Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie
July 26, 2000
Wellington, New Zealand
|Education||Samuel Marsden Collegiate School|
|Relatives||Kate Harcourt (grandmother)|
Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie is a New Zealand actress. She is best known for her breakout role in the 2018 American film Leave No Trace , for which she received critical acclaim,and for starring as a German Jewish girl hiding in Nazi Germany in the political satire Jojo Rabbit (2019).
McKenzie was born in Wellington, New Zealandto actress Miranda Harcourt and director Stuart McKenzie. She is the granddaughter of actress Dame Kate Harcourt (née Fulton) and Peter Harcourt. Peter was from the family that founded real estate company Harcourts International. Thomasin started following her mother and grandmother into acting in 2014, portraying the teenage Louise Nicholas in the television film Consent, Pixie Hannah on Shortland Street , and Lucy Lewis in Lucy Lewis Can't Lose .
McKenzie lives in Wellington, where she attended Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, graduating in 2018.
|2014||Consent: The Louise Nicholas Story||Young Louise|
|A Long Beside||Kate (young)||Short film|
|The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies||Astrid|
|2015||The Boyfriend Game||Edith|
|End of Term||Annabel|
|2017||The Changeover||Rose Keaton|
|2018||Leave No Trace||Tom|| National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance |
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated - Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Actor/Actress
Nominated - Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated - Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor
Nominated - Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
|2019||The King||Queen Philippa of Denmark|
|Jojo Rabbit||Elsa Korr||Nominated - Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Actor/Actress|
|True History of the Kelly Gang||Mary|
|2020||Lost Girls||Sherre Gilbert|
|2021||Last Night in Soho||Eloise||Post-production|
|TBA||The Justice of Bunny King||Post-production|
|The Power of the Dog||Post-production|
|2015–2020||Shortland Street||Pixie Hannah||28 episodes|
|2016||Bright Summer Night||Petra Quince||Episodes 2, 3, 6 and 10|
|2016||Jean||Young Jean||Television film|
|2017||The Cul De Sac||Willa||3 episodes|
|2017||Lucy Lewis Can't Lose||Lucy Lewis||11 episodes|
Bret Peter Tarrant McKenzie is an Academy award-winning New Zealand comedian, actor, musician and producer. He is one half of musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords along with Jemaine Clement. The duo's comedy and music became the basis of a BBC radio series and then an oft-lauded American television series, which aired for two seasons on HBO. McKenzie served as music supervisor for two Muppet films, The Muppets (2011) and Muppets Most Wanted (2014), the former of which won him an Academy Award for Best Original Song for the song "Man or Muppet". His latest work has seen him write the lyrics to the 2016 Sainsbury's Christmas advert featuring James Corden on vocals.
The Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer (Actor/Actress) is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. It is given for the best performance by a child/teenager or a young adult actor in a motion picture.
Jemaine Clement is a New Zealand actor, musician, comedian, singer, director and writer. With Bret McKenzie, as the Grammy Award-winning comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, he has released several albums and created comedy series for both the BBC and HBO. For the comedy series, he received six Primetime Emmy nominations.
Samuel Marsden Collegiate School is located in the Wellington suburb of Karori in New Zealand. It has a socio-economic decile of 10 and provides private year 1 to 13 education for girls, with a co-educational Preschool. Its exam results rank consistently in the top schools in New Zealand. Samuel Marsden Collegiate School students complete the New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) but the school also offers Cambridge A-Level exams in certain subjects.
Taika David Cohen, known professionally as Taika Waititi, is a New Zealand film and television director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and comedian. He is the recipient of an Academy Award as well as two further nominations. He has also received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. His feature films Boy (2010) and Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) have each been the top-grossing New Zealand film.
Dame Catherine Winifred Harcourt, known professionally as Kate Harcourt, is a New Zealand actor. Over her long career she has worked in comedy as well as drama in theatre, film, TV and radio.
Miranda Catherine Millais Harcourt is a New Zealand actress and acting coach. She is the daughter of actress Dame Kate Harcourt.
Joy Annabelle Womack is an American ballet dancer. She is the third American after Anastasia Stevens and Michael Shannon to graduate from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy’s main training program, and the second American woman to sign a contract with the Bolshoi Ballet. She was a principal dancer with the Universal Ballet and Kremlin Ballet, and is currently an artist at the Boston Ballet.
Lynda Chanwai-Earle is a New Zealand writer and radio producer. Her written work includes plays, poems and film scripts. The play Ka Shue – Letters Home in 1996 is semi-autobiographical and is significant in New Zealand literature as the first authentically New Zealand–Chinese play for mainstream audiences.
Lucy Lewis Can't Lose is a children's comedy web series for ThreeNow in New Zealand. The first series became available online on 8 August 2016 and aired on Three on 25 December 2016; it was released on YouTube in March 2017. The second series was released on ThreeNow on 15 September 2017.
Hens' Teeth Women's Comedy Company is a woman-only comedy troupe based in Wellington, New Zealand founded in 1988.
Leave No Trace is a 2018 American drama film directed by Debra Granik and written by Granik and Anne Rosellini, based on the 2009 novel My Abandonment by Peter Rock. The plot follows a military veteran father with posttraumatic stress disorder who lives in the forest with his young daughter. The novel is based on a true story. It premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and was theatrically released by Bleecker Street in the United States, on June 29, 2018. The film received universal critical acclaim, with praise for the performances of Foster and McKenzie, and, after Paddington 2, it is the second-most reviewed film to hold an approval rating of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Jojo Rabbit is a 2019 comedy-drama film written and directed by Taika Waititi, based on Christine Leunens's 2008 book Caging Skies. Roman Griffin Davis portrays the title character, Johannes "Jojo" Betzler, a Hitler Youth member who finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. He must then question his beliefs, while dealing with the intervention of his imaginary friend, a fanciful version of Adolf Hitler (Waititi) with a comedic stand on the politics of the war. The film also stars Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Alfie Allen, and Sam Rockwell.
Christine Leunens is an American-born New Zealander-Belgian novelist. She is the author of Primordial Soup, Caging Skies, and A Can of Sunshine, which have been translated into over twenty languages. Caging Skies, the international bestselling novel about a child in the Hitler Youth, was the basis and inspiration for the award-winning film, Jojo Rabbit, by Taika Waititi, which won the Toronto International Film Festival's People Choice Award, and the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Kate JasonSmith is a British-born New Zealand actor, film producer, playwright, filmmaker, photographer, and businesswoman. Based in Wellington, she has studied and worked elsewhere, including Australia, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. A feminist, as a theatre and film practitioner, she has been most recognized throughout her career for her role in establishing and producing Hens' Teeth, a platform for dozens of Kiwi female actors, musicians, and comedians that became a staple of the New Zealand theatre and comedy scene between 1988 and 1996. Her short film, Xmas for Lou (1992), won the Best Drama – Television award in the New Zealand Film and Television Awards of 1994. From 2018 on, the one-woman show I'll Tell You This for Nothing: My Mother the War Hero has received national and international praise for both the play, which she wrote, and her performance. JasonSmith is a member of the New Zealand Society of Authors/Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa.
Last Night in Soho is an upcoming psychological horror film directed by Edgar Wright, with a screenplay by Wright and Krysty Wilson-Cairns, based on a story by Wright. The film stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Matt Smith, Diana Rigg, and Terence Stamp. The film focuses on a young wannabe fashion designer girl who mysteriously enters the 1960s to encounter her idol. The film will mark the final film appearances for Rigg and Margaret Nolan, who died in September and October 2020, respectively.
The Power of the Dog is an upcoming internationally co-produced drama film written and directed by Jane Campion, based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Savage. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Thomasin McKenzie and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
The 18th Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards were announced on December 8, 2019.
BIRTH DATE: 26/07/2000 BIRTH PLACE: Wellington NZ