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Tony McNamara Tony McNamara i(A13681 works by)
Born: Established: 1967 Kilmore, Kilmore area, Seymour - Kilmore area, Northern Victoria, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Tony McNamara attended the Victorian country boarding school Assumption College as a day boy. Early in his career, he worked in the money market in Sydney and London. He also worked as a debt collector, grill cook and waiter. During a short stay in Rome he decided to become a writer.

Back in Australia, he enrolled in a writing course at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, which he failed. He then moved to Sydney where he graduated with a BA in Film and TV from the Australian Film Television and Radio School in 1996.

As well as writing plays and screenplays and directing films, he has written extensively for television, including forming part of the writing team for the television series The Secret Life of Us.

Most Referenced Works

Notes

  • Margaret Rice, in the journal Eureka Street ('The Rage Within', 1 September, 2003) mentions a play 'The Resurrection of Grudge Grahame' (1998), which has not been traced.

Awards for Works

form y separately published work icon The Beaver's Nose ( dir. Geeta V. Patel ) Australia United Kingdom (UK) : Echo Lake Entertainment Macgowan and Beneficiary Films Media Rights Capital , 2020 23332809 2020 single work film/TV
2021 nominated AWGIE Awards Television Award Series or Mini-series of More than 4 Hours Duration
form y separately published work icon A Pox on Hope ( dir. Colin Bucksey ) Australia United Kingdom (UK) : Echo Lake Entertainment Macgowan and Beneficiary Films Media Rights Capital , 2020 23332743 2020 single work film/TV
2021 nominated AWGIE Awards Television Award Series or Mini-series of More than 4 Hours Duration
form y separately published work icon The Favourite ( dir. Yorgos Lanthimos ) Ireland United Kingdom (UK) United States of America (USA) : Element Pictures Scarlet Films Film4 Waypoint Entertainment , 2018 15443184 2018 single work film/TV historical fiction

An historical drama following the relationship between Queen Anne; Sarah, Lady Marlborough; and Abigail Hill, Lady Marlborough's poor cousin.

2019 winner AWGIE Awards Feature Film - Original
2019 winner International Awards British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards Original Screenplay
2019 winner International Awards British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards Outstanding British Film
2019 nominated International Awards British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards Best Director
2019 nominated International Awards British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards Best Film
2019 nominated International Awards Academy Awards Best Original Screenplay
2019 nominated International Awards Academy Awards Best Director
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