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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 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 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
form y separately published work icon Doctor Doctor The Heart Guy ( dir. Peter Salmon et. al. )agent New South Wales : Essential Media and Entertainment Nine Network , 2016-2018 9516037 2016 series - publisher film/TV

'When he is knocked off his pedestal and on to the Impaired Registrants Program, prodigal Sydney surgeon and party boy Hugh Knight must return to his family home in rural Whyhope where he might learn to swallow his pride and mend his ways – or not.'

Source: Production blurb.

2018 nominated Logie Awards Most Outstanding Drama Series
2018 nominated Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
form y separately published work icon Ashby ( dir. Tony McNamara ) United States of America (USA) : Head Gear Films Langley Park Productions Metrol Technology , 2015 8906818 2015 single work film/TV

A boy who is struggling to fit into a new school and a new neighbourhood makes friends with the man next door, a retired assassin who only has months left to live and wants to make peace with his life–by killing some of his old employers.

2015 shortlisted AWGIE Awards Film Award Feature Film - Original
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