He was educated at University of Queensland , before embarking on his acting career. He won Cannes and AFI acting awards for the latter film. Born John Hadley Payne  in Manly , a suburb of Sydney, Thompson was five years old when his mother died, leaving his father, a merchant seaman , unable to care for him and his brother, David. Thompson was educated at Sydney Boys High School. After working in an agricultural lab, Thompson joined the army in so that he could earn a science degree.
Love and loss: Bunkie King's 'unusual arrangement' with Jack Thompson
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Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume. When screen legend Jack Thompson checked himself into Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital last year, he had no idea how sick he was. Told that he would have to go on dialysis three times a week for five hours, he realised his acting career was in jeopardy.
After many years of speculation, Bunkie King has finally laid to rest rumours about the nature of relationship with Australian actor Jack Thompson and her older sister, Leona. Ms King shocked and intrigued the Australian public when she entered into a relationship with Thompson, who was twice her age, while he was also involved with Leona — who is nicknamed Le. Scroll down for video.