Actor & filmmaker Damian Hill, best known as writer, producer and star of indie film Pawno, has died, aged 42.
On Facebook his brother Julian described his late sibling as a “daring, brilliant little brother” and wrote: “My eyes are bluer but he was the best one, a beautiful soul.”
Other film credits include The Death and Life of Otto Bloom, Spin Out, West of Sunshine, Fell, and upcoming feature Slam.
TV credits included The Leftovers, Nowhere Boys, Neighbours, The Broken Shore, Winners and Losers, Rush, and McLeod’s Daughters.
Hill was set to star in the Shakespearean production M4M, which is due to start filming today.
Steve Bastoni said, “We have lost a real gem… He had that rare screen presence, a combination of warmth & fragility reminiscent of a young Montgomery Cliff or James Dean.”
Others also shared condolences on social media: