Richard Carter (Australian Actor)Wiki, Bio, Age, Wife, Daughter, Mad Max, Death, Cause of Death
Richard Carter Biography
Richard Carter was an Australian actor and voice-over artist who began his career as a stand-up comedian. His prominent role was that of Bullet Farmer on Mad Max: Fury Road. Richard died on July 13, 2019 following a brief illness.
Richard Carter Age
Richard was 65 years old at the time of his death; he was born on December 11, 1953 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Richard Carter Wife
Richard married his wife Lindsey Carter on February 1991.
Richard Carter Children
Richard together with his wife were parents to one child, a daughter named Amy.
Richard Carter Actor
Richard began his career as a stand-up comedian and later ventured into acting. He was renowned for his imposing presence on screen and a knack for playing psychologically tortured types.
Richard career spanned for almost four decades. He was featured in films such as; The Great Gatsby, Gettin’ Square and Happy Feet, and was a regular fixture on Australian TV including shows such as Rake, Pizza, Blue Heelers, Wildside, A Country Practice and Rafferty’s Rules.
Richard Carter Mad Max
Richard’s final scene-stealing role was in George Miller’s 2015 blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road where he played the deranged Bullet Farmer.
His scene where he arrived on his vehicle “the Peacemaker” – a lightweight tank fused with the body of a Valiant Charger, and was shot and blinded but stood upright and waved an AK-47 in each hand and erupted into a maniacal singsong rant; “I am the scales of justice, conductor of the choir of death!” was very impressive and was even screened at the Academy Awards, as part of Fury Road’s sizzle reel.
Richard Carter Death
Richard died on July 13, 2019 following a brief illness. His death was confirmed by his agency who described him as an esteemed actor and a storyteller; “He was an esteemed actor, a storyteller, and someone who touched the lives of many. His generosity knew no bounds and his loss is too great to quantify. He will be sorely missed.”
Comedian Adam Hills paid his tribute on Twitter saying; “So very sad to hear of the passing of a giant of Australian comedy and acting. At times he was like Yoda to me, at others more like Chewbacca, but I loved him nonetheless. Wish I had told him that recently.”
Julia Morris said that Richard supported her when female stand-ups were not celebrated; “In my early days, when female stand-ups were not really celebrated, Richard was the very essence of support.”
Luke Buckmaster, who is a film critic, who interviewed Carter for his 2017 book on Mad Max tweeted; “I will never forget our long, long conversations about so many things – life, spirituality, finding peace within, being yourself, standing up for what you believe in. When you talked to Mr Carter (he preferred me calling him by that name) it was like time stopped existing… he had all the time in the world for you.”