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Greg McGee

Writer

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Greg McGee

Greg McGee's first play Foreskin's Lament (1980) is seen as a watershed moment in the maturing of a distinctly Kiwi theatre. Since then McGee has demonstrated (with tele-movie Old Scores) that rugby can be the stuff of comedy as well as critique. He has also created or co-created a run of television dramas - including long-running law show Street Legal - many of them awardwinners. 

"[I decided to pursue a career] even more exacting and rigorous and ambitious than being an All Black, or even than writing one successful play: I wanted to see whether I could earn a living from writing." 
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 Mortimer's Patch

Mortimer's Patch

Writer

1980 - 1984

 Loose Enz - Free Enterprise

Loose Enz - Free Enterprise

Writer

1981

 Speakeasy

Speakeasy

Subject

1983

 Roche

Roche

Writer

1985

 Māori Battalion - March to Victory

Māori Battalion - March to Victory

Script Editor

1990

 Gold

Gold

Writer
Creator

1991

 Old Scores

Old Scores

Writer

1991

 Marlin Bay

Marlin Bay

Writer
Associate Producer
Series Creator

1992 - 1994

 Fallout

Fallout

Writer

1994

 Fallout - Part One

Fallout - Part One

Writer

1994

 Fallout - Part Two

Fallout - Part Two

Writer

1994

 Marlin Bay - Series Three, Episode 11

Marlin Bay - Series Three, Episode 11

Series Creator

1994

 Street Legal - Pilot

Street Legal - Pilot

Writer

1998

 Via Satellite

Via Satellite

Writer

1998

 Greenstone

Greenstone

Devised by
Writer

1999

 Greenstone - Episode One

Greenstone - Episode One

Devised by

1999

 Street Legal

Street Legal

Writer

2000 - 2005

 Street Legal - Episode One

Street Legal - Episode One

Writer

2000

 Crooked Earth

Crooked Earth

Writer

2001

 Hard Out

Hard Out

Series Writer

2002

 Hard Out - Episode One

Hard Out - Episode One

Executive Producer

2003

 Skin and Bone

Skin and Bone

Writer

2003

 Doves of War

Doves of War

Executive Producer
Writer

2006

 Doves of War - Episode One

Doves of War - Episode One

Executive Producer
Writer

2006

 Orange Roughies

Orange Roughies

Writer
Executive Producer

2006 - 2007

 Orange Roughies - Episode One

Orange Roughies - Episode One

Writer
Executive Producer

2006


The titles listed here may not reflect this person's full screenography. These are only the titles that are included in or referenced by this site.

Awards

2002 TV Guide New Zealand Television Awards
Nominated for Best Script - Drama Series: for Street Legal

1995 TV Guide Television Awards
Best Script - Television Drama(shared with Tom Scott): for Fallout

1994 US Writers Guild Foundation
International Screen and Television Writer's Film Festival Award (shared with James Griffin: for Marlin Bay

1993 Gofta Awards
Best Writer of a Dramatic Script: for Marlin Bay - 'Players' episode
 
1992 NZ Film and TV Awards
Best Screenplay - Film (shared with Dean Parker): for Old Scores

1988 NZ Film and TV Award
Best Writer - Drama: for Erebus: The Aftermath