Roger Oakley

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Roger Oakley
Born Roger Oakley
Auckland, New Zealand
Residence Australia
Nationality New Zealand.
Occupation Actor/director
Years active 1968
Spouse(s) Julie Oakley
Children 2

Roger Oakley is a New Zealand-born Australian character actor and director noted for his performances in Australian film and television, but also active as a theatre performer and voice-over.


He studied languages in his native New Zealand, before going to England appearing on the British stage. He is married and has 2 grown children.


Arriving in Australia in 1978, and joining the cast of The Sullivans as Maj. Barrington. He also appeared in The John Sullivan Story, a spin-off Sullivans Feature Film version. He has appeared in numerous mini-series and television movies.

He is best known however as an original cast member of Home and Away playing foster father Tom Fletcher from 1988 to 1990 and appeared briefly in 2008.[1]

Oakley is also well known to Australian audiences as the controversial politician Doug Rutherford in the ABC drama, Something in the Air. Roger was only on Home and Away for the first few years, but his exit was felt by fans as he was one of the shows central original characters.

Other TV credits include: Prisoner, A Country Practice, The Flying Doctors, Good Guys Bad Guys, Blue Heelers, The Young Doctors and Neighbours. As of 2015, he remains active in the theatre industry. He is well known in television, film and the theatrical Stage. He featured in the stage production of My Fair Lady. He's most recent theatre productions being The NightWatchman, Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker and The Golden Dragon, by contemporary German Playwright, Roland Schimmelpfennig. Most recently, he appeared in the series Underbelly.


  1. ^ Tom Fletcher - Home and Away Characters - Back to the Bay

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