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Grant Tilly

Actor

Actor Grant Tilly, who died in April 2012, displayed his gifts for understated comedy in movies Middle Age Spread and Carry Me Back. The versatile Tilly had done it all — from acclaimed theatre performances (often in Roger Hall plays) to screen roles that took in everything from adventure movies and landmark historical dramas (The Governor), to children's TV, sitcoms (Gliding On), and many voice-overs.

With his expertise, the film cannot fail. Variety critic Mike Nicolaidi, reviewing Middle Age Spread, 31 December 1978

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Interview

Grant Tilly: A long career on screen and stage...

Interview, 2010

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Tangiwai - A Love Story

2011, As: Station Master - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 5 - Telling Stories

2010, Subject - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 6 - A Sense of Identity

2010, Subject - Television

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Roof Rattling

2009, As: Old Man - Short Film

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Ken Douglas: Traitor or Visionary?

2006, Narrator - Television

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Who Laughs Last

2006, Writer - Television

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Turangawaewae / A Place to Stand

2003, As: Mr Finch - Short Film

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The Strip

2002 - 2003, As: Ken Walker - Television

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The Big Art Trip - Series One, Episode Seven

2001, Subject - Television

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Clare

2000, As: Professor Dennis Bonham - Television

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Destination Disaster: The Sinking of the Mikhail Lermontov

2000, Narrator - Television

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An Immigrant Nation - A Little Piece of Deutschland

1996, Narrator - Television

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Mirror Mirror - First Episode

1995, As: Sir Gerald Salisbury - Television

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Fallout

1994, As: Jerry Falwell - Television

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Alex

1993, As: Mr Upjohn - Film

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Shark in the Park - Diversions (Series Two, Episode Four)

1990, As: Inspector Englebretsen - Television

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Shark in the Park - Prospects (Series Two, Episode One)

1990, As: Inspector Englebretsen - Television

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Erua

1988, As: Toss Woollaston - Television

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Dangerous Orphans

1986, As: Beck - Film

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The Frog, the Dog, and the Devil

1986, Voice - Short Film

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Cuckoo Land - The House (First Episode)

1985, As: Branchy - Television

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Cuckoo Land - The Neighbour (Episode Two)

1985, As: Branchy - Television

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Cuckoo Land

1985, As: Branchy - Television

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Savage Islands

1983, As: Count Von Rittenberg - Film

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Loose Enz - Eros and Psyche

1982, As: Tom - Television

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Carry Me Back

1982, As: Arthur Donovan - Film

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Loose Enz - The Venus Touch

1982, As: Doctor Rufus Quirke - Television

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Pheno was Here

1982, As: Shop manager - Short Film

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Gliding On

1981 - 1985, As: Wally - Television

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Gliding On - No Smoke Without Fire (First Episode)

1981, As: Wally - Television

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Race for the Yankee Zephyr

1981, As: Antique Collector - Film

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Kaleidoscope - Beyond Reasonable Doubt

1980, Subject - Television

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Beyond Reasonable Doubt

1980, As: David Morris - Film

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Middle Age Spread

1979, As: Colin - Film

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The Les Deverett Variety Hour - Episode

1978, As: Various roles - Television

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The Les Deverett Variety Hour

1978, As: Various roles - Television

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The Governor

1977, As: Henry Williams - Television

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The Governor - The Reverend Traitor (Episode One)

1977, As: Henry Williams - Television

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A Train for Christmas

1975, Narrator - Short Film

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The Longest Winter - Early Days

1974, As: Jim Edwards - Television

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Phone

1974, As: Jenkins - Short Film

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The Longest Winter

1974, As: Jim Edwards - Television

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An Awful Silence

1972, As: Mr Beech - Television

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Gone up North for a While

1972, As: Doctor - Television

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Rutherford of Nelson

1972, As: Voice of Rutherford - Short Film

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Pukemanu

1971 - 1972, As: Cass - Television

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A Great Day to Go

1971, As: Radio DJ - Short Film

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Survey

1971, Narrator - Television

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NZBC Actors' Workshops

1967, Tired Man actor (visitor) - Television