noel-boldon-bupFilm & TV audio technician & educator


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5 May 1976 – 24 July 2021

  • Dieter Brummer was born on May 5, 1976 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Dieter Kirk Brummer. He is known for his work on Home and Away (1988), Underbelly (2008) and Winners & Losers (2011). He died on July 24, 2021 in Glenhaven, Sydney.(IMDB)
  • He began his career starring as Shane Parrish in the television soap opera Home and Away. (Wikipedia)
  • Brummer was nominated for gold and silver Logie awards in the “most popular actor” category for his performance on Home and Away, which he won in 1995 and 1996, and was twice voted “prince of soap” by Dolly magazine readers. (Guardian obituary)
  • (Later,) the work came intermittently – a role on Medivac, the odd miniseries or telemovie – but by the early 2000s he had left acting behind for a new career as a window cleaner on high-rise buildings. (SMH obituary)


330px-Jonathan_Coleman_medalRadio & TV comedian

29 February 1956 – 9 July 2021

  • Jonathan Coleman was an English-born television presenter, radio announcer, writer, comedian, and advertorial spokesperson. He was known for his career in his native country and Australia (Wikipedia)
  • Coleman, who was born in Hackney in London in 1956, had a career that included 16 years in the UK, where he was a high-profile radio presenter on Virgin Radio, London’s Heart 106.2 and the BBC. (Guardian)
  • In a statement, his wife, Margot, said Coleman recently told her he wanted to be remembered “for doing a good deed every day”.(ABC)
  • In this excerpt from Jonathan Coleman’s oral history interview with the NFSA he talks about the part he played in securing deals with record labels to use popular music in the story segments of Simon Townsend’s Wonder World!. (catalogue listing here ) Interviewed by Debbie Kruger in 2010.


John Cornell with wife Delvene Delaney

TV comedian, TV & film producer

2 March 1941 – 23 July 2021

  • Australian media personality John Cornell has died, aged 80, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. (ABC News)
  • John Cornell was an Australian actor, director, producer, writer, and businessman who was born in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. He was best known for his role as “Strop” on The Paul Hogan Show, and he was instrumental in the introduction of World Series Cricket in 1977. Wikipedia
  • IMDB entry
  • Crocodile Dundee, the movie, was only forming in the mind of John ‘Strop’ Cornell when we met at his Byron Bay pub about 40 years ago. Both of us former Perth columnists, we briefly talked over some old times. (Lee Tate in Have-a-Go News)
  • Vale by Inside Film


KATE11Actor, musician, mentor

1955 – 4 July 2021

  • Kate Ferguson, a vibrant and adored industry presence who parlayed her experience as a gifted actress and musician into a second phase career mentoring young talent, passed away on July 2 after a determined battle with cancer. She was 66. (Detailed obituary in ScreenSpace)
  • Kate Ferguson was an actress, known for The Pirate Movie (1982), Spaced Out (1979) and Break of Day (1976). ( Entry in IMDB  . nb date of death is incorrectly shown)



TV newsreader & compere

15 September 1931 – 5 August 2021

  • Channel Nine newsreader and Bandstand host Brian Henderson, a household name who read the Sydney bulletin from 1964 until 2002, has died aged 89. (Guardian)


  • Henderson was known for his tag-line which he used to sign off at the end of every newscast — either “…and that’s the way it is” or “the way it is”, borrowed from American broadcaster Walter Cronkite. (ABC)
  • Henderson was born in Dunedin, New Zealand, on 15 September 1931. His father worked as a bus driver and a pastry cook, and served in World War II.(Wikipedia)
  • Tributes are flooding in for legendary broadcaster Brian Henderson following his sad death aged 89. (Australian Womens’ Weekly – Now to Love)


TV executive

4 May 1951 – 20 July 2021

  • David-Leckie-778x438-1-1Mr Leckie ran Nine during its period as the overall ratings leader, but it was his success in rebuilding the Seven Network that cemented his legacy in television. (ABC News)
  • According to a statement from wife Skye Leckie, the former television executive passed away at Mulberry Farm, Robertson after a long illness this morning and was surrounded by his loving family. (IF)
  • David Leckie: How the passing of the great man was reported across the media : Leckie remembered by Kerry Stokes, Bruce McWilliam, Harto, Richo & Peter Meakin (Media Week)
  • His father, Ron, was head of the transport division at Unilever; his mother was Joyce. (Wikipedia)
  • He was once labelled the last of the rock star CEOs and I’d say that was a pretty good description,” said Seven West Media MD and CEO, James Warburton, (Variety)
  • James Warburton, who swore in a 2011 affidavit that Lackie once called media buyers “fuckwits” and “dopes”, said Leckie was the reason he decided to get into the television business. (Mumbrella)


Actors’ agent

1929 – 1 July 2021

  • philomena-moore2Philomena Moore was a senior agent at the prestigious ICS (International Casting Services), agency. Philomena along with the ICS founder Gloria Payton and senior agent Pauline Lee, guided the careers of many of Australia’s most successful actors. (Actors’ Benevolent Fund)
  • Tribute by Graham Shirley posted on Facebook at The Creative Collective
  • Funeral notice in SMH


Film producer

1959/1960 – 13 June 2021

  • david-lightfootDavid Lightfoot, an Australian producer behind such films as Wolf Creek, Rogue and Never Too Late, died Sunday in a hospital in Adelaide after a heart attack, his production company announced. He was 61. (The Hollywood Reporter)
  • After playing Sheffield Shield cricket for South Australia and serving with the Army, Mr Lightfoot started his career with the SA Film Corporation in 1982 before ultimately founding Ultrafilms in the late 1990s. (ABC News)
  • IMDB listing
  • Lightfoot worked on the horror films Wolf Creek and Rogue. Other credits include Bad Boy BubbyThree ForeverThe Sound of One Hand Clapping, and Coffin Rock. (Wikipedia)



14 March 1934 – 29 June 2021



6 March 1915 – 19 July 2021

  • mary-wardPrisoner actor Mary Ward dead at 106: The veteran actor, who retired at the age of 95, died peacefully in a Melbourne age care facility (Guardian).
  • Born in Fremantle in 1915, her family settled in Broome where her father was a sea captain and then a publican. From the age of 5, Mary would set off by boat each year for 9 months of boarding school in Fremantle. (TV Tonight
  • She was an actress, known for Blue Heelers (1994), If This Be Sin (1949) and Homicide (1964). (IMDB listing )
  • Ward, during the outbreak of World War II, was in high demand as a stage actress in England, before returning to Australia where she worked in local theatre, and became one of the first female radio announcers at the ABC in Australia, billed as the Forces Sweetheart on Radio Australia (Wikipedia
  • In a statement made to IF, the Ward and Breheny family of which she is survived said their relative was not only an inspiring pioneer of the arts with her radio, film, and television career, but also for women of her generation. (IF magazine).