Winners 2011 | Background Talent Awards

By: Background Talent Awards  05-Apr-2012

WINNER – Lifetime Achievement Award*

Ivan has been with Background Talent almost from the very beginning and was frequently seen on set with wife Mavis, and delighted many extras with his warmth and humour. Sadly Ivan passed away October 17th. His most recent work was on The Jono Project earlier this year.

Ivan has been nominated for Most Reliable/Loyal Extra and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

*We are unashamedly proud of Ivan’s work over the last 12 years and we felt this was an honourable way to remember a great Extra. Ivan was the only nominee in this category and a truly deserving winner.

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