February 06, 2013
Paratene Achievement Spans The Globe
Rawiri Paratene isn’t one to rest on his laurels.
The actor and director has won the arts section of TVNZ Mārae Investigates Māori of the Year award, in recognition of his achievement taking a Te Reo Māori production of Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida to the Globe to Globe Festival in London.
Later this month he’s shooting a short film in Panguru with young director Jack Woon, and then it’s back to Britain.
“I am going to play of the role Gloucester in King Lear for the Globe Theatre. I’m gonna be there all summer and we’re gonna tour all over Europe and China, so I’m pretty blessed”.
Te Tai Tokerau featured strongly in the Māori of the Year awards, with Kaitaia GP Lance O’Sullivan winning the supreme award and waka builder Hekenukumai Busby getting the tohu for lifetime achievement.
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