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Gavin has been lucky enough to work in over 50 theatrical performances all over the country but is proudly based in Wellington, New Zealand.
After graduating from the UNITEC School of Performing and Screen Arts in Auckland his career has enabled him to travel the country, being looked after very well by the festivals, while performing in the wildly popular Dave Armstrong comedy Le Sud (which was also played to two smash hit seasons at Downstage), Roger Hall’s Rugby World Cup solo show C’Mon Black, as well as the multi award winning sitespecific.co.nz show Hotel.
He has been the “Dame” in the successful Roger Hall pantomimes at Circa Theatre for the last six years. He has been involved in various voice work including commercials for film and television and work for National Radio and Learning Media and Duncan Sarkies’ crazy podcast The Mysterious Secrets of Uncle Bertie’s Botinarium. He has directed for KidzStuff and produced and directed his partner Gina Vanessi’s plays, Quiver at BATS and Minksie and Ron Explore the Gap at Circa.
In 2014 Gavin was awarded Grant Tilly Actor of the Year at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards (sponsored by ECaster and Proactors) for his portrayal of Eddie Carbone in Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge.
Other theatre production credits include This Lime Tree Bower, Home Land, Joyful and Triumphant, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Where Are You My Only One, Kikia te Poa, Revenge of the Amazons, Rubber Turkey, Wild East, Facemaker, Don Juan in Soho, An Inspector Calls, The Cherry Orchard, The Winslow Boy, The Facemaker, Happy Coupling, All My Sons, Clybourne Park, Mary Stuart, The Travelling Squirrel, The Price, Equivocation, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Love Song (for which he was nominated as Best Actor / Outstanding Performance in the 2008 Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards ), Uncle Vanya (for which he received the Chapman Tripp Award for Best Supporting Actor) and Ken Duncum’s West End Girls (for which he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in 2012). Some more of his recent film and television credits include Shopping for Louis Sutherland and Mark Albiston, Top of the Lake for Jane Campion, Rage for Danny Mulheron and Tom Scott , Tin Tin for Steven Spielberg and Home By Christmas for Gaylene Preston.