Vale: Paul Blackwell

Actor Paul Blackwell, best known for screen credits including The Quiet Room, Red Dog and Patrol Boat, has died aged 64.

He died on Sunday surrounded by family, after a long battle with cancer.

A NIDA graduate, Adelaide-based Blackwell was prolific in South Australian stage productions with the State Theatre Company, Patch Theatre and the Adelaide Festival as well as Company B, Sydney Theatre Company, and Opera Australia.

On film, he was known for Red Dog, The Quiet Room, Candy, The Honourable Wally Norman , Dr Plonk and most recently appeared in this year’s remake of Storm Boy.

His TV credits included Patrol Boat, Colour in the Creek, All Saints, My Place, City Homicide and Deadline Gallipoli.

State Theatre Company outgoing artistic director Geordie Brookman, described him as “one of the country’s best and most humble actors”.

Source: Adelaide Now

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