Veteran actor John Gaden lists Rushcutters Bay apartment

Veteran actor John Gaden lists Rushcutters Bay apartment
Veteran actor John Gaden lists Rushcutters Bay apartment

Southern Highlands-bound Australian TV, film and stage legend John Gaden has listed his Rushcutters Bay apartment.

It is in the parkside Queensboro complex.

It's the first time being offered in 10 years, since Gaden's $960,000 purchase in 2007.

The garden apartment comprising 160 sqm has two bedrooms and one bathroom with a north-facing private courtyard. 

Knight Bailey has a scheduled May 12 auction with $1.4 million expectations.

A two bedroom, two bathroom apartment in the same Queens Avenue block sold late last year for $1,367,500.

The veteran actor recently appeared in an edgy comedy video highlighting the overheated Sydney auction market.

The parody clip, directed by former Julliard student Stephen King features a so-called apartment at 1 Backwater Road, Shithole Park. Gaden plays an old man in a wheelchair onlooking at the auction who wets himself.

Having moved from Balmain in the 1970s to Bondi then Rushcutters Bay for the past 10 years, Gaden's professional career began in the early 1960s after he decided to pursue a career in theatre rather than a legal one, despite his family association with the Gadens legal practice.

In 1970 he appeared in a production of Hadrian the Seventh in Perth, directed by Sir Tyrone Guthrie, and with fellow actors Arthur Dignam and Judy Nunn.

Guthrie was impressed enough with Gaden to recommend him to Robin Lovejoy, who cast him in a production of The Crucible.

This led to a three-year contract with the Old Tote Theatre Company, the precursor of the Sydney Theatre Company.

For three years he was associate director of the Sydney Theatre Company with Richard Wherrett.

From 1986 to 1989 he was artistic director of the State Theatre Company of South Australia, based in Adelaide.

Gaden has won two Helpmann Awards for Best Male Actor in a Play: in 2001, for Yasmina Reza's The Unexpected Man, and in 2007, for The Lost Echo.

This article first appeared in the Sunday Telegraph.

Rushcutters Bay Garden Apartment


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