Vale Richard Carter, versatile actor

Richard Carter.

Australian film and television actor Richard Carter died last Saturday after a brief illness. He was 65.

Carter appeared in numerous TV series in the 1980s and 1990s including Wildside, Rafferty’s Rules, A Country Practice, Bangkok Hilton and Police Rescue.

His film credits included Bootmen, Gettin’ Square, The Man Who Sued God, voice roles in both editions of Happy Feet and The Great Gatsby.

Producer Trish Lake recalls Carter’s memorable line in Jonathan Teplitzky’s 2003 crime drama Gettin’ Square – “It’s un-Australian,” delivered in outraged tones to Timothy Spall when talking about the “super cops” and their coercive powers, observing, “He will be greatly missed and always remembered.”

He had regular roles as Mick Corella in Rake, Mick Deakin in East West 101 and Ted Hudson in White Collar Blue. In his final screen appearance he played the Bullet Farmer in Mad Max: Fury Road.

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