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Elizabeth Coleman Elizabeth Coleman i(A18925 works by) (a.k.a. Elizabeth Anne Coleman)
Born: Established: 1962 ;
Gender: Female
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Script-writer and dramatist.

Elizabeth Coleman wrote her first television scripts for The Flying Doctors in 1986. She followed this two years later with her first, single-act play, Sometimes I Wish I Was Jana Wendt, which she wrote while attending the NIDA Playwrights Studio in 1988. Her first full-length play was It's My Party (And I'll Die If I Want To). It debuted at La Mama as part of the 1993 Melbourne Comedy Festival and toured nationally in 1995. In 1999 it was produced off Broadway, with F. Murray Abraham.

In the interim, Coleman was continuing to write scripts for television programs. Her television work in the late 1980s and early 1990s included work on at least eleven episodes of Home and Away (1989); work for the Australian Children's Television Foundation's series Lift Off (1992); episodes of the sit-coms Acropolis Now (1992), All Together Now (1991-1993), and Newlyweds (1993-1994); and scripts for medical drama GP (1993).

In 1995, Coleman was one of the Australian script-writers who worked on Americna production Flipper: filmed in Australia, the program drew heavily on Australian cast and crew, and soon had few active American crew members. Between 1995 and 2000, Coleman worked on police procedural Police Rescue (1995), spoof soap opera Shark Bay (1996), crime drama Good Guys, Bad Guys (1997), teen drama Heartbreak High (1997-1998), and pioneering drama SeaChange (1998). She also co-wrote, with Matt Ford, the comedic romance Diana & Me (1997).

She was also continuing to write playscripts, including the highly successful Secret Bridesmaids' Business, which followed a highly successful Melbourne tour with a 2002 television adaptation (directed by Lynn-Maree Danzey for ABC Television).

Since 2000, Coleman has concentrated largely on television, with scripts for Something in the Air (2000), Always Greener (2001), The Secret Life of Us (2001-2002), Blue Heelers (2005), All Saints (2005), McLeod's Daughters (2005-2006), Whatever Happened to That Guy? (2009), and Bed of Roses (2008-2011).

Her most recent scripts have been for Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012) and Tricky Business (2012).

Her most recent playscripts have been This Way Up (2002) and Almost With You (2012).

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

form y separately published work icon Olivia Olivia Newton-John : Hopelessly Devoted to You ( dir. Shawn Seet ) Australia : FremantleMedia Australia , 2018 10444077 2018 series - publisher film/TV

'Over five decades, she’s been the one that we want. The hugely popular Australian singer Olivia Newton-John is the subject of this moving drama about her brilliant career. The two-part series charts the astonishing personal life of Australia’s sweetheart. Aged just 15, Newton-John won a local tv talent contest which propelled her to London on her first recording contract. She went on to become her country’s most successful singer, selling an astounding 100 million albums internationally. She became loved the world over in the role of the innocent Sandy in the 1978 global smash-hit movie, Grease. She was a major part of one of the best-selling soundtracks in movie history. Then in 1992 the singer bravely announced that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. After her recovery, Newton-John become an inspiring advocate for further research into breast cancer and helped set up The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness Centre in Melbourne. This highly affecting drama underscores that above all else Newton-John is not only a fighter and survivor, but a tireless campaigner who continues to give back and make a difference. By the end, viewers of this absorbing life-story will doubtless be “Hopelessly Devoted to Olivia”.'

Source: Screen Australia.

2019 nominated Logie Awards Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie
form y separately published work icon Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries ( dir. Tony Tilse et. al. )agent Byron Bay : Every Cloud Productions , 2011 Z1783698 2011 series - publisher film/TV crime

'Based on the novels of Australian author Kerry Greenwood. Our lady sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl handled pistol and her dagger-sharp wit. Leaving a trail of admirers in her wake, our thoroughly modern heroine makes sure she enjoys every moment of her lucky life.'

Source: Inside Film and Television website

2015 shortlisted Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Television Drama Series For series three.
2014 nominated Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Program
form y separately published work icon Bed of Roses ( dir. Paul Moloney et. al. )agent 2008 Australia : Australian Broadcasting Corporation Ruby Entertainment , 2008-2011 10692770 2008 series - publisher film/TV humour

'Bed of Roses is about Louisa Atherton (Kerry Armstrong) handling her life after she discovers her husband has died in the arms of another woman, leaving her broke. She returns to her home town of Rainbow's End to live with her feisty mother, Minna (Julia Blake). Rainbow's End is in a 'growth corridor' with neighbouring town of Indigo. Besides problems with Minna, Louisa encounters trouble with her teenage daughter Holly (Hanna Mangan-Lawrence) and local residents. Louisa has few financial assets except "Mary Kelly's Shack" she inherited from her father. Louisa decides to demolish the shack and build a new house to sell. Holly has taken the death of her father very hard and insists on carrying around his ashes. Louisa's irresponsible driving results in numerous traffic offences, which she can ill afford.' (Production summary)

2009 nominated Logie Awards Most Outstanding Drama Series
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