Grant Dodwell

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Grant Radnor Dodwell
Born (1952-07-02) 2 July 1952 (age 64)
Sydney, New South Wales
Occupation Producer, actor, writer, director, Comedian
Years active 38 years
Spouse(s) Sian Pugh Dodwell
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Grant Dodwell (born 2 July 1952 in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian comedian, producer, actor, writer and director and voice artist, and teacher. He has appeared and worked regularly in theatre and has also worked as a drama teacher. Dodwell is a three-time winner of the Silver Logie Award for Most Popular Actor


Dodwell has more than 30 years' experience in the entertainment industry in theatre, film and television appearing in many of Australia's best known stage shows and television series. He is best known for his logie award-winning television acting role playing Dr. Simon Bowen in A Country Practice. He would later play Charles Willing in Willing and Abel (1987) in which he co-starred with his former ACP co-star Shane Withington who played the role of Abel Moore. He also appeared as Dr. Sam Wilkinson in Home &Away during its later years.

Dodwell worked on 2008 feature film Men's Group, produced by John L. Simpson and directed by Michael Joy. He won the Australian IF best actor award and the film won Best Film and Script.

Personal life[edit]

Grant Dodwell's daughter Celeste Dodwell, is also an actress in London whose television work has included The Musketeers - "Call the Midwife" She played Jackie Coryton in the 2015 production of Noël Coward's 'Hay Fever' at the Duke of York's Theatre in the West End. She also worked at Sydney Theatre Company and Belvoir St Theatre before returning to the UK. She filmed the role of Scarlett in Robert Zemeckis' new WW2 thriller 'Allied (film)' with Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard.


Year Title Role Notes
1977 Homicide Pratt Season 1, Episode 508
Glenview High Season 1, Episode 8
1978 Father, Dear Father in Australia Ronnie Season 1, Episode 5
1979 Cathy's Child Hot Line Journalist
Skyways Clive Simpson Season 1, Episode 151
1980 The Young Doctors Dr. Sam Wilkinson
1983 Goodbye Paradise Seaworld Boy
1981-1986 A Country Practice Dr. Simon Bowen 331 Episodes
1987 Willing and Abel Charles Willing
1991 G.P. Evan Lucas Season 3, Episode 17
1992 Good Vibrations Leo Riener
The Distant Home Jim Harrison
The Girl from Tomorrow Mark Johnson 3 Episodes
1994 Cops and Robbers John
1995 Heartbreak High Jerry Shapiro Season 2, Episode 9
1996 Pacific Drive
1997 Roar Cormac Season 1, Episode 10
Fallen Angels Paul Season 1, Episode 7
1998 Medivac Paul Season 3, Episode 12
2000 Water Rats Lloyd Tully Season 5, Episode 16
2003 The Pact Officer Clem
2008 Men's Group Alex
2009 Dear Diary (2009 film) Charlie
Rescue Special Ops Lance Foster Season 1, Episode 5
2010 Packed to the Rafters Doug 2 Episodes
1996-2011 Home and Away Dr. James McLaren/Garry O'Connor 10 episodes (1996), 2 episodes (2011)


Year Award Category Notes Result
1984 Logie Award[1] Most Popular Actor A Country Practice Won
1985 Logie Award[2] Most Popular Lead Actor A Country Practice Won
1986 Logie Award[3] Most Popular Australian Actor A Country Practice Won
2008 IF Awards[4] Best Actor Men's Group Won
2009 Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards Best Actor Men's Group Nominated

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "1984 TV Week Logie Awards". Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "1985 TV Week Logie Awards". Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "1986 TV WEEk Logie Awards". Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "IF Awards 2008". Retrieved 15 April 2012.