Jack Thompson Biography

Birthday: 1940-08-31
Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales Australia
Height: 5' 10½" (1.79 m)
Wiki Biography: Australian actor Jack Thompson was born on August 31, 1940 in Manly, New South Wales, a suburb of Sydney. Outside of Oz, he is best known for his appearances in The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978), Breaker Morant (1980), The Man from Snowy River (1982), Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) and Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002). "'Breaker' Morant" in which he played a military defense attorney defending three soldiers accused of murder during the Boer War, won him internationally renown. Thompson was cited as Best Supporting Actor at the Cannes Film Festival and won the Australian Film Institute's Best Actor award for the role. In the early part of his career, Thompson balanced a career with the United Nations with his acting: The acting won out. Now, at 65 years old, his career has been recognized by the Critics Circle of Australia, which awarded him its Lifetime Achievement Award, and by the Cinema Owners Association of Australia, which gave him its Award for Outstanding Contribution to Australian Film Entertainment. Thompson lived for a while in a menage a trois with his now-wife Leona King, by whom he has a son, and her sister Bunkie. Though the living arrangement came to an end after several years, Thompson has no regrets, saying "I wouldn't have missed it for quids." He was awarded Member of the Order of Australia in the 1986 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his accomplishments in film.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Broken Arrow 1996 Action
McLeod's Daughters (1996) Jack McLeod 1996 - 1996
Excess Baggage Alexander 1997 Action
Bastard Boys 2007 Drama
Find My Family 2008 Documentary
Dogs In The City Alexander 2012 Reality Tv
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Broken Arrow 1950 Fantasy, 0
Wake in Fright 1971
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Harris 1973
Sunday Too Far Away Foley 1975
Mad Dog Morgan 1976 Comedy, 0, Fantasy
Caddie 1976 Drama, Romance
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith 1978 Crime, Drama
Breaker Morant Major J.F. Thomas 1980
The Earthling 1980 Adventure, Drama
A Woman Called Golda 1982 Drama, History
The Man From Snowy River 1982 Adventure, Drama, Family
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence Group Capt. Hicksley 1983 Drama
Flesh+Blood Hawkwood 1985 Adventure, Drama
Ground Zero Trebilcock 1987
Wind 1992 0
Turtle Beach Ralph 1992 Drama, Thriller
A Far Off Place 1993 Adventure, Drama, Family
Ruby Cairo Ed, Feed the World Foundation Manager 1993 Mystery, Thriller
Last Dance The Governor 1996
Excess Baggage Alexander 1997 Action, Comedy, Crime
Under the Lighthouse Dancing 1997
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil 1997 Comedy, Crime, Drama
The Magic Pudding Buncle 2000 Animation, Family
Original Sin 2001 Drama, Mystery, Romance
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Cliegg Lars 2002 Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Cliegg Lars 2002 Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The Assassination of Richard Nixon Jack Jones 2004 Drama, History
Man-Thing Frederic Schist 2005 0, 0
Der Flug des Albatros Mike 2005 Drama, Family, Romance
Oyster Farmer 2005 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Good German Congressman Breimer 2007 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
December Boys 2007 Drama, Romance
Whaledreamers 2008
Around the Block Mr. O'Donnell 2013
Blinder Coach Chang 2013 Drama
Diamonds Down Under Prime Minister 2014 Comedy
Pulling No Punches: Rod Taylor Himself 2015 Biography
Feed 2017