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Bruno Lawrence (1941–1995)

His diverse talents made this New Zealander a cult icon in his relatively short life. Born in Brighton, England, Bruno Lawrence (real name David Lawrence) settled in New Zealand as a pre-schooler and developed an early interest in the drums. He formed a dixie-land band at age 15 and made the various school and church dance rounds where he picked ... See full bio »


(age 54) in Wellington, New Zealand

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 1994 Gino
Mr. Palizetti
 1993 The Feds (TV Movie)
Larry 'Icehouse' Porter
 1993 Jack Be Nimble
 1993 The Rainbow Warrior (TV Movie)
 1992 The Efficiency Expert
Robert, Carey's Father
 1990 More Winners: Boy Soldiers (TV Movie)
Thomas Barnes
 1990 The Rogue Stallion (TV Movie)
John Peterson
 1989 Night of the Red Hunter (TV Series)
Ish Murdie
 1989 The Delinquents
 1988 Grievous Bodily Harm
Det. Sgt. Ray Birch
 1988 As Time Goes by
 1988 Rikky and Pete
 1987 Initiation
Nat Molloy
 1986 The Great Bookie Robbery (TV Mini-Series)
Cracka Park
 1986 Pokerface (TV Series)
 1986 Bridge to Nowhere
 1984 Pallet on the Floor
Ronald Hugh Morrieson
 1984 Welcome to Paradise (TV Movie)
Tony Blackwood
 1984 Death Warmed Over
 1984 Heart of the Stag
Peter Daley
 1984 Utu
 1984 Special Squad (TV Series)
Arthur Poole
- Until Death (1984) ... Arthur Poole
 1983 It's Lizzie to Those Close (TV Movie)
Younger Son
 1983 The Mad Dog Gang (TV Movie)
Wink Wink
 1982 Carry Me Back
Motorway Traffic Cop
 1982 Battletruck
 1981 Prisoners
 1981 Beyond Reasonable Doubt
Pat Vesey
 1981 Smash Palace
Al Shaw
 1980 Goodbye Pork Pie
 1980 A Woman of Good Character
Younger Son
 1979 The Neville Purvis Family Show (TV Series)
 1977 Wild Man
Wild Man
 1975 Close to Home (TV Series)
 1975 Armchair Cinema (TV Series)
- Tully (1975) ... Bert
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Drummer for the New Zealand band, The Crocodiles. He also played with Blerta.

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