Tony Morphett

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Tony Morphett
Tony Morphett 2011.jpg
Tony Morphett in October 2011
Born Anthony David Morphett
(1938-03-10)10 March 1938
Granville, New South Wales
Nationality Australian
Occupation writer
Years active 1964–present
Spouse(s)
  • Betty Savage (1961–1968)
  • Inga Hunter (1969–present)
Children
  • Eric Roche 1960–
  • Daniel Morphett 1962–
  • Ben Morphett 1963–
  • Alexander Roche 1963–
  • Anna Morphett 1965–
  • Emma Morphett Hunter 1970 (deceased)
  • Sarah Morphett 1972–
Parents
  • Melville Morphett 1898 – 1978
  • Olive Morphett (1897–1980)
Website
Tony Morphett – The Bottom Drawer

Tony Morphett (born 10 March 1938 in Granville, New South Wales, Australia), is a writer.

Tony Morphett has written or co-written seven feature films, ten telemovies, twelve miniseries, and some hundreds of episodes of TV series drama as well as devising or co-devising seven TV series. He has won 14 industry awards for TV screenwriting.

He created or co-created many Australian television series, including: Dynasty, Certain Women. Sky Trackers, Blue Heelers, Water Rats, Above the Law and Rain Shadow.

Credits[edit]

Stage Plays[edit]

  • I've Come about the Assassination (1966)[1]
  • The Rise and Fall of Boronia Avenue (1969)[2]
  • The Magic Apron (1969)[3]

Books[edit]

  • Tony Morphett (1964). Mayor's Nest. Jacaranda Press.  (novel)
  • Tony Morphett (1967). Dynasty. Jacaranda Press.  (novel)
  • Tony Morphett (1969). Thorskald. Lloyd O'Neil.  (novel)
  • Tony Morphett (1985). Quest Beyond Time. Penguin Books with Australian Children's Television Foundation. ISBN 0140084096.  (science fiction)
  • Tony Morphett (1993). The Distant Home. Mammoth. ISBN 1863302182.  (science fiction)
  • Tony Morphett (1985). A Hole in my Ceiling. Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 0340271825.  (non-fiction)
  • Tony Morphett (2013). Starship Home. Amazon.  (science fiction)

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 1970 Awgie: Tony Morphett for Delta ep. 19 "A Touch Of DFP".[4]
  • 1970 Penguin: Tony Morphett – Scriptwriting for Dynasty play.[5]
  • 1971 Logie: Tony Morphett – Best Scriptwriter.[5]
  • 1971 Penguin: Tony Morphett – Scriptwriting for episode 12 "The Killing Ground".[5]
  • 1971 Awgie: Tony Morphett – Best Script For A TV Drama Series for episode 5 "Cry Me A River".[5]
  • 1972 Logie: Tony Morphett – Best Scriptwriter, for Dynasty.[6]
  • 1978 Sammy Award – best writer TV series.[7]
  • 1989 Awgie: Tony Morphett – for "The Damamge Done".[8]
  • 2002 Awgie: Tony Morphett – for "Letting Go" (Blue Heelers).[9]


References[edit]

  • "The Dictionary of Performing Arts in Australia — Theatre . Film . Radio . Television — Volume 1" — Ann Atkinson, Linsay Knight, Margaret McPhee — Allen & Unwin Pty. Ltd., 1996
  • "The Australian Film and Television Companion" — compiled by Tony Harrison — Simon & Schuster Australia, 1994
  1. ^ "Tony Morphett – Complete Guide to the Playwright". The Playwright's Database. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Adrian Guthrie (2009). "The experimental Jane Street seasons: seeking the Australian play and finding Australian performances". Double Dialogues. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  3. ^ ""The Magic apron" by Tony Morphett, 1969". State Library of NSW. 2007. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Don Storey (2008). "Classic Australian Television – Delta Episode Details". Classic Australian Television. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d Don Storey (2008). "Classic Australian Television – Dynasty Episode Details". Classic Australian Television. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "The TV Week Logie Awards". MilesAgo. 1972. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Crawford Production Awards". Crawford Production. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  8. ^ Kitty MacAlpine. "A Country Practise – Awards Won". JNP Productions. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  9. ^ T. Zuk (1998–2011). "Australian Television Information Archive". Australian Television Information Archive. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 

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