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Aussie Willy
05-22-2011, 12:03 AM
Wonderful Aussie actor Bill Hunter dies. He played a lot of iconic Aussie characters and will probably be best remembered for the dad in Muriel's Wedding. But also he was in Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Strictly Ballroom. He will be sadly missed from the Australian movie scene.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/bill-hunter-dead-abc-twitter-reports/story-fn7x8me2-1226060327207

Fergus
05-22-2011, 03:02 AM
^ Don't forget "Gallipoli"!

Watching him fall in love with Terrance Stamp's Bernadette in "Priscilla" is so sweet and, IMHO, the crux of the entire movie.

A great, versatile actor. :(

Rex
05-22-2011, 03:27 AM
Awwww, I am sad to hear this. He was a good actor. Australia has a boatload of great actors.

nubka
05-22-2011, 05:15 AM
He was great as Federation President Barry Fife in Strictly Ballroom. I'll watch it tonight in his honor...:respec:

"There are NO new steps!"

Bunny Hop
05-22-2011, 12:20 PM
He seemed to be in every Australian movie at one point. Probably because he was so good. He will be missed.

pollyanna
05-23-2011, 09:32 PM
:( RIP Mr.Hunter.