Noel Ferrier Actor

Noel Ferrier AM (20 December 1930 – 16 October 1997) was an Australian television personality, stage and film actor, raconteur and theatrical producer. He had an extensive theatre career which spanned over fifty years. Noel Ferrier was born in Melbourne in 1930. A member of the first Australian professional repertory company, the Union Theatre Repertory Company, he created the role of 'Roo' in the original production of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll at the Union Theatre of the University of Melbourne. He appeared in numerous films and television productions. A contemporary of Barry Humphries, in 1956 he was the "interviewer" of the first onstage appearance of a certain Mrs. Norm Everage, later known universally as Dame Edna Everage. To ease the workload on Graham Kennedy, he was invited by GTV9 to host a Friday night version of In Melbourne Tonight from 1963 to 1965. This was stylistically different to that of Kennedy's IMT – "dyed-in-the-wool IMT viewers switched off in their droves" – Noel Ferrier's In Melbourne Tonight (as it was known) attracted a separate and loyal audience, resulting in a Logie for Most Popular Program in Victoria in 1964. .

Personal details

Date of birth
December 20th, 1930
Nationality
Australia
Date of death
October 16th, 1997 at age of 66
Place of death
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Family

Spouse
Children

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama46.45
Sci-Fi25.55
Comedy25.55
Family26.0

1. The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas (1996)

Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
played Door Knocker
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
120.0
12 Show list

The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas is a television movie featuring characters from the 1960s American television sitcom The Munsters. It featured an entirely different cast from the original series, the 80's revival series and the previous made for TV movie Here Come The Munsters. The movie is set around Christmas time and although met with mixed reviews proved popular with fans of the original series due to strong performances from the principal cast - which included veteran character actor Sandy Baron as 'Grandpa'. Baron had played Grandpa's older brother Yorga a few years previously in The Munsters Today.. The movie first aired on Fox on December 17, 1996. The film was later released on and VHS and DVD by Universal Studios on November 6, 2007.

Awards

Top cast

Mr Gateman
Lily Munster
Herman Munster
Lefty
Mrs. Dimwitty
Eddie Munster
Marilyn Munster
Grandpa Munster
Pretty Girl in Bar
Spooky Onlooker 2
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Christmas
Margot Wilson
English
United States of America

2. Backstage (1988)

Drama
played Mortimer Wynde
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
94.0
Geoff Burrowes
7 Show list

Backstage is a 1988 Australian film starring American singer Laura Branigan. The film was written and directed by Academy Award nominee Jonathan Hardy, who had also written Breaker Morant.

Awards

Top cast

Mangin
Frank Turner
Paarvo
Robert Landau
Geraldine Woollencraft
Kate Lawrence
Evelyn Hough
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Keith Wagstaff
Jane Hyland
English
United States of America, Australia

3. The Three Musketeers (1986)

Animation, Family
played Cardinal Richelieu
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
54.0
Tim Brooke-Hunt
2 Show list

The Three Musketeers is an Australian 49-minute made-for-television animated film from Burbank Films Australia. It was originally released in 1986. The film is based on Alexandre Dumas, père's classic French novel, The Three Musketeers, first published in 1844, and was adapted by Keith Dewhurst. It was produced by Tim Brooke-Hunt and featured original music by Sharon Calcraft. The copyright in this film is now owned by Pulse Distribution and Entertainment and administered by digital rights management firm NuTech Digital. It is available from NuTech Digital's label DVD Ltd.

Awards

Top cast

Milady de Winter
D'Artagnan
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Sharon Calcraft
English
Australia

4. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)

Drama, Romance, War
played Wally O'Sullivan
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
115.0
Jim McElroy
9 Show list 3 Show list $13M

The Year of Living Dangerously is a 1982 drama film directed by Peter Weir and adapted from the novel The Year of Living Dangerously by Christopher Koch. The story is about a love affair set in Indonesia during the overthrow of President Sukarno. It follows a group of foreign correspondents in Jakarta on the eve of an attempted coup by the 30 September Movement in 1965. The film stars Mel Gibson as Guy Hamilton, an Australian journalist, and Sigourney Weaver as Jill Bryant, a British Embassy officer. It also stars Linda Hunt as the male dwarf Billy Kwan, Hamilton's local photographer contact, a role for which Hunt won the 1983 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. The film was shot in both Australia and the Philippines and includes Australian actors Bill Kerr as Colonel Henderson and Noel Ferrier as Wally O'Sullivan. It was banned from being shown in Indonesia until 1999, after the forced resignation of coup-leader and political successor Suharto in 1998. The title The Year of Living Dangerously is a quote which refers to a famous Italian phrase used by Sukarno; vivere pericolosamente, meaning "living dangerously".

Awards

1983 AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actress
1983 Australian Film Institute Jury Prize
1983 Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Top cast

Jill Bryant
Guy Hamilton
Pete Curtis
Billy Kwan
Colonel Henderson
Kumar
Security Man #1
Tiger Lily
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Terry Ryan
Filipino language, Tagalog language, English, Indonesian
New Zealand, Australia, United States of America

5. Eliza Fraser (1976)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
130.0

Eliza Fraser is a 1976 Australian bawdy adventure drama film, directed by Tim Burstall and starring Susannah York, Trevor Howard, Noel Ferrier and John Castle. The screenplay was written by David Williamson. The film was the first Australian film with a big-budget, costing A$1.2m to make. English actors Susannah York and Trevor Howard were brought from the United Kingdom to headline this Australian picture, which was filmed in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. The film has been described as a classic Aussie tale of colonial hardship and bawdy beginnings, and has been described as a sex romp. The film contains nudity, with exposure of female breasts and numerous back shots.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Robin Copping
Australia

6. Escape 2000 (1972)

Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0
Robert Williams
1 Show list $3.2M

Turkey Shoot, also known as Escape 2000 and Blood Camp Thatcher, is a 1982 Australian dystopian futurist exploitation film directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith and starring Steve Railsback, Olivia Hussey and Michael Craig. The entire cast is a mix of international actors and Australian soap opera stars and television personalities. The film is notable for its extreme violence and sadistic prison sequences, and it features plot elements of The Most Dangerous Game, but rather than having human targets hunted for sport by a madman on his own island, the story features a concentration camp known as "The Establishment", which offers the opportunity to rich adventurers with legal immunity. AskMen labeled it "Easily the cheapest and nastiest piece of mainstream celluloid ever stitched together by our Australia's mad cinematic scientists".

Awards

Top cast

Chris Walters
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
Australia

Starring TV roles

1. Beauty and the Beast

Music, Talk-Show
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Network Ten
Seven Network
SoHo
1963 2007 English

Regular TV appearances

1. Noel Ferrier's In Melbourne Tonight

Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Languages Regular cast
Host

2. Noel Ferrier's Australia A-Z

Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Languages Regular cast

Wikipedia

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