25 Years of Shortland Street: Ido Drent

By Nicky Harrop for New Zealand on Screen

As Shortland Street turns 25, New Zealand on Screen opens the archives to bring us 25 years of trivia.
Ido Drent was all set for his first day on Shortland Street, until he realised he'd learnt the wrong lines.
Ido Drent was all set for his first day on Shortland Street, until he realised he'd learnt the wrong lines.

Originally played as a youngster by Jarred Blakiston, Ido Drent took over the part of Daniel Potts in 2009, remaining on the Street until 2012, before going on to a three-season role in Australian drama Offspring.

A complicated character - even by Ferndale standards - Daniel was first introduced as the brother of Sarah Potts (Amanda Billing), before it was revealed he was actually her illegitimate son. Playing the grown up Daniel saw Drent deal with plot twists aplenty - assault, memory loss, and a $1,000,000 casino win among them.

Here, he recalls the horror of realising he'd learned the wrong lines for a scene, and his attempt to make a speedy catch up.



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- NZ Herald

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