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Birth name George Winiata HenareNationality Nouvelle zelandeBirth 1946
Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
George Winiata Henare, CNZM, OBE (born 1946) is an acclaimed New Zealand actor with a distinguished career spanning more than three decades.
In the 1988 New Year Honours, Henare was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to the performing arts. In 2008, he received a prestigious Laureate Award from the Arts Foundation of New Zealand and was also honoured with the Te Waka Toi Award, Creative New Zealand for outstanding contribution to Māori theatre. He became a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the theatre in the 2010 New Year Honours. Henare is from the Māori tribes of Ngati Porou and Ngati Hine.