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Overview (4)

Born in Coogee, New South Wales, Australia
Died in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia  (complications from prostate cancer)
Birth NameCharles William Tingwell
Height 5' 9½" (1.77 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Charles 'Bud' Tingwell was born on January 3, 1923 in Coogee, New South Wales, Australia as Charles William Tingwell. He was an actor and director, known for Murder She Said (1961), Breaker Morant (1980) and Murder Most Foul (1964). He was married to Audrey Wilson. He died on May 15, 2009 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Spouse (1)

Audrey Wilson (19 July 1951 - 7 June 1996) ( her death) ( 2 children)

Trivia (10)

When Charlie the Wonderdog (Tom Gleisner's dog) died in real life, Tingwell gave the eulogy. It was then reported in a Queensland newspaper that "Bud" himself had passed away. He soon corrected this mistake.
'Bud' is a family nickname for Charles Tingwell.
Served with Britain's Royal Air Force during WW2, where he flew photo reconnaissance Spitfires in North Africa.
He had two children, son Christopher and daughter Virginia Tingwell, who is also an actress.
He was awarded the A.M. (Member of the Order of Australia) in the 1999 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to the performing arts as an actor, director, producer, and to the community.
He was given a State Funeral, held in St. Paul's Cathedral in Melbourne.
In the 1960's, formed his own theatre company, Altinger productions, with actors John Alderton and David Butler.
Was very popular in Britain as star of Emergency-Ward 10 (1957) on television, and as the plodding Inspector Craddock, vainly trying to catch up to Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford) in four filmed Agatha Christie mysteries, starting with Murder She Said (1961).
Became the youngest radio announcer in Australia, when he was hired by station 2CH in Sydney as a 'cadet'.
Was a Freemason, initiated in Lodge Carinya #719 in Jan 1950, he remained a subscribing Freemason for the rest of his life.

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