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Bill Kerr - Interviewed by Ed Doolan in 2005.mp3
Bill Kerr - Interviewed by Ed Doolan in 2005 - BBC Radio - cheops
Ed Doolan talks to the stalwart of Hancock\'s Half Hour. First broadcast in 2005 on Radio WM Birmingham.
One episode of approximately one hour.
Bill Kerr (born 1924) is an Australian film and television actor. He was born into a performing arts family in Cape Town, South Africa, but grew up in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia. He began working as a child actor in depression era Australia, taking his first major role in The Silence of Dean Maitland, one of Australia\'s first talking films. After serving in the Second World War, Kerr moved to England to further his acting career, and during the 1940s he was regularly featured in the BBC radio series Variety Bandbox. His trademark was his catch phrase \"I\'m only here for 4 minutes...\"
In the 1950s, he had a recurring role as an Australian lodger in the BBC radio comedy series Hancock\'s Half Hour. Initially sharper than Hancock\'s characterisation, it was developed into a more dim-witted character who became the butt of Hancock\'s jokes. His television appearances in Britain include a 1968 episode of Doctor Who called The Enemy of the World, with Patrick Troughton, and a long running part in the early 1960s BBC-TV soap, Compact.
Bill Kerr had much theatrical success in Britain, playing The Devil in the original West End production of Damn Yankees, directed by Bob Fosse, and Cole. In 1972 he co-starred with Anthony Newley in the long running Newley/Bricusse musical, The Good Old Bad Old Days.
He also made several films in Britain, including The Dam Busters and The Wrong Arm of the Law, before moving back to Australia. Although probably best known as a comic actor, and especially for his appearances in Hancock\'s Half Hour, he has since played a number of serious roles, notably in Peter Weir\'s films Gallipoli (1981) and The Year of Living Dangerously (1982). He also worked on the Australian stage in the 1980s, in musicals such as My Fair Lady, where he received excellent reviews as Alfred Doolittle. In 2001, he appeared in the Australian comedy Let\'s Get Skase. Kerr also appeared in the 1998 television comedy series Minty.
Kerr now lives in Perth, Western Australia, with his family.
Ed Doolan (born 20 July 1941) is an Australian born naturalised British radio presenter who is a thirty-year veteran of the BBC and was awarded the MBE in 1998. He fronts a show, beginning at 10:00 until 13:00 on BBC Radio WM. He started out in forces radio and moved to BRMB, then WM in 1982. He is also a writer and a TV presenter who has featured on news program BBC Midlands Today and written a regular column for the Birmingham Mail.
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