Bud’s Law: be not too proud
ICON is a term often bandied about, but few would disagree that veteran Australian actor Charles ‘‘ Bud’’ Tingwell deserves the title. ‘‘ What’s amazed me in looking back, is I have worked in the same industry all my life and somehow or other, I was able to feed the family and pay the bills,’’ he says.
Now in his 80s, Tingwell, who has worked as an actor for over 60 years, shows no signs of stopping. ‘‘ I keep warning young actors to be very careful what you turn down,’’ he says.
‘‘ You don’t ever want to get too proud to do a tiny role in something with a fine director and a great working unit,’’ he says. ‘‘ When Tom Gleisner from Working Dog asked me to work on CharlietheWonderDog, this led to a role in that wonderful film TheCastle ,’’ he says.
According to the 2006/07 Vedior Asia Pacific Employment Trends Survey, close to a third (32.35 per cent) of respondents in professional services (finance, accountancy, banking, insurance, legal and consulting) are having difficulty sourcing talent. The most difficult category is experienced workers in the $50-80k salary bracket, followed by support and administration staff ($30-50k), and mid-level managers/executives ($80-150k).