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Welcome to the CAST section.

On this page, you'll find profiles for most cast members. Every profile contains information on the person and his/her work that is publicly available.

Not every cast member pursued had/has an acting career before and after appearing in the film; since so little is known about these people, their profiles are limited to their role in the film.

Let's go!


Rebekah Elmaloglou
Elly Barton
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Rebekah Elmaloglou as Elly Barton in The Siege of Barton's Bathroom, laying siege to the family's only bathroom as Ellys tend to do.

Image credit: ACMI
Used under citaatrecht
Born January 1974 in Sydney, Australia, Rebekah Elmaloglou is a Greek-English actress. She's a full cousin of dame Judi Dench.

Rebekah started acting at an early age, appearing as a young girl in the dystopian action films 2084 (1984) and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985).

In 1986 she was cast for the lead role of Elly Barton in The Siege of Barton's Bathroom. Rebekah did not reprise her role in the television series. Instead, she went on to star in the twelve part television series Five Times Dizzy, a few mini series and started her soap opera career in 1989's E Street.

Soap operas fitted her well, and she continued to appear in them as regular or recurring characters. The list reads as a "best of Australian soaps" list, with A Country Practice, Home and Away and Neighbours as stand out titles.

Rebekah currently (2022) plays Terese Willis on Neighbours. She's married and has a son.


As Terese Willis
in Neighbours

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As Sophie Simpson
in Home and Away

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Brendan Cowell
Dominic Barton
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Brendan Cowell as Dominic Barton asking his father about climbing trees.

Image credit: ACMI
Used under citaatrecht
Born in August 1976 in Cronulla, a suburb of Sydney, Australia, Brendan Cowell is an Australian actor, director and playwright.

At eight years old, he was discovered by a casting director while he was waiting for one of his sisters to finish her dance rehearsal. He got his first acting job shortly after in a TV commercial.

In 1986, he was cast as Dominic Barton in The Siege of Barton's Bathroom.

Brendan continued acting throughout his teens and early twenties while studying for his BA's in Communication, Theatre and Media at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst. After finishing school, he continued his acting career but also started writing plays. In 2001, he was awarded a share of the Patrick White Playwright Award for his play 'Bed' and in 2003 won the Griffin Playwright Award award for best new work.

In Australia, he is best known for his acting on television and film as Todd the Toolman in SBS' Life Support, as Tom Jackson in the acclaimed Love my Way and in the films Noise (2007, as Graham McGahan) and Beneath Hill 60 (2010, as Oliver Woodward).

Internationally, Brendan is best known as Harrag, Yara Greyjoy's Iron Fleet captain, in Game of Thrones (season 7).

In 2022, he is set to appear as Captain Mick Scoresby in the sequel to James Cameron's Avatar.


As Haggar
in Game of Thrones

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Scott Bartle
Douglas Barton

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Scott Bartle in 1986, the same year that he appeared in The Siege of Barton's Bathroom.

Image credit: Cut out from the DVD cover of the 1986 film "Hector's Bunyip".
Used under citaatrecht
Scott Bartle was only four years old when he was cast in his first role, a guest role on the Winners episode Top Kids as Malcolm in 1985.

In 1986, when he was just five years old, he played (young) Bert in the mini series A Fortunate Life and appeared as Douglas Barton in The Siege of Barton's Bathroom.

Scott continued acting throughout the 80's, playing the lead role of Hector in the TV film Hector's Bunyip and met up with his TV-sister Rebekah Elmaloglou again in 1988's Princess Kate (Part of the Touch the Sun series of TV films).

His final acting role would again team him up with Rebekah in two episodes of the soap series E Street in 1989.

There's nothing on public record about what Scott did after that (well, there are lots of people named Scott Bartle, I'm just not sure about which one is the Scott we're looking for…).

Scott, if you're reading this, and would like to get in touch, please do! You can so here.


As Hector
in Hector's Bunyip

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Rhys Atchinson
Tony Barton

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Rhys Atkinson played Tony Barton in The Siege of Barton's Bathroom

I have no further information on Rhys. Rhys, if you read this, and would like to get in touch, you can do so here.








Cameron Scott
Paul Barton

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Cameron Scott played Paul Barton in The Siege of Barton's Bathroom.

I have no further information on Cameron. Cameron, if you read this, and would like to get in touch, you can do so here.








Frankie J. Holden
Robert Barton/"Father"
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Frankie J. Holden as Robert Barton in 1987

Still from the episode
The Siege of Bartons' Bathroom, digitised by me. Used under fair use.
Born as Peter Brian on 18 December 1952, he adopted the stage name of Frankie J. Holden when he became lead singer for Ol'55; an Australian retro rock and roll band who had world wide success in the mid 70's. His stage name is a nod to the FJ Holden, an Australian made car which was introduced in the same year he was born.

In the '80s he expanded his resume with presenting television programmes and acting, the latter very successfully so. He landed one of his first television roles as Robert Barton in C/o The Bartons. This was the same role that he played in the earlier Jocelyn Moorhouse short film The Siege of Barton's Bathroom (1986) upon which that television series is based. He is the only actor who reprised his role from the short film in the television series.

Frankie went on to star in several big television productions, most recently A Place to Call Home and Home and Away, both of which are international successes.

He also starred in the first series of Round the Twist, as real estate agent and main 'villain' Harold Gribble.

Since the 13th of June 2016, Frankie holds the Medal of the Order of Australia, an honour awarded to him for "service to the arts as an entertainer, and to the community of the Sapphire Coast." (site loads slowly).

Frankie lives with his wife and daughter in Tathra, New South Wales, close to the holiday park he owns there. He still plays music with his band at the park and occasionally does gigs outside of the park. He's currently playing Ian Shaw in Home and Away.




As "Father"
in The Siege of Barton's
Bathroom (1986 short film)

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Image credit: ACMI

As Harold Gribble
in Round the Twist (Series 1)

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As David Kazalian
in Neighbours

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As Roy Briggs
in A Place to Call Home

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Claire Crowther
"Mother"

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Claire Crowthers
Claire Crowther is and Australian actress, voice actress and acting coach.

She debuted as Ada in the 1982 mini series Jonah and continued to appear on screen in roles throughout the 80's, 90's and early 2000's. She appeared as characters in A Country Practice, All Saints and the 1982 mini series 1915.

She was cast as "Mother" in The Siege of Barton's Bathroom in 1986.

As a voice actress, she has lend her voice to characters in Prisoner of Zenda (1988), The Black Arrow (1988) The Emperor's New Clothes (1991), Goldilocks and the Three Bears (1991) and Cinderella (1996).

Claire is currently an acting, accent and dialect coach and has taught skills to Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett, to name a few, and to entire casts in productions such as Home and Away, and A Country Practice.

You can find her website at www.clairecrowther.com








Max Phipps
Mr Jensen
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Max Phipps as Mr Jensen (right) telling Elly (who's hanging out the bathroom window) he knows she's been spying on him from the tree.

Mr. Barton (Frankie J. Holden, left) is already doubting his neighbour's motives by the looks of it.

Image credit: ACMI
Used under citaatrecht
Born in November 1939 in Parkes, Australia, Max Phipps was an Australian actor.

Max was internationally best known for his role as The Toadie, a character in Mad Max 2, who famously lost his fingers while trying to catch a sharp edged boomerang thrown by a feral child.

He started his acting career in 1964, with one-off roles in television series as The Stranger (1964), Consider Your Verdict (1964), Delta (1969) and Woobinda, Animal Doctor (1970) and in film.

In 1977, he headlined in the lead role of Dr. Frank N. Furter in the Adelaide production of The Rocky Horror Show (stage).

He appeared in a few episodes of A Country Practice in 1983 and again in 1985, and landed the role of Bernie Dump in The Miraculous Mellops in 1991 and again in 1992.

In 1995 he co-starred in the television drama series Fire as Edward 'Dinosaur' Spence.

Max Phipps passed away at age 60 in 2000.


As Ben Pease
in
Nate and Hayes (1983)
(also known as
Savage Islands)

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As "The Toadie"
in Mad Max 2

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As Dr. Frank N. Furter
in The Rocky
Horror Show
(stage)

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