|Jack Charles will be appearing alongside Hugh Jackman in Joe Wright’s upcoming blockbuster Pan. His credits include the groundbreaking Australian film The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978), Bedevil (1993), Blackfellas (1993), Tom White (2004) and Mystery Road (2013).
He was the subject of Amiel Courtin-Wilson’s 2008 documentary Bastardy which followed his life for seven years. The film’s tagline describes him as: “Addict. Homosexual. Cat burglar. Actor. Aboriginal.”
Charles was heavily involved in establishing Indigenous theatre in Australia. In 2010, Ilbijerri Theatre staged his one-man show called Jack Charles v The Crown, at the Melbourne Festival, which has subsequently toured internationally.