Craig Pearce

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Emma and Craig Pearce at The Great Gatsby premiere in Sydney

Craig Pearce is an Australian screenwriter and actor.

Pearce's acting credits include a regular role in soap opera The Restless Years in 1981, guest roles in Bellamy and G.P., and film roles in To Make a Killing (1988), Mad Bomber in Love (1992) and The Seventh Floor (1994).

Pearce co-wrote the play Strictly Ballroom and the screenplay of the 1992 movie adaptation with Baz Luhrmann. He co-wrote the screenplay for the 1996 film Romeo + Juliet, the 2001 film Moulin Rouge!, and the 2013 film The Great Gatsby; all with Luhrmann.[1]

He received the Australian Writers' Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.[2]


  1. ^ "Now it's an exodus of writers-by email". 6 June 2002.
  2. ^ "2016 Australian Writers' Guild Lifetime Achievement Award goes to screenwriter Craig Pearce" by Fran Kelly, Radio National Breakfast, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 13 October 2016

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