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Bruno Lawrence

Bruno Lawrence

  • Born on
    • February 12th, 1941
  • Died on
    • June 10th, 1995
Born David Charles Lawrence in Worthing, West Sussex, England, he migrated with his family to New Zealand in 1946, settling in New Plymouth before moving to Wellington in 1948. Lawrence spent most of his life in New Zealand, but also worked extensively in Australia. He was a renowned jazz and rock drummer, playing drums in many bands, including Max Merritt & The Meteors, Quincy Conserve,Blerta, and The Crocodiles. His last recording was with Bernie McGann, Larry Gales and Jonathan Crayford on "Jazz at the St. James" in 1989. In the early 1970s, Lawrence founded Blerta ("Bruno Lawrence's Electric Revelation and Travelling Apparition"). The multi and theatrical co-operative toured New Zealand and in parts of Australia. Blerta saw him performing alongside many people he would work with later as an actor, including director Geoff Murphy, and actors Martyn Sanderson and Ian Watkin.

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Filmography

Acting (10 Credits)

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1994Frontline (1994) as Brian Thompson
1991The Efficiency Expert as Robert, Carey's Father
1989The Delinquents as Bosun
1985The Quiet Earth as Zac Hobson
1984Death Warmed Up as Tex
1983Utu as Williamson
1982Battletruck as Willie
1981Smash Palace as Al Shaw
1981Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr as Barker
1980Goodbye Pork Pie as Mulvaney

Writer (1 Credits)

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