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Tom Burlinson est un Acteur Australien né le 14 février 1956 à Toronto (Canada)

Tom Burlinson

Tom Burlinson
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Nationalité Australie
Naissance 14 février 1956 (67 ans) à Toronto (Canada)

Tom Burlinson est un acteur australien né le 14 février 1956 à Toronto.


Tom Burlinson was born in Toronto, Ontario on 14 February 1956 (St Valentine's Day). His English parents, Anthony T. Burlinson (born 1923, in Greenwich, Middlesex) and Angela Schofield (born 1927, in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk), had migrated to Canada after World War II. The family moved to New Jersey, United States in 1958. In 1962 the family moved to England due to his father's job and a young Burlinson took his North American accent to school. In 1965, his family moved again, this time to Australia. After six months his parents divorced and his mother and two younger sisters returned to England leaving Burlinson with his father and his older sister, Susan.

Burlinson's first public appearance as an actor was as Colonel Pickering in Mosman Primary School's production of My Fair Lady. Moving to Bayview, he attended Pittwater High School on Sydney's Northern Beaches and was the school captain in his final year.

Burlinson's father wanted him to become a lawyer, but because a friend was accepted into the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), he decided to audition and to his surprise he was accepted into the 1974 class, graduating in 1976. He started appearing on Australian TV in 1977. By the beginning of 1979, he began playing Mickey Pratt in the teen-oriented Australian soap opera The Restless Years, a role which lasted 16 months. In 1978, he appeared as Charlie in the Old Tote Theatre Company production of Da and as Jud Templeton in the play Tribute in 1979. In 1980, he played Hughie in the Anzac Day play The One Day Of The Year. He also featured in the TV police drama Cop Shop in 1980–81 and in Skyways.

In 1981, Burlinson had his career break when he was given the main role in the biggest Australian film production ever, which was to be shot the next year, The Man from Snowy River, as Jim Craig ("The Man"). He had only a few short weeks to learn how to ride a horse and make it look like he had been born in the saddle. He performed all of the stunts, including the iconic cliff ride.

Snowy River was filmed and released in Australia in 1982, quickly becoming the highest-grossing Australian film ever at that time. With a gross of $17 million, over 20 years later it remains the seventh highest grossing Australian film of all time, bringing Burlinson to stardom.

In his next film, Burlinson portrayed horse trainer Tommy Woodcock in Phar Lap: Heart of a Nation. This film was another hit and confirmed Burlinson as a major star in the Australian film industry.

After these two films, Burlinson feared being typecast as an actor only in horse-themed movies. Other than the sequel to Snowy River, he vowed to avoid similarly themed films.

In 1985, Burlinson was cast by Dutch director Paul Verhoeven for a role in his first English-speaking film, the cult film Flesh+Blood.

In 1986, Burlinson played the main role as yuppy windsurfer in the main modern day comedy romance Windrider alongside teen actress Nicole Kidman in her first adult role. The film was a hit both in Australia and the United States.

In 1987, Burlinson was given his first role in a Hollywood film, The Time Guardian, in which he played the main role, Ballard, a visitor from another world, opposite Hollywood stars Dean Stockwell and Carrie Fisher. In 1988 he starred in the long-waited sequel to The Man from Snowy River II, which has the United States' title of Return to Snowy River and the UK title of The Untamed.

From then onwards, Burlinson focused on historical productions, including the highly acclaimed 1988 LWT mini-series Piece of Cake, set in England in 1939 and based on the 1983 novel of the same name by Derek Robinson and Showdown at Williams Creek, set in pioneer North America.

He also does stage work, musicals and concerts as well and assisting charities.

Apart from his acting career, he is also a singer. Because a childhood obsession with Frank Sinatra led Burlinson to compose an ode to one of his favourite singers as he made the most of a 1990 appearance on Ray Martin's Midday Show to nervously debut his singing voice to the Australian public with "The Man In The Hat".

Tina Sinatra used Burlinson's voice as the young Sinatra in a miniseries she was producing on her father's life. With new doors now open to him, Burlinson auditioned for several musicals.

Burlinson returned to the stage in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying in 1992. He starred with some of Australia's most notable stage performers, Noel Ferrier, June Bronhill and Jackie Love. In 1996 he had stage roles with the Sydney Theatre Company. He starred as Franklin in Merrily We Roll Along and as Ricky in Miracle City.

In 1998, Burlinson created Frank, The Sinatra Story In Song which opened at the Seymour Centre in Sydney before going to other major cities. Sinatra himself died just two weeks before the opening night. From 1998 to 2003 Burlinson toured Australia regularly and also took the show to corporate events.

In 2001 the show's name was changed to Frank - A Life In Song due to the legalities of using the Sinatra name. In 2002 he took the show to his native Toronto.

Burlinson's versatility has also seen him appear on TV's Carols By Candlelight in 1999 and 2002. He had also had a role on ABC doctor drama GP and hosted Animal Hospital.

Burlinson provided Sinatra's singing voice in the 2003 Australian movie The Night We Called It a Day.

Burlinson returned to the world of theatre in April 2004 in the lead role of Leo Bloom in Mel Brooks' musical The Producers. He co-starred with Reg Livermore, Bert Newton and Chloe Dallimore.

In 2007, it was announced that Burlinson was to become a judge on Australia's Got Talent alongside Red Symons and Dannii Minogue. He remained on the show until its third season but was succeeded in its fourth by Kyle Sandilands and Brian McFadden.

Le plus souvent avec

Simon Wincer
Simon Wincer
(3 films)
Tony Barry
Tony Barry
(2 films)
Brian Hannant
Brian Hannant
(1 films)
Alan Hopgood
Alan Hopgood
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmographie de Tom Burlinson (11 films)

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The Cup
The Cup (2011)

Réalisé par Simon Wincer
Genres Drame, Biographie, Historique
Thèmes Mise en scène d'un animal, Sport, Les chevaux, Equitation
Acteurs Brendan Gleeson, Stephen Curry, Daniel MacPherson, Jodi Gordon, Martin Colin Sacks, Rodger Corser
Rôle Dave Philips
Note56% 2.8076452.8076452.8076452.8076452.807645
Fils du légendaire jockey Ray Oliver, disparu tragiquement dans un accident de voiture, Damien Oliver reprend le flambeau familial et décide de participer à la célèbre Melbourne Cup.
The Night We Called It a Day, 1h37
Genres Drame, Comédie, Comédie dramatique
Thèmes La musique, La télévision, Musique
Acteurs Dennis Hopper, Melanie Griffith, Portia DeGeneres, Joel Edgerton, Rose Byrne, David Hemmings
Rôle Frank Sinatra (singing voice)
Note57% 2.89992.89992.89992.89992.8999
In 1974, Rod Blue is a surfer with shoulder-length hair in Sydney, Australia who also stages rock concerts, unsuccessfully most of the time. Needing a big idea, he decides to fly to Los Angeles, make himself more presentable and try to persuade Frank Sinatra to come to Australia to sing.
L'Indomptable, 1h50
Origine Australie
Genres Drame, Action, Aventure, Western
Thèmes La mer, Transport, Films pour enfants
Acteurs Tom Burlinson, Sigrid Thornton, Brian Dennehy, Nicholas Eadie, Mark Hembrow, Bryan Marshall
Rôle Jim Craig
Note64% 3.249853.249853.249853.249853.24985
Some years after his dangerous ride down the steep mountain to capture the Brumby herd and regain the Colt from old "Regret", Jim Craig, now with a large herd of mountain-bred horses of his own, returns to his home vicinity to take up with his girl, Jessica Harrison. She is still smitten with him, but opposition from her father remains as resolute as ever. Further, she also has a rich would-be suitor endeavouring to court her, Alistair Patton, son of the banker from whom Harrison is seeking a large loan. Before he returns from Harrison's property to his home, Jim meets an army officer seeking quality horses for the remount service on a regular basis.
Le gardien du temps
Réalisé par Brian Hannant
Genres Science-fiction
Thèmes La mer, Transport, Voyage dans le temps
Acteurs Tom Burlinson, Nikki Coghill, Carrie Fisher, Dean Stockwell, Jim Holt, Terrayne Crawford
Rôle Ballard (The Time Guardian)
Note43% 2.166652.166652.166652.166652.16665
Le film raconte l'histoire de deux héros venant d'une ville futuriste assiégée par des créatures mutantes qui n'a comme d'autre solution que de les envoyer dans le passé pour échapper à la destruction. Un des deux héros est joué par Carrie Fisher, plus connue pour son rôle en tant que la princesse Leia dans Star Wars.
Le Bossu de Notre Dame
Genres Animation
Thèmes L'enfance
Acteurs Tom Burlinson, Ron Haddrick, Phillip Hinton
Rôle Quasimodo (voice)
Note64% 3.205513.205513.205513.205513.20551
Cette version animée du roman classique de Victor Hugo raconte l'histoire d'une belle fille bohème Esméralda.
Kidnapped (1986)
, 55minutes
Genres Drame, Action, Aventure, Animation
Acteurs Tom Burlinson, Wallas Eaton
Rôle Alan Breck (voice)
Note62% 3.130983.130983.130983.130983.13098
Windrider (1986)
, 1h32
Genres Drame, Comédie, Romance
Thèmes Sport
Acteurs Tom Burlinson, Nicole Kidman, Bud Tingwell, Mark Williams
Rôle Stewart 'P.C.' Simpson
Note51% 2.5600452.5600452.5600452.5600452.560045
Stewart 'P.C.' Simpson (Burlinson) lives in a magnificent beachfront home, and is an enthusiastic windsurfer, indulging his passion for windsurfing on a daily basis. His wealthy father, (Tingwell) may fault his inconsistency in working within his father's company, but can appreciate his son's remarkable abilities on the waves. With the help of his father's company's engineer Howard (Chilvers), he develops a high tech sailboard for the coming world windsurfing championship. Jade (Kidman) is a rock singer, who starts a romance with P.C., but as their romance blooms, sport, friends and the upcoming championship become secondary.
La Chair et le Sang, 2h8
Réalisé par Paul Verhoeven
Origine Espagne
Genres Drame, Fantasy, Action, Aventure, Historique
Thèmes Sexualité, Le viol, Erotique
Acteurs Rutger Hauer, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Burlinson, Ronald Lacey, Susan Tyrrell, Jack Thompson
Rôle Steven
Note66% 3.348483.348483.348483.348483.34848
En 1501, en Europe de l'Ouest, le seigneur Arnolfini utilise une bande de mercenaires dirigée par Martin pour reconquérir ses terres en leur promettant le droit de pillage. Une fois le château repris, Arnolfini trahit sa promesse en récupérant le butin et en chassant les pillards. Les mercenaires décident de se venger plus tard en attaquant le convoi d'Arnolfini, de son fils Steven et de sa promise, la belle Agnès. Agnès se trouvant dans un chariot volé par les mercenaires, elle devient leur prisonnière, subissant le viol de leur chef, Martin. Ils prennent d'assaut un château et en font leur lieu de résidence. Une étrange relation va s'ensuivre entre Agnès et Martin. Steven, féru de sciences et admirateur de Léonard de Vinci, venu libérer Agnès se retrouve également prisonnier. Le capitaine Hawkwood, l'ex-capitaine d'Arnolfini, qui mène le siège, envoie un cadavre de chien contaminé par la peste, la maladie décime les mercenaires. Arnolfini peut alors attaquer la forteresse et délivrer son fils et Agnès. Martin est le seul survivant du massacre, il regarde s'éloigner celle qu'il aimait.
20 000 lieues sous les mers, 50minutes
Origine Australie
Genres Drame, Science-fiction, Aventure, Animation
Thèmes La mer, Transport, Guerre en milieu sous-marin, Pirates, Adaptation d'une œuvre littéraire de science-fiction
Acteurs Tom Burlinson, Alistair Duncan
Rôle Ned Land (voice)
Note59% 2.955452.955452.955452.955452.95545
1866, un monstre marin écume les mers en détruisant les navires marchands et militaires. La marine américaine envoie un expert en biologie marine sur l'un de ses navires afin de détruire le monstre. Mais à la suite de l'attaque du prétendu monstre, seuls deux rescapés, le marin Ned Land et le professeur Arronax font la connaissance de l'esprit derrière cette attaque : le capitaine Némo.
Phar Lap
Phar Lap (1983)
, 1h47
Réalisé par Simon Wincer
Genres Drame, Biographie, Historique
Thèmes Mise en scène d'un animal, Sport, Les chevaux, Equitation
Acteurs Tom Burlinson, Ron Leibman, Judy Morris, Robert Grubb, Vincent Ball, Richard Morgan
Rôle Tommy Woodcock
Note71% 3.5955853.5955853.5955853.5955853.595585
Phar Lap, known affectionately as "Bobby" by his strapper Tommy Woodcock (Burlinson), collapses and dies in Woodcock's arms, at Menlo Park in California, in 1932. The news is greeted with great sadness and anger in Australia. The remainder of the film is done as flashback.
L'Homme De La Rivière d'Argent, 1h42
Réalisé par George Trumbull Miller
Origine Australie
Genres Drame, Action, Aventure, Romance, Western
Thèmes Mise en scène d'un animal, La mer, Poésie, Transport, Les chevaux, Adaptation d'un poème
Acteurs Tom Burlinson, Sigrid Thornton, Kirk Douglas, Jack Thompson, Terence Donovan, Tommy Dysart
Rôle Jim Craig
Note71% 3.5966053.5966053.5966053.5966053.596605
Jim Craig vit dans les montagnes australiennes avec son père. Le père est tué et le jeune homme descend dans la plaine pour "devenir un homme". Il est engagé par Harrison, un riche propriétaire, et tombe amoureux de la fille de son patron. Un cheval précieux s'échappe dans la nature environnante. Tous les cavaliers de la région se réunissent pour poursuivre les chevaux sauvages et séparer le cheval du reste de la horde. Mais le cheval échappe à tous sauf à Jim Craig.