26 Nov 2017

Actor Ken Blackburn’s Lifetime Achievement

From Standing Room Only, 12:30 pm on 26 November 2017
Actor Ken Blackburn.

Actor Ken Blackburn. Photo: Supplied

Equity New Zealand has announced the recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award - the great Ken Blackburn. The previous ones were Dame Kate Harcourt and Elizabeth MaCrae.

It's hard not to spool back over the years, remembering all the stuff Ken has been in. Brokenwood Mysteries, Hillary, Xena, Hercules, The Frighteners, King Kong, Close To Home, Mortimer's Patch, and Gliding On. He literally seems to have been in everything as well as making countless stage appearances.

Simon Morris spoke to a very moved Ken Blackburn.