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Actors entertain people by using body movement and speech to play a character in media and stage productions.


Pay rates for actors vary depending on your ability, how often you work and what type of work you do.

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Chances of getting work as an actor are poor because the performing arts industry in New Zealand is small.
Actor rehearsing for a play

Actors rehearse their character's lines and movements to create believable characters (Photo: Julie Zhu)

Last updated 25 September 2018