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Bob Ellis (I) (1942–2016)

Bob Ellis was born on May 10, 1942 in Lismore, New South Wales, Australia as Robert James Ellis. He was a writer and actor, known for Fatty Finn (1980), Where the Green Ants Dream (1984) and Newsfront (1978). He was married to Anne Brooksbank. He died on April 3, 2016 in Palm Beach, Sydney, New South Wales. See full bio »

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Known For

Fatty Finn
Fatty Finn Writer
Newsfront Writer
Man of Flowers


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 1998 Wildside (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.24 (1998) ... (written by)
 1994 Ebbtide (written by)
 1993 The Nostradamus Kid (written by)
 1992 Gillies and Company (TV Series)
 1988 True Believers (TV Mini-Series) (written by)
 1987 Bullseye (additional dialogue)
 1987 Perhaps Love (TV Movie) (written by)
 1986 The Gillies Republic (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- The Keating Republic (1986) ... (writer)
- The Howard Republic (1986) ... (writer)
- The Singleton Republic (1986) ... (writer)
- The Carleton Republic (1986) ... (writer)
 1986 Cactus (written by)
 1985 Archer (TV Movie) (idea)
 1985 Unfinished Business (written by)
  Winners (TV Series) (1 episode, 1985) (written by - 1 episode, 1985)
- The Paper Boy (1985)
- Top Kid (1985) ... (written by)
 1984 My First Wife (written by)
 1984 Where the Green Ants Dream (written by)
 1983 The Winds of Jarrah (written by)
 1983 Man of Flowers (written by)
 1983 Goodbye Paradise (written by)
 1981 ...Maybe This Time (written by)
 1980 Fatty Finn (story) / (written by)
 1978 Newsfront (screenplay)
 1978 Glenview High (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Second Chance (1978) ... (written by)
 1972 Boney (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Boney and the Reaper (1972) ... (written by)
 1972 Number 96 (TV Series)
 1971 Dynasty (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- A Half Tone Block Is Black and White (1971) ... (written by)
- Countdown (1971) ... (written by)
 1971 Three to Go (additional dialogue - segment "Judy")
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Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Self (3 credits)

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Is buried in Frenchs Forest Bushland Cemetery in Davidson, New South Wales.

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