New Zealand actors who deceased at age 54

Here are 2 famous actors from New Zealand died at 54:

Bruno Lawrence

Bruno Lawrence (February 12, 1941 Worthing-June 10, 1995 Wellington) also known as David Charles Gilbert Lawrence, David Charles Lawrence or David Lawrence was a New Zealand actor, screenwriter and musician.

He died caused by lung cancer.

Throughout his career, Bruno Lawrence earned critical acclaim for his work in New Zealand's film industry. He appeared in over 50 films, including "Smash Palace," "The Quiet Earth," and "The Piano." He also won several awards for his performances, including Best Actor at the New Zealand Film and Television Awards for his work in "The Leading Edge."

Aside from acting, Bruno Lawrence also worked as a screenwriter, contributing to the scripts of several films he appeared in. He also had a successful music career, serving as a drummer for various bands and releasing his solo album, "Bruno."

Despite his numerous achievements, Bruno Lawrence struggled with addiction throughout his life, which ultimately contributed to his decline in health and diagnosis with lung cancer. His legacy continues to be celebrated in New Zealand's film industry and music scene.

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Shayle Gardner

Shayle Gardner (August 22, 1890 Auckland-May 17, 1945) was a New Zealand actor.

Though he was born and raised in Auckland, Shayle Gardner moved to Sydney, Australia as a young man to pursue his acting career. He quickly found work in the Australian theater scene, playing a variety of roles in different productions.

Gardner eventually made his way to Hollywood, where he began appearing in silent films in the 1910s. He continued to work steadily in the film industry throughout the 1920s and 1930s, appearing in a range of genres, from comedies to dramas to westerns.

One of Gardner's most notable roles came in the 1933 film "King Kong", in which he played one of the ship crew members on the voyage to Skull Island. He also made appearances in films such as "The Adventures of Robin Hood" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame".

Unfortunately, Gardner's life was cut short when he passed away at the age of 54 in 1945. Despite his relatively short career, he left a lasting impression on the film industry, and his contributions to Hollywood's Golden Age can still be appreciated today.

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