Arthur Dignam

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Arthur Dignam
Born (1939-09-09) 9 September 1939 (age 77)
Lord Howe Island, Australia
Nationality Australian
Education Newington College
University of Sydney
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Single; Never married
Children Nicholas Gledhill

Arthur Dignam (born 9 September 1939) is an Australian actor.


Dignam was born on Lord Howe Island.[1] He attended Newington College in Sydney as a boarder in 1955 and 1956[2] and then the University of Sydney.[3] He is possibly best known for one of his early roles, that of Brother Francine in Fred Schepisi's The Devil's Playground (1976).[4] While he has worked mainly in film and television, he has also worked in theatre, including musical theatre. He played Pontius Pilate in the Australian production of Jesus Christ Superstar in 1972–73, and appears on the original Australian cast recording. During 1980, Dignam was part of A Shakespeare Company,[5] funded by a one-off grant from the Australia Council, and worked with actors Ruth Cracknell, Ron Haddrick and others on two texts for six months and then presented them at the Seymour Centre.[6]

His son is the actor Nicholas Gledhill.

Theatre credits[edit]


Arthur Dignam's films include: