Hadlow’s early film appearances were mostly serious, dramatic roles, such as in Beyond Reasonable Doubt, but is probably better known for his comedic work in New Zealand, particularly in the television sitcom Willy Nilly, and some of the voices for the 1989 Peter Jackson puppet film, Meet the Feebles.
Hadlow also starred alongside New Zealand Maori comedian, Billy T James in “The Billy T James Show”. Hadlow has also released an audio CD called “Tall Tales”. It consists of classic children’s stories narrated and performed with a Kiwi twist.
Between films and television, Hadlow works in Christchurch’s Court Theatre, where he has directed, produced, and acted in several plays. Hadlow is known for spontaneously engaging with his audience whenever possible. This is made easy in the theatre’s intimate, 200-seat setting, where the audience is literally next to the stage.
While appearing in a one-man play, he met his wife. They met in the audience before the start of the play because Hadlow always started off in the audience. In his wife’s words, “this nice man who I didn’t recognize sat next to me and we started chatting. Within minutes he knew a lot about me. Suddenly he got up and started acting in the play.” They still remain married today.
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