Jack Thompson

Actor
An Australian icon whose acting career paralleled that nation's emergence into mainstream cinema, Jack Thompson first gained prominence as the star of the Aussie TV series "Spyforce". He solidified his reputation during ... Read more »
Born: 08/30/1940 in Manly, New South Wales, AU

Filmography

Actor (66)

Around the Block 2014 (Movie)

Mr. O'Donnell (Actor)

Girl (Peter Thompson) 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bonnie & Clyde 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Camp 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Great Gatsby 2013 (Movie)

Dr. Walter Perkins (Actor)

Mystery Road 2012 (Movie)

Charlie Murray (Actor)

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark 2011 (Movie)

Harris (Actor)

Mao's Last Dancer 2010 (Movie)

Judge Woodrow Seals (Actor)

Australia 2008 (Movie)

Kipling Flynn (Actor)

Leatherheads 2008 (Movie)

Harvey (Actor)

Ten Empty 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Whaledreamers 2008 (Movie)

Narrator/Himself (Actor)

December Boys 2007 (Movie)

Bandy McAnsh (Actor)

The Good German 2006 (Movie)

Congressman Breimer (Actor)

Man-Thing 2005 (Movie)

Franklin Armstrong Schist (Actor)

Oyster Farmer 2005 (Movie)

Skippy (Actor)

The Assassination of Richard Nixon 2004 (Movie)

Jack Jones (Actor)

Ali G Indahouse 2003 (Movie)

Cub Scout (Actor)

Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones 2002 (Movie)

Cliegg Lars (Actor)

Original Sin 2001 (Movie)

Alan Jordan (Actor)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's "South Pacific" 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Magic Pudding 2000 (Movie)

of Buncle--The Wombat (Voice)

Under the Lighthouse Dancing 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Feeling Sexy 1998 (Movie)

Shopkeeper (Actor)

Excess Baggage 1997 (Movie)

Alexander (Actor)

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil 1997 (Movie)

Sonny Seiler (Actor)

Broken Arrow 1996 (Movie)

Chairman--Joint Chief of Staff (Actor)

Last Dance 1996 (Movie)

The Governor (Actor)

The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sum of Us 1995 (Movie)

Harry Mitchell (Actor)

Resistance 1994 (Movie)

Mr Wilson--Ithaca Flour Mill (Actor)

A Far Off Place 1993 (Movie)

John Ricketts (Actor)

Turtle Beach 1992 (Movie)

Ralph Hamilton (Actor)

Wind 1992 (Movie)

Jack Neville (Actor)

Living in America 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Trouble in Paradise 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Beryl Markham: A Shadow on the Sun 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Ground Zero 1988 (Movie)

Trebilcock (Actor)

Burke & Wills 1987 (Movie)

Robert O'Hara Burke (Actor)

The Last Frontier 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Waterfront 1987 (Movie)

Maxey Woodbury (Actor)

Short Circuit 1986 (Movie)

Party Guest (Actor)

Flesh + Blood 1985 (Movie)

Hawkwood (Actor)

Bad Blood 1983 (Movie)

Stanley Graham (Actor)

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence 1983 (Movie)

Group Captain Hicksley (Actor)

The Man From Snowy River 1982 (Movie)

Clancy (Actor)

The Earthling 1981 (Movie)

Ross Daley (Actor)

Breaker Morant 1980 (Movie)

Major J F Thomas (Actor)

The Club 1980 (Movie)

Laurie Holden (Actor)

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith 1978 (Movie)

Reverend Neville (Actor)

The Journalist 1978 (Movie)

Simon Morris (Actor)

Mad Dog 1976 (Movie)

Detective Manwaring (Actor)

Caddie 1975 (Movie)

Ted (Actor)

Sunday Too Far Away 1975 (Movie)

Foley (Actor)

Petersen 1974 (Movie)

Tony Petersen (Actor)

Scobie Malone 1974 (Movie)

Scobie Malone (Actor)

The Taking of Christina 1974 (Movie)

(Actor)

Libido 1972 (Movie)

Ken (Actor)

Outback 1971 (Movie)

Dick (Actor)

A Woman Called Golda (TV Show)

Actor

Kojak: The Price of Justice (TV Show)

Actor

Special Bulletin (TV Show)

Actor

The Letter (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

An Australian icon whose acting career paralleled that nation's emergence into mainstream cinema, Jack Thompson first gained prominence as the star of the Aussie TV series "Spyforce". He solidified his reputation during the 1970s with movies like "Petersen" (1974), "Sunday Too Far Away" (1975) and "The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith" (1978) before giving an award-winning performance as the defense attorney in Bruce Beresford's "Breaker Morant" (1980), his first film to get wide exposure in the USA. He also appeared in a small role as a horseman in George Miller's "The Man From Snowy River" (1982), another movie from Down Under that became a hit with American audiences.

Relationships

Leona King

Wife

Patrick Thompson Location Manager

Son

Billy Thompson

Son

EDUCATION

Sydney Boys High School

University of Queensland

Milestones

2008

Cast as as Kipling Flynn, an alcoholic accountant in Baz Luhrmann's epic "Australia"

2007

Featured in the Australian film "December Boys"

2006

Co-starred in Steven Soderbergh's post WWII drama, "The Good German"

2004

Cast opposite Naomi Watts and Sean Penn in "The Assassination of Richard Nixon" as Jack Jones, the successful salesman

2002

Appeared in "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones" as Cliegg Lars

2001

Starred in "Original Sin" with Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie

1997

Portrayed Sonny Seiler in Clint Eastwood's "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"

1996

Cast as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in John Woo's "Broken Arrow"

1996

Played the Governor in "Last Dance" starring Sharon Stone

1995

Played Russell Crowe's father in "The Sum of Us"

1995

Acted opposite Sally Field in the NBC miniseries "A Woman of Independent Means"

1988

Portrayed Tom Campbell Black in the CBS movie "Beryl Markham: A Shadow on the Sun"

1985

Appeared in a supporting role in Paul Verhoeven's "Flesh & Blood"

1982

Had a cameo in George Miller's "The Man From Snowy River"

1982

Starred opposite Lee Remick in the ABC movie "The Letter"

1982

American miniseries debut, "A Woman Called Golda" starring Ingrid Bergman

1979

Delivered an award-winning performance in Bruce Beresford's "Breaker Morant"

1970

Feature film debut, "Outback"

1970

First gained prominence as star of the Aussie TV seies "Spyforce"

1968

Made acting debut on the TV soap opera "Motel"

Formed Pan Film Enterprises

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