Graeme Blundell

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Graeme Blundell
Born Graeme Blundell
( 1945-08-07) 7 August 1945 (age 68)
Melbourne, Australia
Years active 1964–present

Graeme Blundell (born 7 August 1945)[1][2] is an Australian actor, director, producer, writer and biographer.

Early years[edit]

Blundell was born in Melbourne; he grew up in Clifton Hill, a suburb of Melbourne. He was educated at University High School and the University of Melbourne.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

In his early years, Blundell worked at La Mama Theatre, The Pram Factory, Hoopla, the Playbox Theatre Company, and the Melbourne Theatre Company. He directed and acted in the premiere performance of Jack Hibberd's play Dimboola at La Mama. His first television appearance was as an uncredited extra in the debut episode of Homicide (1964). He is best known as playing the title character in the 1973 sex-comedy film Alvin Purple and its 1974 sequel, Alvin Purple Rides Again.

He has written extensively in The Australian newspaper as well as writing biographies of Brett Whiteley (Brett Whiteley: An Unauthorised Life, 1996, with his then wife Margot Hilton), and Graham Kennedy (King, 2003).

Since March 2011, Blundell has hosted "Sunday Night at the Movies with Graeme Blundell" on Foxtel's Fox Classics channel.

Filmography[edit]

Writing[edit]

  • Brett Whiteley: An Unauthorised Life, with Margot Hilton (Macmillan, 1996)
  • King: The Life and Comedy of Graham Kennedy (Pan Macmillan, 2003)
  • Australian Theatre: Backstage with Graeme Blundell (edited) (Oxford University Press, 1997)
  • The Naked Truth: A Life in Parts (Hachette Australia, 2008)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Both 8 July and 7 August appear in sources, in roughly equal proportion.
  2. ^ Graeme Blundell at the Internet Movie Database

External links[edit]