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John Meillon est un Acteur Australien né le 1 mai 1934 à Mosman (Australie)

John Meillon

John Meillon
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Nationalité Australie
Naissance 1 mai 1934 à Mosman (Australie)
Mort 11 aout 1989 (à 55 ans) à Mosman (Australie)

John Meillon, OBE (MEL-yun) (1 May 1934 – 10 August 1989) was an iconic Australian character actor, known for many straight as well as comedy roles, he became most widely known internationally however as Walter Reilly in the films "Crocodile" Dundee and "Crocodile" Dundee II. He also voiced Victoria Bitter beer adverts.


Meillon was born in Mosman, Sydney. His younger brother was director Bob Meillon (1943–2012). He began his acting career at the age of eleven in the ABC's radio serial "Stumpy", and made his first stage appearance the following year. He joined the Shakespeare Touring Company when he was sixteen. Like many actors of his generation from 1959 to 1965 he worked in England, but while working in in Britain he consciously steered away from Australian roles. Meillon claimed that he learnt discipline while working in theatre and that television was not a good a medium for training.

He had a recurring role in the TV series My Name's McGooley, What's Yours?. He featured in two episodes of Skippy in 1968 and 1969 appearing as "Nimble Norris". In 1976, he won the AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role of 'Casey' in the film The Fourth Wish (1976).

With his rich baritone, Meillon was used extensively in voice-over work—most famously in his work as the "you can get it any old how" Victoria Bitter narrator.

He married Australian actress June Salter in 1958 and they had one son, John Meillon, Jr. Meillon and Salter were divorced in 1971. Meillon married actress Bunny Gibson ("Rita the Eta Eater") on 5 April 1972; they also had a son.

Meillon was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 1979 Queen's Birthday Honours, for service to theatre. In June 1980 Meillon's favourite pub, The Oaks at Neutral Bay, opened The John Meillon OBE Bar in his honour. Meillon continued to frequent the bar over the following decade, including visiting in the week before his death.

At 16 Meillon had been junior diving champion of New South Wales. He continued to enjoy swimming, as well as fishing, golf and pub culture. Survived by his wife and his son from his first marriage, Meillon died of cirrhosis. His body was found in his home at Neutral Bay on 11 August 1989. He was awarded the Raymond Longford lifetime achievement award posthumously.

Ses meilleurs films

"Crocodile" Dundee (1986)
Crocodile Dundee II (1988)

Le plus souvent avec

Paul Hogan
Paul Hogan
(2 films)
Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(2 films)
Nicolas Roeg
Nicolas Roeg
(2 films)
Michael Craig
Michael Craig
(4 films)
John Cornell
John Cornell
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmographie de John Meillon (42 films)

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Crocodile Dundee II, 1h47
Réalisé par John Cornell
Origine Australie
Genres Comédie, Action, Aventure
Thèmes Maladie, La mer, Psychotrope, Transport
Acteurs Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, Charles Dutton, Juan Fernández de Alarcón, Kenneth Welsh
Rôle Walter « Wally » Reilly
Note57% 2.8509252.8509252.8509252.8509252.850925
Vivant depuis plusieurs mois avec une journaliste new-yorkaise, Crocodile Dundee commence à s'ennuyer de son bush natal. C'est alors que sa compagne, qui détient des photos compromettantes pour la mafia colombienne, est enlevée. Après avoir réussi à la libérer, ils repartent tous les deux en Australie en vue d'assurer la protection de son épouse dans un milieu plus hospitalier pour Crocodile Dundee, le bush. Mais la mafia colombienne n'a pas dit son dernier mot et, après avoir réussi à retrouver nos deux héros, décide de les suivre en Australie pour les exécuter. Ainsi les tueurs colombiens débarquent dans le bush australien, mais très vite les chasseurs dans ce territoire hostile deviennent les proies de Michael J. Crocodile Dundee.
Bullseye (1987)
, 1h33
Réalisé par Carl Schultz
Genres Aventure, Western
Acteurs Paul Chubb, Kathryn Walker, Lynette Curran, Bruce Spence, John Meillon, Kerry Walker
Rôle Merritt
Note49% 2.4858552.4858552.4858552.4858552.485855
In the 1860s, two friends, Harry and Bluey, steal a thousand head of cattle and trek it across country from Queensland to Adelaide.
"Crocodile" Dundee, 1h35
Réalisé par Paul Hogan, Peter Faiman
Origine Australie
Genres Comédie, Comédie romantique, Aventure
Thèmes La mer, Sexualité, Transport, Homosexualité, Transsexuels et transgenres, LGBT, LGBT
Acteurs Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, Terry Gill, Ritchie Singer, David Gulpilil
Rôle Walter « Wally » Reilly
Note65% 3.298493.298493.298493.298493.29849
Sue Charlton, une journaliste new-yorkaise du quotidien Newsday, se rend dans le bush australien dans le Territoire du Nord pour un reportage. Elle y rencontre Michael J. « Crocodile » Dundee, un chasseur de crocodiles.
Heatwave (1982)
, 1h33
Réalisé par Phillip Noyce
Genres Drame
Thèmes La mer, Transport
Acteurs Judy Davis, Richard Moir, Bill Hunter, Chris Haywood, Paul Chubb, John Meillon
Rôle Freddy Dwyer
Note63% 3.1883953.1883953.1883953.1883953.188395
Around Christmas time a heatwave hits Sydney and an architect undertakes a controversial project.
The Picture Show Man, 1h38
Réalisé par John Power
Origine Australie
Genres Drame, Comédie, Comédie dramatique
Acteurs John Meillon, John Ewart, Rod Taylor, Garry McDonald, Patrick Cargill, Harold Douglas Hopkins
Rôle Pym
Note66% 3.3332053.3332053.3332053.3332053.333205
Maurice Pym is a travelling cinema operator in the 1920s who tours country New South Wales with his son Larry and pianist Freddie.
The Fourth Wish, 1h47
Réalisé par Don Chaffey
Acteurs John Meillon, Michael Craig, Anne Haddy, Ron Haddrick, Robyn Nevin, Edwin Hodgeman
Rôle Casey
Note69% 3.4572753.4572753.4572753.4572753.457275
Casey learns that his 12-year-old son Sean has leukaemia and will die in a few months. Casey leaves his job to devote himself to making his son happy, seeing to grant three wishes of Sean: to own a dog, be reunited with his mother, and meet the Queen.