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Pearl Django

Biography

This popular acoustic jazz band within the Django Reinhardt style grew away from a duo playing relationship between two widely different but somehow similar guitarists. Neil Anderson got started his professional music profession as an associate of the garage area music group the Wailers, frequently described as an early on edition of what would afterwards be regarded as a punk music group. Dudley Hill didn’t enjoy rock as an adolescent, as an oddball type who was simply more attracted to old-time music and finished up playing with renowned Tx fiddler Benny Thomasson within the ’70s. By enough time both guitarists met up in the past due ’80s, both had been on musical journeys that could lead to the forming of an acoustic golf swing music group, to become referred to as Pearl Django. Initially, both guitarists stuck to some duo work centering around blues and jazz, but by adding bassist David Firman, an ensemble was created. In 1995, Vancouver luthier and guitarist Michael Dunn create a gig for the brand new music group a couple of hours North in Vancouver, Canada. Among Dunn’s students called Shelley Park arrived to look at the gig. At that time, she was an associate of an organization whose name suggests a fusion of gypsy jazz and Sunlight Ra, Michael’s Scorching Membership of Mars. Recreation area jumped from the spaceship and became a member of Pearl Django, the move resulting in one particular sweet combos of players which makes specific combos really noises good towards the ears. The group documented its first record, Le Jazz Scorching, within the same season, along with a follow-up another season, where violinist Michael Grey was put into the lineup. For quite some time, the music group enjoyed rave testimonials and a reliable stream of celebration and membership engagements. Firman still left the group in 1998 and was changed by bassist Rick Leppanen. The brand new version from the music group documented the CD Secret Pacific in 1999. IN-MAY of the same season, the music group began focus on a tribute to well-known golf swing violinist Stephane Grappelli, among their idol Django’s closest cohorts. The group created its label, Modern Warm Records, around enough time of the project’s conclusion. In 2000, the music group released its 5th Compact disc and was presented on National General public Radio’s WITH THAT SAID in 2001.

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Full Name Pearl Django
Music Songs Under Paris Skies, L'indifference, Endless Fields of Green, Gypsy-attle, Swing 48, Modern Hot, Besame Mucho, Bedtime for Bix, Sonara, Rumbatism, Samba du Caberet Rouge, Boise Jump, Blues For Venetia, Trois et deux, Recado Bossa Nova, New Metropolitan Swing, Rhythm Oil, Walc Nagrobek, Tres Palabras, Radio City Rhythm, Montagne Ste. Genevieve, Prozac Musette, Bella Savoy, Bluesette, Plum Crumble, You Must Believe in Spring, Bella Deluxe, Zimovia, Boheme Auberge, Pannonica, Blues en mineur, Swingtonic
Albums New Metropolitan Swing, Mystery Pacific, Chasing Shadows, Systeme D, Time Flies, With Friends Like These, Eleven, Swing 48, Avalon, Modern Times, Under Paris Skies, Souvenirs


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#Fact
1 In the 1996 Queen's Birthday Honours, Morrison was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to drama.
2 He said in 2010 that his role as Jake the Muss was a millstone round his neck.
3 He started writing an autobiography in 2009, which he hoped would inspire others to reach for the stars.
4 Messe Essen, Germany: Attended Star Wars Celebration Europe (July 26-28) [July 2013]
5 Attended The Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game & Film Convention in Malmö, Sweden (7-8 May). [May 2005]
6 Was the best man at Jay Laga'aia's wedding.
7 Dubbed over Jason Wingreen's voice for the character Boba Fett in the 2004 DVD release of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). Morrison (Jango Fett in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) and Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) both appear in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005).
8 December 2003 - New Zealand - While driving alone through the Manawatu, en route to the South Island for a holiday, he fell off his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He broke his leg in two places and spent five days in Palmerston North Hospital, where two pins were placed in his leg.
9 Lived with New Zealand actress Angela Marie Dotchin for over 10 years. Currently lives with partner Peata Melbourne.
10 Nephew of a famous Kiwi entertainer Sir Howard Morrison.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Barb Wire 1996 Axel
Once Were Warriors 1994 Jake Heke
The Grasscutter 1990 TV Movie Detective Sergeant Harris
Shark in the Park 1990 TV Series Mason, Mark
Mauri 1988 Young Cop
Never Say Die 1988 Alf Winters
Gloss 1987 TV Series Sean
Adventurer 1987 TV Series Maru
Seekers 1986 TV Series Selwyn Broadhead
Other Halves 1984 Tony
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 1980 Boba Fett (2004 DVD version) (voice, uncredited)
Rangi's Catch 1972 Rangi
Moana 2016/I Chief Tui (voice)
Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child 2016 Warden Mourdain
Hard Target 2 2016 Video Madden
This Is Piki 2016 TV Series Bill Mercer
Mahana 2016 Grandfather Mahana
Star Wars: Battlefront 2015 Video Game Boba Fett (voice)
Tatau 2015 TV Mini-Series Anaru Vaipiti
The Barefoot Bandits 2015 TV Series Jack TePania (2015)
Happy Hour 2014 TV Series Numerous
Mt. Zion 2013 Dad
Missing Christmas 2012 TV Movie Jack TePania
Fresh Meat 2012 Hemi Crane
The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption 2012 Video Ramusan
Green Lantern 2011 Abin Sur
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena 2011 TV Mini-Series Doctore
Tracker 2010 Kereama
The Marine 2 2009 Video Damo
Couples Retreat 2009 Briggs
The Immortal Voyage of Captain Drake 2009 TV Movie Don Sandovate
Shortland Street 1992-2008 TV Series Hone Ropata
Star Wars: Empire at War 2006 Video Game Boba Fett (voice)
Star Wars: Battlefront II 2005 Video Game Boba Fett Jango Fett Republic Officer #1 ... (voice)
River Queen 2005 Te Kai Po
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 2005 Commander Cody
Star Wars: Republic Commando 2005 Video Game Delta 38 (voice)
Star Wars: Battlefront 2004 Video Game Republic Infantry / Republic Officer (voice)
Renegade 2004 Runi
The Beautiful Country 2004 Snakehead
Star Wars: Bounty Hunter 2002 Video Game Jango Fett (voice)
Mataku 2002 TV Series Host
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 2002 Jango Fett
Ihaka: Blunt Instrument 2001 TV Movie Tito Ihaka
Crooked Earth 2001 Will Bastion
Vertical Limit 2000 Major Rasul
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter 1999 Video The Hangman
What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? 1999 Jake Heke
Little White Lies 1999 Tim
Six Days Seven Nights 1998 Jager
Speed 2: Cruise Control 1997 Juliano
Whipping Boy 1996 Jack
Broken English 1996 Manu
The Island of Dr. Moreau 1996 Azazello

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Lost Pearl 2016 Short

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Piano 1993 language advisor/maori cast

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tagata Pacifika 2014 TV Series Himself
The Life and Times of Temuera Morrison 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Best Bits 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Words with Warwick 2013 TV Mini-Series Himself
Green Lantern's Light: Focus Points 2011 Video documentary Himself
1st Look 2011 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Rain of the Children 2008 Documentary Rua - Adult
The Reluctant Hero 2008 TV Movie documentary Narrator
Star Wars at 30 2007 TV Movie Himself
Bro'Town 2006 TV Series Himself
The Tem Show 2005 TV Series Himself - Host
Mai Time 2000 TV Series Himself
The Panel 1999 TV Series Himself
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? 1998 TV Series Himself
The Making of 'Speed 2: Cruise Control' 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
New Zealand at War 1995 TV Series Narrator (voice)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
El imperio de los fans 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Lego Star Wars: The Video Game 2005 Video Game Jango Fett (uncredited)
Before Stardom 2002 TV Movie Himself
Angela D'Audney: A Tribute 2002 TV Movie documentary Dr. Hone Ropata
Happy Birthday 2 You 2000 TV Special Himself
Look Who's Famous Now 1999 TV Movie Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999 Film Award New Zealand Film and TV Awards (I) Best Actor What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? (1999)
1994 Film Award New Zealand Film and TV Awards (I) Best Performance in a Dramatic Role: Male Once Were Warriors (1994)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Film Award New Zealand Film and TV Awards (II) Best Supporting Actor Mt. Zion (2013)
2006 New Zealand Screen Award New Zealand Screen Awards Television - Best Presenter Entertainment/Factual The Tem Show (2005)
1996 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Most Promising Actor Once Were Warriors (1994)


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#Quote
1 Sometimes I think, 'Oh, I wish I just had a nice job where you're getting a salary.' Just sometimes.
2 I'm just a simple man trying to make his way in the universe.


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