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Arthur Dignam

Arthur Dignam was born on September 9, 1939 in Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia. He is an actor, known for Moulin Rouge! (2001), Australia (2008) and The Devil's Playground (1976). See full bio »

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Known For

Moulin Rouge!
Moulin Rouge! Christian's Father
Australia Father Benedict
The Devil's Playground
The Devil's Playground Brother Francine
We of the Never Never
We of the Never Never Aeneas Gunn


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 2013 The Great Gatsby (uncredited)
 2010/I The Tree
Uncle Jack
 2002 Beneath Clouds
Old Man in pub / Mercedes driver
 2001 Moulin Rouge!
Christian's Father
 1998 Gods and Monsters
Ernest Thesiger (uncredited)
 1996 Dating the Enemy
Dr. Kamins
 1993 The Nostradamus Kid
Pastor Anderson
 1991 Isabelle Eberhardt
 1988 The Dreaming
Professor Bernard Thornton
 1987 Ghosts CAN Do It
 1987 The Right Hand Man
Dr. Redbridge
 1986 Comrades
 1985 Burke & Wills
Sir William Stawell
 1982 We of the Never Never
Aeneas Gunn
 1982 Duet for Four
Doug Quincey
 1981 Strange Behavior
Dr. Le Sange / Nagel
 1981 Grendel Grendel Grendel
The Dragon / Beowulf (voice)
 1979 Cathy's Child
 1978 The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
Man in Butcher Shop
 1977 The Duellists
Eyepatch Wearer
 1976 Summer of Secrets
Doctor Beverley Adams
 1976 The Devil's Playground
Brother Francine
 1974 Between Wars
Peter Avante
 1974 Petersen
Prof. Charles Kent
 1973 Libido
Father Burn (segment "Priest, The")
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He acted in Martin Sherman's play, "A Madhouse in Goa," at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Vanessa Redgrave, Rupert Graves, and Larry Lamb in the cast. Robert Allan Ackerman was director.

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His son is the actor Nicholas Gledhill.

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