Douglas Hall - In Memoriam

4 May 2023

In Memoriam

Douglas Hall, a graduate of the NIDA Acting degree (1961), died at his home in Grafton on Tuesday, 11 April. His wife Margaret, whom he met at NIDA in 1960, was by his side when he passed.

Douglas was trained at NIDA by Joan Walley, John Clarke, Margaret Barr, Dame Leonie Kramer, Owen Weingott, and Madame Marianne Mathy. He received the Elizabethan Theatre Trust scholarship for his performance in the title role of Ibsen's Peer Gynt, directed by John Tasker. Some of his theatre credits included: Fade In-Fade OutLittle Mary Sunshine and The Sentimental Bloke.

He is loved and remembered by many, both near and far, including his wife Margaret, his brother Keith, his six children, thirteen grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Text for photo: Peer Gynt, NIDA 1961, (from left to right, Lyn Wright, Silver Harris, Douglas Hall and Jeanie Drynan)

NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the sacred lands, from the mountains to the sea, on which we learn and tell stories.

The lands of the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.