Charles "Bud" Tingwell is one of Australia's best-loved actors. His career has spanned over fifty years, from glamorous post-war Hollywood, to London in the swinging sixties, to some of Australia's favourite film and stage productions. That a man can star in two films as widely separated by time and distance as 'The Desert Rats' (1953) and 'The Castle' (1997) is surely a sign of extraordinary longevity and talent.
Yet there is much, much more to Bud than his long list of acting credits. Before he ever established himself as an actor, he served in Europe and North Africa in World War II as a fighter pilot with the RAAF. He has worked in film, theatre and television as a distinguished director, producer and writer.
And, above all, he is Bud the family man, a loving husband and father, while working in an industry notorious for broken marriages and shattered homes. He writes frankly of coping with the death of his beloved wife, Audrey, and of how he was to find a measure of comfort in his work.
This is Bud's story - as wise, funny, captivating and endearing as the man himself.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 06 / 2006
- 155 x 235 x 27mm