John Shrapnell

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John Gordon Shrapnell (25 December 1934 – 2 September 2020) was a British-born New Zealand television journalist, actor and opera singer. He was born in London. He was best known for presenting on BBC's Today, as well as Duty Editor at Visnews.

Shrapnell became a naturalised New Zealand citizen in 1974.[1]

He appeared in Revelations – The Initial Journey, The Insider's Guide To Happiness, Blonde Cargo,[2] Market Forces, The Strip, and A Question of Justice.

An opera singer, he performed at Wellington City Opera and The NBR New Zealand Opera.

Shrapnell was often confused with his cousin, veteran British actor John Shrapnel.

Shrapnell died in Wellington on 2 September 2020 at the age of 85.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "John Gordon Shrapnell in the New Zealand, naturalisations, 1843–1981". Ancestry.com Operations. 2010. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  2. http://www.gibson.co.nz/
  3. "John Shrapnell". deaths.dompost.co.nz. Retrieved 5 September 2020.