Alison Routledge

The globetrotting daughter of an English army officer, Alison Routledge moved to NZ as a teen. After winning a place at Drama School on a dare, Routledge scored lead roles in TV’s The Garden Party (1983) and end-of-the-world classic The Quiet Earth. Since then the singer and ex-Wildtrack presenter has acted in ghost tale The Returning, acclaimed movie Rain, and played a memorably loopy Mum in 2005 short Nothing Special.

The Quiet Earth (1985)

After a top-secret experiment misfires, a scientist may be the only man left alive in the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoff Murphy
CAST:  Bruno Lawrence  •  Alison Routledge  •  Pete Smith  •  Anzac Wallace

After a top-secret experiment misfires, a scientist may be the only man left alive in the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoff Murphy
CAST:  Bruno Lawrence  •  Alison Routledge  •  Pete Smith  •  Anzac Wallace

Rain (2001)

Janey is on vacation with her brother, Jim, mother, Kate, and father Ed, at their beach house on the Mahurangi Peninsual in New Zealand. Ed and Kate, who are on the verge of divorce, sit around in the back yard all day drinking whiskey and Janey and Jim are left to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christine Jeffs
CAST:  Alicia Fulford-Wierzbicki  •  Sarah Peirse  •  Marton Csokas  •  Alastair Browning

Janey is on vacation with her brother, Jim, mother, Kate, and father Ed, at their beach house on the Mahurangi Peninsual in New Zealand. Ed and Kate, who are on the verge of divorce, sit around in the back yard all day drinking whiskey and Janey and Jim are left to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christine Jeffs
CAST:  Alicia Fulford-Wierzbicki  •  Sarah Peirse  •  Marton Csokas  •  Alastair Browning

The Returning (1990)

A successful city lawyer abandons his practice and heads out to the country. There he comes upon a stately, but neglected, homestead. He moves in, and during his first night a beautiful ghostly woman makes love to him, in his sleep. Soon his dreams become more ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Day
CAST:  Phillip Gordon  •  Alison Routledge  •  Max Cullen  •  Jim Moriarty

A successful city lawyer abandons his practice and heads out to the country. There he comes upon a stately, but neglected, homestead. He moves in, and during his first night a beautiful ghostly woman makes love to him, in his sleep. Soon his dreams become more ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Day
CAST:  Phillip Gordon  •  Alison Routledge  •  Max Cullen  •  Jim Moriarty

Other Halves (1984)

A Polynesian street-kid and a much older middle-class housewife are both incarcerated in the same mental hospital - she for attempted suicide and he for habitual crime. A friendship grows between them such that she offers him a place to stay upon his release. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Laing
CAST:  Lisa Harrow  •  Mark Pilisi  •  Paul Gittins  •  Clare Clifford

A Polynesian street-kid and a much older middle-class housewife are both incarcerated in the same mental hospital - she for attempted suicide and he for habitual crime. A friendship grows between them such that she offers him a place to stay upon his release. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Laing
CAST:  Lisa Harrow  •  Mark Pilisi  •  Paul Gittins  •  Clare Clifford

Bridge to Nowhere (1986)

Kids on an outing in the forest come up against a mysterious hermit who lives on the other side of a bridge, and he is definitely not happy to see them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ian Mune
CAST:  Matthew Hunter  •  Margaret Umbers  •  Shelly Luxford  •  Stephen Judd

Kids on an outing in the forest come up against a mysterious hermit who lives on the other side of a bridge, and he is definitely not happy to see them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ian Mune
CAST:  Matthew Hunter  •  Margaret Umbers  •  Shelly Luxford  •  Stephen Judd

Her Majesty (2001)

Her Majesty is a 2005 coming of age film about a young girl who realizes her lifelong dream when Queen Elizabeth II comes to visit her small hometown.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark J. Gordon
CAST:  Sally Andrews  •  Anna Sheridan  •  Mark Clare  •  Alison Routledge

Her Majesty is a 2005 coming of age film about a young girl who realizes her lifelong dream when Queen Elizabeth II comes to visit her small hometown.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark J. Gordon
CAST:  Sally Andrews  •  Anna Sheridan  •  Mark Clare  •  Alison Routledge

Nothing Special (2005)

A young boy is tormented by his mother's conviction that he is the new Messiah, and after leaving home, he tries to limit all human contact and adopt a completely boring, normal lifestyle. This resolution is tested when he meets an exceedingly attractive young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Helena Brooks
CAST:  Lliam Powell  •  Emily O'Brien-Brown  •  Geraldine Brophy  •  Alison Routledge

A young boy is tormented by his mother's conviction that he is the new Messiah, and after leaving home, he tries to limit all human contact and adopt a completely boring, normal lifestyle. This resolution is tested when he meets an exceedingly attractive young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Helena Brooks
CAST:  Lliam Powell  •  Emily O'Brien-Brown  •  Geraldine Brophy  •  Alison Routledge