Saturday, September 15, 2012

RIP Jon Finlayson

Eccentric character actor Jon Finlayson, who performed on both stage and screen, has died.
IMDb notes of his biography: Jon Finlayson has been in show business from the age of eight. He started his professional theatrical life as a boy soprano with the Australian Boys’ Choir and has been actively involved in professional theatre since, as a child radio actor, musical comedy and revue performer, actor, writer for stage, radio and television, director, and producer. The hospitality of the Finlayson household is renowned. His Sunday soirees, when he entertains visiting and local show-biz folk, are legendary and he bakes bread, mixes drinks, carves ham, and stages these events with great flair.
His TV credits include Snowy River, Neighbours, The Zoo Family, Homicide, The Last of the Australians, Division 4, Matlock Police and Cash and Company.
He also wrote material for The Mavis Bramston Show.

Born: 3/23/1938, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died:  9/12/2012, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Jon Finlayson's westerns - actor:
Mad Dog Morgan - 1976
Snowy River: The McGregor Saga (TV) - 1993-1996 (James Gleeson)

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