Greg Rowe and Mr Percival in Storm Boy

Greg Rowe as Storm Boy holds Mr Percival the pelican as they sit on a boat together. Greg looks very sad.
Greg Rowe and Mr Percival in Storm Boy
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Greg Rowe was 11 years old when he was cast in the lead role of Mike, the title character in Storm Boy (Henri Safran, Australia, 1976).

The plot revolves around his rescue of a baby pelican (Mr Percival) from hunters, and the friendship formed between Mike, Mr Percival and Fingerbone Bill (David Gulpilil).

'[I] live alone… and then the little boy came… You must be Storm Boy, you're running like the wind', Gulpilil remembers. 'They're both telling the story; from me how I loved the pelican because it was my Dreaming and the little boy loved it too'.