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Mune: An autobiography

Ian Mune

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Ian Mune is an institution in the world of New Zea…
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This title is now out of print.

Ian Mune is an institution in the world of New Zealand theatre, television and film. Known to generations of New Zealanders, he has been a central figure of the stage and screen in this country since the mid-1960s.

Ian Mune grew up in Tauranga, but started his professional acting career in Wellington with the fledgling Downstage Theatre. After two years in the UK with the Welsh Theatre Company, he returned to Auckland and a long association with the Mercury Theatre.

While he has always kept an association with theatre, Ian Mune was also there at the beginning of television drama in New Zealand, with leading roles in such programmes as Pukemanu and Moynihan, and many more over the years.

An early partnership with the now celebrated international director Roger Donaldson led him also into the world of feature films, the first of which was Sleeping Dogs, which he both co-wrote and starred in. Since then he has had acting and script-writing roles in many films, and has directed such features as Came a Hot Friday which starred Billy T James as the Tainuia Kid, the film adaptation of  Bruce Mason’s iconic play The End of the Golden Weather, and What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?, the sequel to Once Were Warriors.

This beautifully written autobiography is deeply insightful about the personal process, the challenges and the rewards of the acting and directing life. But Ian Mune’s story also has much wider significance, as it provides a unique insider’s view of the roots and development of contemporary theatre, and the modern television and film industry in New Zealand.

Ian Mune’s career has touched many people in this country, and this enormously engaging autobiography is another part of his life-long commitment to telling the stories that belong to us.

Read about Ian Mune

NZ Post Book Award Finalist 2011

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240 x 170 mm


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Ian Mune



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