Australian movie stars died in 2003

Here are 5 famous actors from Australia died in 2003:

Ed Devereaux

Ed Devereaux (August 27, 1925 Sydney-December 17, 2003 Hampstead) also known as Edward Devereaux, Ed Deveraux, Edward Sidney Devereaux or Ed. Devereaux was an Australian actor, film director and screenwriter. His children are called John Devereaux, Steven Devereaux, Timothy Devereaux and Matthew Devereaux.

Ed Devereaux was most famous for his role as the bushman Matt Hammond in the Australian television series "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo". He starred in the series from 1966 to 1970 and it became one of the most successful Australian TV series ever made. Devereaux also appeared in a number of other Australian and British TV shows and films throughout his career, including "Homicide", "Division 4", "The Sullivans", and "The Flying Doctors". In addition to acting, he also directed and wrote several films during the 1970s. Devereaux passed away at the age of 78 in London.

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Tommy Hanlon, Jr.

Tommy Hanlon, Jr. (August 14, 1923 Parkersburg-October 9, 2003 Melbourne) also known as Tommy Hanlon was an Australian actor.

Despite being born in Parkersburg, West Virginia, Hanlon moved to Australia at the age of 15 and began his career in the entertainment industry as a radio announcer. He then transitioned into acting, appearing in a number of Australian films and television shows throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Hanlon's most notable role was as the character Jim Sullivan in the popular Australian soap opera The Sullivans, which ran from 1976 to 1983. He was also a prolific voice actor, lending his voice to numerous commercials and animated TV shows. In addition to his acting career, Hanlon was a passionate advocate for animal welfare, particularly for horses, and was actively involved in various animal charities. He was awarded the Order of Australia in 1990 for his contributions to the entertainment industry and to animal welfare.

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John Clayton

John Clayton (November 27, 2014 Sydney-September 25, 2003 Sydney) was an Australian actor.

Clayton made his acting debut in the 1960s and became well-known for his performances in Australian television dramas including "Homicide" and "Division 4". He also appeared in several successful Australian films, such as "The Club" and "The Lighthorsemen". Clayton's talent and versatility as an actor led him to become a sought-after performer on stage, earning him several accolades throughout his career. In addition to his acting work, Clayton was also a passionate advocate for actors' rights and was heavily involved with the Australian Actors' Equity. His contributions to the Australian acting community earned him a posthumous induction into the Australian Hall of Fame.

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Alan Edwards

Alan Edwards (January 17, 1925 United Kingdom-January 14, 2003 Brisbane) was an Australian actor.

He began his career on stage in the United Kingdom before eventually moving to Australia to work in television and film. Edwards appeared in numerous Australian TV shows and movies throughout his career, including the popular soap opera "Neighbours" and the film "The Lighthorsemen". He was also an accomplished stage actor, performing in productions of plays such as "The Importance of Being Earnest" and "The Mousetrap". Edwards was a founding member of the Queensland Theatre Company and served as its artistic director for several years. He was awarded the Order of Australia medal in 1985 for his contributions to Australian theatre and television.

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Nick Enright

Nick Enright (December 22, 1950 Maitland-March 20, 2003 Sydney) a.k.a. Nicholas Enright or Nicholas Paul Enright was an Australian writer, screenwriter, playwright and actor.

Born in Maitland, New South Wales, Enright grew up in a large Catholic family and attended St Joseph's Convent in Lochinvar. He later studied at the University of New England and the University of New South Wales. In the early 1970s, he became involved in the theatre scene in Sydney and co-founded the theatre group, the Australian Performing Group.

Enright was a prolific writer, penning numerous plays, screenplays and children's books. Some of his most famous works include the plays "Cloudstreet" and "Blackrock", as well as the screenplay for the film "Lorenzo's Oil". He won numerous awards throughout his career, including several Australian Writers' Guild Awards and a Helpmann Award.

Aside from writing, Enright was also an accomplished actor, appearing in films such as "The Piano" and "Proof". He also taught theatre at various institutions, including the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney.

Enright was openly gay and a strong advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. He passed away in 2003 at the age of 52 after a battle with melanoma.

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