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Julian Dennison
Julian Dennison
(born 26 October 2002)[citation needed] is a New Zealand child actor. He debuted in the 2013 film Shopping, for which he won the New Zealand Film Award for Best Supporting Actor.[1][2] He is best known for his roles as Kevin in the 2015 film Paper Planes and as Ricky in Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
(2016), the highest-grossing New Zealand film in history.

Contents

1 Biography 2 Filmography 3 References 4 External links

Biography[edit] Dennison is from Naenae, Lower Hutt. He is the one of four children in a Māori family.[3][4] He has a twin brother, named Christian.[5] He was cast in his first film, Shopping (2013), after a casting session held at his school.[6] He followed this with the Australian film Paper Planes (2015). Film director Taika Waititi
Taika Waititi
saw Dennison's performance in Paper Planes and cast him in a NZ Television anti-drug driving short film that became an internet sensation.[7] Waititi then cast Julian in the lead role in Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
without making him audition for the part.[8] It has been announced that he will play a role in Deadpool 2, which is set be released in 2018. Filmography[edit]

List of television performances

Year Title Role Notes

2016 Funny Girls Himself Series 2

List of film performances

Year Title Role Notes

2013 Shopping Solomon Winner, New Zealand Film Award for Best Supporting Actor

2015 Paper Planes Kevin

2016 Hunt for the Wilderpeople Ricky Baker Winner, New Zealand Film Awards 2017 for Best Actor

2018 Deadpool 2 TBA

References[edit]

^ Barlow, Helen (28 January 2016). " Julian Dennison
Julian Dennison
talks working with Taika Waititi". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 6 April 2016.  ^ "NZ Film Awards: Shopping picks up seven Moas". The New Zealand Herald. 10 December 2013. Retrieved 6 April 2016.  ^ Hayden, Leonie (19 February 2016). "Review: Hunt For The Wilderpeople". Mana Magazine. Retrieved 16 October 2016.  ^ Backwell, Marc (29 January 2016). "Going Hundy". Mana Magazine. Retrieved 16 October 2016.  ^ Jackman, Amy (3 April 2016). "From Naenae to Hollywood". Stuff. Retrieved 16 October 2016.  ^ Prigge, Matt (27 June 2016). "Meet Julian Dennison, young star of 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople'". Metro. Retrieved 16 October 2016.  ^ NZ Onscreen  ^ Barlow, Helen (28 January 2016). " Julian Dennison
Julian Dennison
talks working with Taika Waititi". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 

External links[edit]

Julian Dennison
Julian Dennison
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Julian Dennison
at NZ on Screen

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