Tom Burlinson
Australian actor and singer
Tom Burlinson
Tom Burlinson is an Australian actor and singer. Tom Burlinson was born in Toronto, Canada on Valentines Day February 14th 1956. His English parents had migrated to Canada after Word War II. The family transferred to New Jersey USA in 1958. In 1962 the family transferred to England due to his father's job and a young Tom took his North American accent to school. In 1965, Tom's family transferred again, this time to Australia.
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Tom Burlinson is still swingin'
Cairns - almost 5 years
Tom Burlinson is the ultimate showbiz "slashie" - actor/singer/producer .. and that's been the secret to his longevity <br>
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Comment on A conversation with actor & director Jasmine Guy by Tom Burlinson
Atlanta In Town - about 5 years
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Artists dueting it for the kids with State Theatre concert - The Daily Telegraph
Google News - over 5 years
Tom Burlinson and Jon Stevens / Pic: Noel Kessel Source: The Daily Telegraph Dueting for the kids ... Lee Kernaghan / Pic: Noel Kessel Source: The Daily Telegraph AN impressive list of artists participated in the second Dueting It For The Kids concert
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Damien Leith, Deni Hines, Jon Stevens Join DUETING IT FOR THE KIDS, 8/22 - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
Damien Leith will take to the stage with opera diva Antoinette Halloran for a haunting duet arrangement of the Leonard Cohen classic Hallelujah and Liam Burrows will team with seasoned crooner Tom Burlinson to sing the Rat Pack favourite Lady is a
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Concert Review: Tom Burlinson - The West Australian
Google News - over 5 years
Tom Burlinson brought Now We&#39;re Swingin&#39;!, the latest iteration of his fascination with the great swing singers, to the Maj&#39;s main stage as part of the venue&#39;s Cabaret and Comedy Carnivale. The healthy crowd suggested that the ambitious move to feature
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What's on about town - The Age
Google News - over 5 years
Star of the Australian screen and stage, Tom Burlinson will perform his show Now We&#39;re Swinging in Perth as part of the Cabaret and Comedy Festival. Burlinson will delve into the great American songbook in his performance at His Majesty&#39;s Theatre
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Judging the It factor - Sydney Morning Herald
Google News - over 5 years
You can chalk that up to a lot of things, from a significantly stronger talent line-up than previous years or other shows in the genre, to the fact the show was shrewdly reinvented after its third season, replacing Tom Burlinson and Red Symons with
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Festival's long history continues - The Noosa Journal
Google News - almost 6 years
Over the past nine years, The Noosa Longweekend Festival has hosted a dazzling list of local and international talent including Clive James, Tim Winton, Nick Earls, Tara Moss, Jack Thompson, Bruce Beresford, Marina Prior, Caroline Nin, Tom Burlinson,
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Vezi aici castigatorii echivalentului “Romanii au talent” in alte tari - Romania International
Google News - almost 6 years
Incepand cu aceasta editie, Dannii Minogue a jurizat concurentii alaturi de Brian McFadden si Kyle Sandilands dupa ce la editiile precedente ia avut ca parteneri pe Red Symons si Tom Burlinson. La sud de Dunare, adica la Bulgari, a avut loc anul trecut
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Mother's Day treats - Quest News
Google News - almost 6 years
... an uplifting musical comedy about life, love, family and silicone; celebrate the trials and tribulations of being a woman with Often I Find That I Am Naked; or get into the swing of things with Tom Burlinson&#39;s Now We&#39;re Swinging show
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TV Weekend; An Evening of Series, With Art, Love and War
NYTimes - over 26 years
LEAD: Series on Channel 13 are beginning and ending in unusual profusion on Sunday. Series on Channel 13 are beginning and ending in unusual profusion on Sunday. At 9 P.M., the venerable ''Masterpiece Theater'' is beginning a new six-part series called ''Piece of Cake,'' an account starting in September 1939 about 12 young R.A.F. pilots getting
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Review/Film; 'The Time Guardian': Surviving in 4039
NYTimes - over 27 years
LEAD: ''The Time Guardian'' is an Australian science-fiction film that steals bits of ''The Terminator,'' ''Star Wars,'' ''Star Trek'' and ''Mad Max,'' and ends up being more boring than ''Dune.'' This strange mix begins in the year 4039, when a few pathetic human survivors of ''the neutron wars,'' are threatened by part-human robots that resemble
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HOME VIDEO/NEW RELEASES
NYTimes - about 28 years
LEAD: Le Fantome de la Liberte Starring Jean-Claude Brialy, Monica Vitti and Jean Rochefort. Directed by Luis Bunuel. 1974. Media Home Entertainment. 103 minutes. $59.95. Rated R. In French, with English subtitles. Le Fantome de la Liberte Starring Jean-Claude Brialy, Monica Vitti and Jean Rochefort. Directed by Luis Bunuel. 1974. Media Home
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Review/Film; 'Return to Snowy River,' a Sequel
NYTimes - almost 29 years
LEAD: There is a perfectly nonthreatening first love in ''Return to Snowy River,'' between a boyish, handsome hero and a tomboyish, beautiful heroine. She has a stern, loving father. A handsome villain wants to marry her. But the strongest characters in this 19th-century Australian adventure are the horses. There is a perfectly nonthreatening first
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FILM VIEW; A TALE OF THE BIG SPECTACLE AND THE GOOD LITTLE MOVIES
NYTimes - over 32 years
Once upon a time, in the not-too-distant future, there was an average American town. Every Friday night the people drove to the movie theater, hoping that there might be something new. But ''Ghostbusters'' had been there all summer. And the hit held its ground, even though all the town's elders had already seen it and the children now wore
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FILM: 'PHAR LAP,' TALE OF AUSTRALIAN RACE HORSE
NYTimes - over 32 years
THE movie ''Phar Lap'' is as much of a crowd pleaser as the champion Australian race horse for whom it is named. In a gently rousing style that should appeal in equal measure to adults and children, it tells of the rise of this legendary prize winner, who was something of a four-legged Rocky. ''Phar Lap'' isn't a surprising movie; it has too much
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FILM LAURELS FOR A LEGENDARY HORSE
NYTimes - over 32 years
Simon Wincer sat in the back of a taxicab with three cans of film on his lap one sweltering afternoon in Manhattan last summer, cursing the heat and the midtown traffic. ''What movie you got in those cans?'' the driver asked. ''It's called 'Phar Lap,' '' the director replied. ''He was a race horse in Australia.'' ''Phar Lap? You gotta be kidding,''
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TV REVIEW; 'EUREKA STOCKADE' FROM AUSTRALIA
NYTimes - over 32 years
THE Australian film industry has been flourishing artistically for the last few years but if ''Eureka Stockade'' is any indication, Australian television still has a way to go. Based on a true story surrounding what the press releases describe as ''the only armed insurrection by free men in Australia's history,'' the four-hour ''Eureka Stockade''
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'MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER'
NYTimes - about 34 years
THERE are not so many big westerns around that one can easily dismiss the Australian ''The Man From Snowy River,'' which opens today at the Baronet and 34th Street East Theaters. To appreciate it fully, however, one must have a completely uncritical fondness for Kirk Douglas as he acts his heart out in two roles; for picturesque landscapes; for
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tom Burlinson
    FIFTIES
  • 2007
    Age 51
    In 2007, it was announced that Burlinson was to become a judge on Australia's Got Talent alongside Red Symons and Dannii Minogue.
    More Details Hide Details He remained on the show until its third season but was succeeded in its fourth by Kyle Sandilands and Brian McFadden.
  • FORTIES
  • 2004
    Age 48
    Burlinson returned to the world of theatre in April 2004 in the lead role of Leo Bloom in Mel Brooks' musical The Producers.
    More Details Hide Details He co-starred with Reg Livermore, Bert Newton and Chloe Dallimore.
  • 2003
    Age 47
    Burlinson provided Sinatra's singing voice in the 2003 Australian movie The Night We Called It a Day.
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  • 1999
    Age 43
    Burlinson's versatility has also seen him appear on TV's Carols By Candlelight in 1999 and 2002.
    More Details Hide Details He had also had a role on ABC doctor drama GP and hosted Animal Hospital.
  • 1998
    Age 42
    From 1998 to 2003 Burlinson toured Australia regularly and also took the show to corporate events.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
    In 1998, Burlinson created Frank, The Sinatra Story In Song which opened at the Seymour Centre in Sydney before going to other major cities.
    More Details Hide Details Sinatra himself died just two weeks before the opening night.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1996
    Age 40
    In 1996 he had stage roles with the Sydney Theatre Company.
    More Details Hide Details He starred as Franklin in Merrily We Roll Along and as Ricky in Miracle City.
  • 1992
    Age 36
    Burlinson returned to the stage in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying in 1992.
    More Details Hide Details He starred with some of Australia's most notable stage performers, Noel Ferrier, June Bronhill and Jackie Love.
  • 1990
    Age 34
    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".
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 1988
    Age 32
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He also does stage work, musicals and concerts as well and assisting charities.
    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.
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  • 1987
    Age 31
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1986
    Age 30
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The film was a hit both in Australia and the United States.
  • 1985
    Age 29
    In 1985, Burlinson was cast by Dutch director Paul Verhoeven for a role in his first English-speaking film, the cult film Flesh+Blood.
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  • 1981
    Age 25
    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").
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 1980
    Age 24
    He also featured in the TV police drama Cop Shop in 1980–81 and in Skyways.
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    In 1980, he played Hughie in the Anzac Day play The One Day Of The Year.
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  • 1978
    Age 22
    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.
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  • 1977
    Age 21
    He started appearing on Australian TV in 1977.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1974
    Age 18
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1965
    Age 9
    In 1965, his family moved again, this time to Australia.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 1962
    Age 6
    In 1962 the family moved to England due to his father's job and a young Burlinson took his North American accent to school.
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  • 1956
    Age 0
    Tom Burlinson was born in Toronto, Ontario on 14 February 1956 (St Valentine's Day).
    More Details Hide Details 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.
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