Rose Matafeo

New Talk Art!!! JUBILEE SPECIAL with an ACTUAL QUEEN!! We meet Rose Matafeo, the BAFTA nominated comedian, writer and actor from New Zealand. Self confessed "curious nerd" who has a passion for art, craft and photography.


We discover Rose's joy for creating her own artworks including dioramas and miniature models, photography and Lomo cameras, her obsession with the Pepper's Ghost illusion technique, textile art, embroidery and crochet. We learn about her artistic family including her artist father and how she was encouraged to collect and live with art since childhood!! We explore her passion for comic book artists and fanzines!! We also discuss the work of New Zealand experimental artist Len Lye.


Rose’s critically acclaimed show Horndog won the award (formerly the Perrier) for Best Show at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was nominated for Best Show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. She has since recorded the show as a special for HBO MAX. 


Rose is a regular face on TV. Her own sitcom, Starstruck, which she has written and stars in was commissioned by BBC3 in the UK and HBO Max in the US. Season One premiered on BBC One and BBC Three in the UK where it became the channel’s best performing new comedy of the year with over three million requests on BBC iPlayer to date, and later on HBO Max in the US, the show was also pre-sold to over 50 territories including Australia (ABC) and New Zealand (TVNZ). The show is a critical and ratings success and has returned to BBC3 and HBO Max for a second series in 2022. 


In the US, Rose has performed a stand up slot on Conan (TBS). In New Zealand Rose was the lead writer and star of the sketch show Funny Girls (TV3), and a regular on panel show 7 Days (Three Now NZ). 2020 saw her star to great acclaim in the feature Baby, Done (Piki Films). She also co-hosts the podcast Boners of the Heart with fellow comic Alice Snedden. 


Follow @RoseMatafeo on Instagram. Watch Rose's TV show Starstruck, Series 1 and 2 (including Russell Tovey himself) at BBC iPlayer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p09djx02/starstruck


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