TAGGED: Australian actors
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In one of his most famous roles, Rod Taylor starred alongside Tippi Hedren in Hitchcock’s thriller, The Birds.

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Clytie Jessop made her film debut as the ghost of Miss Jessel, while starring alongside Deborah Kerr, a six-time Academy Award nominee.

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Although born in London, multiple award-winning actor Peter Finch spent his formative years in Sydney.

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Starring alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood, 24-year-old John Meillon made his film debut as Ralph Swain in this post-apocalyptic drama.

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Broken Hill native Dorothy Alison starred opposite Jack Hawkins in this crime film about Scotland Yard detectives investigating a series of burglaries.

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In her leading role debut, 21-year-old Diane Cilento stood out as the sole female actor among a cast of 30 men.

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Tasmanian-born actor Errol Flynn starred as Jamie Durie in his archetypal role as a romantic swashbuckler.

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Michael Pate starred as Vittorio, a Chiricahua Apache chief, in the 3D Western film Hondo.

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Marjorie Bennett commenced her career in Hollywood, like so many actors of her generation, as a silent film star.

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Additional curatorial notes about the Australian daybill posters from the Framed by Fame exhibition on display at the NFSA.