Michelle Blundell Actor Profile





Auckland, New Zealand


155 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

New Zealand born Michelle Blundell has acted in many notable local stage and screen productions over her career. Film credits include the New Zealand films I’m Not Harry Jensen and Apron Strings. Short films include A Woman’s Right to Shoes and Pelorus.

In 2014 Michelle played Louise Nicholas in Robert Sarkies’ television feature Consent - The Louise Nicholas Story, which won Best Television Feature at the New Zealand Film Awards.
Other television credits include roles on Shortland Street, Go Girls, The Almighty Johnsons, Irirangi Bay, Sidelines, and most recently, The Brokenwood Mysteries.

Michelle has worked extensively in theatre with Silo Theatre, Auckland Theatre Company, The Moving Theatre Company and Plumb Theatre, among others. Her most recent stage performances include lead roles in Faith Healer and Collected Stories for Plumb Theatre.

Short Film.

2023I see youPharmacy assistant (Guest)Dir. Briar March
2017A Women’s Right to ShoesNaomiExit Films
Dir. Robyn Grace
2015PelorusCilla (Lead)Thick as Thieves
Dir. Alex Sutherland
2014SlipHelenHoney Bear Films
Dir. Michael Miller

Feature Film.

2009 I'm Not Harry Jenson WaitressDir. James Napier
2007Apron StringsStylistMaxim Films
Dir. James Napier


2020The Brokenwood Mysteries Season 7Danni (Guest)South Pacific Production
Dir. Various
2018Sidelines (pilot)AmandaDir. Pablo Araus
2014The Louise Nicholas StoryLouiseDesert Road
Dir. Rob Sarkies
2011Irirangi Bay (Telemovie)MaryEyeworks NZ Ltd
Dir. Awanui Simich-Pene
2011Shortland StreetHayley O'NeilSouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2010FeedbackArtistGreat Southeren Television
Dir. Matt Heath
2010Go Girls IIIThe ReporterSouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. John Laing
2010The Almighty JohnsonsFriggSouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Murray Keane
2008Go GirlsReporterGo Girls
Dir. Various
2008Piece of My Heart (Telemovie)ElaineMF Films
Dir. Fiona Samuel


2023Relatively Speaking Ginny Whittaker (Lead )Dir. Janice Finn
2022Collected Stories Lisa Morrison (Lead)Plumb Theatre
Dir. Paul Gittins
2021Faith HealerGrace Hardy (Lead)Plumb Theatre
Dir. Paul Gittins
2018Pool (no water)Ellen MasonIllogical Limbs & Burrowed Time
Dir. Amber Liberte
2018Royal JellyPhoebeCo-Theatre Physical
Dir. Beth Kayes
2017Peter and the WolfNarratorSilo Theatre
Dir. Sophie Roberts
2016The Book of EverythingEliza (Lead)Silo Theatre
Dir. Sophie Roberts
2014Hauraki HorrorJaime RidgeThe Basement
Dir. Rachel House
2014The Blind Date Project HelenSilo Theatre
Dir. Tanya Goldberg
2013A Basement Christmas CarolTiny TimThe Basement
Dir. Sophie Roberts
2013The Guilt SnifferVariousTeam M&M
Dir. Mark Prebble
2013The Pitchfork DisneyHaley StrayThe Moving Theatre Company
Dir. Sophie Roberts
2012EigengrauRosePotent Pause Productions
Dir. Paul Gittins
2012MegachristmasBjörk The Basement
Dir. Simon Coleman
2012The Pantry ShelfWasabi PunchTeam M&M
Dir. Marion & Mark Prebble
2011I Heart CampingAnne/JessicaBats Theatre
Dir. Cameron Rhodes
2011Idiots 3DKifkaThe Basement
Dir. Aidee Walker and Dena Kennedy
2010I Heart CampingAnne/JessicaThe Basement
Dir. Cameron Rhodes
2009Christ AlmightyGabrielleThe Basement
Dir. Colin Moy
2009Holding the ManPhoebe & VariousSilo Theatre
Dir. Shane Bosher
2008BeastAnnaThe Basement
Dir. Thomas Sainsbury
2008The Reindeer MonologuesDancerThe Basement
Dir. Cameron Rhodes
2007Ensemble Project AK07VariousSilo Theatre
Dir. Oliver Driver
2007The CrucibleBettyAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Colin McColl
2007The Real ThingDebbieSilo Theatre
Dir. Shane Bosher
2007Tis a Pity She's a WhorePutanaSilo Theatre
Dir. Michael Hurst


Equity NZ Casting Hothouse - Christy Faison and Jami Rudofsky - 2023
Jo Briant - Online auditioning skills, 2022, Equity Foundation - 2022
John Markland - The Markland Studio - 2022
Billy O'Leary - Auditioning for TV and film - 2021, Equity Foundation
Margie Haber - Creating character - 2021, Margie Haber Acting Studio
Margie Haber - Live the life - 2021, Margie Haber Acting Studio
Screen Acting & Naturalism with Miranda Harcourt - 2020
Rehearsal and Performance with Simon Bennett - 2018
Acting Masterclass with Miranda Harcourt - 2017
Four Elements Voice with Sylvia Rands - 2017, Four Elements Voice
The Rehearsal Room with Michael Duignan - 2017
Acting Masterclass with Sara Wiseman - 2016
The Rehearsal Room - Directors & Editors Guild of NZ - 2014
Acting Masterclass with Jessica Hobbs - 2013, Jessica Hobbs
Casting Hothouse NZ Actors Equity 2013 - 2013
McSweeney Newman Casting - Masterclass - 2013
The Actor's Body - 2013, Brita McVeigh
Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts, Acting for Screen and Theatre - 2004