Marshall Napier Death – Marshall Napier, New Zealand-born character actor, playwright has died at age 70. He is best known for roles in Police Rescue and McLeod’s Daughters. The news of his death was confirmed by his family on Instagram with a moving tribute. The actor passed away after losing the battle against brain cancer.
Before becoming an actor, Napier worked as a laborer, factory hand, and truck driver, among other occupations. He also spent a year at the Wellington Polytechnic studying graphic design. In 1975, he obtained his first professional acting gig at the Downstage Theatre in Wellington.
Steve Bastoni shared on social media that Marshall Napier taught him a lot, it’s not just about acting but how to embrace the weird and wonderful, quirkier aspects of music, art, myself and life. “He was a sublime actor, I compared him to Brando whom he loved, Steve Bastoni wrote, He was a great artist, a devoted Dad and a one in a million.
Marshall Napier Obituary and funeral arrangement will be released by the family.
Who Is Marshall Napier?
James Marshall Napier was a character actor, playwright, and graphic artist from New Zealand who now resides in Australia. He is well-known for a string of minor appearances in Australasian films and television programs. He has also had a distinguished career on theatre.
Napier was raised in Lower Hutt and attended Hutt Valley High School. He is the father of James Reuben Napier, Jessica Napier, and Rose Napier, all of whom are actors. He is the uncle of James Napier Robertson, the director.
He went to Australia with his wife and two small children in 1988, seeking to advance his acting career. He quickly rose to prominence in film, theater, and television. His play Freak Winds has been played in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and Canada, and additional plays have been broadcast on ABC radio in Australia.