Alan Seymour Net Worth

Alan Seymour Net Worth is
$16 Million

Alan Seymour Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Alan Seymour (born 6 June 1927 in Fremantle, Western Australia), is an Australian playwright and author. His father was killed in a wharf accident when Alan was nine, and after that he was brought up by his sister May and her husband, Alfred Chester Cruthers. He was educated at Perth Modern School, leaving at 15 after failing to complete the Junior Certificate. He found work as a radio announcer in a commercial radio station 6PM. During his two years there he wrote a number of short radio plays that were broadcast live. In 1945 he moved to Sydney where he worked as an advertising copy-writer with 2UE.He returned to Perth after the war where he worked as a free-lance writer for ABC Radio. Seymour became ABC Radio’s film critic. He joined a commercial radio station 6KY as an announcer and copy-writer and after six months was offered an announcing post at the ABC. In November 1949, Seymour returned to Sydney where he became an educational and freelance drama writer for ABC Radio and later television. From 1953 to 1957 he was theatrical director for the Sydney Opera Group. His first play, Swamp Creatures, premiered by the Canberra Repertory Society, was a finalist in the London Observer play competition in 1957.Seymour left Australia in 1961 and worked in London as a television writer, producer and commissioning editor with the BBC, and as a theatre critic for The London Magazine. From 1966-1971 he lived in Turkey and wrote novels, stage plays and magazine articles. From 1974-81 Seymour was a script editor and occasional producer with BBC Television, after which he returned to free-lance writing. He returned to live in Sydney in 1995.His best-known play, The One Day of the Year was written in 1958 for an amateur playwriting competition, inspired by an article in the University of Sydney newspaper Honi Soit lambasting Anzac Day.The play met with huge controversy on its release. Initially it was rejected by the Adelaide Festival of Arts Board of Governors in 1960, but was first performed on 20 July 1960 as an amateur production by the Adelaide Theatre Group. In April 1961, at the first professional season at the Palace Theatre in Sydney, a bomb scare during a dress rehearsal forced police to clear the theatre. Later that year the production was staged at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, in London. Since then it has been staged regularly throughout Australia and internationally. It is also studied in various school curricula.The One Day of the Year dramatised what Seymour imagined to be the growing social divide in Australia and the questioning of old values. In the play, Anzac Day is criticized by the central character, Hughie, as a day of drunken debauchery by returned soldiers and as a day when questions of what it means to be loyal to a Nation or Empire must be raised. The character of Alf in the play is based on Seymour's brother-in-law, Alfred Crothers.Despite the criticisms of Anzac Day expressed in the play, the term has since been adopted as
IMDB Wikipedia

Date Of BirthJune 6, 1927
Place Of BirthFremantle, Western Australia, Australia
ProfessionWriter, Miscellaneous Crew, Producer
Star SignGemini
1Sydney, New South Wales, Australia [January 2009]
2He was awarded the O.A.M. (Order of Australia Medal) in the 2007 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to the arts as a playwright and writer of screenplays, television scripts and novel adaptations.


The Potato Factory2000TV Mini-Series 4 episodes
The Wingless Bird1997TV Mini-Series 3 episodes
The Famous FiveTV Series screenplay - 3 episodes, 1995 writer - 2 episodes, 1995
The Glass Virgin1995TV Mini-Series 3 episodes
The Cinder Path1994TV Mini-Series adaptation - 3 episodes
The House of Eliott1991TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Silver ChairTV Series dramatisation - 3 episodes, 1990 writer - 1 episode, 1990
The Care of Time1990TV Movie screenplay
Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader1989TV Series dramatisation - 6 episodes
The Lion, the Witch, & the WardrobeTV Mini-Series dramatisation - 4 episodes, 1988 adaptation - 1 episode, 1988
Tudawali1988TV Movie
Menace Unseen1988TV Mini-Series writer - 3 episodes
The Dirtwater Dynasty1988TV Mini-Series screenplay - 5 episodes
The Box of DelightsTV Series adaptation - 5 episodes, 1984 writer - 1 episode, 1984
Tales of the Unexpected1982-1983TV Series dramatisation - 3 episodes
Spooky1983TV Series adaptation - 1 episode
Frost in May1982TV Mini-Series writer - 4 episodes
Sara Dane1982TV Movie
Eustace and Hilda1977TV Series screenplay - 3 episodes
Fixation1973TV Movie dramatised by
Then and NowTV Series 2 episodes, 1973 writer - 1 episode, 1973
Die ene dag1969TV Movie play
Der eine Tag im Jahr1967TV Movie play
Blackmail1965TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Wednesday Play1965TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Love Story1965TV Series writer - 1 episode
Playdate1964TV Series teleplay - 1 episode
Tempo1964TV Series writer - 1 episode
The One Day of the Year1962/IITV Movie play
ITV Play of the Week1962TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Life and Death of King Richard II1960TV Movie
Swamp Creatures1960TV Movie playwright


BBC2 Playhouse1979-1982TV Series script editor - 8 episodes
Play for Today1976-1981TV Series script editor - 4 episodes
BBC2 Play of the Week1978-1979TV Series script editor - 2 episodes
Centre Play1974-1977TV Series script editor - 22 episodes
The Velvet Glove1977TV Series script editor - 6 episodes


Play for Today1982TV Series producer - 1 episode
Centre Play1976TV Series producer - 2 episodes


The Filmmaker2010ShortPop


Pebble Mill at One1984TV SeriesHimself
The Australian Londoners1965TV Movie documentaryHimself
On Tour with the Arts Council1962ShortHimself
Welcome Your Majesty1958ShortHimself - Narrator

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