Detective Kristin Sims
Detective Kristin Sims
Kristin is young and determined, the type to write up every suspect, every relevant fact and scrap of evidence meticulously on a whiteboard. Initially, Kristin came across as a little too driven and ambitious for Mike’s liking but after a rocky start, the pair have grown accustomed to one another’s differences. Now, they make a formidable duo.
Kristin is still very much a ‘by the book’ cop – techno savvy and fighting a losing battle to get Mike interested in that side of the process.
She’s been in Brokenwood for a couple of years – which is longer than Mike – but she has much less affinity with the town. She’s too distant, too formal and too efficient. She’s too much ‘theory’ and not enough heart, and is often aghast at Mike’s lack of professional thoroughness. She is disparaging about his seeming inability to follow correct, time-honoured procedures.
But she’s smart, sassy and more than a match for him intellectually. Kristin is also sharp and physically fit – which is more than can be said for Mike. If there’s action involved, it’s more likely that Kristin will be the one involved and not the one gasping for breath during a foot-chase.
For all her complaints about Mike, Kristin has to admit he’s very good at his job – even if half the time she’s still struggling to work out how he actually does it. It’s that intrigue – that feeling that there’s something she’s not quite getting – that makes Kristin’s and Mike’s relationship so interesting.
Fern Sutherland Biography
Fern is best known to television audiences for her role as Dawn in three seasons of the cult hit comedy-drama series ‘The Almighty Johnsons’. In 2014 she also appeared in ‘Pirates of the Airwaves’, a television adaptation of the Radio Hauraki story. The Brokenwood Mysteries marks her first leading role in a television series.
A graduate of UNITEC Performing Arts School, Fern has numerous theatre credits to her name including ‘Tribes’ and ‘The Ensemble Project’ - both with Auckland’s Silo Theatre as well as ‘The Pohutukawa Tree’ and ‘End of the Golden Weather’ with the Auckland Theatre Company.
As part of the Live, Live Cinema ensemble, Fern has performed as part of a unique ‘4D cinema experience’ at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the Barbican Theatre in London and a 2014 tour of Australia.