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Grant Tilly


Born - 12 December 1937, Sydney, Australia
Died - 11 April 2012

Round-faced, dark-haired, latterly bearded New Zealand-based actor who was as well known for illustrations and woodcuts, as well as extensive work in the theatre, as for his sporadic appearances in films. His movie debut, in fact, Gone Up North for a While (1972) didn't come until he was 34. Subsequent films included Skin Deep (1978), Race for the Yankee Zephyr (1981), Beyond Reasonable Doubt (1982), Nate and Hayes/Savage Islands (1983), Other Halves (1984), Warm Nights on a Slow Moving Train (1988), Alex (1992), Brilliant Lives (1996), 30 Days of Night (2007) and the TV movie Tangiwai (2011), his last work. He died from cancer.