John Clarke was one of New Zealand’s best-loved comic performers. His 1970s farming character Fred Dagg became an icon of Kiwi comedy. Clarke worked as a comedian, actor, writer and director. His satirical television series The Games was an Australian Film Institute award-winner. Although based in Australia since 1977, he lent his unmistakeable comic voice to Kiwi TV comedies bro’Town and Radiradirah.
In a departure from the usual ScreenTalk format, this extended audio interview was produced and recorded by Andrew Johnstone and Richard Swainson, with the assistance of Hamilton Community Radio and The Film School.
In this wide-ranging ScreenTalk, Clarke talks about:
This video was first uploaded on 29 March 2011, and is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.
Produced and recorded by Andrew Johnstone and Richard Swainson with the assistance of Hamilton Community Radio and The Film School
I needed to find a way in which being me would be a living.– John Clarke, 40 minutes into this interview