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Tony Sheldon Tony Sheldon i(A72068 works by)
Born: Established: 1955 Brisbane, Queensland, ;
Gender: Male
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Tony Sheldon is an award-winning Australian actor/singer and writer, who is perhaps best known for his work in the theatre. The son and grandson of actors Toni Lamond and Stella Lamond, and as nephew of singer Helen Reddy, Sheldon first appeared before the public at age eight on the television variety show In Melbourne Tonight and also played a leading juvenile role in a Sydney production of Oliver.

After leaving Cranbrook School, where he had been a boarder, Sheldon appeared in the premiere production of A Hard God and subsequently appeared in numerous theatrical productions from the 1970s onwards. He was also later a foundation actor with the Hunter Valley Theatre Companyz). As a film and television actor he was first cast in an episode of Homicide in 1964) and returned to the series for another episode in 1975. His other roles during the 1970s included Rush (1974) and The Unisexers (1975). In 1985 he played Nugget Jones in the feature An Indecent Obsession and four years later was engaged to play the character Brian Carlton in the television series The Family Business. Since the early 1990s his other television roles have included G.P. (192) and Murder Call (1998).

In addition to his acting career Sheldon has worked as a writer in various forms, including television script writing. His credits include ten episodes for Sons and Daughters (1983), as well as episodes for Doctors and Nurses (1981) and Home and Awayg) (1988).

Further Reading: Professor Anne Pender's essay on Tony Sheldon.

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form y separately published work icon Sons and Daughters ( dir. Philip East ) 1981 Australia : Reg Grundy Enterprises Seven Network , 1981-1987 Z1510959 1981 series - publisher film/TV

Sons and Daughters explores the dramatic incidents in the lives of the wealthy Hamilton family and the working-class Palmer family. The premise that underpinned the show's early years concerned the character John Palmer, on the run from the Melbourne police, who suspect him of murder. He travels to Sydney and falls in love with the wealthy Angela Hamilton, but they are later revealed to be twins who were separated at birth and raised separately: John raised by the wise former prostitute Fiona Thompson before returning to live with his father and Angela raised by her mother, who subsequently married into money. More wealth later arrives through the introduction of the Morrell clan, who have managed to marry their way into the Hamilton family.

1983 winner Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Program
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