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Meet Nell Irene Rainee

Posted on November 12, 2018 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Meet Beth Allen's baby girl Nell, who shares her name with mom and great grandmother.


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Woman’s Day (NZ) 12 Nov 2018

At the very reasonable hour of 10.32am on a Tuesday in May, beautiful baby girl Nell Irene Rainee McDermott was born via Caesarean at Auckland Hospital to the tune of John Legend’s “Penthouse Floor”.

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Beth Allen's baby joy

Posted on September 7, 2016 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

By her own admission, actress Beth Allen is the queen of organisation. She bought her first house aged 19 and has been known to do her taxes during hair and make-up.

But her plans for giving birth naturally were literally turned upside down at the last minute when her unborn baby boy refused to relinquish his breech position.

“We tried everything,” says the 32-year-old, as husband Charlie McDermott nods in agreement. “I got acupuncture and had Charlie burning sti...

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Baby Sid

Posted on August 13, 2016 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello beautiful people! As many of you know, Beth took a break from acting in 2015 to move to USA with her husband for a while.

She is now back in NZ and has adjusted to one of the biggest roles yet, being a first time mom to a beautiful baby boy.

Big congratulations to Beth and Charlie!

Photo credit: A.Billing



Beth Allen Generation of Z Interview

Posted on March 13, 2015 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

by Nick Cushion On March 13, 2015

Just under a month ago we brought news that The Generation of Z was going to be invading London fresh off our it’s domination of both New Zealand and Edinburgh (to rave reviews), it was something that we were excited and terrified about in equal proportions! For anyone who may have missed the announcement; the Generation of Z is a theatre experience like no other, it puts you squarely into the heart of a true zombie apocalypse with death a...

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Turning 30 is fabulous!

Posted on June 29, 2014 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Beth Allen hit the big 30 on May 28th and celebrated together with her bestie Antonia Prebble (who also turned 30), throwing a big 90s theme costume party on June 7th.

Shortland Street’s Beth Allen readily admits she never imagined her life past 22 years old. So as she sat down to a glass of bubbles and mushrooms on toast on the morning of her 30th birthday, it was something of a pleasant surprise to...

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Win Beth´s dress!

Posted on May 12, 2014 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Win the dress Beth wore to the ceremony for Brooke and Boyd! You have until May 16th to enter.

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Happy 2014

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello all, its update time again. Hope you have had a great start to 2014. Here's a lighthearted little audio interview with Beth Allen from ZM Online where she talks hair, ex-boyfriends and body issues. 

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10 questions with Beth

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Shortland Street favourite Beth Allen is swapping a hospital for a classroom this month starring in and co-producing the psychological drama Between the Sheets at The Basement theatre. She spoke to reporter Jess Lee about feminism and gender bias in the world of New Zealand show business.'



1. Describe Between the Sheets in 140 characters or less.

A parent-teacher interview that veers well away from the child under discussion.


2. ...

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Interview with Rip It Up

Posted on November 19, 2013 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Who’s in the dead supergroup for your dream hologram show?

Hendrix, Joplin, Michael Jackson and Keith Moon, and I insist on going to the after-party.


What’s an upcoming film you’re jazzed about?

 Dallas Buyers Club. I like Matthew McConaughey’s “I do what I want” attitude. And he’s a sweet babe.


Where can your stalkers find you during the weekend?

 Pak’nSave Mt ...

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Between the Sheets

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (0)
Don´t mis...
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New Avatars

Posted on September 22, 2013 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Take a look at the avatars section of the site, they have been reorganised and about 30 new additions. With the computer screens getting bigger, there is now also a 150x150 section for you to choose from.

In Good Company

Posted on August 15, 2013 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

by Donna Fleming

You would think Beth Allen had plenty on her plate playing Shortland Street’s Brooke Freeman.

But when she’s not in front of the camera pretending to be the scheming doctor, you’ll usually find the talented actress in her dressing room, doing accounts, writing out invoices or emailing theatres. 

As if working on the fast-turnaround TV show wasn’t enough to keep her busy, Beth also runs a company – Royale Produc...

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Beautiful Dreamer celebrating 10 years online

Posted on July 27, 2013 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

It did sneak up on me a bit, this end of July. Hard to believe this website has been online for a whole ten years.

Just in time for out birthday, a new interview with Beth Allen - 12 questions - can be read in the interviews and articles section and I brushed up the layout a little bit.


Happy Birthday!

And to...

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12 questions NZ Herald

Posted on July 18, 2013 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Beth Allen, 29, is a New Zealand actress best known as Dr Brooke Freeman on Shortland Street. She was a child actor on The Tribe, bought her first house at age 19 and loves a budget spreadsheet. 

Beth Allen was about to try her acting talent overseas when she was offered her Shortland Street role. Photo / Dean Purcell

1. So I hear you're the meanest woman on Shortland Street: any Scottish ancestry?


No Scottish in me, just parents who worked and save...

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Spring Apocalypse

Posted on April 5, 2013 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

First of all, new photos of Beth Allen have been added to the website, taken from 2013 Shortland Street's cast photo shoot.


Also, Beth is producing a (slightly tribal) apocalypse project  Apocalypse Z. this April (

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High Teal Event

Posted on September 13, 2012 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Added photos of Beth Allen at High Teal @ Langley's dinner.

For those unfamiliar with Beth's charity work, she's an ambassador for New Zealand's Gynaecological Cancer Foundation (NZGCF).


For more light-hearted reading, take a look at Beth's disaster plan for her pet dog Ned in case of emergencies. Here

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Official Twitter

Posted on September 11, 2012 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (0)

A quick update to let you know Beth Allen has got herself an official twitter account now, so make sure to follow her.


Getting Glamorous on July 26th

Posted on June 30, 2012 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

All NZ residents have the chance to meet Beth Allen face to face and support a great cause while at it.

When: Thursday 26 July, 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Where: Hilton Auckland, Auckland

The New Zealand Gynaecological Cancer Foundation (NZGCF) is hosting its inaugural gala dinner and charity auction “Getting Glamorous for Gynae”.

Beth Allen will be there in her role a...

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Happy Birthday!

Posted on June 5, 2012 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Beth Allen celebrated her 28th birthday on May 28th 2012.

And... Shortland Street celebrated their 20th Birthday on May 25th 2012.

This means it was party time.

Take a look at these lovely pictures and video interview with Beth.

Unity's Interview:

Posted on April 17, 2012 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Read about the books currently on Beth Allen's nightstand.

Read HERE:

Interview from 18th March 2012, with Unity Books.


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