"Quigley Down Under" actor Ron Haddrick, 90, in February
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2020-12-27 01:36:02 UTC
He also played Petruchio in a 1962 TV version of The Taming of the Shrew - and was in early TV versions of Othello and The Tempest as well.

(very long - he did a lot of early TV and voice acting)

I didn't really know about him; I was looking up information about a pretty memorable 1969 animated version of A Christmas Carol, and I found he did the voice of Scrooge - not once, but twice! The second time was in the animated 1982 version. (The 1969 version is not to be confused with the Oscar-winning 1971 animation. See more here about those two):


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2020-12-27 01:40:54 UTC

Veteran character actor Ron Haddrick, who had a long career in Australian screen & stage, has died, aged 90.

He died on February 11th according to Wikipedia.

He enjoyed a long career on stage, screen and radio in Australia, starting with the Tivoli Theatre in Adelaide in the 1940s. During five seasons in Stratford-upon-Avon he performed with Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft and Michael Redgrave, before the Old Tote Theatre Company in Sydney. He also performed roles with Sydney Theatre Company, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Queensland Theatre Company and Nimrod Theatre Company.

Haddrick made an early television appearance in the 1960 television play Close to the Roof and had his first starring TV role as Dr. William Redfern in The Outcasts, later appearing as the alien “Adam Suisse” in 1964’s children’s science fiction series The Stranger. iview has recently given the series some retro love.

His TV credits are many including Certain Women, Heartbreak High, Farscape, The Lost Islands, Cloudstreet, Underbelly, All Saints, Rake, The Informant, The Alice, Water Rats, Dogwoman, Home & Away, GP, Sons and Daughters, Mother & Son, Quigley Down Under, A Country Practice, Homicide, Riptide, Hunter.

In 2012 he received the Equity Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2013 he was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia medal.

Haddrick, who represented South Australia three times in the Sheffield Shield from 1951 – 1953, is also father to screenwriter Greg Haddrick.