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Lawrence Wharerau

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The Robert Bruce Agency


Gender: Male
Age Range: 50 - 59
Height: 180cm
Base Location: Wellington
Available In: Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, International, Sydney, Wellington
Skills: Actor, Commercial Talent, Presenter, Voice Artist
Hair: Black
Eye: Hazel
Ethnicity: Maori, New Zealand




WS Kingi AWA Films


C Bulldozer Driver 2 The Sweet Shop, Steve Ayson


TV Timi Rahi , David Stubbs & Thomas Robins


TV Alfie Keriama Tom Scott Productions, Danny Mulheron
TV Rewa Eyeworks Film & TV Drama Ltd, Peter Burger
TV Kaumatua Comedia, Peter Burger


R Reviewer Radio New Zealand National


TV Lenny The Gibson Group, Various
R Creator/Contributor/Interview Radio New Zealand National


TV Mahangaroa South Pacific Pictures, Various
R Creator/Contributor/Interview Radio New Zealand National


R Creator/Contributor/Interview Radio New Zealand National


TV Tau 'Murder at Te Papa' Gibson Group


TV Barfly 'Warrior..Princess..Tramp' Pacific Renaissance, Josh Becker
TV Kionig 'AFistful of Dinars' Pacific Renaissance, Josh Becker
TV Soldier #2 'Not Fade Away' Pacific Renaissance, T.J. Scott
SF Lawrence Wharerau (Himself) James Wallace Productions, Poata Eruera


TV Soldier #2 'The Gauntlet' Pacific Renaissance, Jack Perez
TV Mystic Warrior 'Dreamworker' Pacific Renaissance, Bruce Seth Green
TV Stevens 'All that Glitters' Atlantis Films, Mark Beesley
TV Actor Scottish/NZ Production, Alan Lindsay


TV Thug #1 Renaissance Pictures, Josh Becker


TV Bob Wha Waho Productions, Derek Wooster
FF Kamira Jan Chapman Productions, Jane Campion


FF Logger #2 Ten Four Productions, Michael Tuchner


DO Presenter Television New Zealand, Brent Leslie
TV Actor Television 3, Various
TV Actor German TV Production
TV Actor Television New Zealand, Chris Baliey
TV Actor Television New Zealand, Various

Training & Additional Notes

Lawrence has been professionally involved with the screen production industry in Aotearoa for over 27 years. This predates the establishment of the Maori Programmes Department at TVNZ. Past roles include all aspects of production and presentation for film and television programmes like Waka Huia, Te Karere, Whakairo and Marae.
Lawrence was most recently seen in the groundbreaking series Nga Taonga Whitiahua in conjunction with the Film Archive and Maori Television.
Lawrence is the Nga Aho Whakaari representative on Te Paepae Ataata, helping create pathways for Maori feature film production. He is currently the Te Reo Maori Cataloguer and Researcher at The Film Archive and is on the list of preferred assessors for Te Mangai Paho.
"I have a passion to hear, see, smell, feel and taste Maori voice and story in as many arenas as possible as well as preserving our unique story telling in broadcast media, writing and performance."
Television reporter for - Koha, Wero, Nga Take Maori, Pounamu, Whakairu, Why Stay Home, Friday Night, 
When the Haka became Boogie, Now Marae, including studio and field interviewing and presenting to camera.

Other Interests:
Sports, reading, NZ Films, the arts.
Shoe Size: 10.5
Clothing Size: Male - XXL
Natural Accent: New Zealand
Accent Skills: New Zealand, English, Maori
Voice Style: Corporate, Documentary, Promo, Straight
Languages: English, Maori Language Family
Hair Length: Long
Hair Style: Straight
Drivers Licence: Car
Voice Style: Corporate, Documentary, Promo, Straight

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