Alec Kellaway

Alec Kellaway (1894–1973) was a South African–born actor best known for his work in Australian theatre and film, notably playing a number of character roles for director Ken G. Hall. He was the brother of Cecil Kellaway.[1] He also worked as a producer in vaudeville and helped run the Talent School at Cinesound Productions.[2]

Kellaway played a wide variety of roles for Ken Hall, ranging from a gay floorwalker in Dad and Dave Come to Town (1938) to a magician in Let George Do It (1938).[3] Hall wrote in his memoirs that the actor "was never Alec Kellaway in any of them – a contrast to many actors, who play themselves in whatever part you give them. Alec always studied the part, got to really understand the person he was to play, then worried about how he would walk, talk, think."[4]

Selected filmography

References

  1. Pike, Andrew Franklin. "The History of an Australian Film Production Company: Cinesound, 1932-70" (PDF). Australian National University. p. 46-47.
  2. Alec Kellaway at Australian Variety Theatre Archive
  3. "Film News of the Week. RETURNING FROM HOLLYWOOD TO MAKE CINESOUND FILM-CURRENT RELEASES". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 4 August 1938. p. 28. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
  4. Ken G. Hall, Directed by Ken G. Hall, Lansdowne Press, 1977 p150


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