Vale: Ron Haddrick

Veteran character actor, who had a long career in Australian screen & stage, has died.

Veteran character actor Ron Haddrick, who had a long career in Australian screen & stage, has died, aged 90.

He died on February 11th according to Wikipedia.

He enjoyed a long career on stage, screen and radio in Australia, starting with the Tivoli Theatre in Adelaide in the 1940s. During five seasons in Stratford-upon-Avon he performed with Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft and Michael Redgrave, before the Old Tote Theatre Company in Sydney. He also performed roles with Sydney Theatre Company, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Queensland Theatre Company and Nimrod Theatre Company.

Haddrick made an early television appearance in the 1960 television play Close to the Roof and had his first starring TV role as Dr. William Redfern in The Outcasts, later appearing as the alien “Adam Suisse” in 1964’s children’s science fiction series The Stranger. iview has recently given the series some retro love.

His TV credits are many including Certain Women, Heartbreak High, Farscape, The Lost Islands, Cloudstreet, Underbelly, All Saints, Rake, The Informant, The Alice, Water Rats, Dogwoman, Home & Away, GP, Sons and Daughters, Mother & Son, Quigley Down Under, A Country Practice, Homicide, Riptide, Hunter.

In 2012 he received the Equity Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2013 he was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia medal.

Haddrick, who represented South Australia three times in the Sheffield Shield from 1951 – 1953, is also father to screenwriter Greg Haddrick.

Source: Wikipedia, IMDb, Televisionau.com

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  1. Ron played the court reporter in Nine’s daytime ‘soapie’ Divorce Court, with Bronwyn Bishop who played a barrister (Bronwyn failed her attempt at Uni of Sydney to get an LLB degree. She did however obtain her helicopter pilot licence around that time). Ron was a true gentleman, always.

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