Ian Watkin

Ian Watkin was a New Zealand actor, famous for his films “Braindead” and “Sleeping Dogs”. Watkin grew up in Greymouth and moved to Australia in 1999, becoming a wine broker. He appeared in an episode of Ngaio Marsh Theater in 1977.

Braindead (1992)

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When a Sumatran rat-monkey bites Lionel Cosgrove's mother, she's transformed into a zombie and begins killing (and transforming) the entire town while Lionel races to keep things under control.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Timothy Balme  •  Diana Peñalver  •  Elizabeth Moody  •  Ian Watkin

When a Sumatran rat-monkey bites Lionel Cosgrove's mother, she's transformed into a zombie and begins killing (and transforming) the entire town while Lionel races to keep things under control.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Timothy Balme  •  Diana Peñalver  •  Elizabeth Moody  •  Ian Watkin

Charlotte's Web (2006)

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Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Winick
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Steve Buscemi  •  John Cleese  •  Oprah Winfrey

Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Winick
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Steve Buscemi  •  John Cleese  •  Oprah Winfrey

Sleeping Dogs (1977)

Recluse Smith is drawn into a revolutionary struggle between guerrillas and right-wingers in New Zealand. Implicated in a murder and framed as a revolutionary conspirator, Smith tries to maintain an attitude of non-violence while caught between warring factions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  Nevan Rowe  •  Ian Mune  •  Warren Oates

Recluse Smith is drawn into a revolutionary struggle between guerrillas and right-wingers in New Zealand. Implicated in a murder and framed as a revolutionary conspirator, Smith tries to maintain an attitude of non-violence while caught between warring factions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  Nevan Rowe  •  Ian Mune  •  Warren Oates

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

Following an assassination attempt on Senator Padmé Amidala, Jedi Knights Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi investigate a mysterious plot that could change the galaxy forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Natalie Portman  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Christopher Lee

Following an assassination attempt on Senator Padmé Amidala, Jedi Knights Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi investigate a mysterious plot that could change the galaxy forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Natalie Portman  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Christopher Lee

Grampire (1991)

Young Lonny comes from America to visit his Auntie Leah (Evision) and Grandfather Cooger (Lewis). There is something magical about Cooger and when he dies, he doesn't stay dead for long.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Blyth
CAST:  Al Lewis  •  Justin Gocke  •  Milan Borich  •  Noel Appleby

Young Lonny comes from America to visit his Auntie Leah (Evision) and Grandfather Cooger (Lewis). There is something magical about Cooger and when he dies, he doesn't stay dead for long.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Blyth
CAST:  Al Lewis  •  Justin Gocke  •  Milan Borich  •  Noel Appleby

Death Warmed Up (1985)

A kid is hypnotized by a scientist to kill his parents and ends in a mental institution. As a grown up he returns to seek revenge over the scientist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Blyth
CAST:  Michael Hurst  •  Margaret Umbers  •  William Upjohn  •  Norelle Scott

A kid is hypnotized by a scientist to kill his parents and ends in a mental institution. As a grown up he returns to seek revenge over the scientist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Blyth
CAST:  Michael Hurst  •  Margaret Umbers  •  William Upjohn  •  Norelle Scott

Pallet on the Floor (1986)

A murderous black comedy set in the 1960s. Sam (McCauley) and his small band of hard-drinking and eccentric friends are having a night of it when a drunk truck driver, Jack (Bach), attacks Sam's Maori wife Sue (O'Brien). In the struggle, Sam and friends end up ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lynton Butler
CAST:  Peter McCauley  •  Jillian O'Brien  •  Bruce Spence  •  Shirley Gruar

A murderous black comedy set in the 1960s. Sam (McCauley) and his small band of hard-drinking and eccentric friends are having a night of it when a drunk truck driver, Jack (Bach), attacks Sam's Maori wife Sue (O'Brien). In the struggle, Sam and friends end up ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lynton Butler
CAST:  Peter McCauley  •  Jillian O'Brien  •  Bruce Spence  •  Shirley Gruar

The Lost Tribe (1983)

Anthropologist Max Scarry mysteriously disappears while doing excavation/research of a lost New Zealand tribe on a remote island. His wife and his twin brother Edward are clueless as to what could have happened, a situation complicated by their city's police ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Laing
CAST:  John Bach  •  Darien Takle  •  Don Selwyn  •  Martyn Sanderson

Anthropologist Max Scarry mysteriously disappears while doing excavation/research of a lost New Zealand tribe on a remote island. His wife and his twin brother Edward are clueless as to what could have happened, a situation complicated by their city's police ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Laing
CAST:  John Bach  •  Darien Takle  •  Don Selwyn  •  Martyn Sanderson

Send a Gorilla (1988)

The girls and gorillas at a singing telegram company are overworked because it is Valentine's Day. A series of sub-plots - a sexist disc jockey loses his dog and the girls fine it; one of the girls fights for custody of her child; an aspiring opera singer gets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melanie Read
CAST:  Carmel McGlone  •  Katherine McRae  •  Perry Piercy  •  John Callen

The girls and gorillas at a singing telegram company are overworked because it is Valentine's Day. A series of sub-plots - a sexist disc jockey loses his dog and the girls fine it; one of the girls fights for custody of her child; an aspiring opera singer gets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melanie Read
CAST:  Carmel McGlone  •  Katherine McRae  •  Perry Piercy  •  John Callen

Middle Age Spread (1979)

Colin is the deputy principal of a city high school (Avondale College, Auckland) who reluctantly applies for the principal's job on the latter's retirement. Colin's wife, Elizabeth - who is losing interest in him -gives a dinner party. Among the guests is Judy, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Reid
CAST:  Grant Tilly  •  Dorothy McKegg  •  Peter Sumner  •  Bridget Armstrong

Colin is the deputy principal of a city high school (Avondale College, Auckland) who reluctantly applies for the principal's job on the latter's retirement. Colin's wife, Elizabeth - who is losing interest in him -gives a dinner party. Among the guests is Judy, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Reid
CAST:  Grant Tilly  •  Dorothy McKegg  •  Peter Sumner  •  Bridget Armstrong

Savage Honeymoon (2000)

Dean is threatening to firebomb his ex-girlfriend's wedding. Mickey is filling the garage with stolen goods - again, and pierced teenage daughter, Leesa, is an accident waiting to happen on the family's beloved Triumph motorbike. An unconventional tough family, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Beesley
CAST:  Nicholas Eadie  •  Elizabeth Hawthorne  •  Perry Piercy  •  Sophia Hawthorne

Dean is threatening to firebomb his ex-girlfriend's wedding. Mickey is filling the garage with stolen goods - again, and pierced teenage daughter, Leesa, is an accident waiting to happen on the family's beloved Triumph motorbike. An unconventional tough family, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Beesley
CAST:  Nicholas Eadie  •  Elizabeth Hawthorne  •  Perry Piercy  •  Sophia Hawthorne

Wild Man (1977)

The story of two itinerant con men, the Wild Man and the Colonel, who operate on the West Coast gold mining towns of the New Zealand South Island during the latter part of the last century.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoff Murphy
CAST:  Bruno Lawrence  •  Ian Watkin  •  Tony Barry  •  Bill Stalker

The story of two itinerant con men, the Wild Man and the Colonel, who operate on the West Coast gold mining towns of the New Zealand South Island during the latter part of the last century.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoff Murphy
CAST:  Bruno Lawrence  •  Ian Watkin  •  Tony Barry  •  Bill Stalker

Nutcase (1978)

Evil Eva and her cronies threaten to blow their enemies sky-high by reactivating the Rangitoto volcano with a nuclear device. However, the goofy gang isn't all bad - they like to break into song and dance while holding the city for ransom. Who will save the city ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Ian Mune  •  Melissa Donaldson  •  Nevan Rowe  •  Mervyn Smith

Evil Eva and her cronies threaten to blow their enemies sky-high by reactivating the Rangitoto volcano with a nuclear device. However, the goofy gang isn't all bad - they like to break into song and dance while holding the city for ransom. Who will save the city ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Ian Mune  •  Melissa Donaldson  •  Nevan Rowe  •  Mervyn Smith