He played Jesus in the school play.
2. His "little" brother, Stephen, is 6'7" and an expert on the Patagonian toothfish.
3. He has a half-brother and three half-sisters.
Read more: • Unauthorised biography of David Cunliffe: The man who would be PM • David Cunliffe: Me and John Key 4. His great-grandfather married King Dick Seddon's sister.
5. He helped his half-brother, Bill, through a life crisis.
6. He scared the pants off Michael Laws when they were at Uni together.
7. He caught a salmon in memory of his father at the spot on the Rangitata River where he died of a heart attack.
8. He was voted most likely to be a world leader by fellow scholarship students at Atlantic College in Wales.
9. His father, a vicar, remarried eight months after the death of his first wife.
10. The William Cunliffe who died in the Brunner mine disaster of 1896 may be a relative.
Photos: David Cunliffe: The early years Image 1 of 13: Son of a preacher man. David with parents Bill and Barbara, Te Aroha, 1964 Image 2 of 13: Brotherly love. David, 3, with 'little' brother Stephen, now 6'7". 1966. Image 3 of 13: David Cunliffe at Primary School in Te Kuiti. Image 4 of 13: David Cunliffe, the young poet. Image 5 of 13: Schoolboy rugby in Wales, during a scholarship 1980-1982 to United World College of the Atlantic. Image 6 of 13: Chilling out with the South Pacific mob, Atlantic College, Wales. Image 7 of 13: David Cunliffe coming in on the tide in an in-shore rescue boat that he helped build while on a scholarship in Wales, Atlantic College 1980-82. Image 8 of 13: David Cunliffe, aged 21, and Karen Price, aged 18, at Otago University. Image 9 of 13: David Cunliffe in his famous fishing hat that has travelled the world. Image 10 of 13: David Cunliffe, 1992, caught this fish just after his father died. Image 11 of 13: David and Karen at the New Zealand Embassy in Washington DC, 1992. Image 12 of 13: Harvard Graduate, a Master of Public Administration, 1995 Image 13 of 13:
Image 1 of 13: Son of a preacher man. David with parents Bill and Barbara, Te Aroha, 1964