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John Ewart


John Ewart Jnr.

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26 February 1928
Melbourne, Australia

March 8, 1994, Sydney, Australia

Jane Fennell (m. 1994–1994)

TV shows
The Restless Years, The Truckies, The Barry Crocker Show

The Picture Show Man, Razorback, Bush Christmas, Sunday Too Far Away, Let the Balloon Go

Similar People
John Meillon, Everett De Roche, Tim Burstall, Henri Safran, Charles Chauvel

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John Ewart (26 February 1928 – 8 March 1994) was an Australian actor of radio, stage, television and film. Ewart won an AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. He was married to children's host Jane Fennell.



Ewart was born in Melbourne. He began his acting career when he was cast at the age of four in a radio production of Snow White. At the age of 18 he made his film debut in the lead role of Mickey O'Riordan in Charles Chauvel's production of Sons of Matthew.

Ewart appeared in hundreds of Australian radio, theatre, film and television productions. To many thousands of Australians who grew up in the 1950s and '60s he will be remembered as 'Jimmy', boyishly cheeky co-presenter of the ABC Radio Children's Session, and in the title role of its long-running serial The Muddle-Headed Wombat.

He was well known for his role in the film Sunday Too Far Away, his ongoing role in the Australian TV series The Restless Years in 1980 and 1981, and his lead role opposite Nicole Kidman in Bush Christmas.

Film awards

  • In 1976 John Ewart was nominated for the AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Let the Balloon Go.
  • In 1977 he won the AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for The Picture Show Man.
  • References

    John Ewart Wikipedia