The Perfectionist

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The Perfectionist
Written by David Williamson
Date premiered September 1981
Place premiered Drama Theatre, Sydney
Original language English

The Perfectionist is a play by David Williamson about an academic who is working on a PhD. His wife hires a Danish student to babysit their children.

Film version[edit]

The Perfectionist
Directed by Chris Thomson
Produced by Patricia Lovell
Written by David Williamson
Starring Jackie Weaver
John Waters
Noel Ferrier
Steven Vidler
Roadshow, Coote & Carroll
Distributed by Network Ten
Release date
  • 1985 (1985)
Running time
93 minutes
Country Australia
Language English
Budget A$1,475,000[1][2]

In 1983 Patricia Lovell announced plans to produce a film version of the play directed by Williamson but they were unable to finance it. A telemovie was made in 1985.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Production", Cinema Papers, March 1986 p63
  2. ^ "TIMESTYLE.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). ACT: National Library of Australia. 7 April 1985. p. 12. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  3. ^ David Stratton, The Avocado Plantation: Boom and Bust in the Australian Film Industry, Pan MacMillan, 1990 p191
  4. ^ Ed. Scott Murray, Australia on the Small Screen 1970-1995, Oxford Uni Press, 1996 p37

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