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Nick Enright, n.d.

Stuart Campbell

gelatin silver photograph on paper (image: 25.4 cm x 20.3 cm)

Nick Enright (1950-2003), playwright and screenwriter, attended Sydney University and the New York University School of the Arts before establishing himself as a dramatist with plays such as Summer Rain and Mongrels. His scripts for film and television included Come in Spinner (1990), a film adaptation of his own play Blackrock (1997), and an Oscar-nominated screenplay for Lorenzo's Oil (1992), co-written with director George Miller. After the success of that venture Enright was deluged by offers from Hollywood. However, he elected to remain in Australia, where he wrote the stage hit The Boy From Oz (1998), based on the life of Peter Allen and currently playing on Broadway in a revised version starring Hugh Jackman. He also wrote an acclaimed adaptation of Tim Winton's Cloudstreet (2001). His distinguished teaching career included a stint as the Head of the acting course at NIDA (1993-94). He died in March 2003 after a year-long battle with skin cancer.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Estate of Stuart Campbell 2012

Accession number: 2012.9

Currently not on display

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Artist and subject

Stuart Campbell

Nick Enright AM

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Performing arts

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Self Portrait, Stuart Campbell by Stuart Campbell
Self Portrait, Stuart Campbell by Stuart Campbell
Self Portrait, Stuart Campbell by Stuart Campbell
Self Portrait, Stuart Campbell by Stuart Campbell

The essence of you

Magazine article by Lee Tulloch, 2011

Lee Tulloch remembers her great friend NIDA-trained actor turned photographer Stuart Campbell.

Anne Lambert, actor by Stuart Campbell
Anne Lambert, actor by Stuart Campbell
Anne Lambert, actor by Stuart Campbell
Anne Lambert, actor by Stuart Campbell

Between Light and Shadow

Portraits by Stuart Campbell

Previous exhibition, 2011

The late Australian photographer Stuart Campbell produced superb photographs of Australian actors of stage and screen.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.