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Bill Hunter

Actor

Born - 27 February 1940, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Died - 21 May 2011

Round-faced, latterly bearded character star, at the forefront of many of of Australia's most widely-seen movies since 1970. He often played rough diamonds, with or without hearts of gold. He broke into films as a teenager in The Shiralee (1957), but it was in the 1970s and 1980s that he established a reputation for versatility and reliability: Ned Kelly (1970), Stone (1974), Eliza Fraser (1976), Newsfront (1978), Gallipoli (1981), Far East (1982), The Hit (1984), Rebel (1985), Fever (1988), unforgettable as Barry Fife in Strictly Ballroom (1992), Muriel's Wedding (1994), Race the Sun (1996), Crackerjack (2002), the voice of the dentist in Finding Nemo (2003), Kangaroo Jack (2004), Australia (2008), The Wedding Party (2010) and The Cup (2011), his last. He died following a long battle with cancer.