Ken Cameron

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Ken Cameron has written and directed some of Australia’s most iconic television series and films over a career spanning four decades and including MONKEY GRIP, BANGKOK HILTON, BRIDES OF CHRIST and JOH’S JURY.

In 2014 Ken directed three episodes of ANZAC GIRLS, a four-part mini-series for Screentime, the telemovie DANGEROUS REMEDY, written by Kris Wylde; and MISS FISHER’S MURDER MYSTERIES for the ABC.

Ken directed Nicole Kidman in BANGKOK HILTON which won three Logie Awards including Most Popular Miniseries/Telemovie and aired in the UK on BBC and in the USA on CNN Cable TV. In 1991 he directed the ABC mini-series BRIDES OF CHRIST starring Naomi Watts which won the AFI Award for Best Television Mini Series and five Logie Awards including Most Outstanding Miniseries/Telemovie and Most Popular Miniseries/Telemovie. He directed the two part series MY BROTHER JACK starring Jack Thompson and Claudia Karvan which aired on Network Ten in 2001 and won two AFI awards including Best Telefeature /Mini-Series. In 1994, Ken directed OLDEST LIVING CONFEDERATE WIDOW TELLS ALL for Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) starring Diane Lane and Donald Sutherland.

Ken directed the dramatised documentaries JOH’S JURY and POLICE CROP both of which explored controversial government corruption cases of the time. For the American Broadcasting Company Ken directed MIRACLE AT MIDNIGHT starring Mia Farrow and Sam Waterson, and DALVA which starred Farrah Fawcett. Other telemovies include HALIFAX f.p., THE CLEAN MACHINE and CRIME OF THE DECADE.

Ken wrote and directed the feature film MONKEY GRIP, adapted from Helen Garner’s novel, for which he won the AWGIE for Best Screenplay Adaptation. He was writer/director for the 1982 feature film FAST TALKING which received four AFI Award Nominations including Best Screenplay and Best Director and the 1982 Australian Film Critics’ Circle Award for Best Australian Film. Ken directed Rachel Ward, Bryan Brown and Sam Neill in the 1987 feature film THE GOOD WIFE.

For television Ken directed four episodes and was the set up director for the Showtime TV series SATISFACTION. Ken set up and directed UNDERBELLY series 2 and has been a regular director on Australian television series including: WILD BOYS, OFFSPRING, THE STRIP, THE ALICE, MDA, STINGERS, STRINGER (UK co production), WHITE COLLAR BLUE, WILDSIDE, POLICE RESCUE and SPECIAL SQUAD.

Ken has written three novels; THE PROVENANCE OF MADAME REY, LOST IN FRANCE and EDDIE PIKE IN PARIS OR THE LOST PICASSO and is also a script editor for feature films.