Scottish Immigrants to New Zealand: Robert Bruce, Samuel Frickleton, Jock Aird, Erik Thomson, John Gibb, Allan Boath, James Fletcher Books LLC

ISBN: 9781157298533

Published: May 29th 2010

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30 pages


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Scottish Immigrants to New Zealand: Robert Bruce, Samuel Frickleton, Jock Aird, Erik Thomson, John Gibb, Allan Boath, James Fletcher  by  Books LLC

Scottish Immigrants to New Zealand: Robert Bruce, Samuel Frickleton, Jock Aird, Erik Thomson, John Gibb, Allan Boath, James Fletcher by Books LLC
May 29th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 30 pages | ISBN: 9781157298533 | 8.69 Mb

Chapters: Robert Bruce, Samuel Frickleton, Jock Aird, Erik Thomson, John Gibb, Allan Boath, James Fletcher, John Campbell. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 28. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in theMoreChapters: Robert Bruce, Samuel Frickleton, Jock Aird, Erik Thomson, John Gibb, Allan Boath, James Fletcher, John Campbell. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 28. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge.

Excerpt: Robert Bruce (3 November 1943 2 March 2009), born John Charles Young, was a Scottish-born professional wrestler and talent agent in Auckland, New Zealand. Bruce was born in Musselburgh, near Edinburgh in Scotland. He was born John Charles Young, but adopted the stage name of Robert the Bruce, later shortened to Robert Bruce, and kept the name when he quit wrestling. In the ring he played the quintessential villain who prefaced every low blow with an evil smirk, once saying Honestly, its better being a bad guy.

I suppose its the underlying evil you may have. You get a lot more fun. He began wrestling in London in 1967, and toured the United Kingdom, South Africa, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, eventually settling in New Zealand in the 1970s after wrestling John da Silva there for the Commonwealth championship in 1972. He held the Commonwealth Heavyweight Title on and off over a five year period, and wrestled for the World Title.

In 1972, he had a small role as one of the bouncers in the Korova Milk Bar in the film A Clockwork Orange. Bruce retired from wrestling due to injuries to his back and elbows, and decided to form a talent agency in 1978 when he realised that there was no such company in New Zealand.

The Robert Bruce Agency was nicknamed the Ugly Bruce agency, as Bruce claimed his first clients were his former wrestling friends seeking roles as ugly people, thugs or stuntmen. His later clients included well-known New Zealand actors such as Cliff Curtis, the late Kevin Smith, Robbie Magasiva, Frankie Stevens, Jackie Clarke and Temuera Morrison.

He operated out of a villa...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=2178150



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