Michèle Hine Actor Profile





Auckland, New Zealand


159 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

Michele has worked extensively in film, television and theatre as an actress, director and acting teacher for over 40 years. Having taught both locally and internationally, Michele is the co-founder of the Bachelor of Performing Screen Arts at Auckland’s Unitec, as well as the Actor Program in Auckland. She has a lengthy and varied list of television credits with roles on Shortland Street, Go Girls, The Almighty Johnsons, SIS, and Fresh Eggs. In film she has appeared in US telefeature Atomic Feature and more recently Kiwi romance film Same But Different,.


2021Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to performing arts education
2010Auckland Theatre Award Winner for the role as Jude-The Idea of America

Feature Film.

2018Same but DifferentMargotDir. Nikki Si'ulepa
2001Atomic TwisterMelissa Mitchell (Support )GEFC Twister Productions
Dir. Bill Corcoran
1988Beyond GravityLibrarian (Support)Frameline
Dir. Garth Maxwell
1985Return to OzWheeler (Support)Walt Disney Pictures
Dir. Walter Murch

Short Film.

2016A Storm in a TeacupThe TherapistMelopy Films
Dir. Bertrand Remaut
2011T is for TestDoctor MarshallDir. Colin Mitchell
2007This Is HerEvie's MumPassenger Films
Dir. Katie Wolfe
2006PatientsThe Mother (Support )Occipital Productions
Dir. Jeremy Birchall
2005Danny AlexanderEvelyn (Lead )Tony Wright Productions
Dir. Tony Wright
2003RiceAmanda (Support )Emmanuel Productions
Dir. Anthony & Paul Samuels
2000Thankyou For Not SmokingThe Woman (Lead)Trailblazers Productions
Dir. Alistair Crombie
1991Christmas ShoppingThe Nurse (Support)Focus Films
Dir. Di Rowan
1986Diary of an Uneasy ManAngela (Lead)Keith Hill Productions
Dir. Keith Hill


2023Double ParkedDoctor Jenkins (Guest)Dir. Chris Parker
2023WorkmatesMichelle (Guest)Dir. Curtis Vowell
2021The PactJenny (Guest)Koha Productions
Dir. Peter Salmon
2020InsideMum (Guest)Luminous Beast
Dir. Peter Salmon
2019SISJaniceDir. Hanelle Harris
2018Fresh Eggs JeanDir. Britta Hawkins, Peter Salmon & Jackie Van Beek
2016Common Ground Elaine RorkDir. Sam Shore
2013The Almighty Johnson's Series 3Ngaire (Guest)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2012Jono & Ben at TenMediaworks/TV3
Dir. Bronwynn Wilson
2011Hounds Judge (Guest)The Downlow Concept Limited
2009Go GirlsCore Cast (Carol Duff)Series 2, 3 & 4
2002Mercy Peak Series 2Jeanie Prescott
2001Shortland StreetPhyllis Trelawney (Regular Recurring)South Pacific Pictures
1999Rangitoto RescueVoice of Jean Batten & B Sopworth3D
1997Shortland StreetSylvia OlsenSouth Pacific Pictures
1992Shortland StreetPamelaSouth Pacific Pictures
1991Away Laughing Series 1 - 2Various (Lead/Core)
1990The New Adventures of Black BeautyPepperIsambard Productions
1989Laugh INZ SeriesVarious (Regular Recurring)TV3
1988Funny BusinessVarious (Regular Recurring)Television New Zealand
1988StrangersDesireeTelevision New Zealand
1987Dramadillo Guide to Life SpecialJemima (Pivotal Lead )Television New Zealand
1987PortersNurseTelevision New Zealand
1983Forgotten PhrasesNidgetDiamond Case Productions
1975The GovernorNurseNZBC


2022North By NorthwestMrs Thornhill (Supporting)Dir. Simon Phillips
2019HeadsandCo-leadDir. Benjamin Henson
2016ShamMerylWe Three Productions
Dir. Conrad Newport
2014Gwen In Purgatory PegDir. Kathy McRae
2013ElevatorBridgetThe Basement Theatre
Dir. Cameron Rhodes
2012"8"Maggie GallagherMaidment Theatre Auckland
Dir. Kasey Kelly
20111000 HillsAnaTAPAC
Dir. Margaret-Mary Hollins
2011The Idea Of AmericaJude (Lead)Bats Theatre, Wellington
2011The Idea of America Jude (Lead)
2010The House of Bernada AlbaBernada Alba Phundmi Productions
Dir. Margaret-Mary Hollins
2010The Vagina MonologuesChelsie (Solo)The Basement Theatre
Dir. Caroline Bell Booth
2010ToysTeddy Royale Productions
Dir. Cameron Rhodes
2009The Idea of America Jude (Lead)National Tour
Dir. Sam Shore
2007Mother/Whaea Tama/Son - A Lethal SetMotherMaidment Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Heath Jones
2005The Return - A Lethal SetMaureenMaidment Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Heath Jones
1992BelladonnaSolo ShowBATS Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Marie Adams
1992The Hungry CityMrs GribicWatershed Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Mike Mizrahi
1990BelladonnaSolo ShowInternational Festival of the Arts
Dir. Marie Adams
1990ExileCicely DarkburnMaidment Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Cathy Denford
1990Our WorkExcerpts of BelladonnaAotea Centre, Auckland
Dir. Marie Adams
1990Woman AloneSolo ShowInternational Festival of the Arts
Dir. Murray Lynch
1989The ChairsThe Old WomanTheatre Lab
Dir. Murray Lynch
1989Woman AloneSolo ShowSouthern Regional Arts Council Tour
Dir. Murray Lynch
1988Phantom of the CatwalkVariousMaidment Theatre, Auckland
1988Shooting at ParadiseVariousDramadillo Theatre Company - NZ Tour
Dir. Francis Batten
1987Dramadillo's Guide to LifeJemimaDramadillo Theatre Company
Dir. Juliet Monoghan & Nick Blake
1987The LoraxThe LoraxDramadillo Theatre Company
Dir. Juliet Monoghan & Nick Blake
1986Absurd Person SingularJaneTheatre Corporate
Dir. Murray Lynch
1986Hedda GablerMrs ElvsteadTheatre Corporate
Dir. Paul Sonne
1986OddbodsMr PettiferTheatre Corporate
Dir. Michele Hine
1986StretchmarksVoice TwoTheatre Corporate
Dir. Stephanie Smith
1985The LoverSarahMaidment Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Murray Lynch
1985Woman AloneSolo ShowTheatre Corporate
Dir. Murray Lynch
1982MantuVariousTrickster Theatre CompanyTour of UK, Europe & Japan
Dir. Nigel Jameison
1982Time of LiesVariousTrickster Theatre CompanyTour of UK, Europe & Japan
Dir. Nigel Jameison
1981The Body Talk ShowVariousWayne Pritchett Mime CompanySpice of Life Theatre, Old Bull Theatre, London
Dir. Wayne Pritchett
1980MacbethNarrator/Porter/WitchSNAP Theatre Company
Dir. Andy Graham
1980Mechanical MagicVariousNorthern Black Light Theatre
1980OrigamiClownNorthern Black Light Theatre
1980The Five SensesVariousSNAP Theatre Company
Dir. Andy Graham
1980The Home FrontMotherSNAP Theatre Company
Dir. Andy Graham
1977The LoverSarahTheatre 87, Wellington
Dir. Ralph McAllister
1976Coralie Lansdowne Says NoJillUnity Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Ralph McAllister
1976They're Playing Our SongJennyTheatre 87, Wellington
Dir. Lewis Rowe
1975Peter & the WolfDuckTheatre 87, Wellington
Dir. Lewis Rowe
1975The Venetian TwinsRosauraUnity Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Robert Bennett
1974Elves & the ShoemakerShoemaker's WifeTheatre 87, Wellington
Dir. Lewis Rowe
1974Nobodies From NowhereSnortTheatre 87, Wellington
Dir. Murray Lynch
1974The Good Person of SetzuanNiece/Understudy Shen TheDownstage Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Phillip Mann
1974The Two Fingers of Frank ZappaSherylDownstage Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Jean Betts
The House of Bernanda Alba Barnada AlbaDir. Margaret Mary Hollins


2006Class ActRadio New Zealand
1993Times TablesSpectrum Learning
1992Short StoriesRadio New Zealand
1991Unbearably BeautifulTV3
1989ARA Water Conservation PromoSkylight Pictures
1989Women's Comedy SeriesRadio New Zealand
1985Can Youse Play Ten GuitarsRadio New Zealand
1985Moving InRadio New Zealand

Web Series.

2017Retail TherapyMrs BEight Productions
Dir. Angela Bloomfield
2017Stand Up Girl MumDir. Aidee Walker


The Actors' Program - 2011
Directors Course - 1990, NZ Arts Council, Wellington
Professional Actors Refresher Course - 1990, The Actors Space, Auckland
Tragedy & Comedy Courses - 1987, Ecole Phillippe Gaulier, London
The Actors Intensive - 1985, NZ Arts Council, Wellingotn
Associate of the British Drama Board Certificate - 1980, British Theatre Association. London
Mime & Physical Theatre Course - 1980, The Desmond Jones School of Mime & Physical Theatre, London
Trained Teachers' Certificate (TTC) - Drama & Music - 1976, Wellington Teachers Training College
Stage 2 Drama Course - 1975, Victoria University of Wellington