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Greg McGee

Writer

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." Greg McGee, in his autobiography Tall Tales (Some True)

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Hillary - First Episode (excerpt)

2016, Script Consultant - Television

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The Brokenwood Mysteries

2014 - ongoing, Writer - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 4 - Winners and Losers

2010, Subject - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 5 - Telling Stories

2010, Subject - Television

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Orange Roughies

2006 - 2007, Writer, Executive Producer - Television

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Doves of War - Full Series

2006, Writer, Executive Producer - Television

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Orange Roughies - First Episode

2006, Executive Producer, Series Writer - Television

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Hard Out - Full Series

2003, Executive Producer, Writer - Television

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Skin and Bone

2003, Writer - Television

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Hard Out

2002, Series Writer - Television

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Crooked Earth

2001, Writer - Film

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Street Legal - First Episode

2000, Writer - Television

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Street Legal

2000 - 2005, Writer - Television

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Wild Blue

2000, Script Consultant - Film

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Greenstone

1999, Devised by, Writer - Television

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Greenstone - First Episode

1999, Devised by - Television

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Street Legal - Pilot Episode

1998, Writer, Executive Producer - Television

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Via Satellite

1998, Writer - Film

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Broken English

1996, Script Consultant - Film

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Fallout

1994, Writer - Television

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Fallout - Part Two

1994, Writer - Television

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Fallout - Part One

1994, Writer - Television

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Marlin Bay - Series Three, Episode 11

1994, Series Creator, Creator - Television

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Marlin Bay

1992 - 1994, Writer, Associate Producer, Series Creator - Television

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Old Scores

1991, Writer - Film

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Māori Battalion - March to Victory

1990, Script Editor - Television

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Mortimer's Patch - Nothing Changed (Series Three, Episode Six)

1984, Writer - Television

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Speakeasy

1983, Subject - Television

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Loose Enz - Free Enterprise

1981, Writer - Television

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Mortimer's Patch

1980 - 1984, Writer - Television