Tal Ordell

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Talone Ordell (1880–1948), better known as Tal Ordel, was an Australian actor, writer and director. He worked extensively on stage and screen as an actor in the 1910s and 1920s, playing Dad Rudd twice for Raymond Longford and Dad Hayseed – a similar role – three times for Beaumont Smith. He was the original "Ginger Mick" in the stage version of The Sentimental Bloke. He toured Australia with Marie Tempest.[1]

He turned director with The Kid Stakes (1927), based on the cartoon character Fatty Finn. In the 1930s he worked more in radio as a writer and actor.[2]

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  • On Our Selection – actor
  • The Sentimental Bloke – actor
  • Kangaroo Flat (1926) – author


  1. ^ "MR. TAL ORDELL DEAD.". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 9 June 1948. p. 3. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "THE PLAYHOUSE.". The Mercury. Hobart, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 13 February 1930. p. 11. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 

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