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Bruno Lawrence

Bruno Lawrence was a widely popular and prolific actor, musician and counter-cultural hero. His inimitable and charismatic screen presence was central to Kiwi legends Smash Palace, The Quiet Earth and Utu. Lawrence was also known for his influential and anarchic travelling theatre troupe, Blerta.

Local movies' most magnetic leading man. 
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 Blerta Revisited

Blerta Revisited

Actor
Writer
Original Producer

2001

 Numero Bruno

Numero Bruno

Subject

2000

 Frontline (Australian comedy series)

Frontline (Australian comedy series)

Actor

1994

 Gino

Gino

Actor

1994

 Jack Be Nimble

Jack Be Nimble

Actor

1993

 Spotswood

Spotswood

Actor

1992

 The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

Actor

1992

 1990 Commonwealth Games promo - Join Together

1990 Commonwealth Games promo - Join Together

Actor

1990

 Cowboys of Culture

Cowboys of Culture

Subject

1990

 Magic Kiwis - Bruno Do That Thing

Magic Kiwis - Bruno Do That Thing

Subject

1990

 Magic Kiwis

Magic Kiwis

Subject

1989 - 1991

 Night of the Red Hunter - Telefeature

Night of the Red Hunter - Telefeature

Actor

1989

 The Delinquents

The Delinquents

Actor

1989

 The Rainbow Warrior Conspiracy

The Rainbow Warrior Conspiracy

Actor

1989

 As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By

Actor

1988

 Grievous Bodily Harm

Grievous Bodily Harm

Actor

1988

 O'Reilly's Luck

O'Reilly's Luck

Actor

1988

 Rikki & Pete

Rikki & Pete

Actor

1988

 Bridge to Nowhere

Bridge to Nowhere

Actor

1986

 Pallet on the Floor

Pallet on the Floor

Composer
Actor

1986

 The Great Bookie Robbery

The Great Bookie Robbery

Actor

1986

 The Quiet Earth

The Quiet Earth

Actor
Writer

1986

 An Indecent Obsession

An Indecent Obsession

Actor

1985

 Death Warmed Up

Death Warmed Up

Actor

1984

 Heart of the Stag

Heart of the Stag

Actor
Writer

1984

 Inside Straight

Inside Straight

Actor

1984

 Inside Straight - Card Game (Episode Seven)

Inside Straight - Card Game (Episode Seven)

Actor

1984

 Wild Horses

Wild Horses

Actor

1984

 It's Lizzie to those Close

It's Lizzie to those Close

Actor

1983

 Utu

Utu

Actor

1983

 Battletruck

Battletruck

Actor

1982

 Close Up - Utu

Close Up - Utu

Subject

1982

 Loose Enz - The Venus Touch

Loose Enz - The Venus Touch

Actor

1982

 Making Utu

Making Utu

Subject

1982

 One of those Blighters

One of those Blighters

Actor

1982

 Goodbye Pork Pie

Goodbye Pork Pie

Actor

1981

 Jocko

Jocko

Actor

1981 - 1983

 Jocko - Man with a Gun

Jocko - Man with a Gun

Actor

1981

 Race for the Yankee Zephyr

Race for the Yankee Zephyr

Actor

1981

 Smash Palace

Smash Palace

Actor
Script Advisor

1981

 Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Actor

1980

 Tears

Tears

Actor

1980

 The Neville Purvis Family Show

The Neville Purvis Family Show

Actor

1979

 All Things Being Equal - 22 Sept 1978 Episode

All Things Being Equal - 22 Sept 1978 Episode

Actor

1978

 Wild Man

Wild Man

Producer
Actor
Writer

1977

 Blerta

Blerta

Writer
Actor

1976

 Epidemic - Hemi Te Koaka (Episode One)

Epidemic - Hemi Te Koaka (Episode One)

Actor

1976

 Moynihan - You Can't Win 'Em All (Episode Two)

Moynihan - You Can't Win 'Em All (Episode Two)

Actor

1976

 Close to Home

Close to Home

Actor

1975 - 1983

 Great Crunchie Train Robbery  - Cadbury Crunchie Commercial

Great Crunchie Train Robbery - Cadbury Crunchie Commercial

Actor

1975

 Pukemanu

Pukemanu

Actor

1971 - 1972

 Pukemanu - Pukemanu Welcomes You

Pukemanu - Pukemanu Welcomes You

Actor

1971

 Survey

Survey

Actor

1970

 Tank Busters

Tank Busters

Actor

1969

 Hurry Hurry Faster Faster

Hurry Hurry Faster Faster

Actor

1965


The titles listed here may not reflect this person's full screenography. These are only the titles that are included in or referenced by this site.

 Collections

 The Bruno Lawrence Collection

Awards

1995 New Zealand Film and TV Awards
Rudall Hayward Award

1988 Fantafestival (Italy)
Best Actor: for As Time Goes By

1988 Australian Fim Institute Awards
Nominated for Best Supporting Actor: for Grievous Bodily Harm

1987 Listener Gofta Film and Television Awards
Best Male Performance in a Leading Role - Film: for The Quiet Earth
Best Screenplay Adaptation (shared with Bill Baer and Sam Pillsbury): for The Quiet Earth

1986 Fantasfestival (Italy)
Best Actor: for The Quiet Earth

1982 Manila Film Festival (Philippines)
Best Actor: for Smash Palace

1971 Feltex Awards (NZ)
Best Actor: for Time Out (as David Lawrence)