Michael Gurr
Born29 October 1961
Died2 May 2017
EducationNational Theatre Drama School
Occupation
  • Actor
  • playwright
  • director
  • speech writer
  • screenwriter

Michael Gurr (29 October 1961 – 2 May 2017) was an Australian actor, playwright, author, speech writer and screenwriter.

Career

Gurr studied at National Theatre Drama School (NTDS) in St Kilda, Victoria, and while there wrote a number of short plays which were sent to Ray Lawler, then Literary Advisor to the Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC). In 1982 Gurr was invited to be Writer in Residence at the MTC and it was there that his first plays were produced.[1]

His best-known plays include Crazy Brave and Sex Diary of an Infidel.

He worked as a speechwriter for a number of years for John Brumby and Steve Bracks, both of whom became Labor Premiers of Victoria.[2][3]

He died on 2 May 2017. He is survived by his four siblings and his partner Brandon Hardie Jones.[4][5]

Bibliography

Autobiography

Drama

Poetry

Television

Film

References