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Brendan Cowell Brendan Cowell i(A66261 works by)
Born: Established: 1976 Sutherland, Sutherland - Engadine area, Sutherland area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Brendan Cowell began his acting career in television commercials at an early age. He completed a BA degree in Communications (theatre/media) at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst and continued his acting career in theatre, film and television, as well as writing for the theatre and directing.

Cowell was a finalist in the Bulletin Microsoft Smart 100 competition in 2004.

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Awards for Works

Ruben Guthrie 2015 single work film/TV

A hard-drinking advertising executive is given a second chance by his long-suffering girlfriend, on condition that he stays away from alcohol for a year.

2015 shortlisted Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Adapted Screenplay
2015 joint winner AWGIE Awards Film Award Adaptation With Holding the Man
The Sublime 2014 single work drama

'From award-winning actor and writer Brendan Cowell comes a brilliantly perceptive take on everything true Australians hold dear: mateship, family, footy and sex scandals.

'First there’s Dean, a former NRL star who’s switched codes and cities. Then there’s his brother Liam, the footy workhorse who tries to clean up Dean’s mess but mostly just makes things worse. And finally, there’s Amber, the teenage athlete who rests uneasily on the edge of complicity and victimhood. The team footy trip to Thailand is where things start to get ugly, but when the brothers meet on game day it’s a showdown Melbourne will never forget.

'The Sublime cuts through the media-managed world of professional football to expose human foibles that exist way beyond the sporting field. Director Sam Strong combines forces with actor Josh McConville to create a fiery production for lovers of any code, and for those who’ve never set foot inside a stadium.' (Production summary)

2015 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting
Save Your Legs 2013 single work film/TV humour 'SAVE YOUR LEGS! is an inspirational journey from the heart of Australia to the soul of India. It's the story of one man who refuses to lose his park cricket team to the realities of growing up. An uplifting adventure filled with comedy, cricket and Bollywood music, SAVE YOUR LEGS is an odyssey from the suburbs to the sub-continent in pursuit of a lifelong dream.' (Source: http://www.saveyourlegs.com/ )
2012 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Film Script Award
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