Clarke and Dawe - Netflix

Join satirical duo John Clarke and Bryan Dawe for their irreverent take on the week's news headlines.

Clarke and Dawe - Netflix

Type: News

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 5 minutes

Premier: 1989-03-01

Clarke and Dawe - John Clarke (satirist) - Netflix

John Morrison Clarke (29 July 1948 – 9 April 2017) was a New Zealand-born comedian, writer, and satirist. He was born in Palmerston North, New Zealand, and lived in Australia from the late 1970s. He was a highly regarded actor and writer whose work appeared on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) in both radio and television and also in print.

Clarke and Dawe - Films - Netflix

In 1972 he made his first film appearance in The Adventures of Barry McKenzie, a film about an expatriate Australian in London. Even as an extra, the film's makers, Bruce Beresford and Barry Humphries instantly recognised his talent; “he was terribly funny and terribly real”. In 1974 he wrote and appeared (as Ken) in Buck House a New Zealand comedy TV series set in a student flat. In 1982 he was nominated for an AFI award for co-writing the acclaimed Paul Cox film Lonely Hearts. He also co-wrote the mini-series Anzacs and provided the voice of Wal Footrot in the feature-length animated film, Footrot Flats: The Dog's Tale (1986), based on the comic strips by Murray Ball. Towards the end of the 1980s, he featured in a number of other films, and began to be known for his political satire. During the 1980s and early 1990s, Clarke featured in several films, including Never Say Die, alongside New Zealand actor Temuera Morrison, Death in Brunswick, alongside another New Zealand actor, Sam Neill, and Blood Oath (released in some countries as Prisoners of the Sun).

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