Lydia Peckham Actor Profile





Auckland, New Zealand


165 cm

Age Range


Also Represented in

United States of America

Career Highlights

Lydia Peckham, an alumni of Toi Whakaari : NZ Drama School, is an exciting and remarkable talent to watch, with a leading role in Twentieth Century Fox's "Kingdom of The Planet of The Apes," directed by Wes Ball and slated for theatrical release in 2024. She has delivered notable performances in Netflix's US series "Cowboy Bebop" and Apple TV's "Mr. Corman," alongside a successful solo show, "Explore The Brain," which received widespread acclaim and played to sold-out audiences. Her acting credits include a lead role Chinese/New Zealand co-production film "Only Cloud Knows", "Shortland Street," "The Wonder," and "True Love."


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

Feature Film.

2023OgressJackie (Major Support)Dir. Christian Carroll
2022Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apesunannounced (Lead )20th Century
Dir. Wes Ball
2019Only Cloud KnowsMelinda (Lead)Dir. Feng Xiaogang
2018Hibiscus and RuthlessCassieDir. SQS Vaiaoga-Ioasa

Short Film.

2022The WonderSadie (Lead)Dir. Adelaide Helena
2021True LoveBella (Lead)Dir. Raymond Edwards
2020LottieLottie Creative Light
Dir. Hamish Storey
2019Going to be WonderfulLottie (Lead)Dir. Hamish Storey
2019Raspberry 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


2021Cowboy BepopKaterina (Supporting )Netflix
Dir. Alex Garcia Lopez
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
2017Why 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