Tony Fingleton

Anthony 'Tony' Fingleton is a former Australian swimmer. He won silver medal in 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. He had invitation to participate in 1964 Summer Olympics but he rejected and went to study in Harvard University. He remained in the USA after graduation and has become a screenwriter and movie producer, including the 1991 Rik Mayall film Drop Dead Fred. In 2003 movie director Russell Mulcahy made a biographical film about Tony, called Swimming Upstream, based on his autobiography. Tony Fingleton was played by Jesse Spencer and Harold, his father and chief antagonist, by Geoffrey Rush.

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Tony
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Fingleton

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