Bill Hunter

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  • Birth Name: William John Hunter
  • Birth Place: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Died: May 21, 2011
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Left school at age 13.
  • Qualified for the Australian Olympic swimming team in 1960, but had to pull out when he contracted viral meningitis.
  • Made his film debut in 1957 as an extra in the film The Shiralee.
  • Was a stuntman in On the Beach; watching the Hollywood actors work inspired him to become an actor full-time.
  • Received a two-year scholarship to the Northampton Repertory Company in England.
  • His two biggest hits in the U.S., Muriel's Wedding and Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, were filmed almost simultaneously and both released in 1994.

Awards

  • 1992, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1981, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 1994, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1978, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1977, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Performance by a Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 1989, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Telefeature: Winner

Relationships

  • William Hunter — Father
  • James Hunter — Son
  • John Hunter — Brother
  • Francine Hunter — Mother
  • Marie Ann — Sister
  • Pat Bishop — Ex-wife
  • Rhoda Roberts — Ex-wife

Details

  • Birth Name: William John Hunter
  • Birth Place: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Died: May 21, 2011
  • Profession: Actor

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