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Roy Iro

Roy Iro

Location: Auckland, New Zealand   |  Height: 186 cm   |  Hair Colour: Brown   |  Eye Colour: Brown   |  Ethnicity: Cook Island Māori / Pacific Islander
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Get ready to be blown away by the dynamo that is Roy Iro. This trailblazing artist isn't just your run-of-the-mill actor and writer – he's an award-winning powerhouse on a mission to redefine excellence in the world of creativity.
Fresh out of Te Kura Toi Whakaari o Aotearoa (New Zealand Drama School) in 2021, Roy wasted no time in making waves. Co-creating and starring in the mind-blowing musical sensation, FLAMES: A Hip-Hop Musical, earning the production a slew of well-deserved accolades.
Roy has been rubbing shoulders with the giants of the industry, collaborating closely with Tawata Productions and Te Pou Theatre. Whether he's lending his voice, showcasing his acting prowess, or playing the role of the indispensable assistant, Roy is a force to be reckoned with.
Roy also received an Honourable Mention for Best Supporting Actor in 'In the Depths' in 2021.
Our wonderful actor is not content to ride on the coattails of others. Under the mentorship of luminaries like Hone Kouka, Mīria George, Tainui Tukiwaho, and Sepelini Mua’au, he's carving his own path, writing, and producing his own works that promise to leave audiences on the edge of their seats.
Roy Iro isn't just an actor and writer; he's a force of nature, a rising star who's turning the creative landscape upside down.

“I’m forever grateful to be able to present any work that includes uplifting POC and being able to deliver these works to areas that don’t see a lot of theatre or themselves on stage or on screen.”  - Roy Iro

2022  Nominated Best New Playwright Wellington Theatre Awards FLAMES: A Hip-Hop Musical -  Writer
2021  Honourable Mention for Best Supporting Actor Independent Short Awards - Los Angeles In The Depths
2021  Winner Best Show in Development Wellington Fringe Awards FLAMES: A Hip-Hop Musical -  Creator / Writer / Actor

2024  Time Bandits Role: Jasper [supporting] Paramount Television -  Director: Taika Waititi
Apple TV+ -  Co produce: Jemaine Clement
2022  Wellington Paranormal Role: Edmond 'The Eggbeater' Egmont [supporting] New Zealand Documentary Board -  Director: Jermaine Clement
Fremantle -  Executive Producer: Taika Waititi

Short Film
2024  ISHMAEL Role: Ishmael [lead] Director: Louis Joblin
2021  Flat Out Role: Roy [lead] Director: Harrison Keefe
2020  Aro Beats Role: Casper [lead] Director: Harrison Keefe
2020  Best in Show Role: Gerry Fleck [lead] Director: Vaughn Slinn
2020  In The Depths Role: Brad [lead] Director: Liam Carter

2024  Pane Provocations Role: Beniamina / Carlos [lead] Te Auaha -  Director: Teherenui Koteka
2024  U R Back Role: Reggie [lead] Barbarian Productions -  Directors: Batanai Mashingaidze & Jo Randerson
Martin Luckie Park
2023  Avaiki Nui Social Role: Performer Kia Mau Festival -  Directors: Mīria George & Taungaroa Emile
Michael Fowler Centre
2023 - 2021  FLAMES: A Hip-Hop Musical Role: Dt. Morgan Reid [lead] BATS Theatre, Putahi, Measina & Kia Mau Festivals -  Directed by Sepelini Mua'au
Producer: Taylor-Rose Terekia
2023  Raru e Maruakaita Role: Maruakaita [lead] Director: Poe-Tiare Tararo
2023  The Grumpiest Child in the World Role: Dad/Scientist Capital E -  Director: Awhimai Fraser
2023  U R Here Role: Jaujage [lead] Directors: Sepelini Mua’au & Jo Randerson
2021  Clean Up on Aisle 3 Role: Red [lead] Barbarian Productions
Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School
2021  Dreams For Life Roles: John/The Doctor [lead] Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School -  Director: Joe Folau
2020  Women Beware Women Role: Hippolito [lead] Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School -  Director: Sara Brodie

2021 - 2019  Bachelors of Performing Arts [Acting] Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School
2021  Standard American & New York Accent Training Tutor: Mary MacDonald-Lewis

2021  Mira Pita Tawata Productions -  Director: Maranga Mai
Producer: Hone Kouka
2021  Miraka Aiden Tawata Productions -  Director: Maranga Mai
Producer: Hone Kouka

Accents American, Australian, English, English - RP, Māori, Pacific Island, American » New York Brooklyn
Dance Break Dancing, General movement, Hip Hop
Instruments Guitar
Other Comedy, Improv
Singing Pop, Rock
Sports AFL Football, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Grid Iron, Karate, Kick Boxing, Martial Arts, Netball, Rugby Union, Running, Soccer / Football, Softball, Speed Walking, Ten Pin Bowling, Volleyball, Weight lifting, Weights, Wrestling

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