Obituary: Ron Graham

Ron Graham, actor on stage, film and television, has died peacefully at the age of 93.

Born in England, Graham started performing when he joined the circus at the age of 16. After completing National Service, he enrolled in a drama course and then came to Australia. For the next 20 years he worked mainly in the theatre and did some television work, including appearances in Whiplash, Contrabandits and Riptide.

Dynasty: Nick Tate, John Tate, Ron Graham, Kevin Miles

In 1969, he played the part of newspaper baron John Mason in the ABC play Dynasty, which went on to a series in 1970-71.

He then played the part of Alan Stone in the ABC series Certain Women for four years.


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Other TV credits included Mrs Finnegan, The Spoiler, Spyforce, Matlock Police, Division 4, Homicide, Glenview High, Cop Shop, Waterloo Station, Whose Baby, 1915, A Country Practice, Blue Murder, Heartbreak High, GP and Home And Away.

He is survived by son, actor Marcus Graham.

Source: Daily Telegraph, IMDB. TV Times, 7 October 1970, 14 August 1971.

 

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3 comments

    • Caroline B. on 6 April 2020 at 3:47 PM
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    Sad to hear of Ron Graham”s passing – remember him in CERTAIN WOMEN. As a tribute to him and the other actors in the series, including Queenie Ashton, maybe the series can be aired on our screens again. Does anyone know if its available on DVD.My condolences to his family.
    So many stars of stage and small/large screen gone now – and programs today do not have the same enjoyment as they did in 60’s,70’s and 80’s.

    1. From what I have read elsewhere, Caroline, much of Certain Women no longer exists in the archives. It was common practice in those days to re-use videotape so a lot of shows just got wiped. I’m not sure how much of it still exists.

    • Caroline B. on 6 April 2020 at 9:37 PM
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    Thanks Andrew, a shame they didn’t keep series. Also probably gone now is GP – another good series.
    Keep well all at Television AU.

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