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Since training at Auckland's influential Theatre Corporate, New Zealand actor Jennifer Ward-Lealand has worked extensively in theatre, film and television for over 30 years.  She has excelled in both dramatic and comedic roles, as well as numerous roles in musical theatre and cabaret.

As an accomplished singer, she presents her own shows, Falling in Love Again and The Look of Love, Evocative/Provocative, at festivals and venues in New Zealand and Australia.  She has recorded Falling in Love Again to cd (click here for info).  She is also in demand as a tutor of musical theatre.

Jennifer was a founding board member of the Watershed Theatre and a co-founder of The Large Group and The Actors' Program. She is currently President of Equity New Zealand, Patron of Q Theatre, and serves as a trust board member of Arts Regional Trust, Silo Theatre, Clarence St. Theatre, and Actors Benevolent Fund. In the 2007 New Years Honours List, she was named an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit "for services to theatre and the community." 

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Jennifer to Star in Vermilion

Jennifer will be playing Darcy in feature film Vermillion, late January – April 2017. It is written and directed by Dorthe Scheffmann and produced by MF Film's Michele Fantl.

"Vermilion tells the story of a group of women who are close to each other – mothers, daughters, friends and neighbors. Some of their relationships are good and some are broken. The events of one summer month changes their lives forever".

Jennifer Guest Stars in Auckward Love

Jennifer plays Barbara in Auckward Love eps. 2.1 and 2.5.  The show premiered on TVNZ On Demand on 22 September 2016. Click here to watch.


Recent Work

Musical theatre facuty at New Zealand Singing School (5-15 January 2017)
Visiting Auckland Actor in The Opening Night Before Christmas at The Basement (13 December)
Guest on Kawe Korero, Maori TV (12 December)
Guest speaker, Waikato Institute of Technology (8 December)
Awards presenter, Auckland Theatre Awards (5 December)
Barbara Bertinelli on Terry Teo (4 December)
Performer in Club Mystique fundraiser for NZ Dance Co. (1 December)
Guest speaker, Wonderful Waiheke Women (24 November)
Host at Whitecliffe College of Art & Design Fashion Show (20 November)
Donna Rafferty on series Dirty Laundry on TVNZ1 (21 September – 23 November)
Guest on All Talk with Anita Moa (17 November)
Guest on Upbeat, RNZ Concert (17 November)
Guest on Native Affairs (15 November)

Guest presenter, iTicket Showdown Awards (2 November)


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