Actor and kiwi heartthrob Robbie Magasiva has been a familiar face to New Zealand, boasting a lengthy body of work from the stage to the screen spanning over two decades.
He received recognition for his role in Sons by Victor Rodger, earning Best Newcomer at the Chapman Tripp awards in 1998. The work was the beginning of a long-standing relationship between Robbie and Victor which would continue to pull Robbie back to the stage over the years to come.
After appearing in 90s sketch shows Skitz and The Semisis, Robbie made his big-screen debut in the hit movie Stickmen and joined Polynesian theatre troupe The Naked Samoans. As a member of the troupe, Robbie took to the screen again with the group’s first feature film Sione’s Wedding.
In 2015, Robbie was nominated for an award for Most Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor for his role in Wentworth, an update of cult Australian soap Prisoner, which Robbie has worked on since 2012.
Robbie continues to be amongst the most active actors that have come out of this country, looking to roles that will allow him to refine his craft and deepen his relationship with his audiences, and to our disappointment roles that require him to take his shirt off less – but don’t worry, he met the team halfway on this show.