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Tom Oliver (born 12 June 1938, in Hampshire, England) is an Australian television, film and theatre actor, best known today for playing the role of Lou Carpenter in the Australian soap opera Neighbours. is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Hampshire, sometimes historically Southamptonshire or Hamptonshire, (abbr. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the  United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Louis Thomas Carpenter is a popular character from the Australian television soap opera Neighbours, played by Tom Oliver. ... For Philippine soap opera, see Teleserye. ... Neighbours is a long-running Australian soap opera, which began airing in March 1985. ...


Career

Oliver started in amateur theatricals as a child before pursuing a career as a jockey, however he failed to gain an apprenticeship due to his size. He joined the Merchant Navy at 16 and travelled the world, eventually settling in Sydney in 1956. In Australia he found work as a stockman, spending three years in this job, working his way around the country. He subsequently returned to the UK before beginning an overland trek across Asia to return to Australia, however the journey was halted by illness and he was returned to the UK. In the UK Oliver contacted Albert Finney who was then planning to produce the film Ned Kelly in Australia in 1963. Finney gave him a letter of introduction to an agency in Sydney and Oliver emigrated in 1963, later becoming an Australian citizen. Albert Finney (born May 9, 1936 in Salford, Lancashire, England) is a five-time Academy Award-nominated English actor of Irish descent. ...

Jack Sellars (Tom Oliver) confronts "Knicker Snipper" Alan Cotterell (Mark Hashfield), as Bev (Abigail) looks on in Number 96.

Oliver became a busy theatre and television actor in Australia. He had many guest starring roles on Australian drama series, appearing frequently in the top-rated Crawford Productions police dramas Homicide, Division 4 and Matlock Police, and in Crawford's adventure series Hunter (1967). Oliver was then cast in serial Bellbird, playing the role of Tom Grey from 1969 to 1971. After this he returned to television guest roles for Crawfords, and other companies. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2169x1800, 376 KB) TV screencap uploaded under fair use policy. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2169x1800, 376 KB) TV screencap uploaded under fair use policy. ... Bev Houghton is a fictional character in the 1970s Australian soap opera Number 96, played by Abigail. ... Abigail as Bev and Robyn Gurney as Janie in Number 96. ... Number 96 was a revolutionary Australian daily soap opera set in a Sydney apartment block. ... Crawford Productions is an Australian television production company founded by Hector Crawford. ... Title screen of Homicide Homicide was an Australian television series made by Crawford Productions for the Seven Network between 1964 and 1977. ... Division 4 is an Australian television series made by Crawford Productions for the Nine Network between 1969 and 1975. ... Matlock Police was an Australian television series made by Crawford Productions for the 0-10 Network (now known as the Ten Network) between 1971 and 1975. ... Hunter was an Australian espionage adventure television series screened by the Nine Network from 5 July 1967 to 1969. ... Bellbird was a country based daily soap opera screened for 15 minutes each night by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation before the evening news. ...


In 1972 he joined the cast of fledgling soap opera Number 96 playing the role of Janie Somers' new beau Jack Sellars. Back-slapping rough diamond Jack was intended as a guest character to appear for a run of just three weeks, but the makers of the show were impressed with his performance and the character was made into an on-going lead regular in the serial. Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Number 96 was a revolutionary Australian daily soap opera set in a Sydney apartment block. ...


Oliver became one of the Number 96's most popular cast members. During his run in the show he married fellow Number 96 actor Lynn Rainbow, and opened a wine bar in Kensington, Sydney cunningly named Jack's Cellar. In late 1973, along with much of the show's regular cast including Lynn Rainbow, he reprised his television role in a feature film spinoff of the serial. Oliver stayed in the role in the series for more than two years, finally electing to leave the series in mid 1974. After leaving the serial he quickly returned to television guest starring roles and roles of varying size in feature films. He briefly returned to Number 96 in the role of Jack Sellars in September 1975. Lynn Rainbow as Sonia Hunter in the feature film version of Number 96. ... Kensington is a suburb in Randwick City, in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. ...


Oliver's film roles included ABBA: The Movie. His primary role in the film is as ABBA's gruff bodyguard, however he additionally appears in the film as a barman and as a chatty moustached taxi driver shown mainly from behind. Through the late 1970s and the 1980s Oliver appeared in guest and regular roles in many Australian drama series and serials including Prisoner, Holiday Island and Sons and Daughters. ABBA was a Swedish pop music group active from 1972 until 1982. ... Holiday Island is an Australian television series made in 1981 by Crawford Productions for the Ten Network. ... Sons and Daughters was an Australian soap opera created by Reg Watson and produced by the Reg Grundy Organisation. ...

Tom Oliver as Lou Carpenter

He had a notable role in 1979 alongside character actor David Brogan in the critically panned series The Man in the Brown Suede Jacket, often thought to have been the final nail in the coffin of Brogan's career. He also appeared in the acclaimed miniseries The Dismissal. With actor Steven Grives he started a film production company which produced the film The Right Hand Man in 1987. Oliver has been nominated for the Australian Film and Television Awards for Best Supporting Actor three times. Oliver also acted on the stage, appearing in such plays as The Knack, Cactus Flower, How the Other Half Loves and The Club. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Louis Thomas Carpenter is a popular character from the Australian television soap opera Neighbours, played by Tom Oliver. ... The Dismissal was a Australian television mini series, broadcast in 1993 by Network Ten. ... The Club is a play by Australian playwright David Williamson, that follows the fortunes of a football club over the course of a season. ...


Today Oliver is most known for his long-running role of Lou Carpenter in Neighbours. He first appeared briefly as lovable rogue used-car salesman Lou in 1988. In early 1992 the character was reintroduced to the series and has been a key character ever since. He is now the show's longest serving continuous character ever, now in his fifteenth year in the show, surpassing the twelve and a half years of Anne Haddy who played Helen Daniels. Anne Haddy (5th October 1930 - 6th June 1999) was an Australian actress. ... Helen Daniels (née Simpson) was a fictional character in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, portrayed by the late actress Anne Haddy. ...


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Tom Oliver - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (631 words)
Tom Oliver (born 12 June 1938, in Hampshire, England) is an Australian television, film and theatre actor, best known today for playing the role of Lou Carpenter in the Australian soap opera Neighbours.
Oliver started in amateur theatricals as a child before pursuing a career as a jockey, however he failed to gain an apprenticeship due to his size.
Oliver stayed in the role in the series for more than two years, finally electing to leave the series in mid 1974.
HABLA Biorhythm: Tom Oliver (117 words)
Oliver always has been a line-drive hitter who uses the entire field.
Oliver isn't a fluid center fielder, but he's not afraid to get dirty and gets the job done.
Oliver isn't fast, but he's a heady baserunner who rarely gets thrown out.
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