23 February 1936|
|Died||5 September 1993
John Truscott (23 February 1936 – 5 September 1993) was an Australian actor, production designer, costume designer and artistic director. He won two Academy Awards for his work on the 1967 film Camelot.
In the 1980s he was brought in to complete the interior designs for the theatre complex of the Victorian Arts Centre begun by Sir Roy Grounds. He was also the second Artistic Director of the Melbourne Festival.
The Melbourne socialite Sheila Scotter had a 13-year relationship with him. 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.
Truscott won two Academy Awards for his work on the 1967 film Camelot:
- "The 40th Academy Awards (1968) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-08-11.
- Guinness, Daphne (14 March 1998), "Late Knight Confessions", Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, p. 4s
- 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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