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Peter Carroll


Tamsin Carroll

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AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actor

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Sleeping Beauty, Five Mile Creek, The Last Wave, The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Happy Feet

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Peter Carroll (born 1944) is an Australian actor and the father of actress Tamsin Carroll.


Early life and education

Peter Carroll was born in Sydney in 1944. In his youth, Carroll was a boy soprano and won five awards in the City of Sydney Eisteddfodd in 1963.

Carroll attended the University of Sydney, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts, and the University of New South Wales, where he earned a Master of Arts with Honours. While undertaking his education at the University of Sydney, he commenced amateur acting; after graduating, he worked as a drama teacher for two years.

Carroll later attended the Central School of London.

In 2003, Carroll received an honorary Doctorate of Creative Awards from the University of Wollongong.


  • Helpmann Award for Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play, 2003 (Endgame)
  • Green Room Awards: Male Performer, 2008 (The Season at Sarsaparilla), Best Actor, 1995 (Hamlet), Best Actor, 1986 (Masterclass)
  • Mo Award for Best Actor, 2001 (The Christian Brothers)
  • Glug Awards: Male Performer, 2001 (Brothers), Performer in a Musical, 2001 (Lush)
  • Variety Club Award – Musical Theatre Actor of the Year, 1988 (Sweeney Todd)
  • Penguin Award – Best Performance by a Male in a Drama Series, 1988 (Rafferty's Rules)
  • Sydney Theatre Critics' Circle Award for Significant Contribution to Sydney Theatre 1988.
  • Theatre

  • Sydney Theatre Company: The Crucible, The War of the Roses, Gallipoli, Serpents Teeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Season at Sarsaparilla, The Art of War, The Bourgeois Gentleman, The Lost Echo, Mother Courage, Victory, The Cherry Orchard, Harbour, The Republic of Myopia, Thyestes
  • Company B: Hamlet, The Blind Giant is Dancing, The Tempest, The Chairs, Stuff Happens
  • Musical theatre including Evita, Sweeney Todd, Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, The Threepenny Opera, Cats, Crazy for You, Man of La Mancha, Eureka, Into the Woods, Summer Rain, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
  • Movies

  • The Last Wave (1977) – Michael Zeadler
  • The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978) – McCready
  • Newsfront (1978) – Newsco scriptwriter
  • The More Things Change... (1986) – Roley
  • Fatty Finn (1980) – Teacher
  • The Girl Who Met Simone de Beauvoir in Paris (1980)
  • Waking Ned (1998) – Villager of Tullymore
  • A Wreck, a Tangle (2000) – Science Voice Over
  • Sunday (2000) – Herb
  • Black and White (2001) – Viscount Simonds
  • Happy Feet (2006) – Elder
  • Sleeping Beauty (2011 film) – Man 1
  • Television

  • Cass (1978) – Tom
  • The John Sullivan Story (1979) – Commissioner Petrovic
  • Ride on Stranger (1979) – Mervyn Leggatt
  • A Country Practice (1982–1992) – Mr. Brown/Stewart Innes
  • Five Mile Creek (1983) – Charles Withers
  • A Descant for Gossips (1983) – Robert Moller
  • Who Killed Baby Azaria? (1983) – Mr. Phillips QC
  • The Dismissal (1983) – Narrator/Liberal MP
  • Melba (1987) – David Mitchell
  • Captain James Cook (1987) – Dr. Daniel Solander
  • Custody (1988) – Narrator
  • The Rainbow Warrior Conspiracy (1989)
  • Cassidy (1989) – Gotham
  • Water Rats (1996) – Joseph Craig
  • Doom Runners (1997) – William
  • Tales of the South Seas (2000) – Gahv
  • The Farm (2001) – Fenwick
  • Changi (2001) – Dr. Hurrell
  • Corridors of Power (2001) – Voice in Toilet
  • The Diamond of Jeru (2001) – Clifton Vandover
  • Grass Roots (2000–2003) – Rev. Peter Summerhaze
  • Other

  • Crocodile Dundee (1986) – Dialogue Coach
  • References

    Peter Carroll (actor) Wikipedia

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