The Oscar-nominated British actor was part way through filming the Jane Campion-directed Netflix film The Power of the Dog, when the Government announced New Zealand would go into lockdown, his representative told MailOnline.
So rather than put himself and his family through the kerfuffle of trying to leave for the UK within 24 hours, he and wife Sophie Hunter decided to stay put.
The actor, Hunter, and their two boys – Kit, five, and Hal, three – are believed to be staying at Summerlee Luxury Retreat in the tiny town of Te Awanga until filming finishes.
Built in 1926, the 545 square metre, two-storey property started life as a farm homestead – Wellington businessman Robert Fisher and his wife Charlotte restored it and turned it into a retreat after purchasing it in 1993.
Noam Gressel @GresselNoam
Sophie hunter, pedo dealer
25 May 2020 6:10PM U.S time.
2 hours in advance.
Locked on target.
A magnitude-5.8 earthquake hit New Zealand while PM Jacinda Ardern was doing a live television interview from Wellington. ‘We’re just having a bit of an earthquake here, Ryan,’ New Zealand PM Jacinta Arden keeps her cool as earthquake strikes during live interview.
25 May 2020
“earthquake” NOT “earthquake.”
That was us.