Terry Gill

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Terry Gill
Born (1939-10-25)25 October 1939
United Kingdom
Died 25 February 2015(2015-02-25) (aged 75)
Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Nationality British/Australian
Occupation Actor
Years active 1967–2015

Terry Gill (25 October 1939 – 25 February 2015) was an English Australian actor, theatre owner, producer, director and writer. A character actor, he carved a niche in Australian television playing police officers. He appeared in over 26 Australian television productions either as a regular or in guest roles.[1] He was often associated with Crawford Productions and Reg Grundy Organisation.

Early life[edit]

Born in England, Gill never knew his father.[2] He immigrated to Australia with his actress wife Carole Ann Gill.

Career[edit]

Gill was a recurring cast member in the women's prison drama Prisoner[3] as Det. Insp. Jack Grace, a regular cast member as Sgt. Jack Carruthers in The Flying Doctors[4] and played another recurring role in Blue Heelers as Superintendent Clive Adamson. He appeared in a guest role on Neighbours.

Gill appeared in Crocodile Dundee as the leader of a group of kangaroo shooters whom Dundee (Paul Hogan) fights in the Walkabout Creek Hotel bar, and later uses a dead kangaroo as a cover to shoot at the shooters and scare them. He portrayed Santa Claus on Australian TV's annual Carols by Candlelight for 27 years[2] (in later years alongside well-known children's entertainers Hi-5 and Australian TV icon Humphrey B. Bear).[1]

For many years, Gill and his wife Carol Ann ran The Tivoli[2] Theatre Restaurant in Melbourne,[5][3] producing pantomimes and theatre shows featuring many well known Australian performers.

Personal life[edit]

Gill was married to Carole Ann Gill (née Aylett) for 52 years[5] (until his death). They had two children.[2]

He suffered a mild stroke in late 2014.[2] After suffering from lung cancer, he died in the Melbourne suburb Richmond on 25 February 2015.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Knox, David (25 February 2015). "Vale: Terry Gill". TV Tonight. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Puvanenthiran, Bhakthi (25 February 2015). "Crocodile Dundee, Flying Doctors actor Terry Gill, 75, dead". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Look behind you!". The Age. Melbourne. 22 August 2005. 
  4. ^ Gill, Terry. "Obituary – All laughter with a mongrel like Maurie". Thateden.co.uk. 
  5. ^ a b Gill, Terry; Gill, Carole Ann (30 September 2005). "The Melbourne couple keeping the art of pantomime alive". Stateline Victoria (Interview). Interview with Freya Michie. ABC TV. 

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