Gerard Maguire

Gerard Maguire (born 1945) is an Australian stage, voice and television actor, best known for his role as Deputy Governor Jim Fletcher in Prisoner. Often appearing on Australian television police dramas and soap operas throughout the 1970s and 80s, he is also one of Australia's top voice actors, voicing numerous commercial and narrations during the 1990s and early 2000s. Maguire began acting during the late 1960s, shortly after graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Art with a bachelor of arts. Out of 3,000 applicants, he was one of 15 students to complete the program. After minor one-time roles on the television series Riptide and The Link Men, Maguire made his feature film debut in The Demonstrator with Joe James and Irene Inescort. In the film, he portrayed university student Steve Slater whose political differences with his father Joe Slater, a Federal cabinet minister, result in his leading a series of protests disrupting his father's activities in organizing an international conference. The film was considered a commercial failure. Following this he starred in film Country Town (1971) co-starring Terry McDermott, Gary Gray and Lynette Curran.

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