James "Jimmy" Sharman (20 June 1887 – 18 November 1965) was an Australian boxing troupe and entertainment impresario. His son also worked with him and took over for his father in 1955 after playing as a professional rugby league footballer.
James (Jimmy) Sharman (1887-1965), boxer and showman, was born on 20 June 1887 at Narellan, New South Wales, fifth of thirteen children of locally born parents James Sharman, labourer, and his wife Caroline, née Brailsford.
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.
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- March 12, 1945
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Jimmy Sharman's birthday is 01/17/1954 and is 67 years old. Previously city included Tallahassee FL. Jimmy R Sharman, James A Sharman, Jimmy Ray Sharman, Sharman Jim Ray and J R Sharmann are some of the alias or nicknames that Jimmy has used.
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- January 17, 1954
- Jim Sharman Theatre Works – Director
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