Vale John Clarke
am saddened to hear of the passing of Mr John Clarke and extend my sincere condolences
to his family, friends and colleagues.
was a master of satire and an accomplished actor. His performance in Death in Brunswick was a favourite.
in New Zealand, his talent was evident from early on through his iconic
character Fred Dagg.
Clarke and Dawe, he provided decades
of acute political insights through parody.
will remember him for his celebrated television mockumentary about the Sydney
Organising Committee for the 2000 Olympics, The
Games, which he co-wrote and starred in. He also published numerous books.
recognised by his peers, John was honoured for his contribution to Australian
television in 2008 when he was inducted into the Logies Hall of Fame.
Clarke leaves behind a legacy of thought-provoking humour and a record of
significant creative accomplishments. His humility, intelligence and wit will
be sorely missed.