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Ben Mitchell

Tainui - Ngaati Maahanga | Actor

Ben's journey in the public eye started with a commitment to fitness, which led him to win Mr. New Zealand in 1999. He then went on to become  a renowned actor and a familiar face on the small and big screen.

After shifting to Auckland in 2000, Ben's acting debut was a reporter role on "Shortland Street”. His flair for acting quickly shone through, landing him varied roles in shows like "Power Rangers: Ninja Storm" and "Outrageous Fortune." 

His role evolution on "Shortland Street" led to his iconic portrayal of Dr. TK Samuels in 2006. Venturing into film, he starred with Bollywood's Celina Jaitley in the cross-cultural "Love Has No Language" and featured in indie films like "I'm Not Harry Jenson”. Ben also starred in Peter Jackson’s blockbuster “The Hobbit - Desolation of Smaug” as Narzug, and the “Goodbye Pork Pie” remake film with co-star James Rolleston. 

As a devoted father of three, Ben remains fitness-driven. His fervour for acting and genuine connection with fans positions him as a beloved figure in the Aotearoa entertainment realm

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