )20th Century
Dir. Wes Ball
2019Only Cloud KnowsMelinda (Lead)Dir. Feng Xiaogang
2017Hibiscus and RuthlessCassieDir. SQS Vaiaoga-Ioasa

Short Film.

2020LottieLottie Creative Light
Dir. Hamish Storey

Short Film.

2019Going to be WonderfulLottie (Lead)Dir. Hamish Storey
2018Raspberry and CokeNina (Lead)Casey Zilbert
Dir. Francesca Sewell
2018VirgoAndy (Lead)Adelaide Helena
Dir. Adelaide McDougall
2016Dance of the Lonely BirdsLucyDir. Ana Chaya Scotney
2016MarchingLydiaDir. James Ashcroft


2021Mr. CormanBeauty Influencer (Guest)Apple TV
Dir. Aurora Guerrero
2021Shortland StreetHayley Grimshaw (Guest)South Pacific Pictures Ltd
Dir. Various
2021SISLizzie the Makeup Artist (Guest)SIS the Show Limited
Dir. Hanelle Harris
2020Cowboy BepopKaterina (Supporting )Netflix
Dir. Alex Garcia Lopez
2016Why Does Love ?JackieDir. Danny Mulheron


2018Uneasy Dreams and Other ThingsSam (Lead)Circa Theatre
Dir. Sara Brodie
2016Hotel EuropaMama, Social Worker, DrifterDir. Anna Marbrook
2015M.A.VNatasha FrongToi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School
Dir. Aaron Cortesi
2015Mother CourageYvetteToi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School
Dir. Annie Ruth
2013Midsummer's Night Dream TitaniaGlobe Theatre
Dir. Timothy Walker
2013Romeo and Juliet JulietNelson Theatre
Dir. Luke Walton
2013Tempest Ferdinand & ArielDir. Stuart Devenie (MNZM)


2017Ash Vs Evil Dead Loop GroupLoop Group
2017God of Ruin TrailerRana
2017Path of ExileNessa (Character)
2017SKY GoT arrival Announcement - Radio Voice 2 of 3 (VO)DDB


Barefoot Casting Audition Workshop - 2017
Self-tape Master class with Tandi Wright - 2017
3 x Workshop Screen: Two Week Workshops - 2014, Tutors - Miranda Harcourt, Brita Mcveigh, Marcus Graham.
Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School. Bachelor of Performing Arts - 2014, Acting Tutors - Vaughan, Heather, Jonty, Chris, Aron
Member of the NZYSC - Three week training at Globe Theatre, London. - 2013