Jane Bodie

Playwright and writer for film and television

Theatre, Film & TV
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Biography

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 being Head of Playwriting at the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney for the last three years.

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. 

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Theatre
Writer
Music 2014
Griffin Theatre
Director Corey McMahon
Writer Jane Bodie
Starring Anthony Gee, Sam O’Sullivan, Kate Skinner & Tom Stokes

Play looking at mental illness

Hinterland 2013
NIDA, Australia
Director Julian Meyrick
Writer Jane Bodie
Starring Kate Williams & Benjamin Winckle

New play about a disappearing tribe

Griffin Theatre, Sydney
Director Shannon Murphy
Writer Jane Bodie
Starring Belinda Bromilow, Tony Llewellyn-Jones & Nathan Lovejoy

A reluctant romantic comedy about Sydney, grief and cricket

Read
Hallelujah 2009
Theatre 503
Director Gemma Fairlie
Writer Jane Bodie
Starring Mark Arends & Aoife McMahon

Black comedy about being in the red written as part of 503's Rapid Write Programme

Us 2009
Hampstead Theatre
Director Eric Dupin
Writer Jane Bodie

Community play written for the Hampstead Theatre's 50th Anniversary

Out of Me 2008
National Youth Theatre, Soho Theatre
Director Juliet Knight
Writer Jane Bodie

Play about abortion written to mark the fortieth anniversary of the Abortion Act

Hampstead Theatre
Director Anthony Clark
Writer Jane Bodie
Starring Tom Brooke, Christine Bottomley, Ian Dunn & Rachel Sanders

Following two relationships as they deal with the fallout from a terrorist atrocity

Read
Hilt 2003
Melbourne Theatre Company
Writer Jane Bodie

Subsequently produced at Playbox, Theatre Royal Bath and the Edinburgh Festival.

Ride 2001
CUB Malthouse, Melbourne
Writer Jane Bodie

The morning after the night before and a couple try to work out what happened

Read
Fourplay 2000
Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Festival
Director David Ryding
Writer Jane Bodie
Starring 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

Writer and Director
Speaking in Thongs 2000
The Trades Hall, Melbourne Comedy Festival
Director Jane Bodie
Writer Jane Bodie

Still 2000
The Store Room
Director Jane Bodie
Writer Jane Bodie

Face On 1999
The Stage
Director Jane Bodie
Writer Jane Bodie

Face2Face 1999
CUB Malthouse, Melbourne
Director Jane Bodie
Writer Jane Bodie

Three 1999
CUB Malthouse, Melbourne
Director Jane Bodie
Writer Jane Bodie

Film
Writer
Dick Kerr's Ladies Feature
2012
Altered Image for Film 4
In development
Producer Gabriel Range
Writer Jane Bodie

Film about a ladies football team in the early 20th Century

Alice Short
2003
Exit Films
Writer Jane Bodie
Starring Anthony Hayes & Asher Keddie

Adaptation of a Ben Rice short story.

Creator and Writer
This Years Ashes 2014

 
Creator Jane Bodie
Writer Jane Bodie

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

Television
Writer
Moving Wallpaper: Series 2, Episode 4 1 x 30'
2008
Kudos Film and Television for ITV1
Producer Mark Hudson
Writer Jane Bodie
Starring Elizabeth Berrington, Raquel Cassidy & Ben Miller

Spoof behind the scenes comedy series

Echo Beach, Multiple Episodes 4 x 30'
2007
Kudos Film and Television for ITV1
Director Jennifer Perrott & Beryl Richards
Writer Jane Bodie
Starring Jason Donovan, Martine McCutcheon, Hugo Speer & Ed Speleers

Soap opera set in a Cornish surfing town

Kudos Film and Television for E4
Producer Emma Kingsman-Lloyd
Director Mat Whitecross
Writer Jane Bodie
Starring Anna Brewster, Aaron Johnson, Tunji Kasim & Talulah Riley

Show set in a school for the performing arts

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No Angels: Series 2, Episode 7 1 x 60'
2005
World Productions for Channel 4
Director Harry Bradbeer & Clara Glynn
Writer Jane Bodie
Starring Louise Delamere, Jo Joyner, Francis Magee, Sunetra Sarker & Kaye Wragg

Episode writer on the popular medical comedy drama

Secret Life of Us: Series 4, episode 5 1 x 60'
2003
Southern Star for Network Ten
Writer Jane Bodie
Starring Sibylla Budd, Samuel Johnson, Spencer McLaren, Deborah Mailman & Abi Tucker

Cult hit drama set amongst a group of friends in Melbourne.

Radio
Writer
The Cross 1 x 15' 2009
Urban Scrawl/Theatre 503
 
Writer Jane Bodie

 
Well 1 x 45' 2006
BBC Radio 4
 
Director Claudine Toutoungi
Writer Jane Bodie
Starring Robert Glenister, Tracy Wiles & Lia Williams