After a tumultuous few years, Keisha Castle-Hughes is back in the spotlight for all the right reasons - starring in television's two biggest shows.

The Kiwi actress will feature in an upcoming episode of The Walking Dead, playing an amputee victim called Amber.

Her character appears in episode four of the current season, which will screen here on Monday, November 3.

Casting notes reveal her character is described as: "a fierce spirit despite being petite of stature. She is defiant, independent, easily worked up. It's clear she has a haunted past, but she's kind to those who deserve it. And though she's self-aware enough to know when she's outmatched, she won't go down without a fight."

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The news comes just weeks after it was announced the actress is starring in another top-rating series, Game of Thrones.

The Oscar-nominee will play Obara Sand in the fifth season of the fantasy drama, which is being filmed in Spain.

- nzherald.co.nz