Andrew Upton


Andrew Upton

Andrew Upton (born c. 1966) is an Australian playwright, screenwriter, and director.

As a playwright, Upton penned adaptations of "Hedda Gabler", "The Cherry Orchard", "Cyrano de Bergerac" and "Don Juan" (with Marion Potts) for the Sydney Theatre Company (STC)cite web|title= RGM Literary - Andrew Upton |publisher= RGM Artist Group |url= http://www.rgm.com.au/aup_lit.html |accessdate= 2008-07-19] and Maxim Gorky's "The Philistines" for London's Royal National Theatre.cite web |title= Australian library collections |publisher= Libraries Australia |url= http://nla.gov.au/anbd.bib-an41706987 |accessdate= 2008-07-19] cite web |title= Andrew Upton on adapting Philistines |publisher= National Theatre |url= http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/Andrew%20Upton%20on%20adapting%20Philistines.%20+24620.twl |accessdate= 2008-07-19]

His original play "Riflemind"cite web|title= Author Profile - Andrew Upton |publisher= Currency Press |url= http://www.currency.com.au/search.aspx?type=author&author=Andrew+Upton |accessdate= 2008-07-19] , with Hugo Weaving as an aging rock star planning a comeback tour, opened at the STC on Date|2007-10-05cite web |title= Sydney Theatre Company and UBS present: Riflemind by Andrew Upton |publisher= Sydney Theatre Company |url= http://www.sydneytheatre.com.au/performance.asp?pID=204 |accessdate= 2008-07-19] to favourable reviews.cite web|title= Riflemind |publisher= Variety |url= http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117935064.html?categoryid=33&cs=1 |accessdate= 2008-07-19] Upton and Cate Blanchett are joint artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre Company. They also have a film company, Dirty Films.

In 1999, Upton wrote and directed "Bangers" which starred his wife, Academy Award winning actress Cate Blanchett. In 2006, he wrote the film "Gone" which was directed by Ringan Ledwidge. He wrote the libretto to Alan John's opera "Through the Looking Glass" which premiered in May 2008.

Upton and Blanchett were married on Date|1997-12-29. They have three sons: Dashiell John Upton (born Date|December 3, 2001), Roman Robert Upton (born Date|April 23, 2005) and Ignatius Martin Upton (born Date|April 13, 2008).

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*cite web|title= Author Profile - Andrew Upton |publisher= Currency Press |url= http://www.currency.com.au/search.aspx?type=author&author=Andrew+Upton |accessdate= 2008-07-19
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