CLIFF CURTIS (Claudio, "The
Wolf'), renowned for his indelible array of chameleon-like and multi-cultural characterizations, has appeared in many acclaimed films in his native New Zealand. These projects include the Academy Award-winning film "The Piano," in which he starred with Holly Hunter and Harvey
Keitel; "Desperate Remedies," for which Curtis received a New Zealand Film Award for Best Supporting Actor; "Rapa
Nui," produced by Kevin Costner; "Kahu & Maia." directed by David Blythe; and "Once Were Warriors," directed by Lee
Tamahori, for which Curtis received a New Zealand Film Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. More recently, Curtis starred in the New Zealand production "Jubilee," for which he won the New Zealand Film Award for Best Actor, as well the drama "Training Day." with Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawk, and "The Majestic," starring Jim
Among his other numerous film credits are "Blow." Michael Mann's 'The Insider," with Al
Pacino, Martin Scorsese's "Bringing Out the Dead," David 0. Russell's "Three Kings." Ivan Reitman's "6
Days/ 7 Nights," with Harrison Ford, "Virus" and "Deep Rising."
Curtis has also worked extensively in New Zealand television. He starred in the television Movie of the Week "Undercover," and the miniseries "The Chosen," for which he received the New Zealand Television Award for Best Actor, as well as Movie of the Week "Overnight," for which he received a New Zealand Television Award nomination for Best Actor.
Curtis trained at the New Zealand Drama School before attending the prestigious Teatro Dimitri Scoula in Switzerland. His stage credits include productions of "Othello," "Macbeth," "The Cherry Orchard," "The Merry Wives of Windsor," "Porgy and
Bess." "Man of La Mancha" and "Fallen Angels."
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