Errol Flynn – Tasmanian Star Honoured

Tasmania's Famous Son Errol Flynn

Tasmania's Famous Son Errol Flynn

Many people don’t realise that Hollywood star Errol Flynn was Tasmanian.

The swashbuckling star of the 1930s and 1940s had a reputation for drinking, fighting, womanising and sailing.

He has recently been honoured in his home town of Hobart.

A star has been unveiled on the footpath outside Hobart’s heritage State Cinema in North Hobart.

Tasmania’s famous son was born in Hobart 100 years ago on June 20, 1909.

His father, Theodore Thomson Flynn was a lecturer, and professor of biology at the University of Tasmania.

If you are a big fan of Errol Flynn you might be interested to hear that there is now an Errol Flynn Society of Tasmania.

This Youtube clip is the introduction to a documentary about his life and gives glimpses of Flynn in his many roles.


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