"To be directed by Lucas meant working with a creator of pop mythology, the man who directed possibly the most influential film ever made and lodged the notion of the Force in the collective psyche. I had twelve lines in two scenes with two days to prepare. All I knew about Star Wars: Episode II and the character was contained in the pages of script I still clutched after the screen test. Confidentiality clauses would prevent me talking of plot points (I didn't know any), the character's relationship to the story (no idea), even the character's name."
―Graeme Blundell[src]

Graeme Blundell (born August 7, 1945) played Ruwee Naberrie in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, although his scenes from Episode II did not make the final cut of the film. Blundell also stood in for Oliver Ford Davies (Sio Bibble) vocally in the scene with Queen Jamillia. Davies could not be there because he was in Tokyo, Japan, for a play.[1]


Blundell was born in Melbourne, Australia. His father, Jack Blundell, was a wireless operator with the Royal Australian Air Force. He has a younger brother named Dennis and a younger sister named Margaret. He and his family moved to Clifton Hill, a suburb of Melbourne, when his brother was born, two years and a half after him. When he was five, they lived in Reservoir, another suburb of Melbourne. Blundell attended Spensley Street Primary School, Keon Park State School, Merrilands High School, Coburg High School and the University of Melbourne.[2]

Blundell has written extensively in The Australian newspaper. He has also written several books, including Australian Theatre: Backstage with Graeme Blundell in 1997, biographies Brett Whiteley: An Unauthorised Life in 1996 with his then-wife Margot Hilton and King: The Life and Comedy of Graham Kennedy in 2003, and his autobiography The Naked Truth: A Life in Parts in 2008.

In 1971, Blundell appeared with Bruce Spence (Tion Medon) in the film Stork. They worked together again in the short movie Three Old Friends, in the 1983 film Midnite Spares and in the 1987 film The Year My Voice Broke. He also worked with Jack Thompson (Cliegg Lars) for the 1976 movie Mad Dog Morgan. One of his castmates in the TV series Medivac was Rena Owen (Taun We in Episode II and Nee Alavar in Episode III). He also shared screen with Leeanna Walsman (Zam Wesell) in the 2000 film Looking for Alibrandi. In 2002, Blundell played again the father of Claudia Karvan (Sola Naberrie) in one episode of her TV series The Secret Life of Us.


YearTitleRoleOther notes
2011-2012LaidGraham McVieTV series
2011UnderbellyJack LangTV series
2011City HomicideGraham ProctorTV series
2011The JestersHimselfTV series
2009East West 101Shock JockTV series
2009In Her SkinIvana.k.a. I Am You
2008The HollowmenGeoffTV series
2007Chandon PicturesJohnTV series
2005Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the SithRuwee Naberrie
2004Through My EyesRex KuchelTV movie
2003Marking TimeRalph DareTV movie
2003Ocean StarClive 'Swampy' MarshTV series
2002The Secret Life of UsAlex's DadTV series
2002Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the ClonesRuwee NaberrieDeleted scenes
2001PizzaJudgeTV series
2001All SaintsPeter HurstTV series
2000Looking for AlibrandiRon Bishop
2000The Love of Lionel's LifeStanTV movie
1998Murder callMorgan MasonTV series
1996-1998MedivacDoctor HarryTV series - Also Director
1996Idiot BoxDetective Eric
1996FireSenior Station Officer DruceTV series
1996Naked: Stories of MenHugheTV series
1995Police RescueColemanTV series
1994GinoLarry Stone
1993Joh's JuryNicholas CowderyTV movie
1992G.P.Dr. Peter SwiftTV series
1992The Distant HomeDr. Chambers
1988Richmond HillMick FryerTV series
1987The Year My Voice BrokeNils Olson
1987Those Dear DepartedDr. Howie
1987Australian DreamGeoffrey Stubbs
1984Melvin, Son of AlvinAlvin Purple
1984Brass MonkeysNoddyTV series
1984Kingswood CountryUnknown roleTV series
1983/1984A Country PracticeHilton Mercer & Antony YorkTV series
1983Midnite SparesSidebottom
1982The Best of FriendsTom
1981Doctors & NursesMr. X
1981Pacific BananaMartin
1980Spring & FallUnknown roleTV series
1980Young RamsayBob O'HaraTV series
1980Going HomeJimTV movie
1980Water Under the BridgeRalphTV series
1979The Odd Angry ShotDawson
1978Weekend of ShadowsBernie
1976Don's PartySimon
1976Alvin PurpleAlvin PurpleTV series - Also Writer
1976Mad Dog MorganItalian Jack
1976Power Without GlorySnoopy TannerTV series
1976The Sentimental BlokeThe BlokeTV movie
1974Alvin Rides AgainAlvin Purple & Balls McGee
1974MarionUnknown roleTV series
1974The BoxDon CookTV series
1974Matlock PoliceJim AndrewsTV series
1974Three Old FriendsRonShort movie
1973Alvin PurpleAlvin Purplea.k.a. The Sex Therapist
1973RyanFlip Mitchell & SladeTV series
1970Brake FluidUnknown role
1969/1972Division 4Several rolesTV series
1969Two Thousand WeeksJournalist
1968 The Girl-Friends Unknown role
1965Watt's Last VoyageUnknown role
1964/1974HomicideSeveral rolesTV series


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. SWicon Naberrie Family Reunion on (content now obsolete; backup link)
  2. Blundell, Graeme The Naked Truth: A Life in Parts (Hachette Australia, 2008)

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