Prolific veteran actor John Gregg, whose career spans 6 decades across stage & screen has died, aged 82.
He died on Saturday but the cause of death has not been disclosed.
With his mellifluous voice at just 18 years of age, Tasmanian-born Gregg was accepted into NIDA, once recalling, “It was bizarre. I knew nothing about theatre and had never even seen a play. Later they sent me a telegram saying: ‘You can come if you want to’. So I did.”
After graduating in the early 1960s he worked with the Elizabethan Theatre Trust, then based at the Majestic Theatre in Newtown before TV roles in such series as Contrabandits alongside Chips Rafferty, then Delta, Hunter, Riptide, Captain James Cook, Chopper Squad, Bodyline, A Country Practice, The Fast Lane, Rafferty’s Rules, The Flying Doctors, Cluedo, Halifax FP, GP, Murder Call, Bullitt!, Medivac, Heartbreak High, Changi, Farscape, All Saints, Blue Heelers, Heroes Mountain, Young Lions, Grass Roots, Jessica, Blue Water High, Home & Away, Spirited, Underbelly, Rake, Crownies, Old School, House of Bond, Fighting Season, Operation Buffalo and UK dramas The Glittering Prizes, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Doctor Who.
Film credits included Crocodile Dundee, Heatwave, Burke & Wills, Travelling North.
Gregg performed for the Royal Court, Royal National Theatre, Victoria State Opera, Gordon Frost, Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company.
He also joined the Committee of the Actors Benevolent Fund in 2008, succeeding Noeline Brown as Chair for six years. He was also a lifelong fan of Aussie Rules, becoming an Ambassador for the Sydney Swans.
Gregg was working til the end with upcoming film Liebe yet to be released.