Veteran British actor Johnny Lockwood has died at the age of 92.

The Moulin Rouge! star passed away in his sleep on Thursday (25Apr13) in a care home in his adopted Australia, and he is believed to have died from natural causes.

His actress daughter Joanna Walker says, "Dad was hard on the outside and gooey on the inside. Anybody in the business he came across, he helped them out without them knowing. He was very helpful to people who came across bad times through illness or just tough times.''

Lockwood was born in Britain and served in the Royal Air Force before taking up a full-time career in the entertainment industry.

He moved to Australia in the 1950s after performing a theatre run there, and went on to appear in Aussie Tv shows including Sunnyside Up, Number 96, Neighbours and E Street.

Lockwood also enjoyed a role in Baz Luhrmann's 2001 musical Moulin Rouge!