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.

His agency Lisa Mann Creative Management said: “He was an esteemed actor, a storyteller, and someone who touched the lives of many. His generosity knew no bounds and his loss is too great to quantify. He will be sorely missed.”

Survivors include his wife Lindsey and daughter Amy, who express their thanks for all the messages of condolence.

A private memorial service will be held to honour and celebrate his life.

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  1. A generous, unique and talented actor. Richards humour would defuse an atom bomb. He brought a multi layered character to every movie or television project. He loved fellow performers and treated everyone with respect. I was blessed to work with Rick on many productions and it’s a great loss to the entertainment industry. R.I.P mate.

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