Jane Bodie

Playwright and writer for film and television
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Jane Bodie is an acclaimed writer for both theatre and television who in 2007 won the prestigious Louis Esson Prize for Drama awarded by the State of Victoria, Australia.

Jane was nominated for the Patrick White Playwrights' Award in 2002 and won a Green Room Award for Outstanding Writing on the Melbourne Fringe the following year for her series of monologues, Still.

Jane is currently based in Australia after three years as Head of Playwriting at the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney.

She is an Artistic Associate at The Griffin Theatre in Sydney and her new play Hinterland is currently in development at NIDA. She is writing for film, television and theatre in both her native UK and Australia.

Jane has worked extensively as a playwriting teacher, mentor and workshop leader, in universities, schools, prisons and among the community. 




Near Life
Shortlisted for Patrick White Award

Commissioned by the Melbourne Theatre Company

Shortlisted for The Griffin Playwriting Award
Producer Bell Shakespeare

A new work for Bell Shakespeare in response to themes in The Tempest.

Play Festival
Director Corey McMahon
  • Anthony Gee
  • Sam O’Sullivan
  • Kate Skinner
  • Tom Stokes

    Play looking at mental illness

    Griffin Theatre
    Director Julian Meyrick
  • Kate Williams
  • Benjamin Winckle

    New play about a disappearing tribe

    NIDA, Australia
    Director Shannon Murphy
  • Belinda Bromilow
  • Tony Llewellyn-Jones
  • Nathan Lovejoy
    A reluctant romantic comedy about Sydney, grief and cricket
    Griffin Theatre, Sydney
    Director Gemma Fairlie
  • Mark Arends
  • Aoife McMahon
    Black comedy about being in the red written as part of 503's Rapid Write Programme
    Theatre 503
    Director Eric Dupin
    Community play written for the Hampstead Theatre's 50th Anniversary
    Hampstead Theatre
    Director Juliet Knight
    Play about abortion written to mark the fortieth anniversary of the Abortion Act
    National Youth Theatre, Soho Theatre
    A Single Act
    Louis Esson Prize for Drama 2007
    Director Anthony Clark
  • Tom Brooke
  • Christine Bottomley
  • Ian Dunn
  • Rachel Sanders
    Following two relationships as they deal with the fallout from a terrorist atrocity
    Hampstead Theatre
    Subsequently produced at Playbox, Theatre Royal Bath and the Edinburgh Festival.
    Melbourne Theatre Company
    The morning after the night before and a couple try to work out what happened
    CUB Malthouse, Melbourne
    Director David Ryding
  • Kate Gregory
  • Olivia Hogan
  • Dan Walls
  • Brett Whittingham
    Cracks start to show in the long-term relationship of Tom and Alice as they grow close to work colleagues
    Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Festival

    Writer & Director

    The Stage
    CUB Malthouse, Melbourne
    CUB Malthouse, Melbourne
    The Trades Hall, Melbourne Comedy Festival
    The Store Room



    Film about a ladies football team in the early 20th Century
    Film 4
    Altered Image
    In development
  • Anthony Hayes
  • Asher Keddie
    Adaptation of a Ben Rice short story.
    Exit Films

    Creator & Writer


    Adaptation of her play about the death and cricket for feature film with Screen Australia.

    Australian Film Board
    Screen Australia



    Producer Mark Hudson
  • Elizabeth Berrington
  • Raquel Cassidy
  • Ben Miller
    Spoof behind the scenes comedy series
    Kudos Film and Television for ITV1
    Producer Emma Kingsman-Lloyd
    Director Mat Whitecross
  • Anna Brewster
  • Aaron Johnson
    Show set in a school for the performing arts
    Kudos Film and Television for E4
    Director Jennifer Perrott & Beryl Richards
  • Jason Donovan
  • Hugo Speer
  • Ed Speleers
    Soap opera set in a Cornish surfing town
    Kudos Film and Television for ITV1
    Director Harry Bradbeer & Clara Glynn
  • Louise Delamere
  • Jo Joyner
  • Francis Magee
  • Sunetra Sarker
    Episode writer on the popular medical comedy drama
    World Productions for Channel 4
  • Sibylla Budd
  • Samuel Johnson
  • Spencer McLaren
  • Deborah Mailman
    Cult hit drama set amongst a group of friends in Melbourne.
    Southern Star for Network Ten



    The Cross
    1 x 15'
    Production Company Urban Scrawl/Theatre 503
    1 x 45'
    Director Claudine Toutoungi
  • Tracy Wiles
  • Lia Williams

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4