One of the best loved and most talented actors and comedians that Australia has ever produced.

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Episode credited cast:
Caroline Jones ...
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Geoffrey Atherden ...
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Ruth Cracknell ...
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Diane Craig ...
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Ian Hickie ...
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David McDonald ...
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Garry McDonald ...
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Mora McDonald ...
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Reuben McDonald ...
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Geoff Portmann ...
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Swami Shankarananda ...
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From the revolutionary comic genius of "Norman Gunston" to the depths of dramatic pathos in "Jimmy Dancer" to his memorable double act with Ruth Cracknell in "Mother and Son", McDonald has etched himself deep into the national consciousness over the last thirty years. At the heart of most of his famous roles was a very human vulnerability. But Garry's personal anxiety and depression surfaced dramatically seven years ago when he had a very public breakdown in the middle of attempting a "Norman Gunston" comeback series for Channel 7. The Gunston comeback was prompted, in part, by what he describes as a certain "professional jealousy" of his friend, Ruth Cracknell and what he perceived as her funnier role in "Mother and Son". In this week's Australian Story Garry, his family and his colleagues talk candidly about the events that led to the breakdown, the path to recovery and Garry's new life which includes public advocacy for anxiety sufferers as well as several new professional ... Written by Australian Story

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11 February 2002 (Australia)  »

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