Patrick Brammall and Emma Booth in Glitch, photo courtesy of Matchbox Pictures
Louise Fox’s multifaceted career has traversed television, film, theatre and radio as an actor, writer, director, dramaturg and showrunner. She is the co-creator and showrunner of the 2015 drama series Glitch for Matchbox Pictures and ABC. The series was awarded Best Drama at the 2015 AACTA Awards and Most Outstanding Drama Series at the 2016 Logies. The second series is currently airing on the ABC and will be available on Netflix later this year.
Louise was a core member of the writing team for multi-award winning series Love My Way. In 2004, she was nominated for a Queensland Premier’s Literary Award and received the Australian Writer’s Guild Award for Best Screenplay in a Television Drama, for episode 8 in the first series. Louise spent two years working with Lucas Film on the Star Wars live action television series and wrote several episodes of Camelot produced by TM Productions (The Tudors) which screened on the Starz Network. Additionally, Louise wrote an episode for the ITV drama Broadchurch, which aired in 2013 and received seven BAFTA nominations, winning the coveted Best Drama Series award. Louise also wrote on the high concept drama series The Kettering Incident for Porchlight Films and Foxtel which aired in 2016 and won the AACTA for Best Television Drama Series and SPA Award for Best Miniseries.
Louise wrote the feature screenplay Dead Europe, adapted from the novel by Christos Tsiolkas. Dead Europe was directed by Tony Krawitz and produced the Oscar winning producer Emile Sherman at See-Saw Films (The King’s Speech). The film premiered in competition at the 2012 Sydney Film Festival, and was nominated for an AACTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. It also won both the NSW Premier’s Award and the Queensland Literary Award in 2013.
Louise’s theatre roles include dramaturg at STC, co-devisor of Excavation, which was performed at the Adelaide Festival, and writer of additional material for Paul Capsis’ show at the Sydney Opera House. Her play This Little Piggy was commissioned and produced by The STC Blueprints season in 2005. Her adaptation of Tartuffe was performed at Malthouse Theatre in 2008. With Luke Devenish she adapted Elizabeth – Almost by Chance a Woman for Malthouse in 2010 and the Queensland Theatre Company in 2012. Her adaptation of Kafka’s The Trial was staged by the STC in Sydney, the Malthouse in Melbourne and Thin Ice in Perth.
Louise is developing several drama series for NBCU International and has a feature in development with See-Saw Films.