John Cosgrove (actor)
John Cosgrove (1867 – 11 August 1925) was an Australian actor, writer and director who worked in theatre and films during the silent era. He sometimes collaborated with Bland Holt.
Cosgrove had a turbulent personal life. He would borrow money so often he was nicknamed "The Great Australian Bite". His first daughter died when a few days old. Another daughter, Noel, died of tuberculosis at the age of nineteen. His son Bill died in a plane crash in 1943.
- The Luck of Roaring Camp (1911)
- The Right to Love (1915)
- The Noon Hour (1915)
- The Turning Point (1915)
- For Love of Mary Ellen (1915)
- Queen of the Band (1915)
- The Ever Living Isles (1915)
- The Wayward Son (1915)
- Desert Gold (1919)
- Barry Butts In (1919)
- The Man from Snowy River (1920)
- Silks and Saddles (1921) – also story
- Possum Paddock (1921)
- The Betrayer (1921)
- The Queen of Sheba (1921)
- The Guyra Ghost Mystery (1921) – also directed
- While the Billy Boils (1921)
- The Gentleman Bushranger (1921)
- Sunshine Sally (1922) – script
- Shoesmith, Dennis, 'Holt, Joseph Thomas (Bland) (1851–1942)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, accessed 9 September 2011.
- Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper, Australian Film 1900–1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998, 106.
- Jenny Rudd O'Neill, 'The Flying Cosgroves' (Jenny Rudd O'Neill, Seaforth, 1996) Archived 2011-08-21 at the Wayback Machine
- John Cosgrove on IMDb
- John Cosgrove at National Film and Sound Archive
- Some John Cosgrove Australian theatre credits at AusStage