Actress Judi Farr, best known from classic comedies like My Name’s McGooley, What’s Yours? and Kingswood Country, has died.

With a career across film, stage and television, Farr came to fame as Rita Stiller in the 1960s sitcom My Name’s McGooley, What’s Yours? (pictured below with co-stars Gordon Chater and John Meillon)

She reprised the character in the spin-off series Rita And Wally, in 1968.

Later television credits included The Link Men, Division Four, Matlock Police, Behind The Legend, The Evil Touch, The Fourth Wish and Number 96 (guest starring with Mike Dorsey, pictured below)

Her next major TV role was as Thelma Bullpitt (pictured) in Kingswood Country, starring from 1980 to 1982.

She went on to guest roles in Mother And Son, Rafferty’s Rules, A Country Practice, GP, Murder Call, All Saints, Water Rats, Changi, Twentysomething, Camp and CrashBurn.

She played Aunty Peg in Please Like Me and Peg Maloney in A Place To Call Home.

Movie credits included Dawn, Fatty Finn, The Year My Voice Broke, Flirting, Walking On Water and December Boys.

She received the Sydney Theatre Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016, and in 2021 she was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for “significant service to the performing arts as an actor”.

Source: Limelight, IMDB, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Listener In-TV, 10 June 1967. TV Times, 12 April 1980.

2 thoughts on “Obituary: Judi Farr

  1. Vale Judi. I remember her acting as a German girl in a Mavis Bramston sketch which I wrote in 1965. She was such a wonderful and versatile performer.

  2. I am of an age that I can remember My Name’s McGooley and she was terrific, as she has been in so many shows, especially as Thelma Bullpit.

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