John Truscott

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John Truscott
Born (1936-02-23)23 February 1936
Melbourne, Australia
Died 5 September 1993(1993-09-05) (aged 57)
Melbourne, Australia
Occupation Actor
Production designer
Costume designer
Interior designer
Years active 1967-1977

John Truscott (23 February 1936 – 5 September 1993) was an Australian actor, production designer and costume designer. He won two Academy Awards for his work on the 1967 film Camelot.[1]

In the 1980s he was brought in to complete the interior designs for the theatre complex of the Victorian Arts Centre began by Sir Roy Grounds.

Private life[edit]

The Melbourne socialite Sheila Scotter had a 13-year relationship with him.[2] She claimed he was bisexual but practised only his straight side. Scotter also claimed that Truscott had an affair with Vanessa Redgrave while working together on Camelot.[2]

Truscott is buried in the Dandenongs near Melbourne, and his former paramour Sheila Scotter is buried next to him.[3]


Truscott won two Academy Awards for his work on the 1967 film Camelot:


  1. ^ "The 40th Academy Awards (1968) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-08-11. 
  2. ^ a b Guinness, Daphne (14 March 1998), "Late Knight Confessions", Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, p. 4s
  3. ^ McGinness, Mark (13 April 2012). Mark McGinness, "'Silver duchess' cut a swath through society's upper crust", The Age, 13 April 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2014

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