Hall Of Fame

John Bell AO OBE
John Bell AO OBE
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Arts, theatre and literature
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Born and educated in Maitland, John Bell has become an established actor, director and theatre manager. He was the co-founder of Nimrod Theatre Company and Founder of Bell Shakespeare Company. He was named a National Trust Living Treasure in 1997, won a Helpmann Award for Best Actor in 2002 and won the JC Williamson Award (2009). He is also an Officer of the Order of Australia (2009), Member of the Order of Australia (1987) and an Order of the British Empire (1978).