ActionActors is a Temp HR Agency, established to provide clients with a superb resource of 1st class temp staff for a variety of industries.
In 2011 actor & founder Bruce Hopkins shared his concept for ActionActors with Anthony Hurst, founder and Director of Peoplemax (www.peoplemax.co.nz) & Digital Productions (www.digitalproductions.co.nz). Anthony and Bruce formed ActionActors in early 2011
Gidday thanks for checking in here at Action Actors.
Why Action Actors exists
Based on my 30+ yrs experience in the performing arts I determined it would be beneficial for the industry in NZ to have a company such as ActionActors, to source short term contract work for actors trying to pay the bills between acting jobs. This will ultimately allow some actors to continue to pursue their dreams as well as keeping some out of the WINZ offices. Actors are in general incredibly versatile and resourceful people and more than capable of contributing in a variety of work sectors.
In NZ numerous companies and organizations sponsor and support the performing arts. By hiring from ActionActors for your short term contract needs, you not only have the opportunity to have a fantastic and talented staff member on your team, you also help support the future of the screen and performing arts industries in NZ.
Graduated from Otago University with a Dip PE, worked as a commercial crayfisherman with my father.
In 1978 at the age of 22yrs I left commercial fishing and rugby & began what became an 8 yr career as a full time professional dancer in NZ & Australia, with companies such as Limbs Dance Co. 1986 saw a switch from dancing to acting. Along the way to pay the bills & raise 3 kids, I took on work as a professional MC, talkback radio show host, ground announcing at Eden Park for the inaugural season of Super 12 rugby, tour guiding, house painting, gardening, production management & it goes on! I even went back for a season of crayfishing.
I am considered by many folk to be a ‘successful’ actor, however despite some major roles such as the featured role of ‘Gamling’ in two of Peter Jacksons Lord Of The Rings trilogy of films, I have had to continue working on part time short term contracts and have always been very grateful to the companies and people who have given me opportunities to contribute & earn income which in tuen allows me to continue to pursue acting.
Again, thanks for stopping by.
Bruce is board member of Film Auckland, NZ Actors Equity & Okareka Dance Company