Mark Hadlow

A highly professional Master of Ceremonies and entertainer.

A veteran of stage, television and screen, Mark Hadlow has had a varied career in entertainment.

Actor, comedian, singer, writer, producer, director - Mark Hadlow is one of New Zealand’s most prominent actors and entertainers. He is driven by a passion for performance: 130 plays, musical theatre, dozens of film appearances, television series, commercials and radio voice-overs in the thousands, all testify to his versatility and reputation.

Playing the dwarf Dori in The Hobbit will be Mark’s third Peter Jackson movie. In Meet the Feebles he played the voices of Heidi the Hippo and Robert the Hedgehog, and sang many of the songs. King Kong saw him rehearsing and performing the role of Harry in the vaudeville scenes opposite Naomi Watts and Bill Johnson. He regards Peter Jackson productions as the most exhilarating experiences.

He starred alongside New Zealand Maori comedian, Billy T James in “The Billy T James Show”.

Mark Hadlow is renowned for his singing voice and has appeared in many musicals and concerts, his all time favourite being Little Shop of Horrors. (4 separate productions).

Mark has been nominated for and won several awards, including Best Supporting Actor in a Television Comedy in a Television series Willy Nilly, playing the role of the challenged brother Harry in a three-season top rating sitcom.

He won Best Theatrical performance of the Year in 1993 for the hugely successful one-man show “SNAG”, and ultimately went on to win Entertainer of the Year in 1995. He recently won Best Voice Over Artist in the Radio New Zealand Awards 2010; he has a contract with the Radio Network, which has rolled over into its 15th year.

Mark has also released an audio CD called "Tall Tales". It consists of classic children's stories narrated and performed with a Kiwi twist.


• Master of Ceremonies
• After Dinner


• ‘Very well received. A great way to wind up a conference’. Healthcare Providers