Australian actor Rodney Sturt Taylor died on 7 January 2015 following a brief illness in Los Angeles. He was 84.
Rodney Sturt Taylor
• Born in Sydney in January 1930, Taylor studied art at East Sydney Technical College.
• He got his first leading role in the 1960 adaptation of HG Wells' science-fiction film The Time Machine.
• He appeared in over 50 films including leading roles in The Time Machine, Seven Seas to Calais, The Birds, Sunday in New York, Young Cassidy, Dark of the Sun, The Liquidator and The Train Robbers.
• In 2009, he made a cameo as ex-UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill in Quentin Tarantino's film Inglourious Basterds.
• His famous Australian films were King of the Coral Sea in 1954, Daddy-O and Welcome To Woop Woop.