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Keisha Castle-Hugues is a Actor Néo-Zélandaise born on 24 march 1990

Keisha Castle-Hugues

Keisha Castle-Hugues
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Nationality Nouvelle zelande
Birth 24 march 1990 (30 years)

Keisha Castle-Hughes (born 24 March 1990) is a New Zealand actress who rose to prominence for playing Paikea "Pai" Apirana in the film Whale Rider. The film was nominated for many awards, including an Academy Award for Best Actress for which she was at the time the youngest person nominated in the Best Actress category and an award at the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards for Best Young Actor/Actress, which she won in 2004.

Since she made her film debut, Castle-Hughes has appeared in various films including Hey, Hey, It's Esther Blueburger, Piece of My Heart and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. She also played the main role of the Virgin Mary in the 2006 film The Nativity Story. In 2015 she joined the cast of the HBO TV series Game of Thrones in Season 5 as Obara Sand.


In October 2006, it was announced that Castle-Hughes and boyfriend Bradley Hull were expecting a child together. Their daughter, Felicity-Amore Hull, was born on 25 April 2007, one month after Castle-Hughes's 17th birthday. Castle-Hughes and Hull broke up in 2010 after seven years together.

In February 2012, Castle-Hughes's then-boyfriend Michael Graves was arrested and charged with assaulting her as they were driving home from an Oscars party at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland. The charge against Graves was dropped in April due to inconsistent witness accounts. Later in 2012, Castle-Hughes began dating DJ Jonathan Morrison. After six weeks together, the couple became engaged in August 2012. Their wedding took place on Valentine's Day 2013.

In early 2014, Castle-Hughes revealed that she has bipolar disorder, in the wake of fellow Kiwi television personality Charlotte Dawson's suicide.

Best films

Whale Rider (2003)

Usually with

Shunji Iwai
Shunji Iwai
(1 films)
Niki Caro
Niki Caro
(2 films)
George Lucas
George Lucas
(1 films)
Ben Burtt
Ben Burtt
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Keisha Castle-Hugues (10 films)

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Thank You for Your Service, 1h48
Directed by Jason Hall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Biography
Themes Psychologie
Actors Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Joe Cole, Amy Schumer, Brad Beyer, Keisha Castle-Hugues
Roles Alea
Rating64% 3.2482353.2482353.2482353.2482353.248235
Adam Schumann est sergent dans l'armée américaine. Excellent soldat, il est envoyé en Irak. Après avoir sauvé la vie d'un de ses équipiers, il est considéré comme un héros. De retour au pays, Adam retrouve sa femme et ses enfants. Mais la guerre reste profondément ancrée en lui. En effet, Adam et les autres membres de son régiment souffrent de trouble de stress post-traumatique. L'armée ne semble malheureusement pas préparée à gérer ce genre de problèmes.
Rewind (2013)

Directed by Jack Bender
Genres Science fiction
Actors Jeff Fahey, David Cronenberg, Keisha Castle-Hugues, Shane McRae
Roles Priya
Rating61% 3.0984853.0984853.0984853.0984853.098485
The film opens with an apparent terrorist attack involving a nuclear device which destroys New York City killing 9 million people. The perpetrator, Benjamin Rourke, a Nobel prize winning physicist, had become embittered by the death of his wife, and had devised a means to travel in time; he had engineered the bomb plot to force the US Government to build his machine in order to send agents back to prevent the disaster happening. He had also arranged matters that the only way to do this was to have them prevent his wife's death. The story describes the process of the team, CIA agents Sean Knox and Danny Gates, and scientist Lyndsay Bryce, arriving at this conclusion and their efforts to achieve this without doing too much damage/damaging to the time-line.
Vampire (2012)
, 2h
Directed by Shunji Iwai
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Vampires in film
Actors Kevin Zegers, Keisha Castle-Hugues, Amanda Plummer, Yu Aoi, Trevor Morgan, Kristin Kreuk
Roles Jellyfish
Rating53% 2.660992.660992.660992.660992.66099
Simon (Kevin Zegers) is a seemingly ordinary biology teacher that spends much of his spare time caring for his Alzheimers-ridden mother Helga (Amanda Plummer). This ends up not being the case, as Simon believes himself to be a vampire and spends much of his time looking at online sites for suicidal women who would make for easy prey. One such woman, Jellyfish (Keisha Castle-Hughes), is tricked into believing that she and Simon will both be killing one another, only for Simon to drink her blood after he administers sleeping pills and draws blood from her. Along with his vampiric hobby, Simon tries to keep his mother indoors by putting her in a straitjacket-esque contraption tied to several large balloons. It's when Simon meets Laura (Rachael Leigh Cook) that things begin to unravel, as she grows obsessed with him to the point where she breaks into his home. Things begin to further devolve when Renfield (Trevor Morgan), a man who also believes himself to be a vampire, emerges onto the scene and is far more violent than Simon ever dared to be.
Red Dog
Red Dog (2011)
, 1h32
Directed by Kriv Stenders
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, John Batchelor, John Batchelor, Noah Taylor, Keisha Castle-Hugues
Roles Rosa
Rating73% 3.6973453.6973453.6973453.6973453.697345
In 1979, a truck driver Thomas (Luke Ford) arrives in Dampier, Western Australia, late one night. Upon entering the town pub he sees the silhouettes of a group of men, one of whom is holding a gun. Believing it is a murder, he rushes into the next room, where he sees that the men are trying to put down an apparently sick dog (Koko). Unable to bring themselves to carry out the euthanasia, the men, with Thomas, retreat to the bar.
The Vintner's Luck, 2h1
Directed by Niki Caro
Origin Nouvelle zelande
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about cancer
Actors Jérémie Rénier, Gaspard Ulliel, Keisha Castle-Hugues, Vera Farmiga, Vania Vilers, Lizzie Brocheré
Roles as Celeste
Rating56% 2.848612.848612.848612.848612.84861
The passionate tale of Sobran Jodeau (Jérémie Renier), an ambitious young peasant winemaker and the three loves of his life – his beautiful wife Celeste (Keisha Castle-Hughes), the proudly intellectual baroness Aurora de Valday (Vera Farmiga) and Xas (Gaspard Ulliel), an angel who strikes up an unlikely but enduring friendship that borders on eroticism with him.
Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger, 1h43
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families, Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Danielle Catanzariti, Keisha Castle-Hugues, Toni Collette, Christian Byers, Essie Davis, Russell Dykstra
Roles Sunni
Rating63% 3.1987453.1987453.1987453.1987453.198745
Esther Blueburger is a 13-year-old Jewish outcast at her posh private school. Things are no better at home, where her twin brother is beginning to develop into a sociopath and her controlling mother pressures Esther to conform. She finds her only friend in a duck called Normal, and she frequently prays into a toilet asking God to "get me out of here". After escaping her own Bat Mitzvah, Esther bumps into Sunni, a rebellious girl from the local public school, who she had observed and spoken to on previous occasions.
The Nativity Story, 1h41
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Peplum
Themes Films set in Africa, Pregnancy films, Christmas films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film, Films about virginity
Actors Keisha Castle-Hugues, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Oscar Isaac, Hiam Abbass, Stanley Townsend, Ciarán Hinds
Roles Mary
Rating67% 3.399433.399433.399433.399433.39943
The plot begins with the portrayal of the Massacre of the Innocents in the Nativity. The remainder of the movie portrays the annunciation (conception) and birth of Jesus Christ to explain why King Herod the Great (Ciarán Hinds) ordered the murder.
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, 2h20
Directed by George Lucas, David Tattersall
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Pregnancy films, Monde imaginaire, Films about sexuality, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Dystopian films, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, James Earl Jones, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson
Roles Queen of Naboo
Rating74% 3.7486553.7486553.7486553.7486553.748655
During a space battle over Coruscant between the Galactic Republic and the Separatist Alliance, Jedi Knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker lead a mission to rescue the kidnapped Supreme Chancellor Palpatine from Separatist commander General Grievous. After infiltrating Grievous' flagship, the Jedi engage Count Dooku in a lightsaber duel, which ends with Anakin killing Dooku at Palpatine's urging. Grievous flees the battle-torn cruiser, which the Jedi crash-land on Coruscant. There, Anakin reunites with his wife, Padmé Amidala, who reveals she is pregnant. Initially excited, Anakin begins to have premonitions of Padmé dying in childbirth.
Whale Rider, 1h41
Directed by Niki Caro
Origin Nouvelle zelande
Genres Drama
Themes Films about animals, Feminist films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Cétacé, Political films, Mise en scène d'un cétacé
Actors Keisha Castle-Hugues, Rawiri Paratene, Cliff Curtis, Vicky Haughton, Tammy Davis, Rachel House
Roles Paikea Apirana
Rating74% 3.749163.749163.749163.749163.74916
The film's plot follows the story of Paikea Apirana ("Pai") In the book, her name is Kahu, short for Kahutia Te Rangi. The leader should be the first-born grandson – a direct patrilineal descendant of Paikea, aka Kahutia Te Rangi in the book, the Whale Rider – he who rode on top of a whale from Hawaiki. However, Pai is female and technically cannot inherit the leadership. While her grandfather, Koro, later forms an affectionate bond with his granddaughter, carrying her to school every day on his bicycle, he also condemns her and blames her for conflicts happening within the tribe. At one point Paikea decides to leave with her father because her grandfather is mistreating her. However she finds that she cannot bear to leave the sea as the whale seems to be calling her back, she tells her father to turn the car back and returns home. Pai's father refuses to assume traditional leadership; instead he moves to Germany to pursue a career as an artist. Pai herself is interested in the leadership, learning traditional songs and dances, but is given little encouragement by her grandfather. Pai feels that she can become the leader, although there's no precedent for a woman to do so, and is determined to succeed.