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John Jarrat

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Logie Nominated Australian Actor, Star of 'Wolf Creek', Producer, Director and TV Presenter

Australia's film industry wouldn't be the same without John Jarratt.


His starring role as the infamous villain Mick Taylor in Wolf Creek (2005) and Wolf Creek 2 (2013) made him a permanent part of horror film history. John's successful film and TV credits also include Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), McLeod's Daughters (2001), Rogue (2007) and Django Unchained (2012). Most recently starring in Chris Sun's The Possessed (2021), John's career has been multifaceted and nothing short of iconic.  


Graduating from NIDA in 1973, John has worked with a variety of Aussie stars such as Mel Gibson and Lincoln Lewis, and has been praised by Quentin Tarantino as Australia's best actor. 


John reflects on his life as an Aussie actor in his 2015 memoir The Bastard From the Bush: An Australian Life that reflects on career defining moments such as his embodiment of Ned Kelly in The Last Outlaw (1993). His nominations include: 


  • Logie as Best Lead Actor in a Miniseries/Telemovie

  • Australian Film Institute Award for Best Performance by an Actor

  • AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor 


With John's almost 50 years of experience in the entertainment industry, his  talent makes him a classic Aussie icon. Not only an actor but a producer, director and TV presenter - John Jarratt is an cult favourite that shows no signs of slowing down as Australia's favourite horror movie star. 

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