Person - Denis Doonan
DENIS TERENCE JOSEPH DOONAN
Denis acted in NT shows in the period 1960-62: a reading of Fun and Games 1960, Damis in Tartuffe 1960, Choko the ex greengrocer turned Lord High Persecutioner in Hold the Line 1960, the drunken swaggie in Lawson 1961, and acted in The Drums of Father Ned 1961 and The Long and the Short and the Tall 1962.
He went on to act at the Independent in 1962 and got professional work in TV series Consider Your Verdict 1963, Jonah 1963 and Homicide 1965. In The Set, a 1970 film about homosexuality, he played an artist who has an affair with Hazel Phillips. He moved to Melbourne, returning by 1982 to live in Balmain.
Denis was an Irishman who came from a London theatrical family. A handsome man with a big flirtatious personality, he married Mavis Daphne Agnes Allen in 1942; they were divorced in 1947. In 1960 he married Margaret Isobel Price who became celebrity cook Margaret Fulton. They later separated.