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Rosemary McLeod


Best-known as an outspoken and award-winning columnist, Rosemary McLeod devised and was principal writer on iconic 80s soap Gloss. McLeod was a newspaper reporter for years before moving into broadcasting. She eventually became a sitcom writer and script editor both in New Zealand and Australia, and was among the first women to write a sitcom in either country.

I was always offending and annoying. It became my shtick. Rosemary McLeod on her Listener columns mocking feminism, in her extended interview for 2019 TV series Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy