A professional actor in theatre, television, and film for over 30 years, Bruce has also recorded countless
book readings and voice-overs.
Now living in Auckland, Bruce was a member of the board for Circa Theatre in Wellington for 22 years.
Laurel Devenie prefers to think of acting in terms of the long steady climb, rather than the big break.
Her short film Roadkill (2001) won her a gig in television but she chose instead to attend drama school Toi Whakaari. Laurel went on to work as stand-in
for Sigourney Weaver in Avatar,
direct several plays in Whāngārei,
and star in acclaimed play On the Upside Down of the World, which she took to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. After television roles in The Blue Rose and the Rainbow Warrior drama Bombshell, Devenie joined
the cast of Shortland Street in 2016,
as nurse Kate Nathan.
Soft and warm with a slightly husky tone - that's Bruce! A trained actor who can do anything from Mr. Natural to everyday bloke to hapless joker. Bruce's repertoire also includes impersonating animals such as elephants, lions, dogs, cats, and birds. He also does the finest
dripping tap in town!