LIVE STREAM: Meet John Wood
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LIVE STREAM: Meet John Wood

Date & time
Tue 11 Aug 2020
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Add to Calendar 2020-08-11 19:30 2020-08-11 20:30 Australia/Brisbane LIVE STREAM: Meet John Wood <strong>Please note that this event will be live streamed via the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pg/BrisbaneLibraries/events/?ref=page_internal" target="_blank">Brisbane Libraries Facebook page</a></strong>. John Wood grew up in working-class Melbourne. When he failed out of high school, an employment officer told him, ‘You have the mind of an artist and the body of a labourer.’ And so John continued to pursue his acting dreams in amateur theatre, sustaining himself by working jobs as a bricklayer, a railway clerk and even in the same abattoir as his father. When he won a scholarship to NIDA, in Sydney, it moved John into a new and at times baffling world, full of extraordinary characters. It was the start of a decades-long acting career, most famously on shows such as <em>Rafferty’s Rules</em> and <em>Blue Heelers</em>, where his charm made him beloved in households across the country. His popularity was such that he was nominated for a Gold Logie nine times in a row, finally culminating in a win in 2006. <em>How I Clawed My Way to the Middle</em> is a beguiling memoir from one of Australia’s most cherished actors on both stage and screen. Full of humility, warmth and humour, it tells of the ephemeral nature of theatre, the luminous personalities John encountered along the way, and the perilous reality of life as a professional actor in Australia. Join John as he discusses his new book with beloved author and columnist, Frances Whiting.
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Age

Young adults, Adults (30+), Seniors

Cost

Free

Please note that this event will be live streamed via the Brisbane Libraries Facebook page.

John Wood grew up in working-class Melbourne. When he failed out of high school, an employment officer told him, ‘You have the mind of an artist and the body of a labourer.’ And so John continued to pursue his acting dreams in amateur theatre, sustaining himself by working jobs as a bricklayer, a railway clerk and even in the same abattoir as his father.

When he won a scholarship to NIDA, in Sydney, it moved John into a new and at times baffling world, full of extraordinary characters. It was the start of a decades-long acting career, most famously on shows such as Rafferty’s Rules and Blue Heelers, where his charm made him beloved in households across the country. His popularity was such that he was nominated for a Gold Logie nine times in a row, finally culminating in a win in 2006.

How I Clawed My Way to the Middle is a beguiling memoir from one of Australia’s most cherished actors on both stage and screen. Full of humility, warmth and humour, it tells of the ephemeral nature of theatre, the luminous personalities John encountered along the way, and the perilous reality of life as a professional actor in Australia.

Join John as he discusses his new book with beloved author and columnist, Frances Whiting.

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