Alan Cassell

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Alan Louis Cassell
Born (1932-02-16)16 February 1932
Manchester, England
Died 30 August 2017(2017-08-30) (aged 85)
Kyneton, Victoria, Australia
Occupation Actor

Alan Louis Cassell (16 February 1932 – 30 August 2017) was an Australian actor, on stage, film and television.


Alan Cassell was born in Manchester, England. He commenced his acting career in Western Australia and worked for many years as a stage actor. He won "Best Actor of the Year" for his role in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. He later worked for the Sydney Theatre Company and the Melbourne Theatre Company. He was in the original cast of Away, which toured to New York, and appeared in Sweet Bird of Youth with Lauren Bacall for the Sydney Theatre Company.

He was one of the actors who worked in Bruce Beresford's early Australian films. His film credits included: Money Movers, Cathy's Child (for which he was nominated for Best Actor at the 1979 Australian Film Institute Awards), Squizzy Taylor, Breaker Morant, Puberty Blues, The Club, The Honourable Wally Norman and Strange Bedfellows.

Cassell's television roles included: The Drifter, Falcon Island, Taurus Rising, Special Squad, The Flying Doctors, The Power, The Passion, Blue Heelers, SeaChange, Stingers and MDA.

Cassell died on 30 August 2017, aged 85, in Kyneton, Victoria.[1]


  1. ^ The Age, 1 September 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2017

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