Chelsie Preston Crayford

´╗┐Chelsie Florence Preston Crayford (born 1987) is a New Zealand actress.

Date of birth

She was born in 1987, however her date of birth is not yet known.


Preston Crayford was born in Wellington to film maker Gaylene Preston and musician Jonathan Crayford.

Early life

Apart from appearing in a water safety commercial at the age of four, her acting debut was at the age of 13 in the New Zealand-made TV series A Twist in the Tale starring William Shatner. 


Chelsie Preston Crayford graduated from Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School in 2008. 

Love life

Her love life is not yet publicly known.

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Not yet established.


Preston Crayford played a guest role in the soap opera Shortland Street in 2003

Since then she has appeared in an ABC TV adaptation of The Mystery of a Hansom Cab, in Hope and Wire (a mini-series produced by her mother about the 2010 Canterbury earthquake), and as government communications advisor Sophie Walsh in the Australian techno-thriller The Code.

Her feature film work includes Home By Christmas, directed by Gaylene Preston, Killing Time, Eagle Vs Shark, which was Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival and Anthony McCarten's Show Of Hands.

Her television credits include Underbelly: Razor as notorious Kings Cross madam, Tilly Devine. For this performance she won the Graham Kennedy award for Outstanding New Talent at the 2012 Logies.

She also appeared in Bliss, The Cult, for which she was nominated for the Qantas Film & Television award for Best Supporting Actress, My Story, Revelation, The Tribe and William Shatner's A Twist In The Tale.

Her theatre work includes Carnival Of Souls for the Sydney Festival, The Vagina Monologues, Dog Sees God and Broken China, Ruben Guthrie and That Face both directed by Shane Bosher.

Chelsie was awarded Best Performance in a Short Film at the 2007 New Zealand Screen Awards for her role in Peter Salmon's Fog, winner of the audience vote at Cannes Film Festival Critics Week.

In 2019, she reprised the role of Roza Hallwright in The Bad Seed is a five-part New Zealand television crime drama series, based on the best selling novels The Night Book and Soon by Charlotte Grimshaw.

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Chelsie Preston Crayford
First Name Chelsie
Surname Crayford
Home City Wellington, New Zealand
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