Vale: Jerome Ehlers

Jerome Ehlers, who appeared in Rake, House Husbands and Crownies, has died aged 55.

2014-08-11_2253Respected Actor and Writer Jerome Ehlers, who appeared in Rake, House Husbands and Crownies, has died following a battle with cancer, aged 55.

He began blogging about his life and treatment last October.

Yesterday his family posted:

Our dear Jerome passed away on Saturday evening, August 9th at 8:40pm. He was surrounded by his family and loved ones.

Jerome has always been notorious for documenting his ideas and we lived with many notebooks bursting with concepts, character lines and themes.

It was accompanied by a Post-It note: “I’m at the outdoor IN. At the other end.”

Ehlers graduated from NIDA in 1987 and has a long list of screen credits including Bangkok Hilton, A Country Practice, Time Trax, The Feds, Glad Rags, Heartbreak High, Kangaroo Palace, Frontier, Water Rats, Stingers, Beastmaster, Through My Eyes, Ballykissangel, The Starter Wife, Packed to the Rafters, East of Everything, Sea Patrol, Rake, House Husbands and Crownies.

Films included Quigley, Two Hands, Cubbyhouse, Ned Kelly, The Marine, and After the Rain (2000) which he wrote.

His final credit was the 2014 film Drive Hard starring John Cusack, filmed in Queensland.

3 Responses

  1. A very talented man.
    When Jerome was first making an impact in the late 1980s with Darlings of the Gods and the Bangkok Hilton, he was hailed as the next great thing, such was the scope of his talents.
    And sure enough, a very fine career followed and he lived up to his early potential with many, many great performances.
    Too young to go at 55, but he left a great legacy of fine work.

  2. I am saddened to hear that he has died. I didn’t even know he was sick. I have seen a lot of the shows that Jerome was in. He was an incredible actor. He contributed so much to Australian drama.
    Thanks David for this update. I would have been sad to hear later that he had died. I wish the media actually reported this more to pay homage to the stars.

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