Andrew McFarlane (Australian actor)

Andrew McFarlane ( born June 6, 1951 in Albany, Western Australia, Australia) is an Australian actor who has seen since 1972 on stage or on TV.


Andrew grew up on a cattle station in Queensland and has lived in Sydney since 1978.

He completed his studies in acting successfully at the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art ( NIDA ). Right after he landed a role in the police series Devision 4 known and he was first popular as John Sullivan in the series The Sullivans. After leaving the series after 18 months, he returned back again for the television film The John Sullivan Story. This was followed by a starring role in the series between the sun and the Pacific, and among others roles in the mini-series in 1915, Cop Shop and Rafferty's Rules. Also in many films Andrew McFarlane was seen. Thus a u in Break of day, Doctors and Nurses, Barracuda and Boulevard of Broken Dreams.

In Europe, it was announced Andrew McFarlane with the series The Flying Doctors as Dr. Tom Callaghan, which was first broadcast in Germany in 1991. After the mini-series he played this role for a further 16 episodes in the first season and then went out, first, to spend a while in England. In 1989, he returned in the fifth season back for 37 more episodes, and then finally get out of the series. Only for the following 201 ( " The Diary " ), he returned back again.

After that, Andrew initially devoted himself to the theater. He played at many major venues in Australia. He had roles in Gulliver's Travels, Talley 's Folley, Tales of a Faerie called Angel and most recently in Losing Louis, Woman in Mind and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.

He made ​​guest appearances in popular Australian television series such as Time Trax - Back to the Future, Water Rats - The Hafencops, Halifax fp and the youth series Spellbinder - Trapped in the past, and Blue Water High. In many films he appeared in smaller roles, such as in The train accident, Icy Hell and One Woman Strikes Back.

In the three-part TV movie Land of the violence in 1998, he played the role of Tom. It is about the experiences of a white family in New Caledonia and Andrew played this role from young to old.

Since 2000, Andrew is also one of the presenters in Play School, an Australian mission (similar to the Sesame Street ) for preschoolers.

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