Noel Ferrier

D.O.B: Dec 20, 1930 | Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Noel Ferrier AM (20 December 1930 in Melbourne – 16 October 1997 in Sydney) was an Australian television personality, stage and film actor, raconteur and theatrical producer.

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Noel Ferrier AM (20 December 1930 in Melbourne – 16 October 1997 in Sydney) was an Australian television personality, stage and film actor, raconteur and theatrical producer. Ferrier had an extensive Australian theatre career which spanned over fifty years.  A member of the first Australian professional repertory company, the Union Theatre Repertory Company, he created the role of Roo in the original production of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll at the Union Theatre of the University of Melbourne. He appeared in numerous films and television productions. A contemporary of Barry Humphries, in 1956 he was the interviewer of the first onstage appearance of a certain Mrs. Norm Everidge, later known universally as Dame Edna.   To ease the workload on Graham Kennedy, he was invited by GTV9 to host a Friday night version of In Melbourne Tonight from 1963 to 1965. This was stylistically different to that of Kennedys IMT, – dyed in the wool IMT viewers switched off in their droves  – Noel Ferriers In Melbourne Tonight (as it was known) garnered a separate and loyal audience, resulting in a Logie for Most Popular Program in Victoria in 1964.  . Following this success, the network decided to relay the show in Sydney on TCN9, but in the early hours of the following morning after live telecasts of World Championship Wrestling . After his period on IMT finished in 1965, he started a morning radio show in Melbourne on 3UZ with Mary Hardy called The Noel and Mary Show, which contained a riotously funny serial known as The House on the Hill featuring Sir & Lady Ernest Snatchbull, set in a mythical Government House and loosely based on the vice-regal column in The Age...