Jack Charles

  • Jack Charles, Aboriginal Rights Speaker

    One of the nation’s most respected and enduring actors, Uncle Jack Charles is a member of Australia’s stolen generation. Removed from his mother as a baby and raised in a Salvation Army boys’ home, Jack knew nothing of his Indigenous heritage as a child.

    At 19 he began a career as an actor, but his life was plagued by personal demons. His addiction to heroin…

    Location: ,
    Fee Range: -

About Jack

One of the nation’s most respected and enduring actors, Uncle Jack Charles is a member of Australia’s stolen generation. Removed from his mother as a baby and raised in a Salvation Army boys’ home, Jack knew nothing of his Indigenous heritage as a child.

At 19 he began a career as an actor, but his life was plagued by personal demons. His addiction to heroin and a life of crime saw him jailed.

Despite his struggles, he co-founded Australia’s first Indigenous theatre group, Nindethana, meaning ‘place of corroboree’, at Melbourne’s Pram Factory in 1971. His first play, Jack Charles is up and fighting, was a runaway hit. Jack appeared in several movies, including the landmark film, The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith and more recently features in the new Warner Brothers blockbuster “PAN” alongside Hugh Jackman.

Uncle Jack has also toured this own one-man stage show locally and internationally. Now calm and centred, Jack Charles is a strong role model for a new generation of both black and white Australia.

Uncle Jack Charles is an inspiring speaker who will entertain and inform your audience on a range of defining aspects of our society: Racism, Indigenous and gay rights, Survival and generally standing up for what you believe in! To get a taste of the incredible journey he has navigated through life click to see him speaking on YouTube.

Enquire Here +

badge-globe

Unparalleled International
reach and client list

badge-sign

Industry leaders, trusted
for over 10 years

badge-tick

Managed the whole way, from
enquiry to event

Unsure?

Unsure which keynote speaker will best suit your event? We excel at helping our clients identify the right speaker. Whether your occasion requires motivation from an industry leader, laughs and a chance for your staff to relax or the thrill of being in the same room as one of their heroes, we can connect you with the right speaker.

We have an unrivalled International client list, and after being in operation for over ten years we have catered for all sorts of occasions. Our aim is make your event truly memorable. For more information on any of our speakers or the services International Speakers Group provide, enquire below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Enquiries Welcome

We understand that your keynote speaker can make or break your event. We excel at helping our clients identify the right speaker, and from enquiry to your event day we handle all arrangements to ensure a smooth and successful presentation is delivered.