Chris Thomas (author)


Chris Thomas (author)

Chris Thomas is an Australian writer, actor, journalist and broadcaster.

Thomas was born in Perth, Western Australia. He has extensive acting[1][2][3][4][5] and journalistic experience,[6] working for mainstream newspapers, independent publications and as a freelance.[7] He has also worked in media and public relations and as a radio announcer.[8] He is author of the novel Journo's Diary,[9][10] the Doctor Who short story One Step Forward, Two Steps Back[11][12][13][14](published in the collection Short Trips: Defining Patterns[15][16][17][18] and the plays Which One?,[19] Reality Matters,[20] Appetite For Destruction, Who's Your Daddy?, SMS Mess,[21][22][23] The Bonza Land of Oz,[24] and King Bling.

RECEPTION

SMS Mess was described by The Drum Media as a "miniature masterpiece",[25] and was a finalist in Short + Sweeet Brisbane and Melbourne 2009,.[26] Reality Matters was the only Australian entry selected for Blacktown Theatre's 4 Shorts Plus season in 2007.[27]

One Step Forward, Two Step Backs was described by Doctor Who Magazine as "the book's best piece".[28] The Kalgoorlie Miner calledJourno's Diary "a great buy for anyone in the media industries in particular but still entertaining enough for those who aren't"[29] with book-blog.com also noting it "will appeal in particular to the younger crowd, and to anyone who's ever worked as a journalist".[30]

Thomas has also received acting awards, including best male supporting actor for his role in The Return.[31].

In September 2011, he announced he was running for South Perth Mayor in the upcoming local government elections on October 15, 2011[32] but lost to the incumbent deputy mayor Sue Doherty.[33]


Notes

  1. ^ Fremantle Gazette, 2008.
  2. ^ Fremantle Gazette, 2006.
  3. ^ Western Suburbs Weekly, 2006.
  4. ^ Fremantle Gazette, 2004.
  5. ^ Melville Times, 2008.
  6. ^ Sunday Times, 1996.
  7. ^ The West Australian, 2008.
  8. ^ "Chris Thomas". TAZ Entertainment. http://www.tazpublicity.com/Playwrights_byauthor.html#thomas. Retrieved 28 April 2008. 
  9. ^ Kalgoorlie Miner, 2008.
  10. ^ book-blog.com, 2004.
  11. ^ The Senior, 2008
  12. ^ Doctor Who Magazine, 2008
  13. ^ Mandurah Coastal Times, 2008
  14. ^ Southern Gazette, 2008.
  15. ^ Sunday Times, 2008
  16. ^ Hills Gazette, 2008
  17. ^ Fremantle Gazette, 2008
  18. ^ Big Finish website, 2008
  19. ^ Subiaco Post, 1994.
  20. ^ Fremantle Gazette, Southern Gazette, The West Australian, 2007
  21. ^ The West Australian, 2008
  22. ^ X-Press, 2008
  23. ^ WA Today, 2008
  24. ^ Golden Mail, 2008
  25. ^ The Drum Media, 2008
  26. ^ http://www.tazentertainment.com.au/Playwrights_byauthor.html, 2008
  27. ^ Fremantle Gazette, Southern Gazette, 2007
  28. ^ Doctor Who Magazine, 2008
  29. ^ Kalgoorlie Miner, 2008
  30. ^ book-blog.com, 2004
  31. ^ Mandurah Coastal Times, 2009
  32. ^ Southern Gazette, 2011
  33. ^ Western Australian Electoral Commission website, 2011

References

  • O'Brien, Helen. (2008) Play has comical moments/Challenges in store for an average bloke. Fremantle Gazette, 15 January 2008.
  • O'Brien, Helen. (2008) Father, son seek different loves. Melville Times, 15 January 2008.
  • Mason, Fleur (2006), Feline funky with the help of James Brown, Fremantle Gazette, 5 September 2006.
  • (2006), Media man as the Cat, Western Suburbs Weekly, 12 September 2006
  • Cahill, Denise (2004), Recall for one cool cat, Fremantle Gazette, 16 March 2004.
  • Sweeney, Peter. (1996) Elvis is alive - but all shook up. Sunday Times, January 1996.
  • Tomlinson, Laura.(2008) Life as a journalist. Kalgoorlie Miner, 4 January 2008.
  • Hamel, Debra (2004) Journo's Diary - Review. book-blog.com, 30 December 2004.
  • Caccetta, Wendy. (2008) Success a matter of time. The Sunday Times, STM, Perth Confidential, 27 April 2008.
  • Michael, Matt. (2008) Short Trips: Defining Patterns (Review). Doctor Who Magazine, 30 April 2008.
  • Wilkinson, Christian. (2008) Chris has a great time. Hills Gazette, 3 May 2008.
  • Mason, Fleur. (2008) Chris pens Doctor Who tale. Fremantle Gazette, 13 May 2008.
  • (2008) Author enters TARDIS. The Senior, June 2008.
  • (2008) Fresh tales of Dr Who. Mandurah Coastal Times, 18 June 2008.
  • Mason, Fleur. (2008) Time travelling tale is a giant step forward. Southern Gazette, 24 June 2008.
  • Salisbury, Brooke. (2008) It's all an act. The Drum Media, 17 July 2008.
  • (2008) SMS Mess. X-Press, 10 July 2008.
  • Christmass, Pip. (2008) PICA sends an SMS 2 d wrld. The West Australian, 9 July 2008.
  • Pepper, Daile. (2008) SMS Mess at PICA. WA Today (http://www.watoday.com.au/entertainment/sms-mess-at-pica-20080709-3chm.html), 10 July 2008.
  • (1994) World premiere for Playlovers. Subiaco Post, September 1994.
  • Mason, Fleur. (2007) Chris spins with delight. Fremantle Gazette, 2 October 2007.
  • Mason, Fleur. (2007) Surreal matters take honours. Southern Gazette, 16 October 2007.
  • Clarke, Simon. (2007) Stage Whispers. The West Australian, 4 October 2007
  • (2008) Youth deliver Bonza theatre. Golden Mail, 1 February 2008.
  • (2008) Music-maker for the Daleks. The West Australian, Obituaries, 12 May 2008
  • Big Finish website: http://www.bigfinish.com/23-Doctor-Who-Short-Trips--Defining-Patterns
  • http://www.journosdiary.biz
  • http://www.tazentertainment.com.au/Playwrights_byauthor.html
  • (2009) Actor juggles work and plays. Victoria Park Examiner, 24 July 2009
  • Tsovleas, Adriana (2009), Reality Matters, Fremantle Gazette, 21 July 2009
  • Tsovleas, Adriana (2009), Reality Matters, Cockburn Gazette, 21 July 2009
  • (2009), Reality really a matter of perception, Kalamunda Reporter, 25 August 2009
  • (2009), Actor shines in short, sharp dose of reality, Canning Times, 21 July 2009
  • Wilkinson, Lucien (2009), Reality bites at PICA, Comment News, 21 July 2009
  • (2009), 15 minutes shows reality matters, Melville Times, 21 July 2009
  • (2009), Short, sharp and slightly surreal, Guardian Express, 28 July 2009
  • (2009), Top drama at school, Comment News, 29 September 2009
  • (2009), Stranger than fiction, Fremantle Gazette, 5 May 2009
  • (2009), Stranger than fiction, Cockburn Gazette, 5 May 2009
  • Johns, David (2009), Doc's fight a real swine, Southern Gazette, 5 May 2009
  • (2009), Stranger than fiction, Fremantle Gazette, 5 May 2009
  • Mason, Fleur (2009), A Streetcar stops in South Perth, Fremantle Gazette, 23 June 2009
  • (2009), Gripping drama returns to stage, Comment News, 31 March 2009
  • Mason, Fleur (2009), A Streetcar stops in South Perth, Cockburn Gazette, 23 June 2009
  • (2009), A galactic crisis, Kalamunda Reporter, 12 May 2009
  • (2009), Agency help for WA playwrights, Midland Reporter, 16 June 2009
  • (2009), Stranger than fiction, Cockburn Gazette, 5 May 2009
  • (2009), Play puts life through text messages on centre stage, Midland Reporter, 5 May 2009
  • (2009), Agency help for WA playwrights, Kalamunda Reporter, 16 June 2009
  • (2009), Play puts life through text messages on centre stage, Kalamunda Reporter, 5 May 2009
  • (2009), Life is stranger than fiction, Eastern Reporter, 5 May 2009
  • (2009), Fact apes fiction in Dr Who tale, Stirling Times, 5 May 2009
  • (2009), Theatre talent joins forces, Hills Gazette, 6 June 2009
  • (2009), Return to play at Fishtrap, Pinjarra Murray Times, 1 April 2009
  • (2009), Agency brings playwrights' work to light, Fremantle Gazette, 9 June 2009
  • (2009), Gem of a play for Old Mill, Comment News, 23 June 2009
  • Shaw, Kimberley (2009), A Streetcar Named Desire - Review, Stage Whispers, Issue 77, 2009
  • (2009), Return to play at Fishtrap, Mandurah Coastal Times, 1 April 2009
  • (2009), Support for emerging writers, Southern Gazette, 9 June 2009
  • (2009), Of pop stars and enigmas..., Kalamunda Echo, 26 December 2009
  • (2011), Three throw hat in ring for South Perth mayoral role (http://inmycommunity.com.au/news-and-views/local-news/Three-throw-hat-in-ring-for-South-Perth-mayoral-role/7602316/), Southern Gazette, 13 September 2011
  • (2011), "South Perth Election Council Results" (* (2009), (http://www.waec.wa.gov.au/elections/local_government/election_centre/council_results.php?eID={669062CC-B843-4173-B089-0821CD33F6DE}&cID=South%20Perth), Western Australian Electoral Commission website, October 2011



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