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John Collee

About John Collee

John Collee is a Scottish/Australian doctor, novelist and screenwriter whose films have three times been nominated for Oscars. MASTER AND COMMANDER was nominated for Best Film 2003, HAPPY FEET won Best Animation in 2006, and TANNA was nominated for Best Foreign Language Feature in 2015.

 

US Agent: Verve Talent

In Development

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • Historical limited series
    • Working Title Television
    • Contemporary thriller series adaptation
    • Lionsgate
    • SUNBURNT
    • For director Vincent Perez and producer Jeremy Thomas

TV

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • BOY SWALLOWS UNIVERSE
    • AC Chapter One Pictures and Hopscotch Entertainment
    • 8 x 1hr adaptation of the award-winning novel by Trent Dalton

Film

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • THE RETURN
    • Heretic
    • Directed by Uberto Pasolini, starring Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche
    • LEE
    • 55 Films
    • Co-written with Liz Hannah and Marion Hume, starring Kate Winslet
    • MONKEY MAN
    • Thunder Road/ Xeitgeist Entertainment Group
    • Co-written with director/ lead actor Dev Patel
    • HOTEL MUMBAI
    • Thunder Road / Xeitgeist Entertainment Group
    • Co-written with director Anthony Maras Starring Dev Patel and Armie Hamer Australian Academy (AACTA) awards, 12 nominations
    • TANNA
    • Contact Films
    • Co-written with directors Bentley Dean & Martin Butler Academy award shortlisted 2017 – Best Foreign Language Film Winner Audience Award – Venice International Film Critics’ Week
    • MAHANA
    • Adapted from the novel by Witi Ihimaera Director: Lee Tamahori Starring Temuara Morrison Eight nominations including best film NZ Film and TV awards
    • WOLF TOTEM
    • China Film Group
    • From the Novel by Jiang Rong Co-written with Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud Awards include Beijing International Film Fest. Best Director, Golden Rooster awards Best Film
    • WALKING WITH DINOSAURS
    • Evergreen Pty Ltd/Reliance Big Pictures/BBC Worldwide
    • Feature length animation
    • CREATION
    • Recorded Picture Company
    • Director: Jon Amiel Starring: Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly, Benedict Cumberbatch Opening Film, Toronto Film Festival 2009
    • HAPPY FEET
    • Kennedy Miller / Warner Bros
    • Co-written with George Miller and co-directors Winner: Academy award - best animated feature
    • MASTER AND COMMANDER
    • Fox 2000
    • Co-written with director Peter Weir 8 Bafta nominations – including Best Film, London Film Critics’ Circle Awards – Best Scriptwriter and 10 Academy award nominations including Best Picture
    • A PAPER MASK
    • Granada Films
    • Adapted from the novel by John Collee Director Christopher Morahan Stars Paul McGann, Amanda Donohue

Books

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • "An absolutely outstanding storyteller" - Daily Telegraph, "...funny, chilling tantalising"- Time Out
    • "Newcomer of the year" - Time magazine, "First rate"- Newsweek
    • "sophisticated thriller" - Kirkus Reviews