Arthur Dignam


Arthur Dignam

Arthur Dignam (born 9 September 1939) is an Australian character actor, born on Lord Howe Island.

He is possibly best known for one of his early roles, that of Brother Francine in Fred Schepisi's "The Devil's Playground" (1976). While he has worked mainly in film and television, he has also worked in theatre, including musical theatre. He played Pontius Pilate in the Australian production of Jesus Christ Superstar in 1972-73, and appears on the original Australian cast recording.

His son is the actor Nicholas Gledhill.

elect filmography

His films include:

*"The Devil's Playground" (1976)
*"The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith" (1978)
*"We of the Never Never" (1982)
*"The Dismissal" (1983; as Eric Robinson)
*"Burke & Wills" (1985; as Sir William Stawell)
*"The Nostradamus Kid" (1993)
*"Dating the Enemy" (1996)
*"Oscar and Lucinda" (1997)
*"Paradise Road" (1997)
*"Gods and Monsters" (1998; as Ernest Thesiger; uncredited)
*"Moulin Rouge!" (2001)
*"Beneath Clouds" (2002)
*"Australia" (2008).


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