Longford Lyell Award - Andrew Knight

4th AACTA Longford Lyell Award - Andrew Knight

Andrew Knight, one of Australia's most loved and respected writers and producers, is the recipient of the 4th AACTA Longford Lyell Award.

The Award was presented at the 4th AACTA Awards Ceremony at The Star Event Centre, Sydney, by Adam Zwar and Dave O’Neil, with special tributes from Eric Bana and Shaun Micallef.

Andrew Knight has written and produced vast oceans of television and several films.

Among his credits are Fast Forward, Full Frontal and The D-Generation (executive producer & head writer), SeaChange (co-writer and executive producer), After The Deluge (writer and co-producer), the international mini-series Tripping Over (writer, co-writer and executive producer), Kangaroo Palace (co-writer and executive producer), My Brother Jack (executive producer), Crash Burn (co-writer and executive producer), and the feature films Siam Sunset and Spotswood (co-writer).

Andrew was co-owner of Artist Services – one of the top production houses in Australia - subsequently purchased by Granada. He and his shows have won over forty industry awards, including AFI Awards, Logies, AWGIES, and SPA Awards for both his writing and producing.

Writer on the award-winning series Rake, Andrew has also adapted Peter Temple novels Jack Irish: Bad Debts and The Broken Shore for the ABC and Ian Collie (Essential Media).

He co-wrote Russell Crowes’s feature film directorial debut The Water Diviner, is co-writing King of Thieves for Ian Collie and has co-written the feature Ali's Wedding for Tony Ayres and Matchbox Films.

Andrew is widely admired in the screen industry as an excellent collaborator and mentor, whose talent is unique in its diversity.