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Bruce Hopkins

PO Box 68312, Newton Auckland City, Auckland 1145 New Zealand
+64 9 360 3194 . +64 21 573344 .
NZ Actors Equity

Performer Profile

  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 6 feet
  • Weight: 195 lbs
  • Age Range: 50 - 60
  • Physique: Athletic
  • Hair Color: Salt/Pepper
  • Hair Length: Short
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Voice Type: Baritone


Curriculum Vitae

Bruce hopkins

AGENT JohnsonLaird Management PO Box 78340, Grey Lynn 1245, Auckland, New Zealand

Tel: +64 9 376 0882 Email:

Personal Details Full Name Raymond Bruce Hopkins
Website Phone +64 9 360 6194 / +64 21 573344

Work History 1978-1986
Professional Dancer

professional dancer in New Zealand & Australia. Impulse Dance Theatre

(Wellington), Humans Veins Dance Company (Canberra Australia), Limbs Dance Company (Auckland) & Black Grace Dance Co. (Auckland)
1986 - 1988
Professional Theatre Actor

Company actor with Aucklands Mercury Theatre. Romeo & Juliet,

Westside Story, The Sound Of Music, Peter Pan, Oedipus Rex, Steven Berkoffs ‘East’.


Toured to international festivals with physical theatre shows.

Played title role in MacBeth

FILMS LORD OF THE RINGS - featured role of Gamling in The Two Towers

and Return of The King.
Ike: Countdown to D-Day (TV movie) with Tom Selleck Murder in Greenwich with Christopher Meloni Dean Spanley with Sam Neil, Jeremy Northam, Peter O’Toole Jubilee with Cliff Curtis
Savage Honeymoon
Under The Mountain


Xena Warrior Princess,
Hercules The Legendary Journeys, Cleopatra 2525
Various local television shows. 2003 Best Actor in a Short Film Award at the Paris Film Festival
2011 Best Foreign Supporting Actor at the Los Angeles Movie Awards

TV Presenter

Presenter on the television series Export Gold Match Fishing League

Radio Show Host

Over the last 26 yrs hosted various music and talkback radio shows


Award winning Master of Ceremonies

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Strongman Blacky Gaylene Preton

Performer Skills

  • Performance Skills: Comedian, Dancing, Teleprompter, Improvisation, Singing, Juggling, Host, Voiceover
  • Athletic Skills: Surfing, Tennis, Swimming, Basketball, Golf
  • Accents: Australian, Irish, British, French, German, New York (Bronx), New England
  • Musical Instruments: Guitar
  • Dance: Ballet, Modern, Club/Freestyle


  • University of Otago, Diploma in Physical Education, Dunedin, 1978
    Graduated from Otago University School of Physical Educations 3 yr Diploma course


  • Paris Short Film Festival, Best Actor, 1998
    Won Best Actor at the Paris Short Film Festival for my role in Henchman
  • LA Movie Awards, Best Actor in Foreign Short Film, 2010
    For work in a student short film

Employment Details

  • Work History: Internet, Voice Over, Film, Music Video, Radio, Theater, Commercial, Television
  • Job Categories: Acting
  • Are you willing to work unpaid?: No
  • Authorized to work in United States: No
  • Primary Citizenship: New Zealand
  • Valid Passport: Yes
  • Prior Job Title 1: Detective in comedy Jono Project
  • Prior Job Title 2: Miner in Docudrama Strongman
  • Prior Job Title 3: Newspaper editor in feature film 3 Mile

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