This unique award has been established to honour the achievements of a leading New Zealand performer who has had a distinguished career and been an inspiration to other New Zealand performers.

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Elizabeth McRae and Jennifer Ward-Lealand at the 2016 Equity Lifetime Achievement Award

It is an award nominated by performers – an opportunity for those in the industry to give due recognition to one of their own; not only for what they have achieved during their career as a performer, but as someone who has, by their own example, demonstrated great leadership and provided mentoring that has been of enormous benefit and inspiration to our colleagues. They have made a lifelong commitment to Equity and the industry as a whole and the kind of person everyone wants to work with and for those lucky to have done so, it has been an extraordinarily memorable experience.

Last year’s recipient was Elizabeth McRae, Elizabeth started her acting career in the 70s with a string of TV and film credits including Terry and the Gunrunners, Go Girls, A Death in the Family and Rest for the Wicked. She is best known however for her role of receptionist Marjorie in the hit TV series Shortland Street.

Is there someone you feel is an incredible, talented and generous performer but also known as a great mentor and a supporter of the next generation?

Nominations close on Sunday, September 17, 2017. The final decision will be made by your Equity New Zealand Board.

Submit your nomination here.

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