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Peter Cox


When Peter Cox dreamed up The Insiders Guide to Happiness as a young writer, he never thought it would be made into a TV series. But he was proved wrong when it became an award-winning drama, and even spawned a prequel. Cox found further screen success as co-creator of TV thriller The Cult and mockumentary The Pretender. His Australian goldmining drama New Gold Mountain followed in late 2021.  

I thought, I've got a year, I can write anything I want. It'll probably never get made, so why not experiment? Peter Cox, on coming up with the idea for The Insiders Guide to Happiness at university, The Sunday Star-Times, 9 May 2004