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Lucy Lawless honoured

29 March 2006

Lucy Lawless honoured

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Lucy Lawless displays the Insignia of a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit at Government House in Auckland. Her citation reads: "For services to entertainment and the community. Lucy Lawless has had a long film, stage and television career in New Zealand, Canada and the Unites States.

She is most famous for creating the role of Xena in the series Hercules and the 6-year season of Xena, Warrior Princess, both American television series which were shot in New Zealand. She has also made several stage appearances and tours.

She is on the Board of Trustees of the Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland and promoted a Starship Foundation/Sky City fundraising campaign for Puawaitahi, New Zealand’s first multi-agency centre for abused children. She was patron and speaker at the Women in Film and Television International Summit in Auckland in April 2004."

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