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John Jarratt Biography, Book and Movies

John Jarratt

John Jarratt was born on 5 August 1952. He is an Australian television and film actor, producer and director, who rose to fame through his work in the Australian New Wave. He is best known for his work on Play School, an Australian children’s television show and for portraying the main antagonist Mick Taylor in the Wolf Creek film series. He’s also playing the protagonist’s father, Jack Hunter in an audio drama adaptation of The Phoenix Files.

Jarratt grew up in Wongawilli, a small rural town near Wollongong, New South Wales and later in the Snowy Mountains area. Jarratt’s father was a coal miner and later a concreter, who worked on the Snowy Mountains hydroelectric scheme. His ancestor George Jarratt, born 1833, came from Croxton in Cambridgeshire, England. While in high school, Jarratt directed and acted in a school play which was a great success and led to his school principal recommending that he pursue an acting career.

John Jarratt

John Jarratt

He has been married to Cody Jarratt since 1999. They have one child. He was previously married to Rosa and Noni Hazlehurst.

John jarratt book

The Bastard from the Bush

John jarratt movies

  1. Wolf Creek 2
  2. Rogue
  3. Wolf Creek
  4. Dead Heart
  5. Talk
  6. We Of The Never Never
  7. Next Of Kin
  8. The Odd Angry Shot
  9. Blue Fin
  10. Summer City
  11. Picnic At Hanging Rock
  12. The Great Mac Arthy


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