Thursday, May 14, 2009

Rip Charles 'Bud' Tingwell

Australian actor Charles 'Bud' Tingwell has died at the age of 86 in Melbourne after a battle with prostate cancer. Tingwell died in a Melbourne hospital Thursday May 14th.

He began his working life in radio, and went on to pursue a career in theatre, film and television that spanned more than sixty years.

His memorable movies included 'The Shiralee,' 'Evil Angels,' and 'The Castle'. On the small screen, his star role in 'Emergency Ward 10' - shot 'live' in London - was watched nightly by half the UK population.

Away from the spotlight he was also a WW2 veteran, having served as a pilot in the air force, flying over 75 missions.

Charles 'Bud' Tingwell played Premier Graham Berry in the 2001 British/Australian co-production of 'Ned Kelly".

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