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Ray Henwood (Photo credit: Stephen A’Court)

Ray Henwood (Photo credit: Stephen A’Court)


Founding member of the Council. One of New Zealand’s leading actors, he was awarded the Chapman Tripp Award for Actor of the Year in 2001. Some of his best roles included All the World’s a Stage, Playing Burton, Rutherford, Copenhagen and Waiting for Godot. Ray also appeared in radio, TV and film (in New Zealand and Australia). He was an experienced director, directing Alan Bennett’s The Lady in the Van for Circa. The one man show he wrote, No Good Boyo, toured extensively in Australia. Playing Burton also toured Australia in 2003.  In 2016 Ray played King Lear in Michael Hurst’s production and a leading role in Roger Hall’s Last Legs. Ray sadly passed away in August 2019.

BSC Hons (Chemistry)