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Rena Owen is a Actor Néo-Zélandaise born on 22 july 1962 at Bay of Islands

Rena Owen

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Nationality Nouvelle zelande
Birth 22 july 1962 (57 years) at Bay of Islands

Rena Owen (born 22 July 1962) is a New Zealand actress in theatre, television and film. Owen is best known for her leading role as Beth Heke in Lee Tamahori's Once Were Warriors and as Nee Alavar in George Lucas's Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith .


Née d'un père maori et d'une mère anglo-saxonne, Rena Owen grandit au sein d'une famille de neuf enfants. Elle fait des études d'infirmière et part ensuite pour Londres, où elle joue dans des pièces de théâtre avant de revenir en Nouvelle-Zélande en 1988. Elle joue beaucoup au théâtre avant d’interpréter le premier rôle féminin dans le film L'Âme des guerriers (1994), rôle pour lequel elle est acclamée par la critique et récompensée des prix de la meilleure actrice au Festival des films du monde de Montréal et à Fantasporto.

Elle tient ensuite l'un des rôles principaux de la série Adrénaline de 1996 à 1998 et est nommée à l'AFI Award de la meilleure actrice dans un second rôle pour Dance Me to My Song (1999). Elle fait de petites apparitions dans Star Wars, épisode II : L'Attaque des clones (2002) et Star Wars, épisode III : La Revanche des Sith (2005) et tient des rôles récurrents dans les séries Shortland Street (2011) et The Straits (2012). En 2015, elle apparaît dans The Last Witch Hunter.

En août 2016, elle rejoint la distribution principale de la série télévisée Siren aux côtés d'Alex Roe, Eline Powell et Fola Evans-Akingbola. La série est diffusée sur la chaîne Freeform depuis le 29 mars 2018, dans laquelle elle tient le rôle de Helen Hawkins.

Usually with

George Lucas
George Lucas
(2 films)
Ben Burtt
Ben Burtt
(2 films)
Vincent Ward
Vincent Ward
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Rena Owen (23 films)

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The Last Witch Hunter, 1h45
Directed by Breck Eisner
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film
Actors Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie Harington, Inbar Lavi, Elijah Wood, Michael Caine, Rena Owen
Roles Glaeser
Rating59% 2.997372.997372.997372.997372.99737
Kaulder (Vin Diesel) is a witch-hunter who was cursed with eternal life in the Middle Ages by the Witch Queen (Julie Engelbrecht). The Witch Queen was planning to unleash a deadly plague to wipe out humanity but Kaulder was able to defeat her. Prior to seemingly dying the Witch Queen cursed him with eternal life as punishment. 800 years later, Kaulder is still working as a witch hunter for an organization which aims to keep the truce between humans and witches. Ever since he was made immortal by the Witch Queen, Kaulder is accompanied by a priest called a "Dolan" whose main purpose is to record the achievements of Kaulder and to be his keeper. The 36th Dolan (Michael Caine) is retiring from his duties and has chosen a new Dolan to work alongside Kaulder. However, the very same night he dies in his sleep. While investigating his apartment, Kaulder and the 37th Dolan (Elijah Wood) discover traces of magic and deduce that the 36th Dolan was murdered by a witch. While tracking down the witch responsible, Kaulder finds traces of old dark magic, last seen before he killed the Witch Queen. Using clues the 36th Dolan left behind, Kaulder goes to a witch bar owned by Chloe (Rose Leslie) to buy a memory spell to "Remember his death". While in the process of reliving his memory, the bar is attacked by Balkazar Kotela, better known as Belial (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson), the witch that killed the 36th Dolan. After attacking Kaulder he proceeds to burn down the place, and attack Chloe at her apartment later in the evening, though Kaulder saves her. After Chloe's friend is killed by Belial, she agrees to help Kaulder get what he needs to kill him.
The Dead Lands, 1h48
Origin Nouvelle zelande
Genres Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Lawrence Makoare, James Rolleston, Rena Owen, George Henare
Roles the Grandmother
Rating62% 3.1492653.1492653.1492653.1492653.149265
Hongi, fils d'un chef Maori, doit venger son père afin de ramener la paix et d'honorer les âmes des habitants de son village, tous massacrés par une tribu rivale menée par le terrifiant Wirepa.
Snitch (2011)

Origin USA
Actors Edward Furlong, Rick Ravanello, Brian Krause, Meat Loaf, Edward Asnere, Elaine Hendrix
Roles Judge Irwin
Rating57% 2.876332.876332.876332.876332.87633
The story centers around Johnny Graham (Edward Furlong), who was raised by the Torino crime family after his parents' death. He is constantly bothered by the fact that he has to decide whether he should remain loyal to his adoptive family or to his conscience. It is apparent to Johnny that it is time to act when Anthony Torino (Rick Ravanello) sets his sights on D.A. Elizabeth Jones (Grace Johnston), who is prosecuting Anthony for the gruesome murder of his cousin. Though Johnny is the family accountant, he is an excellent marksman, and he volunteers to make the hit. He persuades a hesitant Anthony to let him eliminate the D.A., when in actuality Johnny only wants to warn her. His plan is ruined by two men from the Torino family sent to oversee his first hit. The ensuing shootout leaves Elizabeth wounded, one of the two overseers dead, and Johnny arrested. Johnny's conscience takes control of him when he confesses and is entered into the Federal Witness Security Program. Shortly afterward, Anthony is apprehended, but he escapes and makes contact with a mole in an attempt to uncover the locations of Johnny and the others who were going to testify against him in trial. Torino family hit-man and Johnny's longtime friend, Vince, comes to the farm where Johnny is hidden. Once again, Johnny is scrambling to keep the lives of those who have crossed paths with Anthony intact, including his own. On his journey, he realizes he is not alone on his mission.
Veronika Decides to Die, 1h40
Directed by Emily Young
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about suicide, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Sarah Michelle Prinze, Jonathan Tucker, Erika Christensen, Melissa Leo, David Thewlis, Erica Gimpel
Roles Nurse Josephine
Rating63% 3.1983653.1983653.1983653.1983653.198365
After attempting suicide, Veronika (Sarah Michelle Gellar) awakens inside a mysterious mental asylum. Under the supervision of an unorthodox psychiatrist who specializes in controversial treatment, Veronika learns that she has only weeks to live.
A Beautiful Life, 1h21
Directed by Alejandro Chomski
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Jesse Garcia, Angela Sarafyan, Bai Ling, Debi Mazar, Rena Owen, Jonathan LaPaglia
Roles Sam
Rating47% 2.375792.375792.375792.375792.37579
A young woman, Maggie (Angela Sarafyan), is on the run from her abusive father. David (Jesse Garcia) is an illegal immigrant working as a dishwasher while searching for his mother in Los Angeles. The two meet, and fall in love.
Amusement (2008)
, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Keir O'Donnell, Katheryn Winnick, Laura Breckenridge, Jessica Lucas, Tad Hilgenbrink, Reid Scott
Roles Psychiatrist
Rating49% 2.4511752.4511752.4511752.4511752.451175
During the opening credits, pictures of three girls when they were children, as adolescent, and as young adult are shown. The girls are Tabitha Wright, Lisa Swan and Shelby Leds. These girls have great potential — "to succeed, be famous and shine" respectively — according to their senior class yearbooks. It also shows a young unnamed boy who is very psychologically disturbed as it clearly states in his psychiatric report, and that he is extremely dangerous and currently detained.
Ocean of Pearls, 1h37
Genres Drama
Actors Navi Rawat, Heather McComb, Brenda Strong, Rena Owen, Dennis Haskins, Ron Canada
Roles Anna Berisha
Rating70% 3.527453.527453.527453.527453.52745
Dr. Amrit Singh, A young Sikh surgeon, moves from Toronto to Detroit to take a position at a new transplant facility, leaving behind his family and Indian girlfriend. The film follows Amrit's struggles against the pressures to assimilate, including considering removing his turban and cutting his hair, racial discrimination, an unfair medical system in which uninsured patients cannot receive transplants, and romantic temptation in the shape of an attractive colleague. The film is semi-autobiographical, and reflects the experience of Sikhs in America post-9/11.
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 Nee Alavar
Rating74% 3.7487153.7487153.7487153.7487153.748715
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.
The Crow: Wicked Prayer, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Films about birds, Ghost films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Edward Furlong, David Boreanaz, Tara Reid, Yuji Okumoto, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Marcus Chong
Rating30% 1.505511.505511.505511.505511.50551
James "Jimmy" Cuervo (Edward Furlong), paroled after serving a prison sentence for killing a rapist in a fight, lives with his dog in a mobile home in Lake Ravasu on the Raven Aztec reservation. Jimmy plans to start a new life with his girlfriend, Lily (Emmanuelle Chriqui), and leave the town for good. Lily's priest father, Harold (Danny Trejo), and brother, local cop Tanner (Dave L. Ortiz), both despise Jimmy, however.
Mee-Shee: The Water Giant, 1h39
Directed by John Henderson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Giant monster films, Disaster films
Actors Bruce Greenwood, Daniel Magder, Tom Jackson, Rena Owen, Jacinta Wawatai, Phyllida Law
Roles "Crazy" Norma
Rating53% 2.6579452.6579452.6579452.6579452.657945
A United States oil company loses a drill, intended to do work in the Arctic, while flying over a Canadian lake. Company employee Sean is contacted to go to Canada to find it; however, he has to cancel plans to take his son to Walt Disney World. Although his son, Mac, is disappointed, he agrees to go with his father to Canada. Once in Canada, they meet a local native named Custer who helps Sean and another employee on their mission.
The Land Has Eyes, 1h27
Genres Drama
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Sapeta Taito, Rena Owen
Roles Warrior Woman
Rating66% 3.317753.317753.317753.317753.31775
The main character, Viki (Sapeta Taito), is a young Rotuman woman shamed as the daughter of a man wrongly accused of being a thief. She finds inspiration in a mysterious "Warrior Woman" (Rena Owen) from her people's legends.
Nemesis Game, 1h32
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller
Actors Carly pope, Adrian Paul, Ian McShane, Rena Owen, Brendan Fehr, Jay Baruchel
Roles Emily Gray
Rating56% 2.80112.80112.80112.80112.8011
The main character of the movie is Sara Novak, a college student who, along with comic book store owner named Vern (played by Adrian Paul), spend their time solving riddles. The movie takes a twist when the riddles lead to the death of her friend Jeremy (played by Jay Baruchel), leaving Sara to fear whether she is someone else's game.
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, 2h22
Directed by George Lucas
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee
Roles Taun We (voice)
Rating64% 3.2499953.2499953.2499953.2499953.249995
Ten years after the Trade Federation's invasion of Naboo, the Galactic Republic is threatened by a Separatist movement organized by former Jedi Master Count Dooku. Senator Padmé Amidala comes to Coruscant to vote on a plan to create an army of the Republic to assist the Jedi against this threat. Narrowly avoiding an assassination attempt upon arrival, she is placed under the protection of Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi and his apprentice Anakin Skywalker. The two Jedi thwart another attempt on her life and subdue the assassin, Zam Wesell, a shape-shifter who is killed by her bounty hunter client with a toxic dart before she can reveal his identity. The Jedi Council assigns Obi-Wan to identify and capture the bounty hunter, while Anakin is assigned to escort Padmé back to Naboo, where the two fall in love.