Bud Tingwell

Movie Actor

Bud Tingwell was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on January 3rd, 1923 and is the Movie Actor. At the age of 86, Bud Tingwell biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 3, 1923
Place of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death Date
May 15, 2009 (age 86)
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$1.1 Billion
Actor, Aircraft Pilot, Comedian, Film Actor, Stage Actor, Television Actor
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Sydney Grammar School
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Audrey May Wilson, ​ ​(m. 1951; died 1996)​
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Bud Tingwell Life

Charles William Tingwell AM (3 January 1923 – May 15, 2009), also known as Bud Tingwell or Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, was an Australian film, television, theatre, and radio actor.

In 1946, he appeared in his first motion picture and then went on to appear in more than 100 films and numerous TV programs in both the United Kingdom and Australia.

Early life and military service

Tingwell was born in Coogee, Australia, and the son of William Harvey Tingwell and Enid (née Green). William joined Coogee Surf Life Saving Club, where a coworker noticed Enid's pregnancy and asked, 'What's budding there?' Their baby was named 'Bud', and 'Bud' became their nickname for their baby.' As an adolescent, he was encouraged by his father to be an accountant, but Tingwell failed the entrance examination.

He started as a student at Sydney radio station 2CH and was soon to become Australia's youngest radio announcer.

Tingwell, aged 18, volunteered for war service with the Royal Australian Air Force in 1941. Staff from Commonwealth air forces became part of a joint training and assignment scheme under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. As a result, Tingwell earned his licence as a pilot in Canada in 1942. Despite damaging a Harvard training plane in August, he requalified as a pilot and was recruited as a pilot in December. He was posted to the Mediterranean Theatre and underwent operational training with No. No. 74 Operational Training Unit RAF, located in British Palestine, and has been trained to fly the Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire.

He was posted to No. 1 in January 1944, when he was sent to No. 1. During the Italian war, the 680 Squadron RAF, a photo reconnaissance unit, & flew 75 sorties in Mosquitos and Spitfires. The Bristol Blenheim, Martin Baltimore, Bristol Beaufighter, and Airspeed Oxford were among the other aircraft that Tingwell was able to fly. He was promoted to flight officer in June 1943 and flight lieutenant in December 1944.

Tingwell was transferring to Australia near the end of the war. He was originally assigned to No. 1. 5 On June 1945, he served as a flying instructor, but after the war ended, he was sent to No. 1 in December 1945. 87 Squadron RAAF, flying photo reconnaissance Mosquitoes, before being demobilized in March 1946. His war service earned him the 1939–45 Star, Italy Medal, 1939-1945, and the Australia Service Medal 1939–1945. Tingwell remained a conservative into the 1950s.


Bud Tingwell Career

Post-war life and acting career

Tingwell married Audrey May Wilson, his childhood sweetheart who died in 1996, after returning to Australia. They had two children.

He began his acting career in the mid-1940s with the help of Doris Fitton's Independent Theatre Company and The Madwoman of Chaillot.

Tingwell was given his first film role in Smithy as a RAAF control tower officer, winning the role because he could provide his own RAAF uniform.

Tingwell was a great supporter in Bitter Springs (1950), produced by Ealing Studios with Chips Rafferty; Tingwell played Rafferty's bigote son. He appeared in Kangaroo (1952), a Hollywood-financed film shot in Australia for 20th century Fox. He appeared in I Found Joe Barton (1952), Australia's first television show shot.

Fox loved Tingwell's appearance in Kangaroo and invited him to Los Angeles to appear in Lt. Carstairs' film, in which he appeared opposite Chips Rafferty, James Mason, and Richard Burton. They gave him a long-term deal, but Tingwell turned it down as he wanted to return to Australia.

In King of the Coral Sea (1954), Tingwell took the lead alongside Rafferty. He co-starred with Gordon Chater in Top of the Bill, the first of the famous satirical revues staged at the Phillip Street Theatre in 1954.

With the arrival of television, the Australian film and radio industry slowed, and Tingwell decided to move to the United Kingdom. He used the opportunity of appearing in The Shiralee (1957), which was shot in Australia and London, and he loved it. Tingwell travelled to England to complete his scenes but then decided to remain.

In the live television series Emergency – Ward 10 and its film spin-off Life in Emergency Ward 10 (1959), Alan Dawson played his first recurring television role.

He appeared in little parts in Dunkirk (1958), Bobbikins (1959), Conception of Silence (1960), and Tarzan the Magnificent (1960).

In all four films of the Miss Marple series, including Margaret Rutherford (1961), Murder Most Foul (1964) and Murder Ahoy! (1964): Irma Tanna (64), a film about Elizabeth Cade. Dolphins (1964) He appeared in The Secret of Blood Island (1964) and Dracula: Prince of Shadow (1966).

In a television series An Enemy of the State (1965), he was the protagonist.

In the late 1960s, he appeared in several minor voice roles in the Gerry Anderson "Supermarionation" television series Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, as well as appearing in the first series of Catweazle.

He appeared in Robert Danvers in the long-running farce There's a Girl in My Soup at the Comedy Theatre, London, from 1969 to the end of the production.

In Crossroads, he was a regular character of motel manager Kevin McArthur in the late 1960s and early 1970s. (Vincent Ball appeared on McArthur in 1970-1973). He appeared in Nobody Runs Forever (1968) with Rod Taylor.

During his time in the United Kingdom, Tingwell appeared in several other films, totaling 16 years as a "London Aussie." He returned to Australia with his wife and children in 1973, and shortly after, he was named Inspector Reg Lawson in the long-running television series Homicide. Small roles in a number of major Australian films, including Breaker Morant (1980), Puberty Blues (1981), and All the Rivers Run (1983), followed by small roles. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Ted Campbell played farmer Ted Campbell in A Country Practice, as the Narrator of The Flying Scotsman in Australia.

Tingwell's career spanned the late 1980s and early 1990s until he took on the role of "Gramps" in "Charlie the Wonderdog," a recurring segment on The Late Show in 1993. Lawrence Hammill, a lawyer who appeared in The Late Show in 1997, received a major role as attorney Lawrence Hammill in the film The Castle (1997). He later said that this job helped him recover from the death of his wife the previous year.

Tingwell's career underwent a revival in the late 1990s and early 2000s following the success of The Castle. In the commercial films The Craic (1999) and The Dish (2000), as well as the lead role in the romantic drama film Innocence (2000), he appeared in small roles. Tingwell appeared in the soap opera Neighbours from 2000 to 2003, as Henry O'Rourke. Bert Willis had appeared on the soap for the first time in 1993. In the musical theatre performance The Man from Snowy River: The Arena Spectacular, John Conroy appeared in two Australian capital cities twice during 2002.

Bud: A Life by Tingwell in 2004. In 2006, he launched his own website, which attracted 500 registered users in less than a week. He started his first blog on October 5th of this year. He continued to act in a number of films and TV series, including eight episodes of Bed of Roses that aired in 2010. He hosted both Celebrity Circus and 20-1 before his last appearances as a host of Temptation with his daughter, Virginia, in a celebrity special of Temptation.