James David Sharman (born 12 March 1945) is an Australian director and writer for film and stage with more than 70 productions to his credit. He is renowned in Australia for his work as a theatre director from the 1960s to the present, and is best known internationally as the director of the 1973 theatrical hit The Rocky Horror Show, its film adaptation The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and ...
Jim Sharman, Director: The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Jim Sharman spent much of his young life at the circus, where his father and grandfather ran a travelling boxing sideshow. Taking an interest in theatre, he attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, graduating in 1966. Sharman became interested in directing experimental theatre. While directing the Sydney production of Hair ...
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JIM SHARMAN Director / Writer. My life is fuelled by curiosity about the world, its people, places and rituals, which I’ve often expressed on stage, screen and in writing.
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Sharman was born in Sydney, the son of boxing tent impresario and rugby league player James Michael “Jimmy” Sharman Jr. (1912–2006) and Christina McAndleish Sharman (1914–2003). He was educated in Sydney, though his upbringing included time spent on Australian showgrounds, where his father ran a travelling sideshow of popular legend, founded by his father, Jimmy Sharman Snr, called Jimmy Sharman’s Boxing Troupe. This brought him into contact with the world of circus and travelling vaudeville. Developing an interest in theatre, he graduated from the production course at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney in 1966.
Sharman created a series of productions of experimental theatre, many for the Old Tote Theatre Company, culminating in a controversial staging of Mozart’s Don Giovanni for Opera Australia when he was 21 years old. Over the following decade, he directed three rock musicals: Hair in 1969 (Sydney, Melbourne, Tokyo, Boston) (he also designed the original Sydney production); Jesus Christ Superstar in 1972 (Australia and Palace Theatre, London) and created the original production of The Rocky Horror Show with Richard O’Brien in 1973 (Royal Court Theatre, London – subsequently in Sydney, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York City). He co-wrote the screenplay and directed the international cult hit film The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) for Twentieth Century Fox and directed its loosely based sequel, Shock Treatment,in 1981. In 1985, he directed third year students at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in a production of A Dream Play. In the following decades, Sharman directed a se...
1. Arcade(1970) – 5 minute short 2. Roll up(1971) – unfinished documentary 3. Shirley Thompson vs. the Aliens(1972) 4. The Rocky Horror Picture Show(1975) 5. Summer of Secrets(1976) 6. The Night the Prowler(1978) 7. Shock Treatment(1981)Moyle, John (2 August 2008). “Sharman relives his musical journey”. ninemsn. Archived from the original on 9 July 2009. Retrieved 24 January 2009.Robyn Anderson & Sue Adler, “Jim Sharman”, Cinema Papers, March–April 1979, pp. 269-271
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) Shock Treatment (1981) The Night, the Prowler (1978) Shirley Thompson Versus the Aliens (1972) Summer of Secrets (1976) Andy X (2012) James "Jim" Sharman is a director and writer for film and stage with over 70 productions to his credit.
Jim Sharman. Contact Agent. Directors, Writers. Background: Born, Australia. NIDA Graduate. Churchill Scholar. Artistic Director (1982) of The Adelaide Festival of Arts and Board Member (1996-2002); Artistic Director of Lighthouse (STC-SA) 1982/3. Nominated for AFI Award for ABC-TV Documentary on Patrick White: The Burning Piano. 2005 Helpmann ...
Here is a wonderful interview with Jim Sharman, the Director of The Rocky Horror Picture Show about the film and it’s cult status: 1) When Rocky Horror first developed people in the theaters who dressed up, yelled at the screen, and basically set the stage for what Rocky Horror has become, what was the reaction of you, Lou Adler, etc.?
Mar 01, 2012 · Interview with Jim Sharman, director of Andy X and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Shortly after the release of the acclaimed Oscar-winning Days of Heaven in 1978 its director, Terence Malick ...
Nov 07, 2015 · Jim Sharman is going through a bit of a time warp. Sharman, 70, is a celebrated theater and opera director in his native Australia with dozens of productions to his credit.
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