Jack Thompson

Jack Thompson

actor, producer, additional crew

Jack Thompson was born on Aug 31, 1940 in Australia. Jack Thompson's big-screen debut came with Riptide - Season 1 directed by Peter Maxwell in 1969, strarring Ted / Wally. Jack Thompson is known for Don't Tell directed by Tori Garrett, Jack Thompson stars as Bob Myers and Aden Young as Stephen Roche. Jack Thompson has got 13 awards and 7 nominations so far. The most recent award Jack Thompson achieved is Australian Film Critics Association Awards. The upcoming new movie Jack Thompson plays is Poker Face which will be released on Nov 22, 2022.

Australian actor Jack Thompson was born John Hadley Payne 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), Héros ou salopards (1980), L'homme de la rivière d'argent (1982), Minuit dans le jardin du bien et du mal (1997) and Star Wars : Épisode II - L'Attaque des 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. 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 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 services to the film industry.

  • Birthday

    Aug 31, 1940
  • Place of Birth

    Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Known For


13 wins & 7 nominations

Australian Film Critics Association Awards
Best Supporting Actor
Winner - AFCA Award
Creation International Film Festival
Best Actor
Winner - Festival Prize
The Telegram Man (2011)
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