|Born||John Shane Porteous
17 August 1942
Coleraine, Victoria, Australia
Scriptwriter (Silver Logie Award Recipient)
|Known for||A Country Practice|
John Shane Porteous (born 17 August 1942) is an Australian television character actor, TV screenplay scriptwriter, theatre actor, animation layout artist and animation voice artist. As a scriptwriter, he is sometimes credited as "John Hanlon". He remains best known for his long running role in A Country Practice as town doctor Dr Terence Elliot.
Life and career
Shane Porteous was born in 1942, to pilot Stanley Porteous and his wife.
Porteous is best known for playing original character Dr Terence Elliott in the television drama series A Country Practice during its twelve-year run on the Seven Network (1981-93), a role for which he won the Silver Logie award in 1992. He has also won AWGIE Awards for his various scriptwriting projects.
Other TV credits include Catch Kandy, Homicide, Matlock Police, Certain Women 1973-76, The Box in 1974, Number 96 in 1977, Glenview High, The Restless Years, Neighbours, Home and Away, Blue Heelers and Heartbreak High.
He has also written scripts for several television series, including Neighbours and Home and Away, sometimes under the name "John Hanlon".
Porteous has performed in many stage plays, among them Hamlet, Death of a Salesman (1970), the Sydney Theatre Company's production of King Lear and Much Ado About Nothing. In June 2010 he completed a touring performance of Codgers with Ron Haddrick among others.
He was a regular at the Q Theatre in Penrith, New South Wales, and was also the ambassador for "The Q",[clarification needed] which was demolished in August 2005 and moved to the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre.
He is the grandson of Gladstone Porteous, an Australian missionary to China.
- Melissa Maddison (5 August 2013). "Actor Shane Porteous asks for help to solve 70yo 'Frank' sketch mystery". ABC News.
- Shane Porteous at the Internet Movie Database
- "Codgers". Archived from the original on 10 April 2013.
- "The History of the Q Theatre". Archived from the original on 20 Oct 2010.
- It's an Honour
- A Country Practice
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