Brian James (actor)

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Brian James
Born5 July 1918
Victoria, Australia
DiedNovember 2, 2009(2009-11-02) (aged 91)
Melbourne, Australia
OccupationTelevision actor
 
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Brian James
Born5 July 1918
Victoria, Australia
DiedNovember 2, 2009(2009-11-02) (aged 91)
Melbourne, Australia
OccupationTelevision actor

Brian James (5 July 1918 – 2 November 2009[1]) was an Australian actor, best remembered for his roles on television. He was born in Victoria.

He began his TV career in the late 1950s as Dr Geoffrey Thompson in the early medical drama Emergency for which he won a coveted 'Logie' award. He then played Ian Bennett in Bellbird, followed by the role of George Tippett in the soap opera Skyways – a character he reprised for the ill-fated series Holiday Island in 1981.

He is probably best known to international audiences for his part in the cult soap opera Prisoner (aka Cell Block H) as the friendly officer and later prison handyman Stan Dobson, having previously appeared in the series briefly as Dr. Kennedy. He also appeared as John Worthington in Neighbours in the late 1980s.

On film, he played screen father to Meryl Streep in A Cry in the Dark, the 1988 movie about the Lindy Chamberlain court case.

He died in The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, of complications following a fall.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Mayhead, Gerald (12 November 2009). "Familiar face on stage, screen" (obituary). The Age. http://www.theage.com.au/national/familiar-face-on-stage-screen-20091111-i9z7.html. Retrieved 16 November 2009. 

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