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Gabriella Larkin-Bruce

MANAGING DIRECTOR | Senior Agent

Gabriella took over the management of the Robert Bruce Agency in 2009 after the unexpected passing of Robert, her partner in life and business. Trained at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in the early 80s, Gabriella spent much of her professional acting career first in Australia, where television roles included The Zoo Family, Prime Time, The Henderson Kids II, Flying Doctors, All The Way, Neighbours, This Man This Woman, then Europe where theatre roles included Duet for One (Stephanie Anderson), Our Country’s Good (Mary Brenham), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania), and Twelfth Night (Viola). Back in New Zealand in the late-90s her credits included guest starring roles in Duggan, Xena, Hercules, Jack of All Trades and Shortland Street. A run-in with cancer triggered a re-focus, which led to some years in event management and film & television production before setting up a production company specialising in non-broadcast health education content: a monthly 1-hour magazine-style format with Gabriella as producer, presenter and regular interviewer. After more than thirty years’ immersion in creative and production processes, Gabriella’s commitment is to keep building on the Agency’s special history by respecting the Robert Bruce heritage, maintaining the same standards of fair dealing and professionalism, and having a clear vision for future growth. Email Gabriella.

Penny Larkin

AGENT | Commercial (Aus)

The growing needs of the agency’s Australian interests are anchored in Sydney by Penny. No stranger to the industry, Penny spent some years with the Southern Star Group now known as EndemolShine Australia. Her logistics and account management skills are proving increasingly helpful as she and Gabriella co-ordinate across the Tasman. Central to Penny’s work/life balance is her family of three boys, all state-level sports competitors. That means Penny connects with a far-reaching network of highly motivated, competitive families of diverse ethnicities. So as well as looking after our Australia-based acting clients, the Sydney office has introduced a new roster of local commercial talent. Email Penny

Louise Larkin

OFFICE MANAGER | Accounts

Louise’s long corporate career as an Executive Assistant proved invaluable, stepping in when Gabriella took the helm in 2009, to make it a double act. Working alongside Gabriella throughout, Louise plays a crucial role in the processes essential to success by staying on top of the general office administration, maintaining databases, updating actor profiles and assisting in talent co-ordination and accounts. Email Louise

Aileen Larkin

JUNIOR AGENT

Aileen has spent most of her life in the orbit of the Robert Bruce Agency. Now she has joined the team, assisting Gabriella, taking a particular interest in the Voices division and providing valuable insights into the next generation and the digital universe. Email Aileen

Accounts

The Robert Bruce Agency engages Vision Consulting Group for financial management services. Email Accounts