Veteran New Zealand actor Ray Henwood has died

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NZ Herald,
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Entertainment,
Publish Date
Monday, 26 August 2019, 11:37AM
New Zealand actor Ray Henwood passed away today. (Photo / Supplied)
New Zealand actor Ray Henwood passed away today. (Photo / Supplied)

Wellington's Circa Theatre confirmed veteran New Zealand actor Ray Henwood has died this morning.

Henwood was a stalwart of the Wellington theatre scene, but was best known for his role in the sitcom Gliding On.

He also appeared in a number of films, including Heavenly Creatures and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Henwood, 82-years-old, was married to District Court Judge Carolyn Henwood and father of comedian Dai Henwood.

Dai recently took to social media to pay tribute to his dad, posting a photo of the two together from his childhood and writing: "It ain't Fathers Day but I love you Dad. Giving me knowledge and love since '78."

 

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It ain't Fathers Day but I love you Dad. Giving me knowledge and love since '78 ❤️

A post shared by Dai Henwood (@dai_henwood) on Jul 6, 2019 at 3:17pm PDT

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