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List of notable or famous playwrights from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top playwrights born in Australia and even some popular playwrights who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian playwrights then this list is the perfect resource for you. These playwrights are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known playwright from Australia is included when available.

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This historic playwrights from Australia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Australian playwrights of note?" and "Who are the most famous playwrights from Australia?" These prominent playwrights of Australia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Australian playwrights.

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Alec Coppel was an Australian-born screenwriter, novelist and playwright. He spent the majority of his career in London and Hollywood, specialising in light thrillers, mysteries and sex comedies. He is best known for the films Vertigo, The Captain's Paradise, Mr Denning Drives North and Obsession, ...more

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Age: Died at 65 (1907-1972)

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Profession: Screenwriter, Writer, Playwright

Credits: Vertigo, To Catch a Thief, The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom, Moment to Moment, No Highway in the Sky, + more

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Alex Broun is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Playwrights from Australia
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Born in Sydney, Australia on 16 March 1965, Alex Broun is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and Rugby journalist who has worked extensively with Short+Sweet, the world's largest ten-minute theatre festival. Often referred to as "the Shakespeare of short plays" he is the world’s most ...more

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Age: 52

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Profession: Screenwriter, Actor, Playwright

Credits: The Everlasting Secret Family, Double Sculls

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Alison Croggon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Playwrights from Australia
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Alison Croggon is a contemporary Australian poet, playwright, fantasy novelist, and librettist. ...more

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Age: 53

Birthplace: Transvaal Province, South Africa

Profession: Novelist, Writer, Playwright

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Andrew Bovell is a screenwriter and playwright. ...more

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Age: 53

Birthplace: Kalgoorlie, Australia

Profession: Screenwriter, Playwright

Credits: Strictly Ballroom, A Most Wanted Man, Lantana, Edge of Darkness, The Book of Revelation, + more

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