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Born: Established: 1976 Sutherland, Sutherland - Engadine area, Sutherland area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Male
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1 17 form y separately published work icon Ruben Guthrie Brendan Cowell , ( dir. Brendan Cowell ) Australia : Scarlett Pictures , 2015 8474049 2015 single work film/TV

A hard-drinking advertising executive is given a second chance by his long-suffering girlfriend, on condition that he stays away from alcohol for a year.

1 3 y separately published work icon The Dog / The Cat Brendan Cowell , Lally Katz , 2015 7803454 2015 selected work drama

'It is the question on everybody’s lips: Where are all the romantic comedies?! Tragedy? Bah! Pathos? Schmathos! We want ROMANCE! With COMEDY! We want ROMANTIC COMEDY! Well, here you have it. Not one but two. On the same night! Two interconnected tales of true love and stupidity from two of the hottest playwrights around.' (Production summary)

1 The Dog Brendan Cowell , 2015 single work drama
— Appears in: The Dog / The Cat 2015;

'It could be called Two Men, One Woman, a Park and a Dog – and everyone knows that nothing breaks the ice like a cute dog. Brendan Cowell’s funny new play paints a not-so-flattering portrait of the tricky line between mateship and romance, and of the insatiable appetite of Jack Russell terriers for the most disgusting things they can find.' (Production summary)

1 4 y separately published work icon The Sublime Brendan Cowell , 2014 Fortitude Valley : Playlab , 2016 7503347 2014 single work drama

'From award-winning actor and writer Brendan Cowell comes a brilliantly perceptive take on everything true Australians hold dear: mateship, family, footy and sex scandals.

'First there’s Dean, a former NRL star who’s switched codes and cities. Then there’s his brother Liam, the footy workhorse who tries to clean up Dean’s mess but mostly just makes things worse. And finally, there’s Amber, the teenage athlete who rests uneasily on the edge of complicity and victimhood. The team footy trip to Thailand is where things start to get ugly, but when the brothers meet on game day it’s a showdown Melbourne will never forget.

'The Sublime cuts through the media-managed world of professional football to expose human foibles that exist way beyond the sporting field. Director Sam Strong combines forces with actor Josh McConville to create a fiery production for lovers of any code, and for those who’ve never set foot inside a stadium.' (Production summary)

1 13 form y separately published work icon Save Your Legs Brendan Cowell , ( dir. Boyd Hicklin ) Australia : Robyn Kershaw Productions Save Your Legs India Take One Productions , 2013 Z1881400 2013 single work film/TV humour 'SAVE YOUR LEGS! is an inspirational journey from the heart of Australia to the soul of India. It's the story of one man who refuses to lose his park cricket team to the realities of growing up. An uplifting adventure filled with comedy, cricket and Bollywood music, SAVE YOUR LEGS is an odyssey from the suburbs to the sub-continent in pursuit of a lifelong dream.' (Source: )
1 4 form y separately published work icon The Outlaw Michael Howe Brendan Cowell , Australia : Cordell Jigsaw Productions , 2013 6696404 2013 single work film/TV historical fiction

'In 1817 Van Diemen’s Land stands on the brink of civil war. A former British soldier and escaped convict leads a well trained and disciplined guerilla in armed revolt against the brutal colonial establishment. In desperation, Governor Macquarie releases the most notorious man in the colony, an Aboriginal resistance fighter called Musquito, to track down and kill the most wanted man in the Empire: the outlaw Michael Howe.' (Publisher's blurb)

1 2 form y separately published work icon The Slap : Richie Brendan Cowell , ( dir. Tony Ayres ) Australia : ABC Television Matchbox Pictures , 2011 Z1827277 2011 single work film/TV 'The burden of Connie's secret is taking its toll on Richie. He's worried about her, and disgusted with himself for obsessing about Hector. Whilst everyone knows he's gay, Richie is still struggling to come to terms with it. He feels increasingly alienated from Connie, who's wrapped up in her new boyfriend and friends, so spends more and more time with Hugo, to fill the gap. When Rosie and Gary announce they're moving to the country, Richie is devastated.

'After swimming laps at the pool, Richie bumps into Hector. As Hector dries off naked, Richie takes a surreptitious photo on his phone. Hector springs him and protests, and Richie bolts into a cubicle. Thinking quickly, Hector calls the number that has been sending him anonymous messages, and Richie's phone rings, exposing him.

'That night, Richie goes to Connie's house panicked and insists that she tell the police about Hector. Connie refuses, angry that Richie has brought it up again. The next day after school Richie spies Hector talking to Connie, and feeling his world cave in, seeks refuge at Rosie and Gary's house. When he arrives clearly distressed, they press him for the reason, and Richie blurts out the secret that's been eating him up: Hector raped Connie.

'Gary and Rosie jump on the revelation and immediately march Richie to Aisha's vet clinic. When Gary confronts Aisha about it, she feels sick, refusing to believe it. Connie arrives and denies it, turning on Richie and accusing him of making it all up out of his obsession with Hector. Confused and distraught, Richie runs home and swallows a bottle of pills. His mother finds him just in time and rushes him to the hospital, saving his life.

'Later, Connie explains herself and apologises by taking Richie to a music festival. Richie is relieved to have his friend back and surprised when Lenin kisses him.'

Source: ABC website,
Sighted: 28/11/2011
1 2 form y separately published work icon The Slap : Harry Brendan Cowell , ( dir. Matt Saville ) Australia : ABC Television Matchbox Pictures , 2011 Z1816225 2011 single work film/TV
1 Six Burning Questions for Brendan Cowell Brendan Cowell , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 13 February 2011; (p. 6)
1 I Am What I Am: Brendan Cowell Brendan Cowell , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Sunday Life , 21 November 2010; (p. 8)
1 10 y separately published work icon How It Feels Brendan Cowell , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2010 Z1729844 2010 single work novel humour

'An old friend, a best friend, a first love and the dreamer Neil Cronk who connects them all...

'Four schoolfriends are on the verge of adulthood and the next 12 hours will change the course of their lives... Friendships will be broken, virginity lost, love unleashed and secrets buried.

'A decade later, one is dead, one is famous, two are getting married, and the truth is about to erupt.

'Wildly funny, brutal, tender and true, How It Feels is a coming-of-age story set in Sydney's Sutherland Shire with stopovers in Bathurst and London. Brendan Cowell's electrifying debut novel is a devastating ode to youth, capturing the beauty of growing up by the beach, and the darkness which moves beneath its surface. Because this is how it feels.' (From the publisher's website.)

1 8 form y separately published work icon My Place Alice Addison , Beth Armstrong , Blake Ayshford , Nicholas Parsons , Jacquelin Perske , Leah Purcell , Tim Pye , Greg Waters , Brendan Cowell , Gina Roncoli , John Alsop , Samantha Lang , Wayne Blair , Dallas Winmar , Tony Briggs , ( dir. Shawn Seet et. al. )agent Australia : Little Leaf Pictures Matchbox Pictures ABC Television , 2009-2011 Z1649817 2009-2011 series - publisher film/TV children's historical fiction My Place, based on the award-winning book My Place by Nadia Wheatley and Donna Rawlins, is a thirteen-part drama series that tells the story of one house in South Sydney through the experiences of the children who live there over a 130-year period. My Place aims to show that everyone is part of history and that every place has a story.
1 Playing It Right Brendan Cowell , Wayne Blair , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Limelight , June 2009; (p. 18-19)
1 7 form y separately published work icon Ten Empty Brendan Cowell , Anthony Hayes , ( dir. Anthony Hayes ) Australia : Yeah Right/Dragonfly Pictures , 2007 Z1417761 2007 single work film/TV
1 2 Self Esteem Brendan Cowell , 2007 single work drama humour

'It is Friday night in Suburbia, and Australian families wait for CHAD.

'The newly-elected Australian Government, in conjunction with a super multinational, CHAD, now work together for the greater good. CHAD has expressed extreme dissatisfaction with profit margins, national enthusiasm and spiritual practice in their new acquisition. CHAD means business and that means more fitness, more happiness, more efficiencies, more Good News and an all-round boost in Australianness.'CHAD is a religion/industry where all members/citizens invest in order to receive enlightenment. CHAD is a strike-force of identically cloned males in their early twenties. Every Australian home is getting one. And CHAD arrives tonight. He'll collect 20% of your income. But he is a really neat guy.'

Source: Sydney Theatre Company website,
Sighted: 26/02/2007

1 23 y separately published work icon Ruben Guthrie Brendan Cowell , 2005 Sydney : Currency Press , 2009 Z1608267 2005 single work drama humour (taught in 2 units)

'Ruben Guthrie is on fire. At only 29, he is Creative Director of a cutting edge advertising agency, lives with his Czech supermodel fiancé and drinks like he invented it. Ruben seems invincible, until one fated evening when he drinks so much vodka he thinks he can fly. Before Ruben knows it his fiancé has left him, his Mum is escorting him to AA meetings and his bottomless schooner of confidence has all but drained away. For the first time in his life, Ruben Guthrie is alone.'

Sighted: 22/04/2008

1 7 form y separately published work icon Love My Way Claudia Karvan , John Edwards , Jacquelin Perske , FOX8 (publisher), Channel W (publisher), Showtime (publisher), Jacquelin Perske , Tony McNamara , Marissa Cooke , Brendan Cowell , Louise Fox , Fiona Seres , Blake Ayshford , Sarah Lambert , ( dir. Jessica Hobbs et. al. )agent 2004 Sydney Australia : Southern Star John Edwards FOX8 Channel W Showtime , 2004-2007 Z1238717 2004 series - publisher film/TV

The first Australian drama series to be made specifically for pay television, Love My Way follows the lives of a group of thirty-somethings who explore issues of friendship, step-parenting, divorce, and relationships. It deals with the randomness of life and the need many of us have to carve out a place in the world.

Central to the series is Frankie Paige, who attempts to negotiate the web of contemporary relationships, juggle the priorities of family obligations, and be both successful at love and fulfilled professionally, while hoping that 'happiness' might occur if all the other things fall into place. She lives with Tom, a once-successful chef who now cooks at the local rehabilitation hospital. Just down the road in a much nicer house lives her ex-husband (and Tom's brother), Charlie. An emotionally stunted architect/surfer now married to Julia, he and Frankie still have a relationship through their daughter, Lou. Throughout the series, these principal characters are pulled and strained by desires and contradictions that appear to be part and parcel of modern life.

1 2 y separately published work icon Morph Brendan Cowell , 2003 Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2004 Z1085153 2003 single work drama

'Looking at the intertwined lives of a young couple, Morph explores the shifting dynamics of fear and desire.

'Be is damaged goods. Bullish. Solitary. A one-time roughneck from the Manila oil-fields. Grace is a swan. Supple. Dedicated. A dancer at the very height of her powers.

'A strange misalliance is in motion. And as the world outside continues to advance at breakneck speed, can Be and Grace rebuild their shattered defences in time to protect themselves from each other?' (Publication blurb)

1 1 Rabbit Brendan Cowell , 2003 single work drama humour
1 English Pitches Brendan Cowell & Tony Hayes : Pitching Ideas in the Big League. Brendan Cowell , 2002-2003 single work column
— Appears in: State of the Arts , December - February 2002-2003; (p. 54-55)