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T E L E V I S I O N

2016

Guest on Kawe Korero (12 December)

Guest on All Talk with Anita Moa (17 November)

Guest on Native Affairs (15 November)

Donna in Dirty Laundry
Episodes 1.1-1.13
South Pacific Pictures

Barbara in Auckward Love
Episodes 2.1 & 2.5 (watch online)
Online series

Barbara Bertinelli on Terry Teo
Episode 3 (watch online)
Director: Gerard Johnstone

Interviewee on Media Take
Episode 3.14 (watch online)
Top Shelf Productions

2015

Panelist on Re-Think
Episode 2.21 (watch online)
Faultline Films

Panelist on Re-Think
Episode 2.16 (watch online)
Faultline Films

Narrator on Find Me a Maori Bride
Episodes 1.1-1.8 (watch online)
Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions

Singer on The Anzac Concert - Arohaina Mai
Maori TV

2014

Guest on Native Affairs (3 November)

Camilla Harrison-Smyth on High Road
Episodes 2.5 (watch online) & 2.7 (watch online)

Profiled on Native Affairs (watch online)
21 July 2014

2013

Wanda on Auckland Daze
Episodes 2.1-2.6
Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions

Karen on The Almighty Johnsons
Episodes 3.4-3.6
South Pacific Pictures

Penny on Sunny Skies
Episode 1.3
Director: Mike Smith

2012

Voice of Dorable Duck on Buzzy Bee and Friends
Core cast, season 2 (52 episodes)
Lion Rock

Wanda on Auckland Daze
Episodes 1.1-1.6
Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions

Panelist on The Good Word
Episodes 4.1, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.10, 4.13
3rd Party Productions

2011

Wanda on Auckland Daze (online)
Episodes 1.1-1.6 + Christmas Special
Director: Kiel McNaughton

Interviewee on Artsville
episode: "Bill Sevesi's Dream"
Director: Ly Ying

Panelist on The Good Word
Episodes 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.14
3rd Party Productions

2010

Guest reviewer on Reel Late with Kate
TV3

Debater on The Good Word Debate
TVNZ 7 (watch online)

Panelist on The Good Word
Episodes 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.10, 2.11, 2.12
3rd Party Productions

2009

Award show host, The Montana World of Wearable Art Awards
Prime

Louise Bouchet on The Jaquie Brown Diaries
episodes: "Brown's Bush" pt. 1 & 2
Director: Gerard Johnstone
TV3

Voice of Dorable Duck on Buzzy Bee and Friends
Core cast, season 1 (14 episodes)
Lion Rock

Guest on The Good Word
episode: 1.11
3rd Party Productions

2005

Gail Abbott on Interrogation
episode:  "True Confessions"
Director: Murray Keane
South Pacific Pictures

2004

Guest Artist in Christmas in the Park
TV3

2003

Guest Artist in Christmas in the Park
TV3

2001

Doctor in Love Mussel
Director: Michael Hurst
Frame Up Films

1999

Zehra in Xena: Warrior Princess
episode: "The Play's The Thing"
Director: Chris Graves
Renaissance Pictures/Universal Television

1998

Guest Artist in Christmas in the Park
TV3

Joanne in Duggan
episode: "A Shadow of Doubt" pt. 1 & 2
Director: Yvonne McKay
Gibson Group

Julie in Pale Blue
John Swimmer Productions

1997

Guest Artist in Christmas in the Park
TV3

Boadicea in Xena: Warrior Princess
episode: "The Deliverer"
Director: Oley Sassone
Renaissance Pictures/Universal Television

Guest artist in Pete and Pio
one hour special

1996-97

Isobel Kearney in Shortland Street
60 episodes
South Pacific Pictures

Jane in Letter to Blanchy
episodes: "Love Makes the World Go Wrong",
"China Syndrome", "Garage Sale of the Century"
Isambard

1995

Guest Artist in Christmas in the Park
TVNZ

Voluptua in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
episode: "All That Glitters"
Director: Garth Maxwell

Renaissance Pictures/Universal Television

1994

Guest Artist in Christmas in the Park
TVNZ

Body and Soul Profile
TVNZ

1993-1994

Core cast in Full Frontal
seasons 1 & 2 (40 episodes)
Artist Services (Australia)

1993

20/20 Profile
TV3

1992

Presenter for Open Home
12 episodes
TVNZ

1990

Raewyn in The Billy T James Show
episode: "No Brain, No Pain"
Director: Aileen O'Sullivan
Isambard

Betty Sue in For The Love of Mike
episode 1.6
Director: Tony Holden
Comedia Productions

1987

Presenter for Kaleidescope
episode: Lee Grant Special
TVNZ

1985

Nardia in Seekers
16 episodes
TVNZ

1978-80

Jan in Close to Home
TVNZ

1972

child in Gone Up North for a While
Director: Paul Maunder
New Zealand National Film Unit

 

 

2015:  As Donna Rafferty in Dirty Laundry

2015:  Narrator of Find Me a Maori Bride

"a hilariously earnest voice-over from Jennifer Ward-Lealand" (NZ Herald)



2014:  As Camilla Harrison-Smyth on High Road, "The Party"


2013:  As Penny on
Sunny Skies



 

2011: As Wanda on Auckland Daze

"Jennifer Ward-Lealand is superb as a celebrity real estate agent with a liking for leopard print and a weirdly close relationship with her son". (Stuff)



2011: Panelist on The Good Word

2010: Guest reviewer on Reel Late with Kate


 

2009: As Louise Bouchet in The Jaquie Brown Diaries, "Browns' Bush"

1998:  As Joanne in Duggan, "A Shadow of Doubt"

 

1997:  As Boadicea in
Xena: Warrior Princess,
"The Deliverer"

 

1996 & 1997:   As Isobel Kearney in Shortland Street

 


1995:  As Voluptua in
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys,

"All That Glitters"



1993 & 1994:  As a member of the core cast of Full Frontal (seen here as Leeza Gibbons)

"The new series got rave reviews when it started three weeks ago and producer Andrew Knight is full of praise for his Kiwi (actresses)." (Sunday News)



1992:  As presenter for Open Home

"Ward-Lealand struck a nice balance between serious interviewer and normal person. . . . This well-known actress has easily turned her talents to a presenting role."  (New Zealand Herald)


1985:  As Nardia in Seekers

" . . . up-and-coming Auckland actor Jennifer Ward-Lealand is particularly strong as Nardia." (Evening Post)

 
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