Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Antony Hamilton

Antony Hamilton born 4 May 1952 (d. 1995)

Born in Liverpool, England, but adopted and raised in Australia, Antony Hamilton studied ballet and toured with the Australian Ballet Company before moving into modelling.

His handsome looks and dance training made the move into acting inevitable and after several TV specials, Hamilton was offered the role of male model/undercover agent in hit TV show Undercover, as a replacement for Jon Erik Hexum, who had been killed in a tragic on-set accident.

He was briefly considered as a successor to Roger Moore as James Bond. He continued to work in film and TV, notably the revived TV series of Mission Impossible and The Howling IV, until his death in March, 1995 from an AIDS-related illness.

2 comments:

Robert said...

This gut was so hot in his day. OMG I had wet dreams of him. So fucking sexy with an Aussie accent too.

Willo said...

I lusted after him as a closet baby gay. I watched every episode of the new Mission: Impossible just for him, and the inevitable contrived reason to put him in a speedo. Sigh. I also vividly recall reading that he was gay when he was outed posthumously in the Advocate as another celebrity death during the AIDS crisis, and it both excited and scared me.

He also has a brief appearance and one line at the end of Jumping Jack Flash when Whoopi Golderberg mistakes him for Jack when they are supposed to meet face to face. So handsome, so dashing, so short a life.