Best known for his roles in film Breaker Morant, TV shows Homicide, All The Rivers Run and more recently, film The Castle, Tingwell was still acting in films and on stage until recently.
"Born in Coogee, a spitfire pilot, movie star, director and family man - it sounds like a character from a movie, but it was actually Bud’s life. He was a one-off."More on Charles Tingwell's movie career, filmography, at IMDb.
I remember him from Bellbird, on ABC in the 60s and 70s. He also voiced some of the characters in Thunderbirds. He was an extra in many movies.
It's a shame that our PM's view was sought on the value of Bud Tingwell's life and career, it cheapens Tingwell to have that empty vessel sing his praises.