Craig Pearce i(7 works by)
Born: Established: Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Male
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Craig Pearce was educated at Narrabeen High School with Baz Luhrmann and is a graduate of National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). He has worked as a screenwriter and as a professional actor on stage and in television and film.

Personal Awards

2016 recipient AWGIE Awards Lifetime Achievement Award

Awards for Works

The Great Gatsby 2013 single work film/TV An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.
2014 shortlisted AFCA Film Awards Best Film
2014 shortlisted AFCA Film Awards Best Director
2013 winner Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Film Feature Film
2013 winner Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Feature Film
Moulin Rouge 2001 single work film/TV

A tragi-comedy of mistaken identities and romance, Moulin Rouge is based on events that occurred at the Moulin Rouge dance hall towards the end of the 19th century. The story is told by Christian, an idealistic and impoverished English poet/playwright who is newly arrived in Monmartre and becomes inducted into a circle of young bohemians led by Toulouse-Lautrec. When Christian manages to convince the foppish Duke of Monroth to invest in his play, his life appears to be heading upwards. Things become difficult, however, when he falls in love with Satine ('The Sparkling Diamond'), a courtesan dancer at the Moulin Rouge. Although she returns his affections, they are forced to keep their love a secret from the duke because he too coverts Satine and is used to getting what he wants.

2002 Nominated International Awards British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards Best Screenplay - Original
2002 Nominated Film Critics Circle of Australia Best Original Screenplay
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