Kiwi actor Peter Vere-Jones, known for his roles in Braindead and The Hobbit, has died. He was 82.
Vere-Jones had been a professional actor since the 1960s and appeared in several Peter Jackson films, including Bad Taste and The Hobbit.
In the 1990s, he also starred in Shortland Street.
Vere-Jone was appointed as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2002 Queen's Birthday honours.