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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 Australia (2008), Moulin Rouge! (2001) and The Devil's Playground (1976). See full bio »
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Australia Father Benedict
Moulin Rouge! Christian's Father
The Devil's Playground Brother Francine
The Wild Duck Gregory


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 2013 Gödel Incomplete (Short)
Old Kurt Godel
 2013 The Great Gatsby (uncredited)
 2010/I The Tree
Uncle Jack
 2008 Australia
Father Benedict
 2005 The Libertine (Short)
 2002 Beneath Clouds
Old Man in pub / Mercedes driver
 2001 All Saints (TV Series)
Father Francis Tyler
- Skeletons in the Closet (2001) ... Father Francis Tyler
 2001 Moulin Rouge!
Christian's Father
 1999/II Milk (Short)
The Old Man
 1998 Gods and Monsters
Ernest Thesiger (uncredited)
 1997 Paradise Road
Mr. Pike
 1996 Dating the Enemy
Dr. Kamins
 1996 Heartbreak High (TV Series)
Athol Pike
- Episode #4.3 (1996) ... Athol Pike
 1996 Pacific Drive (TV Series)
 1994 Escape from Jupiter (TV Mini-Series)
Professor Ingessol
- Disaster (1994) ... Professor Ingessol
 1993 The Nostradamus Kid
Pastor Anderson
 1993 Minder (TV Series)
Geoffrey Evans
- A Taste of Money (1993) ... Geoffrey Evans
 1992 The Flying Doctors (TV Series)
Royce Phelan DC
- Wimp (1992) ... Royce Phelan DC
 1991 Isabelle Eberhardt
 1991 The Storyteller: Greek Myths (TV Mini-Series)
- Perseus & the Gorgon (1991) ... Acrisius
 1989 Shadow of the Cobra (TV Movie)
 1988 Edens Lost (TV Movie)
 1988 The Dreaming
Professor Bernard Thornton
 1987 Ghosts CAN Do It
 1987 The Right Hand Man
Dr. Redbridge
 1986 Comrades
 1986 King Solomon's Mines (TV Movie)
Allan Quatermain (voice)
 1985 Burke & Wills
Sir William Stawell
 1984 Bodyline (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Jardine
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Mr. Jardine
 1984 Special Squad (TV Series)
- Child of Fortune (1984) ... Grayson
 1984 The Schippan Mystery (TV Movie)
Sir Josiah Symon
 1984 Five Mile Creek (TV Series)
Arthur Archer
- Mail Order Brides (1984) ... Arthur Archer
 1984 The Wild Duck
 1983 The Dismissal (TV Mini-Series)
Eric Robinson
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Eric Robinson
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... Eric Robinson
 1982 We of the Never Never
Aeneas Gunn
 1982 Duet for Four
Doug Quincey
 1982 Night of Shadows (Short)
 1981 Tickled Pink (TV Series)
- Three Blind Mice (1981)
 1981 Strange Behavior
Dr. Le Sange / Nagel
 1981 Grendel Grendel Grendel
The Dragon / Beowulf (voice)
 1980 Water Under the Bridge (TV Series)
Maynard Dickens
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... Maynard Dickens
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... Maynard Dickens
 1979 Cathy's Child
 1979 The Hero (TV Movie)
Voice of Dr Lesky
 1978 The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
Man in Butcher Shop
 1977 The Duellists
Eyepatch Wearer
 1976 Summer of Secrets
Doctor Beverley Adams
 1976 The New Avengers (TV Series)
Dr. Graham
- Sleeper (1976) ... Dr. Graham
 1976 The Devil's Playground
Brother Francine
 1974 Between Wars
Peter Avante
 1974 Petersen
Prof. Charles Kent
 1973 Libido
Father Burn (segment "Priest, The")
 1972 Dust or Polish (TV Movie)
 1971 Violence in the Cinema, Part 1 (Short)
Dr. Fyne
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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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