New Zealand actor Ian Watkin, known for his roles in Sleeping Dogs and Sir Peter Jackson's Braindead, has died aged 76.
According to the NZ On Screen website, Watkin, who grew up in Greymouth, began his acting career in theatre and radio plays, while working as a magazine editor at what was then NZ Broadcasting Corporation.
His first on-screen job was as a town doctor on the early '70s drama Pukemanu.
He was also known as Mr Big Cheese thanks to a television commercial.
Watkin moved to Australia in 1999, and reinvented himself as a wine broker after more work in television and theatre.
He died from cancer complications.