Jack Ellis (writer)

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Jack Ellis
Born1978 (age 40–41)

Jack Ellis (born 1978) is an Australian writer.


Ellis was born in Sydney to writer parents Bob Ellis and Anne Brooksbank.[1] During his childhood and teens he worked as an actor. He went on to study classical composition at Sydney Conservatorium, then spent a year studying at the Royal Conservatorium in The Hague on scholarship.[2] He taught English while living in Cambodia, then moved back to Australia and did a Master’s of Dispute Resolution at the University of Technology Sydney. He is now completing his Juris Doctor in law.[3] He works part-time as a family mediator. He lives with his wife, Alice Ellis Marketing Manager for the NRL Touch Premiership.[4]


Writing career[edit]

Ellis’s first novel, The Best Feeling of All, was published by Arcadia in March 2014.[5] He also writes opinion pieces for publications including Australian Women’s Health magazine,[6] The Drum,[3] Mamamia,[7] Crikey[8] and Mum Central.[9]

Acting career[edit]

Music career[edit]

After studying composition in The Hague under Dutch composer and pianist Louis Andriessen, Ellis recorded two albums of his original songs with his funk-rock band Zanica. He is now a solo singer/songwriter who plays guitar on his own tracks.[11]

Sporting career[edit]

  • Chess Boxing (2003 Debut, Little Angel Theater, London England)

Professional Chess Boxing Record[edit]


No. Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
1 Win Checkmate Iepe Rubingh KO 11 (12) 02 Oct FEB Little Angel Theater, London, England Won WCBO Smart middleweight title


  1. ^ Nick Galvin (9 March 2014). "Jack Ellis' storied history". smh.com.au. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Ep 6 Russell Brand, Julian Assange, will The Hoopla survive? And Writer in Residence Jack Ellis". writerscentre.com.au. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Jack Ellis". the Drum – ABC.
  4. ^ "Do you know what your values are? For instance, do you rate financial security over creativity when it comes to your career?". yahoo.com. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  5. ^ "ELLIS, Jack". curtisbrown.com.au. Archived from the original on 16 March 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Life's a Pitch – Women's Health Magazine". Au.lifestyle.yahoo.com. 2008-08-28. Retrieved 2014-05-17.
  7. ^ "Can a man understand women? We're here to answer that very question". Mamamia.com.au. 2014-03-30. Retrieved 2014-05-17.
  8. ^ Ellis, Jack (2009-07-22). "Michael Jackson: was he a castrato?". Crikey. Retrieved 2014-05-17.
  9. ^ "Jack Ellis, Author at Mum Central – Real Women, Real Life". Mumcentral.com.au. 2013-12-22. Retrieved 2014-05-17.
  10. ^ "Film Catalogue". Palm Beach Pictures. Retrieved 2014-05-17.
  11. ^ "Jack Ellis | Unearthed". Triplejunearthed.com. 2011-09-25. Retrieved 2014-05-17.

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