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Errr.... Who?

Starred as champion Jockey Joe Byrnes in the movie "Horseplay" and as Heikki in "Neighbours"

This is what they are doing now...

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He is an English actor who had to quit acting and performing at the end of 2005 due to very poor health.

I miss him as he was a very good stage actor and performer.

He was also very funny, both as an actor and also in person.

Incredibly Sweet man.
Penny
Dean Measor is best known for his roles as champion jockey Joe Byrnes in the movie Horseplay and as the voice of Beauville in the cult horror movie Body Melt.

His television credits include the series Neighbours as Heikki and Pig’s Breakfast as the voice of the Plaaag Warrior. In 1993 he wrote, produced, voiced and presented 52 episodes of Dean’s World on 88.3 Southern FM radio in Melbourne.

Stage credits amongst others include Macbeth, The Master Singers of Nuremberg, Cosi, La Traviata, Peter Grimes, Rumpelstiltskin, Little Red Riding Hood, The College Room, Hot Wax, Who Will They Clone Next and Lucia.

He is also a musician, singer, illustrator and artist.
Simone
Underrated, underused, understated, elegant, versatile and extremely well balanced best sums him up. 😘
Sophie (Dorset)
He hasn’t “quit” acting all together.
He just isn’t well enough to be working at the present moment and as far as we know here at the original 🇬🇧 fan club, he is still going to pursue acting when and if his health permits him to do so.

Regards,
Berni and Pat, original 🇬🇧 uk 🇬🇧 fun club.

He is not just known for neighbours or Horseplay... etc.
(see below)
Here is just some of his selected work over the years.

Television
•Neighbours as Heikki.
•Pig’s Breakfast (series 1) 50 episodes Plaaag Warrior (Voice) & Grob Double.
•The Eggs as Rotten.

Television Commercials
•Tourism Victoria.
•Victorian State Casino.
•The Million Dollar Homeware Clearance Sale.
•Mc Cain’s Stir n Serve (Techno Dude)

Radio
•Dean’s World 88.3 Southern FM (52 broadcasts)

•Short Film
The Colour Of Impotence.
L.E.A.P
Real Time
Occupied
Ain’t Got No Jazz
I Can’t Get Started
Misfit
Stealth Panthers
Fart knocker
Kamikaze
Sad Sack
Mourning After

Feature Film
•Dead End (Photographer)
•Commedia dell’Arte: The Story The Style. Puck.
•Body Melt The Voice Of Beauville.
•Horseplay Joe Byrnes.

Stage/Theatre
•Little Red Riding Hood.
•The College Room.
•Christmas Wishes.
•The College Room.
•Who Will They Clone Next.
•Rupelstiltskin.
•The Master Singers of Nuremberg.
•Peter Grimes.
•La Traviata.
•Lucia di Lammermoor.
•Macbeth.
•Così fan tutte.

That’s about 40 or so selected credits.
There is plenty more but that is all I can think of off hand.
He had a successful acting career.
I’m the co-President of the 🇬🇧 Fan club so I know what I’m talking about. And so does Pat.
🇬🇧 Bernice
He is an English actor who had to quit acting and performing at the end of 2005 due to very poor health.

He's still alive.

I miss him as he was a very good stage actor and performer.

He was also very funny, both as an actor and also in person. Sweet man.
PENELOPE
I don’t quite understand the question? He didn’t just play Joe Byrnes in Horseplay and Heikki in Neighbours; he went on to do absolutely loads of stuff.

Here is some of his work over the years.

•Television
Neighbours as Heikki.
Pig’s Breakfast (series 1) 50 episodes Plaaag Warrior (Voice) & Grob DBL.
Boys From The Bush (series 2) Detective.(uncredited)
Ocean Girl (series 2)
State Coroner (witness)
i View entertainment
Interactive Flesh The Sponsor.
Half Way Across The Galaxy & Turn Left. Argon The Space Cleaner and Yarp (DBL)
The Eggs (pilot) Rotten.

•Television Commercials
Tourism Victoria.
Victorian State Casino.
The Million Dollar Homeware Clearance Sale.
Mc Cain’s Stir n Serve (Techno Dude)

•Radio
Dean’s World 88.3 Southern FM (52 broadcasts)

•Short Film
The Colour Of Impotence.
L.E.A.P
Real Time
Occupied
Ain’t Got No Jazz
I Can’t Get Started
Misfit
Stealth Panthers
Fart knocker
Kamikaze
Sad Sack
Mourning After

•Feature Film
Dead End (Photographer)
Commedia dell’Arte: The Story The Style. Puck.
Body Melt The Voice Of Beauville.
Horseplay Joe Byrnes.

• Stage/Theatre
Little Red Riding Hood.
The College Room.
Christmas Wishes.
The College Room.
Who Will They Clone Next.
Rupelstiltskin.
The Master Singers of Nuremberg.
Peter Grimes.
La Traviata.
Lucia di Lammermoor.
Macbeth.
Così fan tutte.

That’s about 40 or so credits.
There is more but that is all I can think of at hand.
He had a successful acting career and I don’t know what everyone is on about.
I’m the President of 🇬🇧Fan club so I know what I’m talking about. And so does Pattie.



Pattie & 🇬🇧Berni
He had to quit acting and performing at the end of 2005 due to very poor health.

He's still alive.

I miss him as he was a very good stage actor and performer.

He was also very funny, both as an actor and also in person. Sweet man.
Penny
Underrated, underused, understated, elegant, versatile and extremely well balanced best sums him up. 😘
Sophie (Dorset)
He is retired these days isn’t he due to poor health? Or semi retired at least?
He was a really good little actor actually.
Reg
He is the English actor famous for his role as Joe Byrnes in the award winning movie Horseplay and for voicing the character of Beauville in the horror/comedy movie Body Melt.
Reg
A lot of people say stuff about other people like “oh this guy or girl is the most awesome and sincere person ever” etc. But let me tell you, that this guy genuinely is one of the very best people to walk this earth. You would be hard stretched to meet someone better. Genuinely and entirely the real deal.
Brian
Quite simply a completely untapped, underrated and underused English actor. So talented.

As someone has said before on this page/link, or somewhere else in another forum.

His talents and skills as an actor haven’t even been fully explored because of serious personal health issues. Always wish him the very best.
Randy (Miranda)
I think he could well be the great nephew of Royal Academy of Dramatic Art star pupil and graduate and Silver Medal award winner Beryl Measor?

He has won three separate Class Awards himself at college. He is underrated just like his Aunt was back in the 40’s-50’s.
Lady Chelsea
Little beauty!
Happy birthday dear Dean for 2021.
His Australian actor title and photograph has been cruelly taken down and away when you do a Google type search.
It’s typical and he is so underrated still.
Catherine
Great nephew of Tony Award nominated and RADA silver medal winning actress Beryl Measor.
Catherine
I think he could well be the great nephew of Royal Academy of Dramatic Art star pupil and graduate and Silver Medal award winner Beryl Measor.

He has won three separate Class Awards himself at college. He is underrated just like his Aunt was.
Lady Chelsea 222
Quite simply a completely untapped, underrated and underused English actor. So talented.

As someone has said before on this page/link, or somewhere else in another forum.

His talents and skills as an actor haven’t even been fully explored because of serious personal health issues. Always wish him the very best.
Miranda
Not to put it mildly.
Quite simply a completely untapped, underrated and underused English actor.
Miranda H
Dean is an absolute lovely human being. Worked with him many, many, years ago in England and he is a true English gent.
Full of class all the way.
I personally wish him all the very best.
Michele
I think he could well be the great nephew of Royal Academy of Dramatic Art graduate and award winner Beryl Measor?
Chelsea
He currently lives in Australia.
Wendy
Underrated, underused, understated, elegant, versatile and extremely well balanced best sums him up.
I’m Sophie
Hi ya Mandi 🙂

I’m pretty sure he isn’t the great grandson of British actress Beryl Measor, because I don’t think she had any children? I may be wrong? But you may well be on to something with him being the great nephew of the actress though? They do look incredibly similar? Who knows? 🙂 maybe?
(She was another fine and very underrated actress as well in my opinion)

He’s a good actor though, really interesting look on screen too. His range and full potential hasn’t even been any where near fully explored or even tapped into. Pretty limited opportunities and fairly unlucky with poor health issues..... etc

Chelsea
Chelsea
Not to put it mildly.
Quite simply a completely untapped, underrated and underused actor.
M.M.Handscomb
He is either the Great nephew or the Grandson of Tony Award nominated British theatre, television and film actress Beryl Measor.
Mandi
My name is Debbie from South London and my family used to have a corner newspaper shop in the 1980’s. Dean would come into our shop and buy the newspaper each morning from us. He would always have a steaming hot cup of tea in between his hands and he always had a big smile on his face and lovely white teeth and piercing green eyes. He was always very genuine and kind and very polite and he would always ask me how I was and how all my family were doing. Especially my Granddad who was very poorly and in hospital at the time. It would have been in 1989 from my calculations. He was in rehearsals for some theatre performance. Very nice memories in very different and better times.
DEBBIE
I remember back in the late 1980s in Yorkshire (possibly in Sheffield) my young family at the time saw him in panto (Little Red Riding Hood) and then we all met him after the performance. He, along with two or three other cast members from the show spent absolutely ages with us and many others from the audience also. We got numerous photographs and autographs with all the children and had a good chat. I know all actors and performers in general should be more appreciative and humble, but he and his other fellow cast members were exceptional. Really good people and it made the show and the whole experience very memorable. We ended up seeing the same show about four times. As a result of all this we also started to go to the theatre regularly as a family and as my children grew up and moved on, my husband and I still go to the theatre regularly as a direct result of that show, Nice memories.
There’s still a small group of loyal United Kingdom fans of his who keep in contact.
Soapie-Sophie
This actor suffered a really severe back injury in late 2005 which all but ended his career and seriously impacted his life.
Charlotte G
Dean Measor was brilliant in the movies Body Melt as the voice of Beauville and in Horseplay playing Joe Byrnes. He has considerable talent and huge potential. He won three class awards at art college and graduated at the final passing out parade.
I’ve had the privilege and fun of working alongside him on stage.
But, unfortunately apart from a few very brief and small moments of clarity and direction, his career has been totally compromised due to very serious ongoing health issues.
Dane
I had the privilege of being a friend of Dean and his beautiful partner Eva. He used to ring me on RUOK day. Where shared an interest in Music. He was a drummer, but could play other instruments with skill. I still have some of his artwork which he gave to me. Dean was one of the most beautiful persons I ever met.
David
He suffered a really severe back injury in late 2005 which all but ended his career and seriously impacted his life.
Charlotte
charlieG
I remember back in the late 1980s in Yorkshire (possibly in Sheffield) my young family at the time saw him in panto (Little Red Riding Hood) and then we all met him after the performance.

He along with two or three other cast members from the show spent absolutely ages with us and many others from the audience also. We got numerous photographs and autographs with all the children and had a good chat.

I know all actors and performers in general should be more appreciative, down to earth and humble in general, but he and his two fellow cast members were exceptional. Really good people and it made the show and the whole experience very memorable.

I remember he played two seperate characters as well which was good. We ended up seeing the same show about four times. We also started to go to the theatre regularly as a family and as my children grew up and moved on; my husband and I still go to the theatre regularly as a direct result of that show, Nice memories.
Sophie
Dean had to quit acting and performing at the end of 2005 due to extremely poor health.

Multiple issues and illnesses.

As far as I know, hes still alive.

I miss him; as he was a really good stage actor, voice actor, musician, drummer, singer and an even better artist.

He was in a few films and had the most amazingly interesting look in all of them.

Some television, short films as well as local radio credits.

A true all round performer but sadly, extremely underused.

He was also very funny, both as an actor and also in person.

He studied drama in London but for the most part was self taught in both his music and his art.

As far as I know hes living in Australia or the United Kingdom.

Penelope.
Penelope (Penny)
Dean Measor was brilliant in the movies Body Melt as the voice of Beauville and in Horseplay playing Joe Byrnes. He has so much natural talent and huge potential. He won three class awards at college and graduated at the final passing out parade with the best actor and most popular actor awards. Apart from a few brief and small moments of clarity and direction, his career has been totally compromised due to very serious ongoing poor health issues.
D.A.Angels
He did make one more film. The feature length documentary Commedia dell'arte: The story the style (2007) Peregrine Productions.
He portrayed the shakespearean character Puck in it.
R.Morgan
Hi, Im Deans cousin from the uk, Ive just discovered this page and am travelling to Australia on 30th December for the very first time with my partner and my mum, Deans Aunty Bren, I dont do social media so dont know how to contact Dean but would love to catch up with him on our visit my email address is [email protected] if anyone can help please email me many thanks Steve
Steve Green
Dean is a very dear friend of mine and has been for around twenty three years.
I first met him in 1995 whilst working with him in Opera Australias La Traviata at The State Theatre.
He has helped me considerably with my dancing and acting career and has always been there for me and has always remembered me, even when Ive been living overseas.
I was in Australia very recently and I was fortunate enough to catch up with him and spend a day with him.
Despite his ongoing poor health, nothing has changed and he remains a courageous and beautiful friend.
Dane
I know Dean Measor from his role in the movie Horseplay, playing champion hoop Joe Byrnes. Also for his voice acting role in the sci-fi horror comedy film Body Melt. He was also in the award winning short film I Cant Get Started. He was also in the feature length documentary commedia dell'arte: The Story The Style as Puck. He has had guest roles on television in Pigs Breakfast and Neighbours.
D.Smeelie
In the late 1980s Dean did some artwork for the official Anita Dobson fan club. He did some great comic character drawings and illustrations of Anita.
I think he is a much better artist and illustrator than he is an actor.
Freya
Dean is a very dear friend of mine and has been for around twenty three years.
I first met him in 1995 whilst working with him in Opera Australias La Traviata at The State Theatre.
He has helped me considerably with my dancing and acting career and has always been there for me and has always remembered me, even when Ive been living overseas.
I was in Australia very recently and I was fortunate enough to catch up with him and spend a day with him.
Despite his ongoing poor health, nothing has changed and he remains a courageous and beautiful friend.
Dane A
Extremely poor health. Born in Brighton, Sussex, England. Actor, musician, singer, drummer, artist and illustrator.
Man From Milan
I knew him for a brief period of time when he use to come into the local paper shop where I worked in South East London. He was rehearsing for a panto up north in Sheffield or somewhere near there and he was rehearsing in the East End of London. He use to come into the shop and buy the paper every morning and he always had a hot cup of tea in his hand and a big smile on his face. I remember he had lovely white teeth and a real beautiful sun tan. He would always say a big hello and he would always ask about me and my family and especially my grandad who was very sick at the time and in the hospital just up the road.
He was a very kind and nice man and real genuine actually.
Fond memories and I wish him all the very best of luck and health.
Thank you,
Debbie.
Debbie
He currently lives in Australia.
Wendy C
He was also in Interactive Flesh and Aint Got No Jazz playing The Sponsor/Fitness Instructor and The Host

And he played Plaag Warrior in episode #37 of Pigs Breakfast titled Plaag Attacks.
Tel
He played the character Heiki in Neighbours in 1993.
Tel
He was the VOICE of BEAUVILLE in the horror/comedy movie BODY MELT.
Tel
Deans World. 88.3 Southern FM.
Childrens radio show with original stories and live characters including Pretty Dum Dum, Maggie Catcher, Ringo Scarr, Clive Rice-Pudding and Joe Belke Banana. (all performed live by Dean Measor)
Prizes, gifts, giveaways and shoutouts. Phone ins, special segments and special guests including chef Jane Smith and music guru Ben Rogers.
52 episodes.
Stuart
In the late 1980s Dean did the official artwork for the official Anita Dobson fan club. He did some great comic character drawings and illustrations of Anita.
I think he is a much better artist and illustrator than he is an actor.
Freya Faulkner
I used to listen to him on 88.3 Southern FM radio.
He was good.
Stuart Smith
Dean Measor was brilliant in the movies Body Melt as the voice of Beauville and in Horseplay playing Joe Byrnes. He has so much natural talent and huge potential. He won three class awards at college and graduated at the final passing out parade with the best actor and most popular actor awards. Apart from a few brief and small moments of clarity and direction, his career has been totally compromised due to very serious ongoing poor health issues.
Dane Angels
please consider coming out of forced retirement dean.
you are missed by a small yet extremely loyal group of good people who like and respect you.
love and peace to you.
mandy
I knew him for a brief period of time when he use to come into the local paper shop where I worked in South East London. He was rehearsing for a panto up north in Sheffield or somewhere near there and he was rehearsing in the East End of London. He use to come into the shop and buy the paper every morning and he always had a hot cup of tea in his hand and a big smile on his face. I remember he had lovely white teeth and a real beautiful sun tan. He would always say a big hello and he would always ask about me and my family and especially my grandad who was very sick at the time and in the hospital just up the road.
He was a very kind and nice man and real genuine actually.
Fond memories and I wish him all the very best of luck and health.
Thank you,
Debbie.
Debbie
Dean is still around and he hasn't gone anywhere. He's just taking a break from acting and performing at present and he has plans to return to the entertainment industry in the near future. Although a very proud Brit, he is currently residing in Australia.
Caroline
Dean Measor was brilliant in the movies Body Melt as the voice of Beauville and in Horseplay playing Joe Byrnes. He has so much natural talent and huge potential. He won three class awards at college and graduated at the final passing out parade with the best actor and most popular actor awards. Apart from a few brief and small moments of clarity and direction, his career has been totally compromised due to very serious ongoing poor health issues.
Dane Angels
He did do the feature documentary "Commedia dell'Arte: The Story The Style", in which he played Puck. That was released in 2005 and again in 2007. A brilliant piece of documentary film making.
TheADDkid
If he can ever get well enough, he has hopes to one day make some kind of an acting comeback in some kind of capacity.
EM
He currently resides in Australia with his Hungarian wife.
pinky
Extremely poor health. Born in Brighton, Sussex, England. Actor, musician, singer, drummer, artist and illustrator.
Man From Milan
Dean's acting range and talent remains totally untapped and unexplored. A mixture of Jack Wild, Leonard Whiting, Andy Serkis, Robin Stewart, David Jason and Richard O'Sullivan. Because of his poor health we probably won't get to see him act much more in the future. It's a total shame. He's pretty dam good at different character voices and accents too.
Bernice
He is in very poor health and in no state to work as actor.
EM
Dean was forced to quit acting about eleven or twelve years ago due to a variety of health reasons. He was totally underrated and underused as an actor and artist anyway in my opinion. What a lot of people didn't know about Dean was that he was (and still is) immensely funny and extremely witty. He's also as loyal and true as they make them.
F.J.S
He had to quit acting and performing at the end of 2005 due to very poor health.

He's still alive.

I miss him as he was a very good stage actor and performer.

He was also very funny, both as an actor and also in person.
Penny
I used to speak with Dean daily a few years ago. He closed the account he was using, and dropped off social media. I hope he is doing well. I try to check in on him when possible. He stopped acting a few years ago.
Merangel