Vale John Unicomb
It is with great sadness that we note the passing of John Unicomb after a short illness.
John was a great of Tasmanian theatre – a fine actor, a fine director and a wonderful theatre manager.  Above all he was a very fine human being.
He will be greatly missed by all who had the honour of knowing him.

7 Responses to “Vale John Unicomb”

  1. A wonderful man, a most knowledgable man, a guide and inspiration to many.

    John Soundy
    Former Chaiman of the Theatre Royal Management Board & Deputy Chairman of the Tasmanian Theatre Company

    Comment by John Soundy on 15/08/2012 at 3:36 pm

  2. Working with John was a priveledge and an adventure. A truly gentle man as well as a gentleman.

    Comment by Jane Wing on 15/08/2012 at 6:05 pm

  3. dear dear john
    what a man
    so very sorry to hear that he has passed on
    if he’s gone somewhere next, that place will be the better for his arrival
    i have worked with john only a few times on feature films. he is a great actor. i don’t think people really know how good he’s been at the game
    i dont know stage
    but his work for the camera is moving and beautiful
    there are at least 2 i know working in america, who got their start in cinema working with john
    huzzah and hurrah for john unicomb
    as other friends have said, a great human being, a person who has inspired young ones to seek the craft of acting with humility and see it as a privilege
    for telling stories as he has done for so long
    is the joy of being, the milk we drink as a species
    set sail john
    hope there is a place your friends may see u again
    roger scholes

    copies of his cinema work c/o me

    Comment by roger scholes on 15/08/2012 at 7:21 pm

  4. So many of you say it better than I ever could. Suffice to say I too had the honor and privilege of working with John and calling him friend. Our love and thoughts go to Gillian and son. On or off stage you will be remembered John.

    Comment by Subi mead on 15/08/2012 at 8:26 pm

  5. Vale John Unicomb! Precious pup!our thoughts are with you, Gillian and Jamie. John left a wonderful footprint in our world, in so many ways. I think of John with awe and respect ( and a giggle)What a lovely man! Respectfully and with love, Phoebe, Hugo, Eleni and Andrea.xxxx

    Comment by Andrea Jackson on 16/08/2012 at 12:51 am

  6. In the late 60’s, in my very first show, I had the privilege of working with John at the Music Hall Theatre Restaurant at Neutral Bay in Sydney where he was playing the villain, and what a wonderful villain he was too, with that marvellous voice and presence.
    He was such a kind, generous man, and actor to work with.
    Gillian and family I am so sorry for your loss.
    Fondest memories
    Zoë Lake

    Comment by Zoe Lake on 26/08/2012 at 12:13 pm

  7. John was my boss and mentor at the Tasmanian Theatre Company in the early 80’s. He was a true ‘gentleman’and will continue to be missed by all who were lucky enough to spend even a few moments with this very fine man.
    David Gration

    Comment by David Gration on 28/12/2012 at 7:42 pm

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