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Charles Tingwell


Born - 3 January 1917, Coogee, Australia
Died - 15 May 2009

Genial, square-faced, brown-haired Australian, known to everyone as Bud. After starting his career in Australian theatres, Tingwell flew Spitfires for the RAF in World War two, before returning Down Under and making a film debut in Smithy (1946). More Oz films included Kangaroo (1952) and Smiley (1956) before he came to Britain in the late 1950s and became familiar to TV viewers as Dr Alan Dawson in the series Emergency Ward 10. Soon afterwards, he launched a UK film career and played the long-suffering Inspector Cradock in Margaret Rutherford's four Miss Marple films. He returned to Australia in 1972 and appeared in many more films there. His last, Antigravity, was completed just before his death from prostate cancer at 92.