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Obituary: Anthony Hawkins

Anthony (Tony) Hawkins, the actor who played Bob Morris in the long-running series Prisoner, died last week in a Kyneton hospital. Although he was an actor for 50 years, as a young adult in the 1950s he was a police officer in London. He didn’t have a long stay in policing, feeling disillusioned with the …

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Wentworth reprises The Freak

Production of the second series of Foxtel‘s Wentworth commences in Melbourne today (Monday) with respected actress Pamela Rabe (pictured) joining the cast to reprise the legendary character of Joan ‘The Freak’ Ferguson. Rabe, currently appearing in The Cherry Orchard for the Melbourne Theatre Company, has a list of TV credits including The Leaving Of Liverpool, A Country Practice, Seven …

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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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Victoria Longley

Actress Victoria Longley has died in Sydney at the age of 49 after a battle with breast cancer. It was her second bout with the illness. An accomplished actress on stage, film and television, Longley was awarded best actress at the Sydney Theatre Awards in 2006 for her performance in the stage production The Goat, …

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