Erroll Shand

About

A NZ born and Australian trained actor, Erroll has worked predominately in the mediums of Film and TV. He consolidated his theatrical beginnings and gained a Bachelor of Theatre Arts with a major in Acting from the University of Southern Queensland in Australia.

Beginning his professional career in Sydney, it now spans well over a decade and it includes a variety of impressive industry names and titles, with directors and producers and locations stretching all over the globe. Erroll's diverse body of work has been a reflection of the style and strength he brings to the screen, from feature films to television dramas, comedy to theatre his characters are complex, engaging and leave you wanting more.

The role that propelled Erroll in to a new league of on screen villains was that of the infamous Mr Big of the Mr Asia Syndicate "Terry Clark" in Underbelly - Land of the Long Green Cloud. This was a role that truly enabled Erroll to flesh out a character for the screen and find his feet and impact as a performer via a wealth of research material - a dream job to be given the challenge of embodying NZ's most notorious drug dealer.

Since then he's developed an impressive list of antagonists, like "Chocka Fahey", who wouldn't have been out of place in Sons of Anarchy, to "Tony Micheals" in "Safehouse" and the latest of the bunch "Karl Riechman" in TVNZ's 20 episode drama "Filthy Rich" which aired early 2016.

Adding to the range of characters, in 2014 Erroll schooled us as the faulted romantic lead in "David Grant", in the TV series "Passion in Paradise" and following that he created the reluctant protagonist, surfer and potter "Dave" in the beautiful feature film "The Z Nail Gang".

This year his ability to transform himself once again to a new level will be seen, firstly in the Universal Cable Production's series "Hunters" produced by Gale Anne Hurd and then in the incredible true story "Little Secret" (Pequeno Segredo) which is set for release late 2016. "Little Secret" is a Brazilian / New Zealand story that reveals the bilingual tale of a family fighting for life against adversity in the incredible and magical biographical story of Kat Schurmann. Also in development for 2016 is the feature film "Blind Panic".

For a current and complete work history please see Erroll's CV or take a look at the Current Showreel and previous performances on the Showreel page.