Australian movie stars born in 1943

Here are 12 famous actors from Australia were born in 1943:

Ian Turpie

Ian Turpie (November 6, 1943 Melbourne-March 11, 2012 Narraweena) also known as Turps, Ian Bruce "Turps" Turpie or Ian Bruce Turpie was an Australian presenter and actor.

He was best known for hosting several game shows including "The New Price is Right" and "Supermarket Sweep". Turpie began his career as a singer in the 1960s before moving on to television hosting. He also appeared in several Australian TV shows and films including "Homicide", "Matlock Police", and "Bluey". Turpie was a beloved figure in Australian television and was inducted into the Australian TV Week Logie Awards Hall of Fame in 2005. Outside of his television career, he was a passionate supporter of the North Sydney Bears rugby league team. Turpie passed away in 2012 from cancer, leaving behind a wife and three children.

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Michael Caton

Michael Caton (July 21, 1943 Monto-) is an Australian presenter and actor. He has one child, Septimus Caton.

Caton began his acting career in the 1970s and is best known for his roles in popular Australian television shows including "The Sullivans," "Packed to the Rafters," and "Five Mile Creek." He has also appeared in numerous films such as "The Castle," which has since become a cult classic in Australia. Aside from acting, Caton is also a presenter and has worked on various television programs including the travel show "Hotels and Holidays" and the lifestyle program "Lowdown." In 2015, he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for his services to the performing arts industry.

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John Burgess

John Burgess (June 4, 1943 Australia-) also known as John Richard Burgess or Burgo is an Australian presenter and actor.

Burgess started his career as a newsreader which earned him recognition across Australia. He then moved on to host several popular television shows, most notably "Wheel of Fortune", "Catchphrase" and "Burgo's Catch Phrase". Burgess is also an accomplished actor, having appeared in several Australian television series such as "All Saints" and "Blue Heelers". In addition to his successful career in television, Burgess is also an accomplished author, having written several books including a memoir titled "Burgess at Work". He has been awarded several international and national awards throughout his career for his contribution to the entertainment industry.

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Roger Oakley

Roger Oakley (August 21, 1943 Auckland-) is an Australian actor.

He is best known for his role as Senior Detective Steve Marshall in the Australian television series "Cop Shop" which aired from 1977-1984. Oakley's other notable roles include Dr. Tom Callaghan in "The Flying Doctors" and Doug Palmer in "Pacific Drive". In addition to his television work, Oakley has also appeared in several films throughout his career, including "Running from the Guns" and "Dirty Deeds". Oakley was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2016 for his services to the performing arts industry.

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Henri Szeps

Henri Szeps (October 2, 1943 Lausanne-) also known as Henry Szeps or Henri Szeps OAM is an Australian actor. He has two children, Amos Szeps and Josh Zepps.

Born in Switzerland to Hungarian-Jewish parents, Szeps migrated to Australia at the age of 11. He began his career in entertainment as a comedy writer and performer for television programs such as "The Mavis Bramston Show" and "The Naked Vicar Show". Eventually, Szeps transitioned to acting and appeared in countless Australian films, television shows, and stage productions.

Some of Szeps' notable performances include his role as lawyer David Goldman in the TV series "Janus" and his portrayal of the character Max Kelada in the stage production of "Rain and Shine". He was also a regular on Australian daytime soap operas such as "The Sullivans" and "Neighbours".

In addition to his successful acting career, Szeps has also worked as a writer and director for theater. He has received numerous awards for his contributions to the entertainment industry, including the Order of Australia Medal in 2012 for his services to the performing arts.

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Tony Bonner

Tony Bonner (November 23, 1943 Manly-) is an Australian actor, singer and teacher. His child is called Chelsea Bonner.

Tony Bonner is best known for his role as Bob Hatfield in the popular Australian TV series "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo". He appeared in all three seasons of the show, which aired from 1966 to 1968. Bonner's other notable TV roles include playing Paul Graham in "The Young Doctors", Detective Gary Hogan in "Cop Shop" and Garry Briggs in "Skyways".

Aside from his successful acting career, Tony Bonner is also renowned for his singing talent. He has performed in various stage musicals, including "The Rocky Horror Show", "Godspell" and "Hair". Bonner has also worked as a theatre teacher, passing on his knowledge and experience to the next generation of young actors.

Tony Bonner has received numerous accolades for his contributions to the arts, including a New South Wales Premier's Literary Award for his performance in the play "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea". Despite retiring from acting in the 2000s, he remains a beloved figure in the Australian entertainment industry.

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Peter Archer

Peter Archer (July 8, 1943 Queensland-April 13, 2000 Sydney) also known as Peter Ian Archer was an Australian actor and martial artist. His children are called Jacqueline Archer and Christine Archer.

Archer was born in Queensland, Australia on July 8, 1943. He began practicing martial arts at a young age and became a skilled practitioner of a variety of martial arts styles including karate, judo, and kendo. Archer used his martial arts skills to help him break into the entertainment industry and became a popular action movie star in the 1970s and 1980s. He appeared in a number of Australian TV shows and films, including "The Sullivans" and "Breaker Morant". He was also known for his work in the theatre, and won critical acclaim for his performances in productions of "King Lear" and "The Taming of the Shrew". Archer passed away in Sydney on April 13, 2000 at the age of 56.

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Stephen Wallace

Stephen Wallace (December 23, 1943 New South Wales-) otherwise known as Stephen Henry Wallace is an Australian film director, screenwriter, actor and film producer.

He is widely recognized for his work on the films "The Coolangatta Gold" (1984), "The Lighthorsemen" (1987), and "For Love Alone" (1986). Wallace began his career in the film industry as an actor in the 1960s before transitioning to directing in the 1970s. He has also directed several television series, including "The Flying Doctors" and "Heartbreak High". In addition to his work in film, Wallace has also directed stage productions and commercials. Throughout his career, Wallace has received numerous awards and critical acclaim for his work in the industry. He continues to be an influential figure in Australian cinema.

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Jack Charles

Jack Charles (September 5, 1943 Cummeragunja Reserve-) is an Australian actor, musician, potter and elder.

Charles is a member of the stolen generation, taken from his mother as a baby and raised in an institution. He began acting in the 1970s and appeared in a number of Australian films and TV shows, including "The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith" and "Rabbit-Proof Fence." He also worked as a musician, performing with the band "The Black Arm Band." In addition to his creative pursuits, Charles is a prominent Indigenous rights activist and has advocated for the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In 2020, he was named Victorian Senior Australian of the Year for his contributions to the arts and Indigenous community.

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Molly Meldrum

Molly Meldrum (January 29, 1943 Orbost-) a.k.a. Molly, Ian Alexander Meldrum, Ian Molly Meldrum, Ian Alexander Molly Meldrum or Willie Everfinish is an Australian journalist, critic, entrepreneur, actor and film producer.

He is best known for his long-standing involvement in the Australian music industry, working as a journalist, talent coordinator, and record producer. Meldrum began his career as a writer for the music magazine Go-Set, where he rose to the position of associate editor. He later worked for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) as a reporter and presenter on music programs, including the popular show Countdown.

Meldrum has been involved in the production of several iconic Australian songs, including "The Real Thing" by Russell Morris and "Eagle Rock" by Daddy Cool. He is also credited with discovering and promoting numerous successful Australian acts, such as Skyhooks, John Farnham, and Kylie Minogue.

Meldrum has faced numerous challenges in his personal life, including a near-fatal accident in 2011 that left him with a traumatic brain injury. However, he has remained a beloved figure in the Australian music industry, and was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2014.

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Aunty Jack

Aunty Jack (November 21, 1943 Sydney-) a.k.a. Grahame Bond, Grahame John Bond or Grahame John Bond AM is an Australian screenwriter, actor, film score composer, writer, film director, musician, composer and film producer.

He is best known for his character Aunty Jack, a flamboyant and eccentric character who was the star of the 1970s Australian television show "The Aunty Jack Show". Bond created and played the character, who was a cross-dressing, boxing, motorbike-riding, fun-loving aunt, who became a cultural icon of the era.

Aside from his work as Aunty Jack, Bond has had a prolific career in Australian television and film, as both a writer and performer. He has worked on shows such as "The Adventure Show", "The Norman Gunston Show", and "Molly". He has also appeared in films such as "Stork" and "The F.J. Holden".

In addition to his work in the entertainment industry, Bond is a trained journalist and has worked as a writer for several Australian newspapers and magazines. He has also published books and written stage shows.

In 2012, Bond was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to the entertainment industry.

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Peter Tammer

Peter Tammer (February 26, 1943 Melbourne-) also known as Peter Julian Tammer is an Australian film director, actor, cinematographer, film producer and film editor.

Tammer was born in Melbourne and attended the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, where he developed his passion for filmmaking. He began his career by making experimental short films in the 1960s and 1970s, which garnered critical acclaim at various film festivals. Tammer went on to direct several feature films throughout his career, including "The Journalist" (1979), "Derelict" (1988), and "Philomena and Beauregard" (2009). He also worked in various roles behind the camera, serving as a cinematographer, film editor, and producer on many projects. Tammer's films often explored social issues, and he was known for his use of unconventional storytelling techniques. In addition to his work in the film industry, Tammer was a passionate advocate for independent filmmaking and taught film studies at several universities in Australia. He passed away on January 10, 2020, at the age of 76.

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