Get to know us: 12
72 MONTHS AGO
James Jennings | Robbie
How did you get involved in the
Through Phil brooks who plays Eddie in the show, Phil
and I are good friends and have worked together in the past, he
mentioned "Hells Teeth" to me, gave me an idea and vision of the
project. He also mentioned that Ros Gardner is its writer and
director, Ros was also a tutor of mine back in Drama school, I had
to say Yes.
Tell us about yourself
I was born here in Aotearoa, Auckland.
My Mother from The Cook Islands, Raro Tonga and
Father from England, North Hampton, so I've always felt culturally
diverse, it's great!
I started my acting career after graduating from
Unitec school of performing and screen arts landing roles in both
theatre and screen.
Theatre shows including smack bangs "Tags","the Duffy
show", the Outfits "Love after Dark","the Sex Show" also screen "Go
Girls", "Legend of the Seeker" and several television ads.
What is your favourite disaster/ post
Oh so many! Mad max, The Quiet Earth, The book of
Eli, I am Legend.
I'm a bit of a gamer, so at the moment I'm playing an
amazing playstation 3 game called "The Last of Us".
A pandemic radically transformed known civilization,
infected humans run amuck and survivors kill one another for
sustenance and weapons - literally whatever they can get there
I have sneakily used this game as both research, work
and pleasure at the same time, so I don't feel so bad playing it.
(Good excuse huh?)
Does your character have any odd
My character is a bit obsessive compulsive, ok very
It's been an interesting
challenge to let that embody me as an actor, it changes
the way I think, see, move and feel with this character.
It's an odd trait but so much fun to play with as an
Do you form any special relationships with
Yes and a very interesting one too, but you have to
come see the play to see what those relationships are.
How would you cope if something like Hell's
I would love to think that I would be the last
remaining survivor and I would be awesome,
Sadly that's not usually the case.
I would probably run around in circles flailing my
arms around screaming help from which I trip over myself hitting my
head on the ground in the most un gracious falls ever where dying
of embarrassment would become a thing.