Thomas Robins (actor)

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Thomas Robins
Occupation Actor
TV presenter
Years active1995–present

Thomas Robins is a New Zealand actor who was the original host of Squirt , a children's television series. [1] He has also played roles in four films directed by Peter Jackson. [2]

New Zealand Country in Oceania

New Zealand is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses—the North Island, and the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand developed a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal, and plant life. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, while its most populous city is Auckland.

Squirt was a New Zealand children's television show, produced in Dunedin. It began airing in 1996 on TV3 and moved to TV 2 in 1997, before coming to a close on 21 November 2006. Squirt was aired every Saturday morning, originally from 7am to 9am, then from 8:30am to 10am, eventually running from 8:30am to 9am for only 30 minutes. In the original time, cartoons were aired, such as Cow & Chicken, Batman of the Future and Earthworm Jim. There were also weekly competitions, and many informational segments such as "Out There!" and "Astounding Squirt Facts".

Peter Jackson New Zealand film director, producer, actor, and screenwriter

Sir Peter Robert Jackson is a New Zealand film director, screenwriter, and film producer. He is best known as the director, writer, and producer of the Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–03) and the Hobbit trilogy (2012–14), both of which are adapted from the novels of the same name by J. R. R. Tolkien. Other films include the critically lauded drama Heavenly Creatures (1994), the mockumentary film Forgotten Silver (1995), the horror comedy The Frighteners (1996), the epic monster remake film King Kong (2005), the supernatural drama film The Lovely Bones (2009), and the World War I documentary film They Shall Not Grow Old (2018). He produced District 9 (2009), The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (2011), West of Memphis (2012), and Mortal Engines (2018).

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Filmography

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2003 The Strip Doctor"Woof" (S02E16)
2004 The Insider's Guide To Happiness Karl"Is Happiness an Accident?" (S01E01)
2005-2006 Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby Alasdair MortonMain role
2006 The Killian Curse Martin"Zombies" (S01E03)

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1995 Forgotten Silver Colin McKenzie
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Déagol
2005 King Kong New York Theatregoer
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey The young Thráin II

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