Wyn Roberts

Wynn Roberts Wynn Roberts as Sgt. Bumpher in Picnic at Hanging Rock

Wynn Roberts, who was on his way to becoming a leading Shakespearian actor, became my first foreman and took control of the construction of this house. He was a close friend of Matcham Skipper and lived at the rear of a Drummond Street establishment close to Matcham's domicile, adjacent to the police headquarters in Russell Street.

As Wynn's acting career flourished it meant that we were soon to lose his services, but he never lost his love for timber. In his home on the western slopes of the Dandenongs he works part-time making beautiful hand-wrought furniture.

Later when Wynn was working on the Watsons Creek farmhouse Alistair said I went up when I could get holidays from the bank. In addition, Pauline (Gordon Ford's first wife) and Rosalie (Wynn's wife) stayed for a time at the Golden Age Hotel in Tarnagulla. Everyone worked hard for long hours in order to accumulate some cash but there were occasional nights when we would borrow the farmer's utility and set off for the Golden Age Hotel. The licensees were Irish and the old father was very sentimental about the Emerald Isle and the old days. After a few drinks had been taken, Wynn Roberts would start reciting and playing on the pianola, singing in the most heart-rending tones about crossing the seas to Ireland and Galway Bay. It was all too much for the old man, who would break down completely sobbing: 'And its all so true'.

Wynn went on to play on some of Australia's best known films and TV series.

Filmography

The Farm (TV Mini-Series)
George Cooper
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... George Cooper
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... George Cooper
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... George Cooper
2001
Wildside (TV Series)
Lionel
- Episode #2.4 (1999) ... Lionel
1999
Big Sky (TV Series)
Fred Morgan
- Future Past and Present (1997) ... Fred Morgan (as Wynn Roberts)
1997
Sun on the Stubble (TV Mini-Series)
Ebenezer Blitz
- The Accident (1996) ... Ebenezer Blitz
- Episode #1.4 (1996) ... Ebenezer Blitz
- The Notice (1996) ... Ebenezer Blitz
- Race at Jakob Mountain (1996) ... Ebenezer Blitz
- Adventures in Paradise (1996) ... Ebenezer Blitz
1996
Snowy River: The McGregor Saga (TV Series)
Sir Harry Garfield
- The Trial of Hetti Lewis (1995) ... Sir Harry Garfield
1995
Snowy (TV Series)
Alf Rutherford / Alf
- Farewell, My Love (1993) ... Alf Rutherford
- Shadows in the Dark (1993) ... Alf
- Beware of Snakes & Spiders (1993) ... Alf Rutherford
- Mick's Cafe (1993) ... Alf Rutherford
1993
Law of the Land (TV Series)
Hamilton Chalmers
1993
A Country Practice (TV Series)
Gordon Moss
- Billy's Choice: Part 2 (1993) ... Gordon Moss
- Billy's Choice: Part 1 (1993) ... Gordon Moss
1993
The Adventures of Skippy (TV Series)
Grumpy Johnston
- Skippy and the Flim Flammers (1992) ... Grumpy Johnston (as Wynn Roberts)
1992
Bony (TV Series)
Templeman
- Looks Can Kill (1992) ... Templeman
1992
Embassy (TV Series)
Dave
- Does Anybody Know the Words? (1991) ... Dave
1991
Police Rescue (TV Series)
Anthony Mason
- The Cosmic Lightbeam (1991) ... Anthony Mason (as Wynne Roberts)
1991
The Flying Doctors (TV Series)
Dr. Don McKenzie / Bill Richards / Stirling / ...
- The Sleep of Reason (1991) ... Dr. Don McKenzie (as Wynn Roberts)
- Deceptions (1991) ... Dr. Don McKenzie (as Wynn Roberts)
- Lucky Lady (1989) ... Bill Richards / Stirling
- My Name Is Sky (1987) ... Mal Pryor
1987-1991
The Last Resort (TV Series)
1998
All the Way (TV Mini-Series)
Maynard
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Maynard
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Maynard
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Maynard
1988
Neighbours (TV Series)
Frank Darcy
- Episode #1.690 (1988) ... Frank Darcy (as Wynne Roberts)
- Episode #1.688 (1988) ... Frank Darcy (as Wynne Roberts)
- Episode #1.687 (1988) ... Frank Darcy (as Wynne Roberts)
- Episode #1.684 (1988) ... Frank Darcy
- Episode #1.683 (1988) ... Frank Darcy (as Wynne Roberts)
1988
Return to Snowy River
Priest (as Wynn Roberts)
1988
The True Story of Spit MacPhee (TV Mini-Series)
Judge Laker
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Judge Laker
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Judge Laker
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Judge Laker
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Judge Laker
1988
Whose Baby (TV Movie)
Ted Hudson, K.C.
1986
Sword of Honour (TV Mini-Series)
Arthur Lawrence
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Arthur Lawrence
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Arthur Lawrence
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Arthur Lawrence
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Arthur Lawrence
1986
Wills & Burke
William Wright
1985
The Dunera Boys (TV Series)
Slattery
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Slattery (as Wynn Roberts)
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Slattery (as Wynn Roberts)
1985
Special Squad (TV Series)
Superintendent
- Until Death (1984) ... Superintendent
- The Set-Up (1984)
1984
Fighting Back
Payne
1982/II
Holiday Island (TV Series)
David Owens
- Welcome to Holiday Island (1981) ... David Owens (as Wynn Roberts)
- Cyclone (1981) ... David Owens (as Wynn Roberts)
1981
Prisoner: Cell Block H (TV Series)
Stuart Gillespie
- Episode #1.168 (1981) ... Stuart Gillespie (as Wynn Roberts)
- Episode #1.167 (1981) ... Stuart Gillespie (as Wynn Roberts)
- Episode #1.166 (1981) ... Stuart Gillespie (as Wynn Roberts)
- Episode #1.165 (1980) ... Stuart Gillespie (as Wynn Roberts)
- Episode #1.164 (1980) ... Stuart Gillespie (as Wynn Roberts)
1980-1981
Skyways (TV Series)
Barney Waters
- Barney and the Colonel: Part 2 ... Barney Waters (as Wynn Roberts)
- Barney and the Colonel: Part 1 ... Barney Waters (as Wynn Roberts)
1979
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
McGinnis
- Born to Run: Part 2 (1979) ... McGinnis
- Born to Run: Part 1 (1979) ... McGinnis
1979
Weekend of Shadows
Sergeant Caxton
1978
Listen to the Lion
Hunter
1977
Born to Run (TV Movie)
McGinnis
1977
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Sgt. Bumpher
1975
Essington (TV Movie)
1974
Homicide (TV Series)
Ross Bullen
- The Last Season (1974) ... Ross Bullen
1974
Flashpoint
Foxy
1972
Delta (TV Series)
Rand / Janosek
- Death Walk (1970) ... Rand
- Stresspoint (1969) ... Janosek
1969-1970
Contrabandits (TV Series)
Joshua Stoney / Arnell
- Fool's Gold (1968) ... Joshua Stoney
- Corner of the Market (1967) ... Arnell
1967-1968
Love and War (TV Movie) (War 3: Sergeant Musgrave's Dance)
1967
Romanoff and Juliet (TV Movie)
1965
Macbeth (TV Movie) Macbeth
1965
A Time to Speak (TV Movie)
1964
A Man for All Seasons (TV Movie)
1964
Everyman (TV Movie)
Death
1964
Corruption in the Palace of Justice (TV Movie)
1964
Consider Your Verdict (TV Series)
Defence Counsel / Crown Prosecutor / Crown Prosecutor Winter
- Queen Versus Shepherd (1964) ... Defence Counsel
- Queen Versus Benson (1964) ... Crown Prosecutor Winter
- Queen Versus Tudor (1963) ... Defence Counsel
- Queen Versus Radford (1963)
- Queen Versus Blunt (1963) ... Defence Counsel
1962-1964
Barley Charlie (TV Series)
Jim Fogarty - Petticoat Prison (1964) ... Jim Fogarty
1964
The Physicists (TV Movie)
1962
Manhaul (TV Movie)
1962
The Hobby Horse (TV Movie)
Billy
1962
Light me a Lucifer (TV Movie)
1962
Murder in the Cathedral (TV Movie)
1961
The Lady from the Sea (TV Movie)
1961
Burst of Summer (TV Movie)
Clinton Hunter (as Wynn Roberts)
1961/II
Hedda Gabler (TV Movie)
1961
Shadow of Heroes (TV Movie)
1960
Uncle Martino (TV Movie)
Trulla
1960
Heart Attack
Dr. Rutherford (as Wynn Roberts)
1960/II
Macbeth (TV Movie)
1959
Treason (TV Movie)
1959
Last Call (TV Movie)
1958
Killer in Close-Up (TV Series)
- The Rattenbury Case (1958)
1958
Symphonie Pastorale (TV Movie)
1958

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