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

A list made up of people like Mel Gibson and Kylie Minogue.

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

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Mel Gibson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Australia
age 63
Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson AO is an American actor and filmmaker. He is most well known as an action hero, for roles such as Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon buddy cop film series and Max ...more
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Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Australia
age 50
Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE, often known simply as Kylie, is an Australian singer, songwriter, and actress. She achieved recognition by starring in the Australia TV soap opera Neighbours, where she ...more
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Rebel Wilson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Australia
age 38
Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson is an Australian actress, writer, entrepreneur, and stand-up comedian. She began appearing as Toula in the SBS comedy series Pizza and the sketch comedy series The ...more
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Eric Bana is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Australia
age 50
Eric Bana is an Australian actor. He began his career as a comedian in the sketch comedy series Full Frontal before gaining critical recognition in the biographical film Chopper. After a decade ...more
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Barry Humphries is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Australia
age 85
Barry Humphries was the nominee from 1981 British Academy Television Award for Best Light Entertainment Performance.
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Rachel Ward is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Australia
age 58
Rachel Claire Ward, AM is an English actress, columnist, film director, and screenwriter who has primarily pursued her career in Australia.
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Joel Edgerton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Australia
age 44
Joel Edgerton is an Australian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for his roles in films such as Kinky Boots, Animal Kingdom, The Thing, Warrior, The Odd Life of ...more
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Germaine Greer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Australia
age 80
Germaine Greer is an Australian theorist, academic and journalist, who is regarded as having been a major feminist voice of the mid-20th century. She resides in the United Kingdom, where she is ...more
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Adam Elliot is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Australia
age 47
Adam Elliot is an independent Australian stop-motion animation writer, director and producer based in Melbourne, Australia. His five films have collectively participated in over seven-hundred ...more
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Aunty Jack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Australia
age 75
Grahame John Bond AM is an Australian actor, writer, director, musician and composer, known primarily for his role as Aunty Jack.
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A.J. Carter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Australia
age 38
A. J. Carter is an Australian film director, screenwriter and producer. In his recent emerging career as a film director, his debut narrative short film Ronan's Escape awarded him and his ...more
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Nick Enright is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Australia
Dec. at 53 (1950-2003)
Nicholas Paul "Nick" Enright AM was an Australian dramatist and playwright.
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Nick Cave is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Australia
age 61
Nicholas Edward "Nick" Cave is an Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional film actor. He is best known as the frontman of Nick Cave and the Bad ...more
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Stephan Elliott is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Australia
age 54
Stephan Elliott is an Australian film director and screenwriter. His best-known film internationally is The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
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Andrew Denton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Australia
age 58
Andrew Christopher Denton is an Australian television producer, comedian, Gold Logie-nominated television presenter and former radio host, and was the host of the ABC's weekly television ...more
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Robert Hughes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Australia
Dec. at 74 (1938-2012)
Robert Studley Forrest Hughes AO was an Australian-born art critic, writer, and producer of television documentaries. He was described in 1997 by Robert Boynton of The New York Times as ...more
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John Farrow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Australia
Dec. at 59 (1904-1963)
John Villiers Farrow, CBE KGCHS was an Australian-born American film director, producer and screenwriter. In 1957, he won the Academy Award for Best Writing/Best Screenplay for Around the World ...more
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James Morrison is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Australia
age 56
James Lloyd Morrison AM is a multi-instrumental Australian jazz musician. Widely known for his trumpet playing – he has also performed on soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, clarinet, ...more
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Phillip Noyce is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Australia
age 68
Phillip Noyce is an Australian film director.
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Andrew Hansen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Australia
age 44
Andrew John Hansen is an Australian comedian and musician, best known for being a member of satirical team The Chaser. As a member of The Chaser, Hansen's television work includes co-writing and ...more
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Alec Coppel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Australia
Dec. at 65 (1907-1972)
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 ...more
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Dorothy Hewett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Australia
Dec. at 79 (1923-2002)
Dorothy Coade Hewett was an Australian feminist poet, novelist and playwright. She was also a member of the Communist Party of Australia, though she clashed on many occasions with the party's ...more
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Angela Webber is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Australia
Dec. at 53 (1954-2007)
Angela Webber was an Australian author, TV writer, producer and comedian.
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Shane Brennan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Australia
age 62
Shane Brennan is an Australian-born U.S.-based television writer and producer, best known as the executive producer of the American CBS drama NCIS, as well as the creator of the NCIS spin-off ...more
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Paul McDermott is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Australia
age 56
Paul McDermott is an Australian comedian, actor, writer, director, singer, artist and television host. As a comedian, he is best known both for Good News Week and for his role as a member of the ...more