Tag Archive: Five Mile Creek

Nov 23 2015

Obituary: Robin Stewart

Robin Stewart, the British actor who worked for many years in Australia, passed away over the weekend at the age of 69. Born in India to a Czechoslovakian father and English mother, Stewart’s acting career began as a child, having appeared in various stage productions in the UK and in the US by the time he …

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Jul 17 2014

Obituary: John Walton

John Walton, one of the original cast members of The Young Doctors, has died at the age of 62. The Sydney-born actor featured in the 1973 ABC telemovie adaptation of The Taming Of The Shrew and had studied at NIDA. In 1976 he was appearing in a theatre production of Much Ado About Nothing when he was …

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Mar 09 2014

Obituary: Wendy Hughes

Wendy Hughes, actress of film, stage and television, has died from cancer at the age of 61. Actor Bryan Brown confirmed Hughes’ passing at the Saturday afternoon performance of Travelling North by the Sydney Theatre Company. Born in Melbourne, Hughes’ early TV credits included Hunter, The Group, Number 96, Homicide, Matlock Police, Rush and Power …

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Dec 27 2012

Obituary: Patricia Kennedy

Patricia Kennedy, Australian actress of radio, stage, film and television, died earlier this month at the age of 96. Born in the Victorian town of Queenscliff, Kennedy trained as a school teacher but discovered an interest in acting after winning an amateur contest in the late 1930s. Among Kennedy’s early radio appearances were the variety program …

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Jan 26 2012

Geoffrey Rush – our Australian of the Year

Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush (pictured) was last night announced as our Australian of the Year in recognition of his contribution to the arts. The 60-year-old, who this year celebrates 40 years in the industry, gained international fame in 1996 for his portrayal of pianist David Helfgott in the movie Shine which led to him winning …

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Jan 14 2012

Aussie TV classics on 7TWO – including an ABC favourite

Although the Seven Network’s digital channel 7TWO tends to feature a line-up heavy in classic British fare of drama, comedy and lifestyle shows, the channel manages to squeeze in some classic Australian content. With its coverage of the minor tennis tournaments now out of the way – and the Australian Open about to start on …

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May 30 2011

Obituary: Jon Blake

Jon Blake, the promising young actor whose career was cut short following a road accident which rendered him paralysed with permanent brain damage, has died from pneumonia at the age of 52. Blake was still a teenager when he was cast as Alan Archer in the 0-10 Network soap The Restless Years in 1977.  He …

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Dec 07 2010

Obituary: Gus Mercurio

Gus Mercurio, actor and boxing identity, has died in Melbourne. The 82-year-old died from complications arising from an operation for a chest aneurism at a Melbourne hospital. Born in Wisconsin, USA, Mercurio came to Australia in the 1950s.  A professional boxer, he became deeply involved with the game in Australia as an administrator, referee and …

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Sep 08 2009

Ray Barrett

Veteran Australian film and television actor Ray Barrett has died in a Queensland hospital after suffering a brain haemorrhage.  He was 82. Starting his career in Brisbane radio at 16, Barrett moved to Sydney in his early 20s and then took his career abroad.  A ten-month stint in the early British TV series Emergency Ward …

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