Vale: Arthur Dignam
Veteran actor, best known for The Devil's Playground, We of the Never Never & The Dismissal, has died.
Veteran actor Arthur Dignam, best known for The Devil’s Playground, We of the Never Never and The Dismissal, has died, aged 80.
Son and actor Nicholas Gledhill confirmed he died following a heart attack onSaturday.
Dignam’s credits on stage and screen stem back to 1961. He has a long list of stage credits with Belvoir Street Theatre, Nimrod, The Hole in the Wall, Sydney Theatre Co., Melbourne Theatre Co., Stables Theatre and the original Australian productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Films included Libido, Petersen, The Devil’s Playground, The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Cathy’s Child, We of the Never Never, The Return of Captain Invincible, Burke & Wills, The Nostradamus Kid, Dating the Enemy, Paradise Road, Gods and Monsters, Moulin Rouge!, Australia and The Great Gatsby.
TV credits included The New Avengers, Water Under the Bridge, The Dismissal, Five Mile Creek, Special Squad, Bodyline, The Flying Doctors. Minder, Escape from Jupiter, Pacific Drive, Heartbreak High and All Saints.
Vale to the great Arthur DIgnam here in Patrick White’s Big Toys. 1977. Ritchie Bosanquet QC and Mag. He is sorely missed. pic.twitter.com/CW1T25StJm
— Kate Fitzpatrick Sydney (@Katebfitz) May 10, 2020
Sad to read about the passing of Arthur Dignam
He once played a gay theatrical agent in Pacific Drive
And when Rowena Wallace became "unavailable", he returned at a moment's notice, was given her dialogue, and he totally pulled it off, and for several weeks too