Australian Biography: Charles 'Bud' Tingwell

Australian Biography: Charles 'Bud' Tingwell
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Charles 'Bud' Tingwell (1923–2009) was one of Australia's best loved actors.

His career began in radio but, after flying Spitfires in the Second World War, he moved to the movies, including an uncredited role in Smithy (1946).

A short stint in London television extended to 16 years and made him one of Britain's most famous faces.

As an actor then director, he has also worked on some of Australia's favourite TV series including Homicide, The Sullivans and The Flying Doctors.

He has starred in films such as Breaker Morant (1980), The Castle (1997) and Innocence (2000).

When interviewed at the age of 80 for Film Australia's Australian Biography series, he was busier than ever.