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  • George Mason

    At the age of 13 George scored a role in the New Zealand feature film 50 Ways of Saying Fabulous.

    Despite finding his first acting role challenging, it was during this time that George decided he wanted to become an actor.

    During high school, George balanced his time between his two passions, rugby and acting. He studied drama and competed in various speech competitions, winning the ANZ RSA Cyril Bassett VC Speech Competition when he was 16 years old.

    After completing high school in 2008, George enrolled at the Toi Whakaari New Zealand drama school in Wellington studying a Bachelor of Performing Arts. During his degree, George starred in several New Zealand short films, and in 2011 landed his first television role as Regan inShortland Street.

    In 2013 George starred in a variety of television roles with South Pacific Pictures including The Blue Rose and the final season of Go Girls.

    After Go Girls George moved to Sydney and travelled around Australia and Bali while auditioning for roles. George was about to sign a lease to an apartment in Melbourne when he found out he scored the role of Ash.

    "I was over the moon. I was doing a bit of a labouring in Melbourne so it was a good feeling to know I'd be back doing what I love."

    On his first day on set, George recalls: "I was a bit nervous to begin with. But I was so surprised how friendly and down to earth everyone was. I really enjoyed the job from day one."

    On his character Ash, George explains: "Ash is a very chilled bloke. He plays up like a second-hand lawnmower but it's all in good fun. I don't think he takes life too seriously but when it comes to family he definitely wants somewhere to belong."

    Outside of acting, George loves surfing and living in Sydney's east allows him more time at the beach. He is also passionate about music (especially New Zealand roots, hip hop and reggae), rugby, films and cooking.

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