Veteran actress Judi Farr, best known for Please like me, Kingswood Country, a place to call home AND My name is McGooley What’s yours? he died at the age of 84
Farr has had a long career on stage and screen.
His career has included productions with Sydney Theater Company, Queensland Theater Company, Marian Street Theatre, Old Tote Theater Company, with films including Oscar and Lucinda, flirting AND Walk on water.
His early television roles in the 1960s included both My name is McGooley What’s yours? AND Rita and Wally alongside John Mellion whom he recalled as “a great actor”. In the 70s he had a recurring role in Number 96 and famously performed alongside Ross Higgins in Kingswood country.
In 2021 he told TV tonight, “I remember the cast. We’re still friends, even though Ross is dead. But I don’t want to remember much about it.
He admitted the sitcom wasn’t a memorable experience.
“Not really not. Aside from the cast, we were great close friends.
Farr has also appeared in Please like me like Aunt Peg then A place to call homeretiring from acting in 2015 after a battle with cancer.
Additional credits included They’re a Weird Mob, Fatty Finn, The Year My Voice Broke, December Boys, Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars, The Alice, Go Big A Country Practice, All Saints, Crash Burn AND Changi.
But her fondest memories were of her stage work.
“I’m afraid the highlights don’t include film or television. It’s mostly the theater that I enjoyed. Death of a Salesman, 84 Charring Cross Road, Women of Troybut nothing on television has filled me with fond memories,” she said.
He has also taught acting and offered sage advice to young artists entering the profession.
“Having another job to turn to. It’s a good idea to have another string to your bow,” she suggested.
“It’s such an elusive profession and you can’t rely on it being constant. That’s just the power of the thing. I feel sorry for the people who get fired from jobs they’ve had for years and expected to have for years. Because it comes as such a shock. But one actor goes ‘Oh! I lost that job! I’ll try for another, I guess.’”
In 2021 she was awarded an AM for significant service to the performing arts.