Peter Gwynne

Peter Gwynne (1929 – 17 November 2011) was a New Zealand-born Australian television actor who was also known for voice-over work.

Peter Gwynne
New Zealand
DiedNovember 2011 (aged 8182)
Sydney, New South Wales
NationalityNew Zealand/Australian
OccupationActor and voice artist
Known forReturn to Eden
Spouse(s)Cecily Polson


Born in New Zealand, Gwynne was a well-recognised character actor, appearing in many of the significant television productions of the 1970s onwards, including Cop Shop, Boney, Division 4, Homicide, Matlock Police, Flying Doctors, Return to Eden, A Country Practice and many more.

He is best remembered internationally as Bill McMaster, Stephanie Harper's General Manager at Harper Mining in both the 1983 mini-series & the 1986 series of Return To Eden.

Personal life

Peter Gwynne was married to actress Cecily Polson, the two never had children. Peters Mother (Dorothy Wall) was born in Springwood, New South Wales and moved to NZ after she married Dr. Frank Qwynne from Christchurch. Peter last resided at Lane Cove in Sydney NSW, he died on 17 November 2011, aged 82.

Selected filmography


  1. "Peter Gwynne". Australian Screen. National Film & Sound Archive. Retrieved 11 August 2013.

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