Onscreen ‘Dad’ to stars enjoys quiet life

HAPPY IN BOHO: Actor Tim Robertson said that as he got older, he realised his profession was a young person’s game and that he could live without it. PHOTO: Lucy Bowler

ACTOR Tim Robertson has played onscreen father to Claudia Karvan and Kate Winslet, but these days he prefers the quiet life of the Strathbogie Ranges.

The multi-talented playwright, director and performer has a long list of credits to his name including The Big Steal (in which he was Ms Karvan’s plumber father), Holy Smoke (with Ms Winslet and Harvey Keitel) and The Year my Voice Broke.

He started acting professionally in 1972, having previously been employed as an academic at Flinders University in South Australia.

“As part of my work, I brought over the Australian Performing Group (APG) to strut their stuff,” he said.

“I saw them doing and me teaching and shortly thereafter I left.”

Tim moved to Melbourne where he joined the APG at the Pram Factory in Drummond Street, Carlton.

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