Arthur Dignam

Arthur Dignam (9 September 1939 – 9 May 2020) was an Australian actor.

Arthur Dignam
Born(1939-09-09)9 September 1939
Died9 May 2020(2020-05-09) (aged 80)
NationalityAustralian
EducationNewington College
University of Sydney
OccupationActor
ChildrenNicholas Gledhill

BiographyEdit

Dignam was born on Lord Howe Island.[1] He attended Newington College in Sydney as a boarder in 1955 and 1956[2] and then the University of Sydney.[3]

He may have been best- known for one of his early roles, that of Brother Francine in Fred Schepisi's The Devil's Playground (1976).[4] While he has worked mainly in film and television, he also worked in theatre, including musical theatre. He played Pontius Pilate in the Australian production of Jesus Christ Superstar in 1972–73, and appears on the original Australian cast recording.[citation needed]

During 1980, Dignam was part of A Shakespeare Company,[5] funded by a one-off grant from the Australia Council, and worked with actors Ruth Cracknell, Ron Haddrick and others on two texts for six months and then presented them at the Seymour Centre.[6]

Dignam died on 9 May 2020, at the age of 80.[7]

FamilyEdit

His son is actor Nicholas Gledhill.

Theatre creditsEdit

FilmographyEdit

Arthur Dignam's films include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Arthur Dignam on IMDb
  2. ^ Newington College Register of Past Students 1863–1998 (Syd, 1999) pp. 52
  3. ^ "Alumni & giving". The University of Sydney. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  4. ^ Canby, Vincent (30 October 1981). "'The Devil's Playground'". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  5. ^ Milne, Geoffrey (2004). Theatre Australia (un)limited: Australian Theatre Since the 1950s. Rodopi. ISBN 9789042009301.
  6. ^ "The Sydney Morning Herald - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  7. ^ Knox, David (12 May 2020). "Vale: Arthur Dignam | TV Tonight". TV Tonight. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  8. ^ "AusStage". www.ausstage.edu.au. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  9. ^ Oz Movies
  10. ^ a b Michael Ferguson and Michael S. Ferguson Idol Worship: A Shameless Celebration of Male Beauty in the Movies, p. 215, at Google Books