Peter Daube


Peter Daube Trivia


  • Trivia

    • Peter was born in 1964.

    • Peter has performed in a number of short films, including The Lost One (2005), A Greater Plan (1998), Bennetts Invention (1996), Tall Stories (1996), The Watcher (1996), Eau De La Vie (1994).

    • In 2006 Peter did a television commercial for Instant Kiwi.

    • He enjoys the sports horseback riding, skiing, and rock climbing.

    • Peter co-directed, acted and composed a song for the winning video of the Flying Fish Music Video Awards 1992 "Wilderbeast a Go-Go".

    • He is also a professional musician, composer and choregrapher. His theatrical roles often include singing. Peter plays the guitar, piano accordian, harmonica, trombone and trumpet.

    • Peter's theatre credits include:
      (2013) Lord of the Flies "Teacher/Naval Officer", Auckland Theatre Company, dir. Colin McColl
      (2013) Anne Boleyn, "William Tyndale/Henry Barrow/Sloop", Auckland Theatre Company, Dir. Colin McColl
      (2012) A Midsummer Night's Dream, "Theseus/Musical Fairy", Auckland Theatre Company, Dirs. Colin McColl & Ben Crowder
      (2010) August: Osage County "Steve Heidebrecht", Auckland Theatre Company, dir. Colin McColl
      (2010) Romeo and Juliet "Montague", Auckland Theatre Company, dir. Colin McColl
      (2008) Cat On A Hot Tin Roof "Reverend Tooker", ATC, dir. Colin McColl
      (2008) Dark Tourists, ASB Theatre, dir. Emma Willis
      (2005) Sex With Strangers, Herald Theatre, dir. Colin Mitchell
      (2005) Duchess of Malfi "Pesacara/Musician/Collaborator", Auckland Theatre Company, dir. Colin McColl
      (2004) MacBeth "Banquo", The Large Company, dir. Michael Hurst
      (2004) Caligula "Cassius", Auckland Theatre Company, dir. Colin McColl
      (2002) The Cherry Orchard "Yepihodov", The Court Theatre, Christchurch, dir. Colin McColl
      (2001) The Blue Room "All Males Roles", Circa Theatre, Wellington, dir. Colin McColl
      (2001) Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead "Claudius", Downstage Theatre, Wellington, dir. Colin McColl
      (1998) Cabaret "Emcee", Downstage Theatre, Wellington, dir. Colin McColl
      (1998) Eulogy "Dr Hans Schumann", Downstage Theatre, Wellington, dir. Andrew Foster
      (1997) The Herbal Bed "Rafe Smith", Circa Theatre, Wellington, dir. Susan Wilson
      (1997) Cyrano De Bergerac "Christian", Adelaide & Perth Festival of the Arts, Australia, Theatre At Large, and Wellington Festival Arts/Watershed Theatre
      (1994) Lovelocks Dream Run, Downstage Theatre, Wellington, dir. Bill Walker
      (1992) Two Gentleman of Verona, Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School Productions, dir. Colin McColl

    • Peter is 5'11 2/3", with greying brown hair and hazel eyes.

    • Peter co-wrote a play titled Eulogy, and later performed in it.

    • Glenn Standring, who directed Peter in The Irrefutable Truth About Demons, said of him, "Peter is fantastic because he took a character that on paper was intense and turned up the volume and made him super intense. In every scene he appears your eyes are drawn to him... his intensity and dangerous sexuality just oozes out of him."

    • Peter really enjoyed his experience in shooting The Irrefutable Truth About Demons, in spite that he was required to spend an hour each day in being made-up for his role. He also loved his costume, in spite of the fact that he thought it made him look fat. His character was supposed to be a glutton, so he thought his bloated appearance was suitable for his character.

    • In 2001, Peter received a grant of $8,950 to support his play writing by the Creative New Zealand funding programme.

    • Peter has composed a number of soundtracks, including those for the feature film The Rules Of Dogs and Men, the documentary Dark Horse, the dance production Asleep in MidAir and theatre production Stories Told To Me By Girls.

    • Peter's role of Anton Devcich on Mercy Peak was modeled on a real man suspected of being responsible for the disappearance and probable death of a hitchhiker 27 years previously in New Zealand.

    • Peter is married to fellow actress and Toi Whakaari graduate Jo Smith.

    • Peter Daube, was nominated for the Chapman Tripp Theatre Award for "Outstanding Composer of Original Music" for Stories Told To Me Girls, which starred his wife Jo Smith. He also designed the lighting and special effects for the show.

    • Peter is represented professionally by the firm Auckland Actors.

    • In 2001, Peter won the Chapman Tripp Theatre Award for "Outstanding Male Performance". He won it for Harold Pinter's The Blue Room, in which he played all five males parts.

  • Quotes

    • Peter: (on being a villain in "The Irrefutable Truth About Demons") There's just as much reality in the darkness as there is the light. I think you can see just as much in the dark.

    • Peter: People seem to want to cast me in diverse roles. The majority of my work is on stage and that gives me the freedom to do what I want to do. You don't censor yourself- you can play incredibly diverse roles- old and young, good and bad, even male and female.