John Edwards has produced almost 600 hours of television drama. His productions have won 25 Logie Awards, 30 AFI Awards, four AACTA Awards, four People’s Choice Awards, eight ASTRA Awards, more than a dozen craft awards within Australia and a number of international awards, including three New York Festival awards. He is the only Australian television nominated for the Golden Globe Awards.
His television credits include Puberty Blues, Offspring, Tangle, Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo and Dangerous (with Imogen Banks); Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War and Rush (with Mimi Butler); Spirited (with Claudia Karvan and Jacquelin Perske); Beaconsfield, Love My Way (with Claudia Karvan); Marking Time, The Surgeon (with Judi McCrossin); The Secret Life of Us (with Amanda Higgs); On The Beach and Police Rescue (with Sandra Levy). He is executive producer on the second series of Spirited and also produced The Alice, Fireflies, Big Sky and Stringer.
His feature film credits include The Empty Beach, Wendy Cracked a Walnut and I Own the Racecourse.
In 2011, he was conferred an Honorary Masters degree by the Australian Film Television and Radio School.
In 2012, five productions went to air; Tangle 3; Beaconsfield; Offspring; Howzat and Puberty Blues. Puberty Blues won the 2013 AACTA Award for Best Drama Series, whilst Howzat won the AACTA for Best Miniseries or Telemovie, as well as the Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie, and Most Popular Miniseries or Telemovie.
In 2013, John produced Series 2 of Puberty Blues, Series 4 and 5 of Offspring, both with Imogen Banks for Network Ten, and Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story, a mini-series for the Nine Network (which he co-produced with Jodi Matterson).
In 2014 he will produce a new series for Network Ten, Party Tricks, with Imogen Banks, as well as Gallipoli for the Nine Network, with Imogen and Robert Connolly.
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