Kenneth G. Ross

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Date of Birth June 4, 1941
Place of Birth Australia
Age 79 years old
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Kenneth G. Ross

Kenneth Graham Ross is an Australian playwright, screenwriter, and lyricist best known for writing the 1978 stage play Breaker Morant, that was based on the life of Australian soldier Harry "Breaker" Morant. With the support of the South Australian Film Corporation this play was later adapted by Ross into a film of the same name in 1980. The film was nominated for the 1980 Academy Award for the screenplay adapted from another source.

Born: Kenneth Graham Ross, (age), East Brunswick, Victoria
Occupation: Playwright, screenwriter, lyricist
Nationality: Australian
Period: 1977 – 2002
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About Kenneth G. Ross

Australian playwright who wrote the 1978 play Breaker Morant, which was based on the life of Australian soldier Harry Morant.

Kenneth G. Ross Before Fame

He was an exceptional athlete who also displayed early promise as a creative writer.

Achievement of Kenneth G. Ross

His play Breaker Morant was made into a film that won ten Australian Film Institute Awards in 1980.

Kenneth G. Ross Family Life

His first wife was Dawn Halliday, the daughter of a Portland politician.

Associations of Kenneth G. Ross

He discovered the brilliance of Shakespeare after seeing a production of The Wars of the Roses, starring Ian Holm.

Information related to Kenneth G. Ross

  • Breaker Morant (play) - Breaker Morant: A Play in Two Acts is a significant Australian play written by Kenneth G. Ross, centred on the court-martial and the last days of Lieutenant Harry "Breaker" Morant of the Bushveldt Carbineers, that was first performed at the Athenaeum Theatre, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on...
  • Breaker Morant - Breaker Morant is a 1980 Australian war drama film directed by Bruce Beresford, who co-wrote the screenplay based on Kenneth G. Ross's 1978 play of the same name.
  • Breaker Morant - Harry "Breaker" Harbord Morant was an Anglo-Australian drover, horseman, bush poet, military officer and war criminal, who was convicted and executed for murder during the Second Anglo-Boer War.
  • Australian musical theatre lyricists
  • Australian television writers
  • People educated at Caulfield Grammar School
  • Australian dramatists and playwrights
  • Australian screenwriters
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