Writer Bob Ellis, who wrote for stage, screen, literature & politics, has died, aged 73.
He died at his home in Sydney’s Palm Beach, following a battle with cancer.
Ellis was a writer, journalist, filmmaker and supporter of the Labor Party, who wrote speeches for Labor leaders including Bob Carr, Paul Keating and Kim Beazley.
He won the AFI Award for Best Screenplay for Newsfront and for My First Wife (with Paul Cox). He directed and wrote The Nostradamus Kid and Warm Nights on a Slow Moving Train and penned screenplays for Cactus, Where the Green Ants Dream, Man of Flowers, Goodbye Paradise, …Maybe This Time and Fatty Finn.
His television credits included Dynasty (Australia), Number 96, Boney, Glenview High, Winners, Archer, The Gillies Report, True Believers and Wildside.
He also acted in several titles including Pizza, Water Rats, Winners and The Nostradamus Kid.