Garth Meade

Garth Meade

Garth Meade (b. 1930 Johannesburg, South Africa) was a comedian and actor active in Australia from 1970. He had studied classical guitar at the Guildhall, London.

His performing career included tours to many major cities in the UK and Ireland. Meade and his South African actor wife Elaine Lee emigrated to Australia in 1970, in a bid to further his career. Meade performed regularly on the Sydney club circuit and in caberet. He wrote and starred in the show "High Noon at 8.40" in Sydney [Atterton, Margot. (Ed.) "The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Australian Showbiz", Sunshine Books, 1984. ISBN 0-86777-057-0 p 151] . His wife Elaine Lee planned to act solely as housewife upon their move to Australia but soon followed her yearnings and returned to acting. In 1972 she was an original cast member of evening soap opera "Number 96". The series became a huge hit and Lee's fame quickly eclipsed that of her husband. Garth Meade himself played a brief role in "Number 96". Meade's marriage to Lee ended in 1976. In 1980 he was a regular in the new serial "Arcade" created by several of the creative team who had been behind "Number 96", however this series was a major flop cancelled after only six weeks on air. He played Norman Pendleton, the owner of the Health Studio in the Arcade (Mall).

He also played roles in comedy feature films "Les Patterson Saves the World" (1987) and "The Return of Captain Invincible" (1983), and in television miniseries "Poor Man's Orange" (1987).

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