Bruno Lawrence

Place of birth:
Worthing, West Sussex, England:
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.


No Petrol, No Diesel (2009)
as Rex Devlin
Gino (1994)
as Mr. Palzetti
Jack Be Nimble (1993)
as Teddy
The Rainbow Warrior (1993)
as Detective Sr. Sgt. Terry Batchelor
Spotswood (1992)
as Robert, Carey's Father
The Delinquents (1989)
as Bosun
Grievous Bodily Harm (1988)
as Det. Sgt. Ray Birch
The Rainbow Warrior Conspiracy (1988)
as Detective Sergeant Batchelor
As Time Goes by (1988)
Initiation (1987)
as Nat Molloy
Bridge to Nowhere (1986)
as Mac
The Quiet Earth (1985)
as Zac Hobson
An Indecent Obsession (1985)
as Matt Sawyer
Death Warmed Up (1985)
as Tex
Heart of the Stag (1984)
as Peter Daley
Utu (1984)
as Williamson
Wild Horses (1984)
as Tyson
Warlords of the 21st Century (1982)
as Willie
Race for the Yankee Zephyr (1981)
as Barker
Smash Palace (1981)
as Al Shaw
Goodbye Pork Pie (1981)
as Mulvaney
Pallet on the Floor
Original Music Composer
The Quiet Earth
Heart of the Stag
Smash Palace
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