A NIDA graduate, Laurence will be playing Silvius in Melbourne Theatre Company’s 2021 production of As You Like It, from acclaimed director Simon Phillips. In 2019, Laurence played Sam in the Melbourne Theatre Company’s enormously successful production of Shakespeare in Love, also from director Simon Phillips. He saw out 2019 with a powerful performance in Punk Rock, directed by Ruby Rees for Patalog Theatre. More recently, Laurence played Lysander in The Australian Shakespeare Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Laurence was the Gen Z captain in Nine’s popular Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation, with Shaun Micallef, Andy Lee and Robyn Butler. He was also recently in the award-winning web series Dave and Theo, from Grannyflat Pictures, and is well known for playing the main cast role of Daniel in both seasons of ABC’s hilarious Ronny Chieng: International Student.
Laurence made his professional stage debut in 2015 opposite Jane Turner in the Melbourne and Sydney Theatre Company co-production of Jumpy. In his final year of study, Laurence played Vladimir in the NIDA production of Waiting for Godot, directed by Susanna Dowling.
He made his television debut in teen series The Worst Year of My Life… Again and was in Michael Rymer’s critically acclaimed Deadline Gallipoli for Foxtel/Matchbox Pictures, as well as the feature The Spirit of the Game.
Laurence is a highly skilled voice over artist, having narrated a number of audiobooks including The Grunts Series by Philip Ardagh for which Laurence was named one of the ten Best New Voices in 2020 by The Publishers Association in the UK.
Laurence emigrated to Australia in his teens and performed many times with the Adelaide Youth Theatre, including roles in Peter Pan, Annie and Bugsy Malone.