Bill Hunter

Bill Hunter

Feb. 27th, 1940
Born in
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

Bill Hunter's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Matlock Police (AU) TV Show
Matlock Police (AU)
Hunter (AU) TV Show
Hunter (AU)
Division 4 (AU) TV Show
Division 4 (AU)
Flash Gordon (1936) TV Show
Flash Gordon (1936)
Riptide (AU) TV Show
Riptide (AU)
Ryan (AU) TV Show
Ryan (AU)
The Long Arm (AU) TV Show
The Long Arm (AU)
Catwalk (AU) TV Show
Catwalk (AU)
Dynasty (AU) TV Show
Dynasty (AU)
Golden Soak (AU) TV Show
Golden Soak (AU)
Joe Wilson (AU) TV Show
Joe Wilson (AU)
Spyforce (AU) TV Show
Spyforce (AU)
The Keepers (AU) TV Show
The Keepers (AU)
The Spoiler (Au) TV Show
The Spoiler (Au)
Young Ramsay (AU) TV Show
Young Ramsay (AU)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Bill Hunter is one of Australia's acting legends, having worked with almost every notable Australian director and actor of the last thirty years - evidence of his genuine popularity among the public and acting fraternity alike.

He started out in Australian television in the '60s (a hotbed of well written and directed drama), and rapidly became a favorite of directors during the boom in the Australian movie industry in the '70s. He has often played the strong, opinionated, stereotypically gruff Australian who ultimately betrays a softer heart.

Some of his notable movie roles include the Australian officer Major Barton, who will only ask his troops to do as he would, in Gallipoli (1981), Peter Weir's groundbreaking movie starring the young Mel Gibson (I); the meddling Barry Fife in Strictly Ballroom (1992), Baz Luhrmann's first international hit; scheming politician and failure as a father and husband Bill Heslop in Muriel's Wedding (1994), P.J. Hogan's first international hit; the lovable country battler in the international megahit The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994), starring Terence Stamp, Guy Pearce (I), and Hugo Weaving.

  • 1996: Awarded Honorary Membership of the Australian Cinematographer's Society.
  • 1994: Named Australian Movie Star of the Year.
  • 1995: Received a Variety Club Award for Services to the Film Industry.
  • 1996: Went bankrupt.
  • Filmed _Muriel's Wedding (1994)_ (qv) and _The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)_ (qv) at the same time, each requiring him to have different length hair, beard and to be in different parts of Australia.

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