Bille Brown

Bille Brown
William Gerard Brown

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Biloela, Queensland, Australia
DiedJanuary 13, 2013(2013-01-13) (aged 61)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Cause of deathBowel cancer
Alma materUniversity of Queensland
OccupationActor, playwright
Years active1976–2012
AwardsMember of the Order of Australia
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William Gerard "Bille" Brown AM (January 11, 1952 – January 13, 2013) was an Australian actor and playwright. He was known for his roles in Fierce Creatures, The Man Who Sued God, The Dish, and in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Brown and Geoffrey Rush were good friends.[1] He was openly gay.[source?]

Brown was born on January 11, 1952 in Biloela, Queensland, Australia.[2] He studied at Queensland University. Brown died on January 13, 2013 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia from bowel cancer, aged 61.[3]


  1. "Stars celebrate Bille Brown's talent, warmth and fierce humour". Brisbane Times. 5 February 2013.
  2. "Brown, Bille". Search Australian Honours. Australian Government. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
  3. "Veteran stage actor Bille Brown dies". The Australian. 13 January 2013.

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