John Meillon
Actor
John Meillon
John Meillon was an Australian actor, most widely known outside Australia for his role as Walter Reilly in the films "Crocodile" Dundee and "Crocodile" Dundee II. He also voiced Victoria Bitter beer commercials which continued to run with his narration long after his death.
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Gibbo remembers good old days - Mosman Daily
Google News - over 5 years
The venue regularly attracted celebrities including legendary Aussie actor John Meillon, cricketer Allan Border and TV personality Kerri-Anne Kennerley. And when Australia won the America's Cup in 1983 members stayed up all night to celebrate at the
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The world reaches for a Foster's - The Australian
Google News - over 5 years
It's an interesting piece of history that Australian actor John Meillon, who became synonymous with Victoria Bitter with his adverts explaining how you can get a thirst for VB, was actually a diehard Foster's drinker. He had taken to the blue cans in
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Krokodýl Dundee - České noviny
Google News - over 5 years
Hrají: Paul Hogan (Mike Dundee), Linda Kozlowski (Sue Charlton), John Meillon (Walter Reilly), Mark Blum (Richard Mason), David Gulpilil (Neville Bell), Maggie Blinco (Ida), Steve Rackman (Donk), Gerry Skilton (Nugget), Terry Gill (Duffy) a další
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Actor starred in gruff, soft hearted roles Aussies love - New Zealand Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Australia's National Film and Sound Archive head of film programming, Quentin Turnour, said Hunter followed unpolished Australian actors Chips Rafferty, who died in 1971, and John Meillon, who died in 1989. Australians loved the laconic and gruff
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Aussie film star Bill Hunter dies of cancer at 71 - The Associated Press
Google News - almost 6 years
Australia's National Film and Sound Archive head of film programming Quentin Turnour said Hunter followed in the lineage of unpolished Australian actors Chips Rafferty, who died in 1971, and John Meillon, who died in 1989. Australian audiences loved to
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Ascolti tv, “Il commissario Montalbano” si conferma vincente - Il Velino
Google News - almost 6 years
Su Rete4 il film “Mr. Crocodile Dundee II”, di John Cornell, con John Meillon, Paul Hogan e Linda Kozlowski, ha realizzato un milione 621 mila telespettatori e il 6,01 per cento di share. Su La7 il programma di Antonello Piroso “Niente di personale”,
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Programmi tv del 3 Maggio 2011 - Newnotizie
Google News - almost 6 years
Su Rete4, due film: il primo è 'Mr. Crocodile Dundee 2', di John Cornell, con Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski e John Meillon, mentre il secondo è 'Flags of our fathers', di Clint Eastwood, con Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford e Adam Beach
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Is it right to raise a glass to the Anzacs? - ABC Online
Google News - almost 6 years
And no Australian personality captured this better than the barking John Meillon imploring us that “for a hard-earned thirst, you need a big cold beer, and the best cold beer is Vic, Victoria Bitter". Although many Aussies took Meillon's advice in the
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Programmi tv del 23 Aprile 2011 - Newnotizie
Google News - almost 6 years
Su Rete4, dalle 21,30, il film 'Mr. Crocodile Dundee', del 1986, di Peter Faiman, con Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski e John Meillon. Mentre alle 23,20, Alberto Brandi, con Alessia Ventura, presenta il magazine 'controcampo', per commentare le notizie di
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Reviews/Film; An Australian Tale of Sex And the Power It Confers
NYTimes - over 27 years
LEAD: On the sunny, manicured playing fields of an exclusive Australian boys' school, an arrangement is being made. It is ratified by secret, almost imperceptible nods from a couple of older men, and it involves an exceptionally handsome golden-blond student who sits basking in his white athletic uniform. On the sunny, manicured playing fields of
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Paul Hogan Is Back to His Tricks
NYTimes - almost 29 years
LEAD: The screen success of Mick (Crocodile) Dundee is based, quite literally, on nothing. Nothing is the thing that Dundee, in the disarming person of the Australian star Paul Hogan, does best. Mr. Hogan's calm, unflappable reactions to the various facts of New York City life were the comic foundation of ''Crocodile Dundee,'' turning its mild,
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HOME VIDEO: CHILDREN
NYTimes - almost 30 years
LEAD: Ride a Wild Pony Starring Michael Craig, John Meillon, Robert Bettles and Eva Griffith. Directed by John Chaffey. 1976. Walt Disney Home Video. 86 minutes. $69.95. Ride a Wild Pony Starring Michael Craig, John Meillon, Robert Bettles and Eva Griffith. Directed by John Chaffey. 1976. Walt Disney Home Video. 86 minutes. $69.95. The heart of
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FILM: 'CROCODILE DUNDEE'
NYTimes - over 30 years
THE Australian import ''Crocodile Dundee'' deals with the stuff myths are made of - Australian myths. The movie is about a man, Michael J. (Crocodile) Dundee, but he's not just any ordinary mortal. He lives in a small dusty town in the wild untamed Australian outback. He was raised by a local aborigine tribe and knows how to hunt crocodiles, kill
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FILM: LIV ULLMANN AND JEREMY IRONS IN IBSEN'S 'WILD DUCK'
NYTimes - almost 32 years
In 1897 George Bernard Shaw, Henrik Ibsen's earliest, most articulate and most relentless champion in the English-speaking world, wrote with unaccustomed abandon, ''Where shall I find an epithet magnificent enough for 'The Wild Duck!' '' Shaw went on to describe his reaction to a current production, during which he had found himself looking ''on
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'HEATWAVE,' DRAMA IN SYDNEY
NYTimes - over 33 years
AN air of portentousness pervades ''Heatwave,'' a compelling but murky Australian drama by the very talented director of ''Newsfront,'' Phillip Noyce. The city of Sydney is heading for a hot, muggy Christmas as the drama unfolds. The Eden Project, an elaborate housing development in which glass-walled apartments will rest on a treelike frame, is
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of John Meillon
    FIFTIES
  • 1989
    Age 54
    His body was found in his home at Neutral Bay on 11 August 1989.
    More Details Hide Details He was awarded the Raymond Longford lifetime achievement award posthumously.
  • FORTIES
  • 1980
    Age 45
    In June 1980, his favourite pub, The Oaks at Neutral Bay, opened The John Meillon OBE Bar in his honour.
    More Details Hide Details Meillon continued to frequent the bar over the following decade, including visiting in the week before his death from cirrhosis.
  • 1979
    Age 44
    Meillon was appointed an OBE in the 1979 Queen's Birthday Honours, for service to theatre.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1972
    Age 37
    Meillon married actress Bunny Gibson on 5 April 1972; they also had a son.
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  • 1968
    Age 33
    He had a recurring role in the TV series My Name's McGooley, What's Yours? He featured in two episodes of Skippy in 1968 and 1969 appearing as "Nimble Norris".
    More Details Hide Details In 1976, he won the AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role of 'Casey' in the film The Fourth Wish (1976). With his rich baritone, Meillon was used extensively in voice-over work—most famously in his work as the "you can get it any old how" Victoria Bitter narrator.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1959
    Age 24
    Like many actors of his generation from 1959 to 1965 he worked in England, but while working in in Britain he consciously steered away from Australian roles.
    More Details Hide Details Meillon claimed that he learnt discipline while working in theatre and that television was not a good a medium for training.
  • 1958
    Age 23
    He married Australian actress June Salter in 1958 and they had one son, John Meillon, Jr. Meillon and Salter were divorced in 1971.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1934
    Born
    Born on May 1, 1934.
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