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George Whaley (actor)

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George Whaley
Born(1934-06-19)19 June 1934
Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
Died6 August 2019(2019-08-06) (aged 85)
  • Actor
  • director
  • playwright
  • teacher
Spouse(s)Georgina (Georgie)

George Whaley (19 June 1934 – 6 August 2019)[1][2] was an Australian actor, director and writer, known for his work across theatre and film. He was born in Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia.[3] He wrote and directed the mini-series The Harp in the South and it; sequel Poor Man's Orange, as well as Dad and Dave: On Our Selection

He directed the film Dancing, produced by David Elfick,[4] which was shown at the Melbourne International Film Festival in 1980.[5]

George Whaley was National Institute of Dramatic Art’s Head of Acting from 1976 to 1981, taking over from Alexander Hay.[6] Apart from his directing work he featured in numerous serial s including Homicide, Division 4, The Flying Doctors, A Country Practice and All Saints[2]


  1. ^ "Death Notice: George Whaley". The Age. 10 August 2019. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Vale George Whaley, esteemed director, actor and teacher". Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  3. ^ "George Whaley". Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Dancing [motion picture]". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Dancing". Melbourne International Film Festival. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Vale George Whaley". NIDA. Retrieved 8 August 2019.

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