Image of Henri Szeps

Henri Szeps

1943-10-02 Lausanne, Switzerland

Image of Henri Szeps


Szeps was born in Lausanne, Switzerland. Due to the German invasion of Poland, his parents fled to France. His father left the family to join the French Resistance, and his mother and three-year-old sister made their way to a refugee camp in Lausanne, where Henri was born. He spent a lot of time with foster families, and later at a French orphanage, before coming to Australia at the age of eight with his mother and sister. Szeps is probably best known for his role as selfish dentist Robert Beare in the classic Australian television comedy series Mother and Son (1984 to 1994), with Garry McDonald, Ruth Cracknell and Judy Morris. Another prominent role was in Palace of Dreams for which he received a Penguin Award. He played the Doctor in the world première of David Williamson's play, Travelling North, and was asked to repeat the performance in the 1987 film, with Leo McKern & Graham Kennedy.


Seeing Red Louie Leeds 1992-01-01
Les Patterson Saves the World Charles Herpes 1987-04-09
Vietnam Harold Holt 1987-02-23
Travelling North Saul 1987-06-19
Warming Up Sergeant Peter Sullivan 1985-02-10
A Tale of Two Cities voice 1984-01-01
Sherlock Holmes and a Study in Scarlet 1983-12-31
Now and Forever Barry York 1983-06-23
Mystery at Castle House Mr. Wilberforce 1982-01-01
The Plumber David Medavoy 1979-06-08
Do I Have to Kill My Child? Doctor 1976-12-20