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David Holman David Holman i(A47202 works by)
Born: Established: 1942
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1986
Heritage: English
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David Holman was educated at the University of Sussex. He has been a secondary school teacher, film writer and has written numerous theatre-in-education programs for schools which began to be produced in US, Latin America, Australia and Europe and theatre shows.

From 1964-66, he lectured at the University of Ontario and from 1966-67 at the London Film School. He was commissioned by the RSC, Bolton Octagon and Theatre Centre, and worked in Japan, US and Canada as a visiting dramatist.

He emigrated to Australia in 1986 after a long career in theatre and the arts in the UK. His adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's Diary of a Madman enjoyed a very successful season at the Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney in 1990 and toured extensively. Holman's play No Worries which won an AWGIE ward in1993 was made into a film in 1992 and subsequently won a Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.

He has written more than 70 plays, operas and films and now works alternatively in Australia and England.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

form y separately published work icon No Worries ( dir. David Elfick ) Sydney : Palm Beach Pictures , 1992 Z999377 1992 single work film/TV children's

A story of an Australian outback family's courage as they struggle on a drought-plagued farm. Forced from their land, the Bells move to the city, where their daughter Matilda has difficulty coping. However, her friendship with another dislocated little girl, a Vietnamese refugee, helps her to adapt.

1993 winner AWGIE Awards Film Award Adaptation
1993 nominated Australian Film Institute Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted
y separately published work icon No Worries 1984 1980-1989 (Manuscript version)x401272 Z943337 1984 single work drama children's
1986 winner AWGIE Awards Children's Award
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