Tom E. LewisTom E. Lewisi(A91077 works by)
Born:Established:Ngukurr,Roper River area,East Arnhem Land,Arnhem Land,Top End,Northern Territory,;Died:Ceased:11 May 2018Katherine,Batchelor - Katherine area,Top End,Northern Territory,
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Tom Lewis is the son of an Aboriginal mother and a Welsh father. He grew up in the Roper River community. Lewis has acted in films such as The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith,A Town Like Alice, The Proposition, Crocodile Dreaming, Double Trouble, William, and September. Tom Lewis' documentary Yellow Fella was featured in the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. Tom has been awarded the Bob Maza Fellowship. Tom Lewis is a Murrungun (Numbulwar) man who is a talented actor, musician, filmmaker and a teller of great stories.
'Bringing together the country's finest creative talents including Tom E. Lewis (The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith) and Jimi Bani (Mabo) this majestic and physical reworking of Shakespeare's King Lear employs the timeless tragedy to speak to the history and current circumstances of Indigenous Australia. Working across cultures and generations, The Shadow King is unmissable theatre of a scale and significance to match the land upon which it is made.'