Elizabeth McGlinn plays Octavia Vermont in Atlantis High

Elizabeth McGlinn plays Octavia Vermont in Atlantis High

What word best describes you? Changeable

What is your all time favourite line of your character? “If I told you, I’d have to eliminate you”‘

What aspect of your character would you like to have? Her degrees from Harvard, Stamford.

If you could play any other role on television, who would it be? A travel show presenter


The ability to put a person in someone else’s shoes, to experience how they are feeling.


Define the perfect day? A Christmas Day in Central Otago with my four grandparents and entire extended family and friends too.


Which person – living, dead or fictional – do you most identify with? My mum.


What quality in yourself would you like to improve? My difficulty remembering people’s names


The Little Engine that could


If you could only eat one type of food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Fish.


What’s your favourite movie of all time? Sense and Sensibility

What’s your biggest complaint in life? People finishing the juice and putting the empty carton back in the fridge.

Who are your favourite actors? Daniel Autevil and Emma Thompson

It hasn’t happened yet.

Name your greatest regret. Not getting more of my Grandad and his wonderful stories on tape before he died.

What do you like most about acting? Being a part of creating something so complicated with so many other people.

What do you deplore most about acting? Not hearing back from auditions… your insecurities start to eat away at you and you just have to try to forget about it.

If you weren’t in show business, you would be? A caterer

What’s something in the world you’d like to see outlawed? Destruction of environments (forests, oceans) which provide life – use of the earths resources without replenishing them. And people putting empty juice containers back in the fridge 🙂