Bruce Spence

Bruce Spence

Age
68
Birthday
Sep. 17th, 1945
Born in
Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
Height
6' 7

Bruce Spence's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Legend of the Seeker TV Show
Legend of the Seeker
Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left (AU) TV Show
Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left (AU)
Double the Fist (AU) TV Show
Double the Fist (AU)
Dearest Enemy (AU) TV Show
Dearest Enemy (AU)
Short Cuts TV Show
Short Cuts
 

Main Movie Roles

2010 - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
2008 - Australia
2006 - Aquamarine
2005 - Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
2003 - Peter Pan
2003 - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2003 - The Matrix Revolutions
2003 - Finding Nemo
2002 - Queen of the Damned
1998 - Dark City
1995 - Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
1993 - Hercules Returns
1990 - The Shrimp on the Barbie
1987 - The Year My Voice Broke
1985 - Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
1984 - Wo die grünen Ameisen träumen

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Russell Redlich
4
Rev. Millburn
3
Timothy Higgins
2
Colin Condon
1
Prefect Falaak
1
Maurice Biederman
1
Professor
1
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BIOGRAPHY:

Bruce Spence (born September 17, 1945 in Auckland, New Zealand) is an actor, having spent most of his career performing in Australia. Bruce attended Henderson High School in West Auckland.

Spence is most known for his roles as the "Gyro Captain" in Mad Max 2 (a.k.a.) The Road Warrior reprised as "Jedediah" in the pilot Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.

He also performed the voice of "Chum" in Finding Nemo, the "Mouth of Sauron" in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, the "Trainman" in The Matrix Revolutions and "Tion Medon" in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith.

At six-feet-seven inches-tall, Spence is one of the tallest actors to have played a leading role.

He acted as the palaeontologist (Huxley) alongside fellow actor 'Felix Nobis', in the Australian performance of BBC's Walking with Dinosaurs: The Live Experience. In his role, Spence narrates the activities of life-sized mechanical dinosaurs operated by teams of puppeteers and drivers.

In 2008, Spence joined the television series Legend of the Seeker, based on the Sword of Truth series by 'Terry Goodkind', in the role of "Zedd" (Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander), co-starring with 'Craig Horner' and 'Bridget Regan'. The show ran for two seasons.


TRIVIA:
  • Played "The Mouth of Sauron" in The Lord of the Rings for Peter Jackson. His scene was removed from the theatrical cut of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, but is being restored for the Extended Edition.
  • Lives in McMasters Beach on the NSW Central Coast when not acting
  • He played a leading role only once, in _Stork (1971)_ (qv), and is listed alongside 'James Arness' (qv) as the tallest actor to play a leading role by the Guinness Book of World Records.
  • Has played in the third installments of four big film franchises - Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, The Matrix Revolutions, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith


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