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Operation Buffalo

Operation Buffalo

ABC 2020

A captivating drama set in Maralinga, South Australia, at the height of the Cold War. At a remote army base carrying out British nuclear testing, paranoia runs rife and nuclear bombs are not the only things being tested, as loyalty, love, and betrayal are pitted against each other.

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The Top 10 Actors and Characters of Operation Buffalo (Ranked Cast in 2021)

Ewen Leslie

#1 - Ewen Leslie (Major Leo Carmichael)

Born in Fremantle, Western Australia, he started appearing in various TV shows from the age of 12. He received a scholarship to study acting at John Curtin College of the Arts and was accepted into the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts straight out of high school. He was nominated for an Australian Film Institute Award for his lead performance in Jewboy, a film that screened in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival and the Discovery Section at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2007 he was invited to join the Sydney Theatre Company Actor's Company where he played Prince Hal in War of the Roses opposite Cate Blanchett. He received a Helpmann Award and a Sydney Theatre Award for this performance. His other STC credits include Riflemind which was directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Josef K in an adaption of The Trial. In 2010 he played Richard III for the Melbourne Theatre Company. He received his second Helpmann Award and a Green Room Award for this performance. In 2011 he played Hamlet in a sellout season for the Melbourne Theatre Company. - IMDb Mini Biography By: SM

Ewen Leslie plays as Major Leo Carmichael in Operation Buffalo.
Ewen Leslie is the top #1 member of the cast and appears in 6 episodes.

James Cromwell

#2 - James Cromwell (Cranky)

James Oliver Cromwell is an American film and television actor, probably best known for his role as Dr. Zefram Cochrane in Star Trek: First Contact. He has been nominated for an Oscar, three Emmy Awards, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards during his career. Cromwell was born in Los Angeles, California and was raised in Manhattan, New York. He was adopted by actress Kay Johnson and actor, director and producer John Cromwell, who was blacklisted during the McCarthy era. He was educated at The Hill School, Middlebury College and Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University), where he studied engineering. Like both his parents, he was drawn to the theater, doing everything from Shakespeare to experimental plays. He has long been an advocate of leftist causes. In an October 2008 interview, he strongly attacked the Republican Party and the George W. Bush administration, saying their controversial foreign policy would "either destroy us or the entire planet." He became a vegetarian in 1974 after seeing a stockyard in Texas and experiencing the "smell, terror and anxiety." He became an ethical vegan while playing the character of Farmer Hoggett in the movie Babe in 1995. He frequently speaks out on issues regarding animal cruelty for PETA, largely the treatment of pigs. Cromwell was married to Anne Ulvestad from 1976 to 1986. They had three children. He married his second wife, Julie Cobb, on 29 May 1986.

James Cromwell plays as Cranky in Operation Buffalo.
James Cromwell is the top #2 member of the cast and appears in 6 episodes.

Tony Martin

#3 - Tony Martin (Richard Wilcox MP)

Tony Martin plays as Richard Wilcox MP in Operation Buffalo.
Tony Martin is the top #3 member of the cast and appears in 6 episodes.

Shaka Cook

#4 - Shaka Cook (Sam)

Training: Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting), National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA), 2012. Theatre: Wangarra in The Secret River (2016) and Ngalamalum in The Secret River (Sydney Theatre Company, 2017 and 2019); Fingerbone Bill in Storm Boy (Sydney Theatre Company); Jasper Jones in Jasper Jones (Queensland Theatre Company); The Wind in the Willows (La Boite); Black Diggers (Queensland Theatre Company). Television: Sam in Operation Buffalo (ABC); Tom in Black Comedy (ABC); Luke in The Broken Shore (Essential Media); Warrior in Cleverman (ABC). Film: Waru in The Flood (Wagtail Films); Officer Braydon in Top End Wedding (Goalpost Pictures). This is Shaka’s professional musical theatre debut. Shaka is a proud member of MEAA since 2020.

Shaka Cook plays as Sam in Operation Buffalo.
Shaka Cook is the top #4 member of the cast and appears in 6 episodes.

Jessica De Gouw

#5 - Jessica De Gouw (Amelia Lydgate)

Jessica Elise De Gouw (born 15 February 1988), sometimes credited as Jess De Gouw, is an Australian actress. She is known for her role as Helena Bertinelli/The Huntress in the television series Arrow, and as Mina Murray in the NBC TV series, Dracula.

Jessica De Gouw plays as Amelia Lydgate in Operation Buffalo.
Jessica De Gouw is the top #5 member of the cast and appears in 3 episodes.

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