27 Jan 2021

Veteran actor Peter Vere Jones dies

From Morning Report, 8:59 am on 27 January 2021

Friends and fans are paying tribute to the veteran New Zealand actor, Peter Vere-Jones, who has died aged 82.

He appeared in several Peter Jackson films, such as Bad Taste and the second Hobbit film as well as featuring on Shortland Street.

He was a regular voice on many RNZ dramas throughout the years.

He spoke to RNZ in 2011 about beginning his career in 1961 when he graduated from New Zealand's first radio drama school.