Tom Budge

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Tom Budge
Born (1982-03-15) 15 March 1982 (age 37)
Years active1999-present

Thomas "Tom" Budge (born 15 March 1982) is an Australian actor. Budge was born in Melbourne, Victoria. Early in his acting career, Budge appeared in a number of Australian television shows, including Neighbours , Round the Twist , and Shock Jock . After a few years, Budge transitioned from television to film, and he has appeared in a number of Australian films, including The Proposition , Kokoda , Candy , Bran Nue Dae , and Last Train to Freo , for which he was nominated in 2006 by both the Australian Film Institute and the Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards for best supporting actor. [1]

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From 2008 to 2009, Budge appeared in several episodes of the television drama East of Everything . Budge also makes an appearance in the WW2 TV mini-series The Pacific , which aired in 2010. More recently, Budge has been tipped to play AC/DC guitarist Angus Young in a movie about the former AC/DC lead singer Bon Scott. [2]

East of Everything is an Australian drama television drama series set in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales which screened in 2008-2009 on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) television network. It was produced by Deb Cox (SeaChange), Fiona Eagger (CrashBurn) and Roger Monk. Two seasons were produced. In addition to its principal themes of families, relationships, values and small-town politics, the series pays homage to the relaxed beach lifestyle, adjacent rainforest, "hippy vibe", and potential conflicts with developers associated with its principal setting, a somewhat downmarket version of the tourist town of Byron Bay on the northern New South Wales coast.

<i>The Pacific</i> (miniseries) 2010 television series

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AC/DC Australian hard rock band formed in Sydney in 1973

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When not on set, Budge has said that he enjoys playing guitar and singing. [3] He also performs in The Tom Budge Band. [4]

In the 2005 film The Proposition, Budge, who plays the character Samuel Stoat, sings the Canadian folk song "Peggy Gordon", which can be found on YouTube [5] .

<i>The Proposition</i> (2005 film) 2005 film by John Hillcoat

The Proposition is a 2005 Australian bushranger western film directed by John Hillcoat and written by screenwriter and musician Nick Cave. It stars Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Emily Watson, John Hurt, Danny Huston and David Wenham. The film's production completed in 2004 and was followed by a wide 2005 release in Australia and a 2006 theatrical run in the U.S. through First Look Pictures.

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2014 Son of a Gun Josh
2012 MaboGreg McIntyre
2011 Larry Crowne Stan
2010 Bran Nue Dae Slippery
2009 Everything's AlrightCrash Austinin production
2009 The Pacific Ronnie "The Kid" GibsonTV mini-series
2008/09 East of Everything DaleTV Series, 7 episodes
2008 $9.99 Voice of Bisley
2008 Ten Empty Brett
2007 DamnedAbraham
2006 Last Train to Freo Trev
2006 The Cow ThiefRobert
2006 Kokoda Johnnoaka Kokoda: 39th Battalion (UK)
2006 Candy Schumann
2005The Glenmoore JobPeterTV
2005 The Opposite of VelocityTrevor
2005 The Proposition Samuel Stoat
2005 Three Dollars Chicken Shop Assistant
2004 Crash Phil
2004 Pity 24
2004 Apprentice
2003 The RouseaboutTom
2003 Take Away Tarquin
2003 The Honourable Wally Norman Normie Norman
2003 The Night We Called It a Day Geeky Kidaka All the Way: The Kidnapping of a Music Legend (USA: DVD title)
2003 Welcher & Welcher Jake BuzzoTV, 1 episode
2002 Australian Rules Pickles
2001/02 Shock Jock Clive RankTV,26 episodes
2001 Horace & Tina CameronTV, 1 episode
2000/01 Round the Twist Tiger GleesonTV, 24 episodes
2000 The Games MichaelTV, 1 episode
1999/2000 Neighbours Tim Harrison TV, 4 episodes


Last Train to Freo is a 2006 Australian film based on Reg Cribb's play The Return, and directed by Jeremy Sims.

The Film Critics Circle of Australia is a group of cinema critics that judge Australian films. In an annual event, the Circle distributes its awards for best film performances during the year. Presidents of the Film Critics Circle of Australia:

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  1. "Tom Budge/Awards page". Internet Movie Database.
  2. "AC/DC movie in the making". Herald Sun. December 5, 2008.
  3. "An Interview With Tom Budge (Tiger)". Round The Twist Website.
  4. "The Tom Budge Band@Myspace".