Sad day for Animal X Fans
It is with great sadness of heart that I hear of the death of actor-entertainer Bill Kerr.
I have known Bill for close on 20 years. Working with him on many projects.
Bill began his career on stage at the age of about 6 months. His mother was a Music Hall (Vaudeville) performer at the time and he played a baby and he has been entertaining ever since.
Bill was known for his varied roles in productions like Hancock’s Half hour a BBC radio show back in the 50’s; classic war films The Dam Busters and Gallipoli; A Year of Living Dangerously, Storm Boy, and many others. He worked alongside some of the biggest names in the Movie business including Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver.
Bill loved Animal X. He said it was the best fun he had ever had.
In the studio he would love ‘hamming it up’. He would say “how was that take Mike? Too much garlic, or do you want a little more?” Meaning of course did I want him to ham it up more or tone it down a bit.
Last year at the age of 92 he was still working. Filming a series of classic poems for YouTube called From My Mothers Knee. Most of which were recited from memory.
His last performance was the poem the Highwayman Comes Riding
Another poem was Laska
Bill was a great man, a kind, funny and generous soul, who never had a bad word to say about anyone and he knew them all.
He was the Sinatra of narrators.
He was a mate and I will miss you Bill.