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Shortland Street

Weeknights at 7pm | TV2

New kid on the block

Get set to see a lot more of new kid on the block, Geordie Holibar, who joins the cast as Chris Warner's long lost son, Phoenix Rayner.

How did you get your role on Shortland Street?

I auditioned through an agent.


How long have you been acting and how did you get your first big break?

I'm very new, so this is my first big break.

Name three similarities between you and your onscreen character.

We look similar, but that's about it.


What has been your best experience/scene on the show to date?

Being in a tree on my first location day. 


Which other character would you like to be and why?

Ahh, Tyler's character Evan is more fun. He's a bit of a rebel. (NB: You'll see Evan soon - he's Wendy Cooper's son )


What are your hobbies/interests outside of Shorty?

Learning lines is all I have time for at the moment.


What do you do in your down time during the day when you're not shooting?
Lines, eating, lines, texting, more lines.

What is your favourite destination in New Zealand and overseas?

In New Zealand, Waiheke. Overseas, I don't mind!


How many brothers and sisters do you have, are they older or younger?

 I have a sister, she's eleven.


What is your date of birth and what star sign are you?

I was born in 1995, and I'm a Virgo.


Do you have any pets?

We have two cats and a little dog.

What is the thing you enjoy most about going to work everyday?

Free food and rehearsals.


Do you watch Shortland Street at home? If yes, is it strange seeing yourself on television or are you used to it?

I don't watch Shortland Street at the moment. But it's so weird seeing myself on screen!

Catch Geordie as Phoenix, Weeknights 7pm on TV2 or watch Shortland Street FREE at TVNZ Ondemand.