Nathaniel Lees

  • Actor
  • Voice
  • Height: 6' 0"/185cm
  • Location: Wellington
  • Ethnicity: Pacific - Samoan

Nathaniel’s voice breathes of sophistication and immense gravitas. His years of experience on some of the world’s biggest Films and Television series is invaluable for future production. A commanding yet informative sound, Nathaniel’s has the rare skill of keeping an audience engaged throughout a piece of content’s journey.

Voice Reel
Voice Reel
All
Awards
Feature Film
Short Film
Television
Television Movie
Theatre
Production
Skills
Characteristics

Awards

1997 - Chapman Tripp Theatre Award - Best Director, Best Design, Best Supporting Actor, Best Production of the Year, Nominated Best Actor - New Zelaand

1985 - Theatre Awards Wellington - Best Actor, Best Director, Best Production for 'Think of a Garden' - New Zealand

Feature Film

Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2020
Production (Role) The Legend of Baron To'a (Otto)
Production Company / Director Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions / Dir: Kiel McNaughton
Year
2018
Production (Role) Mortal Engines (Governor Pierrepoint)
Production Company / Director WingNut Films / Dir: Christian Rivers
Year
2016
Production (Role) One Thousand Ropes (Henry Pasi)
Production Company / Director Dir: Tusi Tamasese
Year
2013
Production (Role) Realiti (George)
Production Company / Director Index Films / Dir: Jonathan King
Year
2012
Production (Role) Sione's 2: Unfinished Business (Minister)
Production Company / Director Dir: Simon Bennett
Year
2009
Production (Role) Under the Mountain (Detective Gray)
Production Company / Director 120dB Films / Dir: Jonathan King
Year
2007
Production (Role) 30 Days of Night (Cater Davies)
Production Company / Director Columbia Pictures / Dir: David Slate
Year
2007
Production (Role) The Tattooist (Mr. Perenese)
Production Company / Director Daydream Productions / Dir: Peter Burger
Year
2006
Production (Role) No. 2 (Uncle John)
Production Company / Director Numero Films / Dir: Toa Fraser
Year
2006
Production (Role) Sione's Wedding / Samoan Wedding (Minister)
Production Company / Director Dir: Chris Graham
Year
2003
Production (Role) Liquid Bridge (Ogitani)
Production Company / Director 3 Spears / Dir: Phillip Avalon
Year
2003
Production (Role) The Matrix Reloaded (Mifune)
Production Company / Director Warner Bros. / Dir: Lilly Wachowski | Lana Wachowski
Year
2003
Production (Role) The Matrix Revolutions (Mifune)
Production Company / Director Warner Bros. / Dir: Lilly Wachowski | Lana Wachowski
Year
2002
Production (Role) The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Uglúk)
Production Company / Director New Line Cinema / Dir: Peter Jackson
Year
2001
Production (Role) The Other Side of Heaven (Kelepi)
Production Company / Director 3Mark Entertainment / Dir: Mitch Davis
Year
1995
Production (Role) Bonjour Timothy (Mr. Wiley)
Production Company / Director CINAR / Dir: Wayne Tourell
Year
1994
Production (Role) Rapa Nui (Long Ear Chief)
Production Company / Director Majestic Films International / Dir: Kevin Reynolds
Year
1989
Production (Role) Chill Factor (Charles)
Production Company / Director Associated Television International / Dir: David McKenzie
Year
1985
Production (Role) Shaker Run (Squad Commander)
Production Company / Director Embassy Home Entertainment / Dir: Bruce Morrison
Year
1984
Production (Role) Death Warmed Up (Jackson)
Production Company / Director Dir: David Blyth
Year
1984
Production (Role) Other Halves (Court Clark)
Production Company / Director Dir: John Laing

Short Film

Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2012
Production (Role) Weekend Graffiti (Gardener)
Production Company / Director Dir: Pavel Kvatch
Year
2008
Production (Role) Journey to Ipiha (Brownie)
Production Company / Director Journey to Ipiha / Dir: Nancy Brunning
Year
1999
Production (Role) Thinking About Sleep (Police Man)
Production Company / Director Meridian Film Productions / Dir: Brita McVeigh

Television

Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2020
Production (Role) The Dead Lands (Te Kaipo)
Production Company / Director General Film Corporation / Dir: Peter Burger, Michael Hurst
Year
2011
Production (Role) Ice (Olaf)
Production Company / Director Ice Features / Dir: Nick Copus
Year
2009
Production (Role) Legend of the Seeker (Leolin)
Production Company / Director ABC Studios
Year
2008
Production (Role) Power Rangers Jungle Fury (Master Mao)
Production Company / Director BVS Entertainment / Dir: Vanessa Alexander | Jonathan Brough
Year
2006
Production (Role) Doves of War (Gibbon)
Production Company / Director ScreenWorks / Dir: Chris Bailey
Year
2006
Production (Role) The Lost Children (Ka Awatea)
Production Company / Director Dir: Mike Smith
Year
2005
Production (Role) The Killian Curse (Mr. James)
Production Company / Director Television New Zealand (TVNZ) | Village Road Show / Dir: Thomas Robins
Year
2005
Production (Role) The Market (Ronnie)
Production Company / Director Isola / Dir: Geoffrey Cawthorn | Rene Naufahu | Damon Fepulea'i
Year
2003
Production (Role) Street Legal (Samuel Sala)
Production Company / Director ScreenWorks / Dir: Chris Bailey
Year
2000
Production (Role) Jackson's Wharf (Actor)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Murray Keane | John Callen | Angela Bloomfield
Year
1998 - 1999
Production (Role) Young Hercules (Cherion)
Production Company / Director Renaissance Pictures / Dir: Chris Graves
Year
1999
Production (Role) Duggan (Captain John Wishart)
Production Company / Director Communicado Productions / Dir: John Laing
Year
1996 - 1998
Production (Role) City Life (Avery Wilson)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Jessica Hobbs
Year
1998
Production (Role) The Legend of William Tell (Leon)
Production Company / Director Cloud Nine Entertainment / Dir: Mike Smith
Year
1998
Production (Role) Young Hercules (Cheiron)
Production Company / Director MCA Television / Dir: T.J. Scott
Year
1995 - 1997
Production (Role) Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (Blue Priest / Cheiron )
Production Company / Director Renaissance Pictures / Dir: Charlie Haskell | Bruce Campbell
Year
1995 - 1997
Production (Role) Xena: Warrior Princess (Maus / Nicklio)
Production Company / Director Renaissance Pictures / Dir: Garth Maxwell
Year
1996
Production (Role) One West Waikiki (Joshua Kim)
Production Company / Director Larson Entertainment / Dir: Steve Stafford
Year
1994
Production (Role) Plainclothes (Hiroshi Morikawa)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures
Year
1992
Production (Role) Marlin Bay (Gareth Anderson)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures
Year
1990 - 1991
Production (Role) Shark in the Park (Barker)
Production Company / Director The Gibson Group / Dir: Peter Barrett
Year
1988
Production (Role) Emma: Queen of the South Seas (King Malietoa Laupepa I)
Production Company / Director Anro Productions / Dir: John Banas

Television Movie

Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2001
Production (Role) The Lost World (Indian Chief)
Production Company / Director British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) | A&E / Dir: Stuart Orme

Theatre

Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2018
Production (Role) Hir (Arnold)
Production Company / Director Silo Theatre / Dir: Sophie Roberts
Year
2003
Production (Role) The Songmaker's Chair (Peseola)
Production Company / Director Auckland Theatre Company / Dir: Nathaniel Lees
Year
1992
Production (Role) Macbeth (Banquo)
Production Company / Director Herald Theatre / Dir: Michael Hurst
Year
1988
Production (Role) Bloodknot (Samuel)
Production Company / Director Mercury Theatre / Dir: Raymond Hawthorne
Year
1970
Production (Role) Othello (Othello)
Production Company / Director Mercury Theatre / Dir: Mervyn Thompson

Production

Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2013
Production (Role) The Incident | Feature Film (Director)
Production Company / Director Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School / Dir: Nathaniel Lees
Year
2013
Production (Role) Michael James Manaia | Theatre (Director)
Production Company / Director Taki Rua Productions / Dir: Nathaniel Lees
Year
2011
Production (Role) Shopping for One | Short Film (Producer)
Production Company / Director Dir: Lee Jane
Year
2010
Production (Role) Telling Mali | Short Film (Producer)
Production Company / Director Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School / Dir: Mike Smith
Year
2011
Production (Role) The Bare | Theatre (Director)
Production Company / Director Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School / Dir: Nathaniel Lees
Year
2003
Production (Role) The Songmaker's Chair | Theatre (Director)
Production Company / Director Auckland Theatre Company / Dir: Nathaniel Lees
Year
1995
Production (Role) A Frigate Bird Sings | Theatre (Director)
Production Company / Director Watershed Theatre / Dir: Nathaniel Lees
Year
1995
Production (Role) Think of a Garden | Theatre (Director | Producer)
Production Company / Director Taki Rua Productions / Dir: Nathaniel Lees

1997 - Chapman Tripp Theatre Award - Best Director, Best Design, Best Supporting Actor, Best Production of the Year, Nominated Best Actor - New Zelaand

1985 - Theatre Awards Wellington - Best Actor, Best Director, Best Production for 'Think of a Garden' - New Zealand

Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2020
Production (Role) The Legend of Baron To'a (Otto)
Production Company / Director Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions / Dir: Kiel McNaughton
Year
2018
Production (Role) Mortal Engines (Governor Pierrepoint)
Production Company / Director WingNut Films / Dir: Christian Rivers
Year
2016
Production (Role) One Thousand Ropes (Henry Pasi)
Production Company / Director Dir: Tusi Tamasese
Year
2013
Production (Role) Realiti (George)
Production Company / Director Index Films / Dir: Jonathan King
Year
2012
Production (Role) Sione's 2: Unfinished Business (Minister)
Production Company / Director Dir: Simon Bennett
Year
2009
Production (Role) Under the Mountain (Detective Gray)
Production Company / Director 120dB Films / Dir: Jonathan King
Year
2007
Production (Role) 30 Days of Night (Cater Davies)
Production Company / Director Columbia Pictures / Dir: David Slate
Year
2007
Production (Role) The Tattooist (Mr. Perenese)
Production Company / Director Daydream Productions / Dir: Peter Burger
Year
2006
Production (Role) No. 2 (Uncle John)
Production Company / Director Numero Films / Dir: Toa Fraser
Year
2006
Production (Role) Sione's Wedding / Samoan Wedding (Minister)
Production Company / Director Dir: Chris Graham
Year
2003
Production (Role) Liquid Bridge (Ogitani)
Production Company / Director 3 Spears / Dir: Phillip Avalon
Year
2003
Production (Role) The Matrix Reloaded (Mifune)
Production Company / Director Warner Bros. / Dir: Lilly Wachowski | Lana Wachowski
Year
2003
Production (Role) The Matrix Revolutions (Mifune)
Production Company / Director Warner Bros. / Dir: Lilly Wachowski | Lana Wachowski
Year
2002
Production (Role) The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Uglúk)
Production Company / Director New Line Cinema / Dir: Peter Jackson
Year
2001
Production (Role) The Other Side of Heaven (Kelepi)
Production Company / Director 3Mark Entertainment / Dir: Mitch Davis
Year
1995
Production (Role) Bonjour Timothy (Mr. Wiley)
Production Company / Director CINAR / Dir: Wayne Tourell
Year
1994
Production (Role) Rapa Nui (Long Ear Chief)
Production Company / Director Majestic Films International / Dir: Kevin Reynolds
Year
1989
Production (Role) Chill Factor (Charles)
Production Company / Director Associated Television International / Dir: David McKenzie
Year
1985
Production (Role) Shaker Run (Squad Commander)
Production Company / Director Embassy Home Entertainment / Dir: Bruce Morrison
Year
1984
Production (Role) Death Warmed Up (Jackson)
Production Company / Director Dir: David Blyth
Year
1984
Production (Role) Other Halves (Court Clark)
Production Company / Director Dir: John Laing
Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2012
Production (Role) Weekend Graffiti (Gardener)
Production Company / Director Dir: Pavel Kvatch
Year
2008
Production (Role) Journey to Ipiha (Brownie)
Production Company / Director Journey to Ipiha / Dir: Nancy Brunning
Year
1999
Production (Role) Thinking About Sleep (Police Man)
Production Company / Director Meridian Film Productions / Dir: Brita McVeigh
Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2020
Production (Role) The Dead Lands (Te Kaipo)
Production Company / Director General Film Corporation / Dir: Peter Burger, Michael Hurst
Year
2011
Production (Role) Ice (Olaf)
Production Company / Director Ice Features / Dir: Nick Copus
Year
2009
Production (Role) Legend of the Seeker (Leolin)
Production Company / Director ABC Studios
Year
2008
Production (Role) Power Rangers Jungle Fury (Master Mao)
Production Company / Director BVS Entertainment / Dir: Vanessa Alexander | Jonathan Brough
Year
2006
Production (Role) Doves of War (Gibbon)
Production Company / Director ScreenWorks / Dir: Chris Bailey
Year
2006
Production (Role) The Lost Children (Ka Awatea)
Production Company / Director Dir: Mike Smith
Year
2005
Production (Role) The Killian Curse (Mr. James)
Production Company / Director Television New Zealand (TVNZ) | Village Road Show / Dir: Thomas Robins
Year
2005
Production (Role) The Market (Ronnie)
Production Company / Director Isola / Dir: Geoffrey Cawthorn | Rene Naufahu | Damon Fepulea'i
Year
2003
Production (Role) Street Legal (Samuel Sala)
Production Company / Director ScreenWorks / Dir: Chris Bailey
Year
2000
Production (Role) Jackson's Wharf (Actor)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Murray Keane | John Callen | Angela Bloomfield
Year
1998 - 1999
Production (Role) Young Hercules (Cherion)
Production Company / Director Renaissance Pictures / Dir: Chris Graves
Year
1999
Production (Role) Duggan (Captain John Wishart)
Production Company / Director Communicado Productions / Dir: John Laing
Year
1996 - 1998
Production (Role) City Life (Avery Wilson)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Jessica Hobbs
Year
1998
Production (Role) The Legend of William Tell (Leon)
Production Company / Director Cloud Nine Entertainment / Dir: Mike Smith
Year
1998
Production (Role) Young Hercules (Cheiron)
Production Company / Director MCA Television / Dir: T.J. Scott
Year
1995 - 1997
Production (Role) Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (Blue Priest / Cheiron )
Production Company / Director Renaissance Pictures / Dir: Charlie Haskell | Bruce Campbell
Year
1995 - 1997
Production (Role) Xena: Warrior Princess (Maus / Nicklio)
Production Company / Director Renaissance Pictures / Dir: Garth Maxwell
Year
1996
Production (Role) One West Waikiki (Joshua Kim)
Production Company / Director Larson Entertainment / Dir: Steve Stafford
Year
1994
Production (Role) Plainclothes (Hiroshi Morikawa)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures
Year
1992
Production (Role) Marlin Bay (Gareth Anderson)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures
Year
1990 - 1991
Production (Role) Shark in the Park (Barker)
Production Company / Director The Gibson Group / Dir: Peter Barrett
Year
1988
Production (Role) Emma: Queen of the South Seas (King Malietoa Laupepa I)
Production Company / Director Anro Productions / Dir: John Banas
Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2001
Production (Role) The Lost World (Indian Chief)
Production Company / Director British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) | A&E / Dir: Stuart Orme
Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2018
Production (Role) Hir (Arnold)
Production Company / Director Silo Theatre / Dir: Sophie Roberts
Year
2003
Production (Role) The Songmaker's Chair (Peseola)
Production Company / Director Auckland Theatre Company / Dir: Nathaniel Lees
Year
1992
Production (Role) Macbeth (Banquo)
Production Company / Director Herald Theatre / Dir: Michael Hurst
Year
1988
Production (Role) Bloodknot (Samuel)
Production Company / Director Mercury Theatre / Dir: Raymond Hawthorne
Year
1970
Production (Role) Othello (Othello)
Production Company / Director Mercury Theatre / Dir: Mervyn Thompson
Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2013
Production (Role) The Incident | Feature Film (Director)
Production Company / Director Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School / Dir: Nathaniel Lees
Year
2013
Production (Role) Michael James Manaia | Theatre (Director)
Production Company / Director Taki Rua Productions / Dir: Nathaniel Lees
Year
2011
Production (Role) Shopping for One | Short Film (Producer)
Production Company / Director Dir: Lee Jane
Year
2010
Production (Role) Telling Mali | Short Film (Producer)
Production Company / Director Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School / Dir: Mike Smith
Year
2011
Production (Role) The Bare | Theatre (Director)
Production Company / Director Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School / Dir: Nathaniel Lees
Year
2003
Production (Role) The Songmaker's Chair | Theatre (Director)
Production Company / Director Auckland Theatre Company / Dir: Nathaniel Lees
Year
1995
Production (Role) A Frigate Bird Sings | Theatre (Director)
Production Company / Director Watershed Theatre / Dir: Nathaniel Lees
Year
1995
Production (Role) Think of a Garden | Theatre (Director | Producer)
Production Company / Director Taki Rua Productions / Dir: Nathaniel Lees
Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)

American-Standard, English-Standard, New Zealand*

Languages:
(* = native/fluent)

English*

Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)

Ballad*

Performance:

ADR-Additional Dialogue Recording, APC Advanced Rapier & Buckler, APC Basic Knife, APC Intermediate Unarmed, Actor-Singer, Audio Books, Audio Drama, Green Screen, Lip Sync, Motion Capture, Poetry Reading, Radio Drama, Radio News Reader, Sight-Reading (non-musical), Story Telling, Voice Acting, Voice Over

Other Skills:

Director, Producer

Height:
6' 0"/185cm
Eye Colour:
Brown
Hair Colour:
Salt & Pepper
Hair Length:
Mid Length
Vocal Notes
Accents
Voice Character & Quality:

Authoritative, Narration, Sophisticated, Clear, Deep, Husky, Warm

Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)

American-Standard, English-Standard, New Zealand*

1997 - Chapman Tripp Theatre Award - Best Director, Best Design, Best Supporting Actor, Best Production of the Year, Nominated Best Actor - New Zelaand

1985 - Theatre Awards Wellington - Best Actor, Best Director, Best Production for 'Think of a Garden' - New Zealand