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Nancy Brunning: Nurse Jaki Manu to Strength of Water Nancy Brunning: Nurse Jaki Manu to Strength of Water

Nancy Brunning: Nurse Jaki Manu to Strength of Water

Interviews - 2012

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Nancy Brunning's television debut was in the first episode of Shortland Street as series regular Nurse Jaki Manu. She turned in a memorable performance as gang girl Tania in What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?, and played a fun loving lesbian in When Love Comes.  Brunning has appeared in a number of TV projects including Mataku and Fish Skin Suit. As well as acting, she also directed the WWII-era short Journey to Ihipa. In this ScreenTalk, Brunning talks about:

  • How it took six months to get used to working on the set of Shortland Street
  • Feeling the pressure of playing the only Māori female character on primetime TV
  • Having to tell her father she was playing a lesbian in When Love Comes
  • Writing a diary to develop her tough role in What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?
  • Learning to stand up to director Ian Mune on set
  • Finding it hard to work out the character of Joy in The Strength of Water
  • Why a particular scene in the movie proved to be the hardest to shoot

This video is available on YouTube to embed and distribute via a Creative Commons licence.