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The Brokenwood Mysteries

The Brokenwood Mysteries

TVNZ 1 2014

In a seemingly quiet country town the newest resident, Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd, finds that murder lurks in even the most homely location.

The Top 10 Actors and Characters of The Brokenwood Mysteries (Ranked Cast in 2024)

Neill Rea

#1 - Neill Rea (DI Mike Shepherd)

Neill Rea (born in 1971) is a New Zealand actor.

Neill Rea plays as DI Mike Shepherd in The Brokenwood Mysteries.
Neill Rea is the top #1 member of the cast and appears in 36 episodes.

Fern Sutherland

#2 - Fern Sutherland (DC Kristin Sims)

Fern Sutherland (born in 1987) is a New Zealand actress, best known for her role as Dawn in The Almighty Johnsons and Detective Sims in The Brokenwood Mysteries. Career Fern Sutherland entered the New Zealand filmdom only recently but as a debut actress she has made quite a mark. Starting her career as a lead artiste in short films produced by the UNITEC Performing Arts School, she pursued her acting work in theatre shows like Silo Theatreโ€™s Ensemble Project 08, the Auckland Theatre Companyโ€™s The Pohutakawa Tree (2009) and The End of the Golden Weather (2011), among others. In her later years, she ventured into television plays for South Pacific Pictures doing small roles in Go Girls and The Almighty Johnsons. Most recently Sutherland can be seen sharing top billing in the miniseries The Brokenwood Mysteries. "I get extreme stage fright and really bad anxiety, so by rights acting is probably the worst career choice for me, but the truth is I really love being able to create and bring characters to life," Fern Sutherland once expressed. Fern bagged a nomination for the best supporting actress at the 2011 Aotearoa Film and Television Awards (AFTAs) for her role in The Almighty Johnsons.

Fern Sutherland plays as DC Kristin Sims in The Brokenwood Mysteries.
Fern Sutherland is the top #2 member of the cast and appears in 36 episodes.

Cristina Ionda

#3 - Cristina Ionda (Dr. Gina Kadinsky)

Cristina Serban Ionda is a Romanian-New Zealand actress and producer, known for Out of Season (2004), The Brokenwood Mysteries (2014) and Filthy Rich (2016). Cristina hails from Brasov, Romania.

Cristina Ionda plays as Dr. Gina Kadinsky in The Brokenwood Mysteries.
Cristina Ionda is the top #3 member of the cast and appears in 36 episodes.

Pana Hema-Taylor

#4 - Pana Hema-Taylor (Jared Morehu)

Pana Hema-Taylor plays as Jared Morehu in The Brokenwood Mysteries.
Pana Hema-Taylor is the top #4 member of the cast and appears in 26 episodes.

Nic Sampson

#5 - Nic Sampson (Constable Sam Breen)

Nic Sampson (born 18 November 1986) is a New Zealand actor.

Nic Sampson plays as Constable Sam Breen in The Brokenwood Mysteries.
Nic Sampson is the top #5 member of the cast and appears in 24 episodes.

#6 - Jarod Rawiri (DC Daniel Chalmers)

Jarod Rawiri plays as DC Daniel Chalmers in The Brokenwood Mysteries.
Jarod Rawiri is the top #6 member of the cast and appears in 12 episodes.

Last updated: feb 12, 2023

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