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Actors entertain people by acting out a role using body movement and speech.


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

Job opportunities

Chances of getting work as an actor are poor because the performing arts industry in New Zealand is small.
Two actors rehearsing on stage

Actors rehearsing their parts in a play

Last updated 19 August 2017