John Ewart

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John Ewart
Born 26 February 1928
Melbourne, Australia
Died 8 March 1994(1994-03-08) (aged 66)
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Jane Fennell

John Ewart (26 February 1928 – 8 March 1994) was an Australian actor of radio, stage, television and film, Ewart won an AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. He was married to children's host Jane Fennell.

Career[edit]

Ewart was born in Melbourne. He began his acting career when he was cast at the age of four in a radio production of Snow White. At the age of 18 he made his film debut in the lead role of Mickey O'Riordan in Charles Chauvel's production of Sons of Matthew.

Ewart appeared in hundreds of Australian radio, theatre, film and television productions. To many thousands of Australians who grew up in the 1950s and '60s he will be remembered as 'Jimmy', boyishly cheeky co-presenter of the ABC Radio Children's Session, and in the title role of its long-running serial The Muddle-Headed Wombat.

He was well known for his role in the film Sunday Too Far Away, his ongoing role in the Australian TV series The Restless Years in 1980 and 1981, and his lead role opposite a young Nicole Kidman in Bush Christmas.

Film awards[edit]

Filmography[edit]

  • Tracks of Glory (1992)
  • Hurricane Smith (1992)
  • Which Way Home (1991)
  • Boys From the Bush (1991)
  • The Returning (1990)
  • True Believers (1988)
  • The Heroes (1988)
  • Dear Cardholder (1987)
  • John Norton: A Willesee Documentary (1987)
  • The Last Frontier (1986)
  • Frog Dreaming (1986)
  • The Big Hurt (1985)
  • A Fortunate Life (1985)
  • Kindred Spirits (1984)
  • Razorback (1984)
  • Supersleuth (1984)
  • Bush Christmas (1983)
  • A Slice of Life (1983)
  • Crosstalk (1982)
  • Deadline (1982)
  • Fluteman (1982)
  • Kitty and the Bagman (1982)
  • Run Rebecca, Run! (1981)
  • Save the Lady (1981)
  • The Department (1980)
  • The Truckies (1978)
  • Newsfront (1978)
  • Cass (1978)
  • Blue Fire Lady (1977)
  • The Picture Show Man (1977)
  • Plunge into Darkness (1977)
  • Number 96 (1976)
  • Master of the World (1976)
  • Who Do You Think You Are? (1976)
  • Arena (1976)
  • Caddie (1976)
  • Let the Balloon Go (1976)
  • The Last of the Australians (1975)
  • Sunday Too Far Away (1975)
  • Ben Hall (1975)
  • The Love Epidemic (1975)
  • Petersen (1974)
  • The Hotline (1974)
  • The Man Who Shot the Albatross (1972)
  • Bellbird (1967)
  • Nice and Juicy (1966)
  • Arthur! And the Square Knights of the Round Table (1966)
  • The Hungry Ones (1963)
  • Bodgie (1959)
  • Sons of Matthew (1949)

TV Work[edit]

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