Here are 3 famous actors from Australia died in 2004:
George Mallaby (November 4, 1939 Hartlepool-July 12, 2004 Gold Coast) a.k.a. George Frederick Mallaby, Ruth Bass or Detective Peter Barnes was an Australian screenwriter and actor. He had three children, Guy Mallaby, Luke Mallaby and Kirsti Mallaby.
Mallaby began his career in the entertainment industry as a stage actor before transitioning to television and film. He rose to fame in the 1970s playing the lead role of Detective Peter Barnes in the popular Australian police procedural drama, "Division 4". He also appeared in other Australian TV shows such as "Homicide" and "Matlock Police", and later in his career, he had supporting roles in TV series such as "Prisoner" and "The Sullivans".
Mallaby's film credits include roles in "The Cars That Ate Paris" (1974) and "Mad Dog Morgan" (1976), both directed by Australian filmmaker Peter Weir. He also starred in the TV movies "The Evil Touch" (1973) and "End Play" (1975).
In addition to his acting work, Mallaby also worked as a screenwriter for TV series such as "Boney" and "The Link Men".
Mallaby passed away in 2004 at the age of 64 in Gold Coast, Queensland due to complications from pneumonia.
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Gordon Piper (June 3, 1932 Cheltenham-September 19, 2004 Sydney) a.k.a. Gordon Stephen Piper was an Australian actor, theatre director and screenwriter. He had two children, Kerrin-Gai Piper and Kim Piper.
Piper began his acting career in the 1950s, and went on to become a successful stage actor. He was a founding member of the Ensemble Theatre in Sydney, and acted in many of their productions. Piper was also a prolific screenwriter, and wrote for popular Australian TV shows such as "Homicide" and "Division 4". He later transitioned to directing, and directed several productions for the Ensemble Theatre. Piper was known for his unique and expressive voice, which landed him many voiceover roles throughout his career. In 1999, he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his contributions to the performing arts industry. Piper passed away in 2004 at the age of 72, leaving behind a legacy as a talented and respected performer and artist.
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John Dommett (November 27, 2014 Brisbane-January 8, 2004 Brisbane) was an Australian actor, screenwriter, television director and film director.
He is best known for his work on Australian television series, including his long-running role as Detective Sgt. Gary Hogan on the popular drama series "Homicide" in the 1970s. Dommett also wrote and directed several well-regarded Australian feature films, including "The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith" (1978) and "Long Weekend" (1978). Over the course of his career, he won numerous awards and accolades for his contributions to the Australian film industry. Dommett's legacy continues to be celebrated by Australian filmmakers and actors, as well as by fans of his work around the world.
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