Stewart Ginn (actor)

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Stewart Ginn (c. 1922 – 20 September 1971) was an Australian radio, stage and television actor, best known as the character Nancarrow in the 1960s television comedy My Name's McGooley, What's Yours?.

Radio[edit]

Stewart Ginn first became known in radio, where he played the main role in The Air Adventures of Hop Harrigan (1954),[1] among other roles.

Stage[edit]

He then became a stage actor, his credits including:

Television[edit]

In 1959 he appeared in the television play They Were Big, They Were Blue, They Were Beautiful. Between 1966 and 1968 he appeared as Peregrine Nancarrow in the television comedy My Name's McGooley, What's Yours?, alongside Gordon Chater, John Meillon and Judi Farr. In 1968 he won a Penguin Award as Best Supporting Actor for Nancarrow.[9] That year he reprised Nancarrow in the spin-off series Rita and Wally.

He also appeared in television programs such as Homicide, Matlock Police, Division 4, Spyforce and Birds in the Bush, and in the 1971 feature film Demonstrator.[10]

Death[edit]

He died suddenly in September 1971, aged 49. He was in Melbourne, where he was filming an episode of Division 4.[9]

Legacy[edit]

Hector Crawford praised his performance in the Matlock Police episode "The Word is Progress" as "one of the finest pieces of drama acting to come out of the Crawfords company".[11]

He can be seen in this 1962 film on YouTube advertising Goodyear G8 tyres.

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