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Famous Screenwriters from Australia

Updated October 13, 2018 2.9k views279 items

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.

Use this list of renowned Australian screenwriters to discover some new screenwriters that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. {#nodes}
  • Mel Gibson1

    Mel Gibson

    Age: 64

    BirthplacePeekskill, New York, United States of America

    Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson (born January 3, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. He is...  more

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  • Kylie Minogue2

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Kylie Ann Minogue, (; born 28 May 1968), also known mononymously as Kylie, is an Australian...  more

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  • Rebel Wilson3

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson (born 2 March 1980) is an Australian actress, writer, and...  more

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  • Eric Bana4

    Eric Bana

    Age: 52

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Eric Banadinović, (born 9 August 1968), known professionally as Eric Bana (), is an...  more

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  • Barry Humphries5

    BirthplaceKew Vic, Australia

    John Barry Humphries, (born 17 February 1934) is an Australian comedian, actor, satirist,...  more
  • Rachel Ward6

    BirthplaceCornwell, Oxfordshire, Eurasia, United Kingdom

    Rachel Claire Ward, (born 12 September 1957) is an English-born Australian actress, film...  more
  • Joel Edgerton7

    BirthplaceBlacktown, Australia

    Joel Edgerton (born 23 June 1974) is an Australian actor and filmmaker. He has appeared in the...  more

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  • Germaine Greer8

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Germaine Greer (; born 29 January 1939) is an Australian writer and public intellectual,...  more

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  • Adam Elliot9

    BirthplaceBerwick, Australia

    Adam Elliot (born 2 January 1972) is an independent Australian stop-motion animation writer,...  more
  • 10

    Aunty Jack

    Age: 76

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Grahame John Bond AM is an Australian actor, writer, director, musician and composer, known...  more
  • 11

    BirthplaceSubiaco, Australia

    A. J. Carter is an Australian film director, screenwriter and producer. In his recent emerging...  more
  • Nick Enright12

    Nick Enright

    Dec. at 53 (1950-2003)

    BirthplaceMaitland, Australia

    Nicholas Paul Enright AM (22 December 1950 – 30 March 2003) was an Australian dramatist and...  more
  • Nick Cave13

    Nick Cave

    Age: 63

    BirthplaceWarracknabeal, Australia

    Nicholas Edward Cave (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter,...  more

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  • Stephan Elliott14

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Stephan Elliott (born 27 August 1964) is an Australian film director and screenwriter. His...  more
  • Andrew Denton15

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, New South Wales, Oceania, Australasia, Sydney

    Andrew Christopher Denton is an Australian television producer, comedian, Gold Logie-nominated...  more

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  • Robert Hughes16

    Robert Hughes

    Dec. at 74 (1938-2012)

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Robert Studley Forrest Hughes AO (28 July 1938 – 6 August 2012) was an Australian-born art...  more

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  • John Farrow17

    John Farrow

    Dec. at 59 (1904-1963)

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    John Villiers Farrow, KGCHS (10 February 1904 – 27 January 1963) was an Australian-born...  more
  • James Morrison18

    BirthplaceBoorowa, Australia

    James Lloyd Morrison AM (born 11 November 1962) is an Australian jazz musician. Although his...  more

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  • Phillip Noyce19

    BirthplaceGriffith, Australia

    Phillip Noyce (born 29 April 1950) is an Australian director, producer, and screenwriter of...  more
  • Andrew Hansen20

    Andrew Hansen

    Age: 46
    Andrew John Hansen (born 18 September 1974) is an Australian comedian, musician and author,...  more
  • 21

    Alec Coppel

    Dec. at 65 (1907-1972)

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Alec Coppel was an Australian-born screenwriter, novelist and playwright. He spent the...  more
  • Dorothy Hewett22

    Dorothy Hewett

    Dec. at 79 (1923-2002)

    BirthplacePerth, Australia

    Dorothy Coade Hewett (21 May 1923 – 25 August 2002) was an Australian feminist poet, novelist...  more
  • Angela Webber23

    Angela Webber

    Dec. at 53 (1954-2007)

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Angela Webber (2 December 1954 – 10 March 2007) was an Australian author, TV writer, producer...  more
  • Shane Brennan24

    BirthplaceBendigo, Australia

    Shane Brennan (born 1957 in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia) is a U.S.-based Australian...  more
  • Paul McDermott25

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    Paul Anthony Michael McDermott (born 13 May 1962) is an Australian comedian, actor, writer,...  more