"Seven Periods with Mr. Gormsby" is an unrepentant politically incorrect, roller-coaster romp about an extraordinarily eccentric secondary school teacher, who the Education Review Office in their last assessment described as follows: "Mr. Gormsby is an out-dated, reactionary, racist, sexist teacher completely out of touch with educational theory in the second millennium. He defies the curriculum in every subject and is a disgrace to the profession. He should have no place in any state or private school. We will close Tepapawai Boys High and appoint a commissioner if Mr. Gormsby is not replaced forthwith."
Runtime: 30 minutes
Seven Periods with Mr. Gormsby - Tandi Wright - Netflix
Tandi Wright (born 13 May 1970 in Zambia) is a television and film actress from New Zealand. She first gained recognition for portraying Nurse Caroline Buxton on the long running New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street. She is best known for her roles as Fenn Pennington on Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby and Catherine Duvall on Nothing Trivial. She is currently a series regular on 800 Words portraying the recurring character Laura Turner.
Seven Periods with Mr. Gormsby - Early life - Netflix
Wright was born in Zambia to New Zealander parents Vernon Wright and Dinah Priestley. She grew up in Wellington and attended Wellington High School and Victoria University of Wellington. Her father Vernon Wright, is a former journalist for “The Listener” who now lives in Zambia, and her mother Dinah is a writer and actress in Wellington. Wright has two sisters, Nicky (DOC policy advisor) and Justine (film editor), and two half sisters, Stephanie (information architect) and Victoria (teacher). Her husband Michael Beran is also an actor and they live in Auckland with their daughter, Olive.