Renai Caruso, Camille Keenan, Kestie Morassi, Dustin Clare, Madeleine West and Alison Whyte in Satisfaction photo courtesy of Lone Hand Films
Roger Simpson is one of Australia’s leading producers and scriptwriters. His production companies, Simpson Le Mesurier Films, Beyond Simpson Le Mesurier and Lone Hand are well-established brands in the Australian industry.
He has created seventeen series for television including the highly acclaimed telemovie series Halifax F.P. (1995-2001) which won awards in every category during its record breaking run of 21 movies, and has worked with some of Australia’s leading actors including Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Gibney, Jacqui Weaver, Guy Pearse, Jacqueline MacKenzie, Frances O’Connor, Essie Davis, Richard Roxburgh, Hugo Weaving, Eric Bana, Sullivan Stapleton, David Wenham and Liam Hemsworth.
Roger was also the creator of the cult series Good Guys Bad Guys (1996-98) the Nine Network police drama, Stingers (which ran for eight seasons until 2004) and the top-rating pay-tv series for Foxtel/Showtime, Satisfaction (2007- 2010).
Roger is the winner of eleven awards for writing including eight Australian Writers Guild AWGIE Awards as well as numerous awards as a producer (including two Logies, four AFI’s and an Astra). He is currently writing the stage play, The Trial Of Paul Gauguin, which was long listed for the National Playwrights Conference conducted by the Eugene O’Neill Theatre.