Robert McDarra

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Robert McDarra
Robert Bundy McDarra

Died23 December, 1975
Years active1959-1975 (his death)

Robert McDarra (1931– 23 December, 1975) was an Australian stage, television and film actor. He won the 1973 AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his work on the film 27A.[1] With Edward Hepple, Terry McDermott, Walter Sullivan and Ben Gabriel, he was a founding member of the original Q Theatre project in 1963, which, before expanding and moving to Penrith, was a venue offering short plays to office workers at the AMP Theatrette at Circular Quay over lunch times.[2]

McDarra died on 23 December, 1975 after a long battle with an unspecified illness[3]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1976 Mad Dog Morgan Parole Officer
1976 Matlock Police Various
1969-1974 Division 4 Various
1974 27A Billy McDonald Hoyts Prize for Best Performance - Australian Film Institute
1974 Moving On Financier
1973 Ryan Graham Anderson
1972 Snake Gully with Dad and Dave Bill Smith 8 Episodes
1972 The Spoiler Joey Boy
1964-1972 Homicide Various
1971 Wake in Fright Pig Eyes as Bob McDarra
1971 Walkabout Man as Robert McDara
1969 Riptide First Officer English
1968 Hunter Various
1968 Rita and Wally
1967-1968 My Name's McGooley, What's Yours? Donk Rogers
1967 Contrabandits Pilch
1967 Love and War Liam Lyons TV Movie
1966 They're a Weird Mob Hotel Clerk
1965 Rusty Bugles Sgt. Brooks
1963 Time Out Bernard Holtermann
1961 The Story of Peter Grey Paul
1961 Traveller Without Luggage TV Movie
1959 Act of Violence TV Play


  1. ^ "Past Winners 1973". AACTA. Retrieved 2016-07-27.
  2. ^ Comment (2012-05-31). "All-rounder was always on a role". Retrieved 2016-07-27.
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