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John graduated from NIDA The National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1973.


In 1974 he played the title role of McCarthy in the Feature film

“The Great McCarthy” closely followed by Picnic at Hanging Rock

for which he was nominated best supporting actor.

John hasn’t stopped he has appeared in countless TV dramas including 

Blue Heelers, McLeod's Daughters, Water Rat's, A Country Practice 

and the role in of Ned Kelly in “The Last Outlaw”

for which he won Best Actor in 1981.

He has appeared in over 40 Feature films including

The Odd Angry Shot, We of the Never Never, Australia,

Django Unchained and of course, the iconic, Wolf Creek.

A franchise that has included two movies

and a 6 part TV series for Stan.

John begins the second series of Wolf Creek for Stan

in July this year and later the world wide release of "Boar" 

about a monster boar pig starring John in the lead role.

John Jarratt

Australian Film Icon

John is passionate to find the cure to (CHD) Congenital Heart Disease

for all the Children who have lost their battle and for the Children

and Parents who battle with it everyday.

The Shaun Miller Foundation Ambassador.


In 2017, an unidentified woman accused respected Australian actor John Jarratt of an historic rape, which allegedly happened over 40 years ago. John Jarratt maintained

his innocence of this assault from the start

but the allegation and the publicity surrounding it

was enough to cost John Jarratt his career and his livelihood.

The female bringing the accusation walked out of court

without this costing her a cent.

And she still has a suppression order protecting her identity.

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