John Doyle is an actor, comedian and screenwriter, best known as ‘Rampaging Roy Slaven’ of Roy and HG fame (This Sporting Life, Club Buggery, The Dream, The Dream in Athens).
John’s first foray into drama writing for the screen, Changi resulted in an AFI Award Nomination (Best Screenplay in a Television Drama) and an AWGIE and Logie Award for Most Outstanding Drama. His follow up, Marking Time earned AFI and AWGIE Awards as well as the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Script Writing and a Logie nomination.
His documentary series, Two Men in a Tinnie co-hosted by Environmentalist and Palaeontologist Professor Tim Flannery, explores one of Australia’s greatest river systems, the Murray and Darling Rivers. The sequel, Two in the Top End, investigated the future of our Far North in the context of global climate change. In 2012, John and Tim explored the Great Dividing Range for their third documentary series, Two on the Great Divide, followed by their fourth series, Two Men in China, in 2014.
John’s first play, The Pig Iron People, played in a Sydney Theatre Company production in 2008. His second play, Vere (Faith), was commissioned by the Sydney Theatre Company and the State Theatre Company of South Australia for their 2013/2014 season. In 2018, he presented ABC’s Building Australia, exploring the history of buildings and housing design and construction that has shaped the lives and culture of Australians.