Graeme Blundell (born 7 August 1945) is an Australian actor, director, producer, writer, playwright, lyricist and biographer
Blundell was born on 7 April 1945 in Melbourne; he grew up in the suburb of Clifton Hill. He was educated at Merrilands College and Coburg High School, where he served as a Prefect. He then studied arts at the University of Melbourne, where he resided at Ormond College and became involved in student theatre. He has a younger brother, Dennis, and two younger sisters, Margaret and Kathryn.
In his early years, Blundell worked at La Mama Theatre, The Pram Factory, Hoopla, the Playbox Theatre Company, and the Melbourne Theatre Company. He directed and acted in the premiere performance of Jack Hibberd's play Dimboola at La Mama. His first television appearance was as an uncredited extra in the debut episode of Homicide (1964). He is best known as playing the title character in the 1973 sex-comedy film Alvin Purple and its 1974 sequel, Alvin Rides Again.
He has written extensively in The Australian newspaper as well as writing biographies of Brett Whiteley (Brett Whiteley: An Unauthorised Life, 1996, with his then wife Margot Hilton), and Graham Kennedy.
On 29 January 2015, it was announced that Margaret Pomeranz had signed with Foxtel to present a new film and television program on Foxtel Arts, along with Graeme Blundell, a series called Screen. The series was renewed in 2018.
- 1969: Two Thousand Weeks - Journalist
- 1970: Brake Fluid
- 1971: Stork - Westy
- 1973: Alvin Purple - Alvin Purple
- 1974: The Box (TV series) - Don Cook
- 1974: Alvin Purple Rides Again - Alvin Purple / Balls McGee
- 1976: Mad Dog Morgan - Italian Jack
- 1976: Alvin Purple (TV series) - Alvin Purple
- 1976: Don's Party - Simon
- 1978: Weekend of Shadows - Bernie
- 1979: The Odd Angry Shot - 'Dawson' / Dawson
- 1979: Kostas - John
- 1981: Pacific Banana - Martin
- 1981: Doctors and Nurses - Mr X
- 1982: The Best of Friends - Tom
- 1983: Midnite Spares - Sidebottom
- 1984: Melvin, Son of Alvin - Alvin Purple
- 1987: Those Dear Departed - Dr. Howie
- 1987: The Year My Voice Broke - Nils Olson
- 1987: Australian Dream - Geoffrey Stubbs
- 1994: Gino - Larry Stone
- 1996: Idiot Box - Detective Eric
- 1999: Looking for Alibrandi - Ron Bishop
- 2002: Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones - Ruwee Naberrie (scenes deleted)
- 2005: Richard, Formally known as Dick
- 2005: Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith - Ruwee Naberrie
- 2008: The Hollowmen (TV Series) - Geoff
- 2009: In Her Skin - Ivan
- "Graeme Blundell". AusStage.
- "Graeme Blundell". Talking Heads. 29 June 2009. Archived from the original on 3 April 2015. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- Buckmaster, Luke (24 October 2014). "Alvin Purple rewatched – the raunchy heart of 1970s Ozploitation films". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- Vagg, Stephen (18 August 2019). "Australian Movie Stars". Filmink.
- Hilton, Margot; Blundell, Graeme (1996). Whiteley: An unauthorised life. Macmillan.
- Koziol, Michael (29 January 2015). "Margaret Pomeranz to join Foxtel". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
- "Foxtel signs Margaret Pomeranz". IF Magazine. 28 January 2015. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
- "Screen returns to Foxtel Arts in March". Ryno's TV. 15 February 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
- "Screen on Foxtel Arts". YouTube.
- Blundell, Graeme (5 February 2021). "Aftertaste: big fish bombs in a small pond". The Australian. Review.
- "The Naked Truth: A Life in Paris". 10 October 2008.
- Sullivan, Jane (20 October 2007). "Across a crowded room ..." The Age. Retrieved 26 November 2015.