Kathryn Rawlings - Michael Lawrence
   
  • SELECT
    HEIGHT:
    185cm
    HAIR:
    brown
    EYES:
    hazel
  • Michael Lawrence
    BACKGROUND
    Michael is a graduate of Theatre Corporate Drama School. He is one of New Zealand's most prolific theatre practitioners and he specialises in Berkhoff and Pinter. Michael is also an established film and television actor. He played lead roles in both The Price of Milk and Toy Love directed by Harry Sinclair, and is perhaps best known as the romantic lead Don Jackson in Came A Hot Friday directed by Ian Mune. Michael's television highlights include featured guest roles on Rude Awakenings, Tohunga, Duggan, and Xena.

  • AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
  • YEAR
  • 2015 - Off West End Best Actor Nomination - Simpatico "Carter"

  • FILM
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2004
  • KING KONG
  • Venture Crew
  • Universal Pictures
  • Peter Jackson
  • 2002
  • LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS
  • Wildman
  • Three Foot Six Productions
  • Peter Jackson
  • 2001
  • TOY LOVE
  • Francois
  • John Swimmer Films
  • Harry Sinclair
  • 2001
  • FEATHERS OF PEACE
  • Lt. Broughton
  • He Taonga Films
  • Barry Barclay
  • 1999
  • THE PRICE OF MILK
  • Bernie
  • John Swimmer Productions
  • Harry Sinclair
  • 1984
  • CAME A HOT FRIDAY
  • Don Jackson
  • Miramar Films
  • Ian Mune
  • 1983
  • SAVAGE ISLANDS
  • Franz
  • Paramount Pictures
  • Ferdinand Fairfax

  • TELEVISION
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2006
  • RUDE AWAKENINGS
  • Horse
  • M F Productions
  • Garth Maxwell
  • 1997
  • DUGGAN - Tele Feature
  • Det. Insp. Maunder
  • Gibson Group
  • Yvonne Mckay
  • 1996
  • XENA
  • King Corteez
  • Pacific Renaissance USA
  • Stuart Main
  • 1995
  • HIGH TIDE
  • Detective Cook
  • Straight Throw, USA
  • 1994
  • PRIVATE EYES
  • Hamish
  • South Pacific Pictures
  • Tony Holden
  • 1987
  • OPEN HOUSE
  • Torchy
  • TVNZ
  • John Givens
  • 1984
  • OUT IN THE COLD
  • Strawberry
  • Zig Zag Films
  • Dan Vendramini

  • SHORT FILM
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2003
  • CLOSER
  • Dad
  • A.J. Film
  • David Rittey
  • 2002
  • THE RIDE
  • Daryl
  • Stephen Sinclair
  • 2002
  • THE BACH
  • Darryl
  • Stephen Sinclair
  • 2001
  • EL LAGO
  • John McFarlane
  • Belinda Schmidt
  • 1999
  • TOHUNGA
  • Hamish
  • He Tonga Films
  • Don Selwyn
  • 1999
  • PUNAWAI
  • Frank
  • Nukuhau Productions
  • David Coddington
  • 1999
  • THE PAINTED LADY
  • Policeman
  • Belinda Schmidt
  • 1994
  • FLUFF
  • Floyd
  • Anthony McCarten
  • 1992
  • TIDE
  • Antonio
  • Kim Gunter
  • 1984
  • THE PAINTING
  • Lorenzo
  • Katt Stevens
  • 1984
  • EAST END ROCKERS
  • Mick
  • Lenny Johnston
  • 1983
  • THE VISITANT
  • Angelo
  • Kim Gunter
  • THE LAKE
  • Lead
  • Belinda Schmidt

  • THEATRE
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2015
  • SIMPATICO
  • Carter
  • The Tabard Theatre
  • Will Birch
  • 2012
  • THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
  • Goldberg
  • Potent Pause Productions
  • Raymond Hawthorne
  • 2011
  • THE PUBLIC EYE
  • Charels Sidley
  • Ford Transit
  • Jack Studio
  • 2011
  • FINDING MURDOCH
  • Keith Murdoch
  • Landmark Productions
  • Paul Gittens
  • 2010
  • LE SUD
  • Jim Patterson
  • Auckland Theatre Company
  • Raymond Hawthorne
  • 2010
  • FINDING MURDOCH
  • Keith Murdoch
  • Landmark Productions
  • Paul Gittens
  • 2009
  • OLIVER
  • Bill Sykes
  • Auckland Theatre Company
  • Raymond Hawthorne
  • 2009
  • CREDITORS
  • Gustav
  • Maidment Studio
  • Michael Hurst/ Paul Gittins
  • 2009
  • THE CHAIRS (LES CHAISES)
  • Old Man
  • Potent Pause/ AK09
  • George Tudor
  • 2008
  • TRUE WEST
  • Lee
  • Burn Toast Prods.
  • Paul Gittins
  • 2008
  • THE HOTHOUSE
  • Roote
  • Musgrove Studio
  • Michael lawrence/ Paul Gittins
  • 2008
  • FINDING MURDOCH
  • Keith Murdoch
  • Musgrove Studio
  • Paul Gittins
  • 2007
  • THE HOMECOMING
  • Lenny
  • Potent Pause/ AK07
  • Paul Gittins
  • 2007
  • DECADENCE
  • Steve/ Les
  • Musgrove Studio
  • Paul Gittins
  • 2006
  • ASHES TO ASHES
  • Devlin
  • Maidment Theatre
  • Eero Surgeno
  • 2006
  • U-BOAT DOWN UNDER
  • Michael Kronfield
  • Downstage Theatre, Wgtn
  • Peter Tait
  • 2006
  • RED SHORTS (The Bear)
  • Smirnov
  • Herald Theatre
  • George Tudor
  • 2005
  • THE BACH
  • Michael
  • Auckland Theatre Compnay
  • Sarah Pierce
  • 2005
  • SEXUAL PERVERSITY IN CHICAGO
  • Bernie
  • Greenwhich Theatre
  • Miles Taylor
  • 2004
  • THE CARETAKER
  • Mick
  • Maidment Theatre
  • Paul Gittins
  • 2003
  • MISS JULIE
  • Jean
  • Maidment Studio
  • Vadim Ledegorov
  • 2003
  • A SLIGHT ACHE
  • Edward
  • Silo Theatre
  • Natalie Hitchcock
  • 2002
  • OLD TIMES
  • Deeley
  • Maidment Theatre
  • Paul Gittins
  • 2002
  • DECADENCE
  • Steve/Les
  • Circa Theatre
  • Paul Gittens
  • 2001
  • A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
  • Mitch
  • Auckland Theatre Company
  • Simon Prast
  • 2001
  • DECADENCE
  • Steve/Les
  • Maidment Theatre
  • Paul Gittens
  • 2000
  • THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LENAANE
  • Pato
  • Auckland Theatre Company
  • Jonathan Hardy
  • 1999
  • FORESKINS LAMENT
  • Clean
  • Auckland Theatre Company
  • Paul Minifie
  • 1999
  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN
  • Biff
  • Auckland Theatre Company
  • Simon Prast
  • 1998
  • WIND IN THE WILLOWS
  • Chief Weasel
  • Auckland Theatre Company
  • Raymond Hawthorne
  • 1998
  • JULIUS CAESAR
  • Metallus Cimber
  • Auckland Theatre Company
  • Raymond Hawthorne
  • 1998
  • 12 ANGRY MEN
  • Jury No. 6
  • Auckland Theatre Company
  • Simon Prast
  • 1998
  • BADJELLY THE WITCH
  • various
  • David Coddington
  • 1998
  • THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
  • Stanley
  • Potent Pause Productions
  • Paul Gittens
  • 1998
  • JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
  • Giant
  • David Coddington
  • 1998
  • WIND IN THE WILLOWS
  • Badger
  • David Coddington
  • 1998
  • PETER PAN
  • Captain Hook
  • Nukuhau Productions
  • Cavid Coddington
  • 1997
  • THE HERBAL BED
  • Rafe Smith
  • Auckland Theatre Company
  • Raymond Hawthorne
  • 1997
  • THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
  • Badger/Albert
  • Nukuhau Productions
  • David Coddington
  • 1996
  • TRUE WEST
  • Lee
  • Maya Dalziel
  • 1996
  • THE HOMECOMING
  • Lenny
  • Close Criminals Company
  • Paul Minifie
  • 1995
  • EAST
  • Mike
  • Mercury Theatre, Bats Theatre, Zurich & Lucerne Festivals
  • Roger Morton
  • 1994
  • LADIES NIGHT 2: RAGING ON
  • Barry
  • Rhino Productions
  • David Coddington
  • 1994
  • THE CARETAKER
  • Aston
  • Turning Tide Company
  • Geoff Clendon
  • 1993
  • BADJELLY THE WITCH
  • various
  • Nukuhau Productions
  • David Coddington
  • 1992
  • EQUUS
  • Frank Strang
  • Event Productions
  • David Coddington
  • 1991
  • THE BOAT
  • Publius Lucianus Calvus
  • Ruthless Art Productions
  • Simon Marler
  • 1991
  • THE LOVER
  • Richard
  • David Coddington
  • 1991
  • THE DUMB WAITER
  • Gus
  • Event Productions
  • David Coddington
  • 1990
  • EXILE
  • Allen D Baxtable
  • Maidment Theatre
  • Cathy Denford
  • 1990
  • THE LUCKY SPOT
  • Reed Hooker
  • Last Tango Productiohs
  • Miranda Wilson
  • 1989
  • THE THREE MUSKETEERS
  • Jussac/Baron Von Winter
  • Mercury Theatre
  • Raymond Hawthorne
  • 1989
  • LADIES NIGHT
  • Barry
  • Mercury Theatre
  • David Coddington
  • 1989
  • A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
  • Marco
  • Mercury Theatre
  • Raymond Hawthorne
  • 1989
  • JUDY
  • Sid Luft/Joe Mankeweiz
  • David Coddington
  • 1988
  • BURN THIS
  • Pale
  • Mercury Theatre
  • Miles Taylor
  • 1988
  • THE HOMECOMING
  • Joey
  • Paul Minifie
  • 1988
  • MADAME BUTTERFLY
  • Ninja
  • Raymond Hawthorne
  • 1988
  • TWELFTH NIGHT
  • Antonio
  • Raymond Hawthorne
  • 1987
  • LADIES NIGHT
  • Barry
  • David Coddington
  • 1987
  • SQUATTER
  • Knock
  • Mercury Theatre
  • Sarah Pierce
  • 1986
  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN
  • Happy
  • Mercury Theatre
  • Raymond Hawthorne
  • 1985
  • OUT IN THE COLD
  • Strawberry
  • NZ Tour
  • Pita Turei
  • 1984
  • HITTING TOWN
  • Ralph
  • Maidment Theatre
  • Ron Rodgers
  • 1983
  • THE TRIAL
  • Clerk/Judge
  • Roger McGill
  • 1983
  • KING LEAR
  • Curan
  • Roger McGill
  • 1983
  • BADJELLY THE WITCH
  • Jim/Dullboot
  • Theatre Corporate
  • Danny Vendramini

  • VOICE
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2004
  • POWER RANGERS
  • Looping
  • Village Roadshow
  • 2002
  • LORD OF THE RINGS
  • Looping

  • DIRECTING
  • YEAR
  • PRODUCTION
  • ROLE
  • COMPANY/VENUE
  • DIRECTOR
  • 2008
  • OLEANNA
  • By David Mamet
  • Musgrove Studio
  • 2008
  • THE HOT HOUSE
  • By Harold Pinter
  • Musgrove Studio
  • 2005
  • STRANGE CHILDREN
  • By Stephanie Johnson
  • Herald Theatre
  • 2004
  • PINTER EVENING
  • By Harold Pinter
  • Maidment Theatre
  • 2003
  • BLASTED
  • By Sarah Kane
  • Silo Theatre
  • 2002
  • THE NEW MAN
  • By Rueben Pollock
  • Silo Theatre


  • TRAINING
  • THEATRE CORPORATE DRAMA SCHOOL, Auckland 1982-83
  • NZ HELLDRIVERS (Stunts) 1979-80

  • RELEVANT SKILLS
  • Athletics, Boxing, Fencing, Football, Golf, Hockey, Horse Riding, Motorcross, Rugby, Rugby League, Snooker, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Table Tennis
  • FRENCH LANGUAGE, GUITAR
  • LICENCE: Car Driving Licence, HGV Licence, Motorcycle Licence
  • ACCENTS:American-California, American-New York, American-Southern States, Australian, Belfast, Cockney, Cornwall, East European, English-Standard, French, German, Heightened RP, Irish-Southern, Italian, London, New Zealand, RP, Russian, Somerset, Welsh-Standard