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Tony Morphett (1938–2018)

Tony Morphett was born on March 10, 1938 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Anthony David Morphett. He was a writer and producer, known for Dynasty (1969), The Last Wave (1977) and Water Rats (1996). He died on June 2, 2018. See full bio »

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(age 80)

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Dynasty Writer
(1969-1971)
The Last Wave Writer
(1977)
Water Rats Writer
(1996-2001)
Blue Heelers Writer
(1994-2006)

Filmography

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 2013-2014 A Place to Call Home (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- I Believe (2014) ... (written by)
- Secret Love (2013) ... (written by)
- Boom! (2013) ... (written by)
 2013 Serangoon Road (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Give Me Money (2013) ... (written by)
 2010 Legend of Enyo (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Ghals (2010) ... (written by)
 2009-2010 Packed to the Rafters (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Know Yourself (2010) ... (written by)
- The Invisible Man (2010) ... (written by)
- Mr Fix-It (2009) ... (written by)
 2007-2009 Sea Patrol (TV Series) (written by - 6 episodes)
- Red Sky Morning (2009) ... (written by)
- Shadow Line (2008) ... (written by)
- Takedown (2008) ... (written by)
- Chinese Whispers (2007) ... (written by)
- What Lies Beneath (2007) ... (written by)
  Rain Shadow (TV Mini-Series) (written by - 3 episodes, 2007) (creator - 1 episode, 2007)
- The Call of the Wild (2007) ... (creator)
- Black and White (2007) ... (written by)
- Paringa Rules (2007) ... (written by)
- The Long Paddock (2007) ... (written by)
 2006 Headland (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.48 (2006) ... (written by)
  Blue Heelers (TV Series) (co-creator - 510 episodes, 1994 - 2006) (written by - 57 episodes, 1994 - 2006)
- One Day More: Part 2 (2006) ... (co-creator) / (written by)
- One Day More: Part 1 (2006) ... (co-creator)
- Moonlighting (2006) ... (co-creator) / (written by)
- Down to Earth (2006) ... (co-creator)
- Burning Up (2006) ... (co-creator)
 2003 Balmain Boys (TV Movie) (written by)
 2002 MDA (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Love You to Death (2002) ... (written by)
 2002 Young Lions (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Boy School Bullies (2002) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... (written by)
  Water Rats (TV Series) (creator - 169 episodes, 1996 - 2001) (written by - 21 episodes, 1996 - 2001)
- Cats and Pigeons (2001) ... (creator)
- And the Winner Is... (2001) ... (creator)
- The Removalist (2001) ... (creator)
- Bureaucracy Rules, OK? (2001) ... (creator)
- The Long Run (2001) ... (creator)
 2000 Above the Law (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes)
- Tough Love (2000) ... (written by)
- Moving on Up (2000) ... (written by)
- The Devil You Don't Know (2000) ... (written by)
- Learning Curve (2000) ... (written by)
- Lives of the Party (2000) ... (written by)
 1999 Don't Look Behind You (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1998 13 Gantry Row (TV Movie) (written by)
 1998 Kings in Grass Castles (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 ... (writer)
 1994-1996 Heartbreak High (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Episode #4.22 (1996) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.9 (1994) ... (written by)
 1995 Mirror, Mirror (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.18 (1995) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.17 (1995) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.16 (1995) ... (written by)
 1995 Snowy River: The McGregor Saga (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- The Manly Art (1995) ... (written by)
- The Savage Land (1995) ... (written by)
 1994 Sky Trackers (TV Series) (series concept - 2 episodes)
- Star Time (1994) ... (series concept)
- Skating the Dish (1994) ... (series concept)
 1994 The Seventh Floor (written by)
 1994 Tracks of Glory (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1994)
- Episode #1.1 (1994)
 1993 Secrets (TV Series) (writer)
 1993 Corrupt Justice (TV Movie) (written by)
 1992 The Distant Home (TV Movie) (written by)
 1991-1992 G.P. (TV Series) (written by - 6 episodes)
- A Special Kind of Person: Part 2 (1992) ... (written by)
- A Special Kind of Person: Part 1 (1992) ... (written by)
- A Corner of Hell: Part 2 (1992) ... (written by)
- A Corner of Hell: Part 1 (1992) ... (written by)
- Dark Lottery: Part 2 (1991) ... (written by)
  The Flying Doctors (TV Series) (1 episode, 1991) (written by - 10 episodes, 1986 - 1989)
- The Christening (1991)
- Next to Go (1989) ... (written by)
- The Deal (1988) ... (written by)
- Family Secrets: Part 2 (1988) ... (written by)
- Family Secrets: Part 1 (1988) ... (written by)
 1991 Sweet Talker (story) / (written by)
 1990 Sky Trackers (TV Movie) (written by)
 1990 Boys in the Island (written by)
 1989 Bangkok Hilton (TV Mini-Series) (story - 3 episodes)
- Part 3 (1989) ... (story)
- Part 2 (1989) ... (story)
- Part 1 (1989) ... (story)
 1982-1988 A Country Practice (TV Series) (written by - 18 episodes)
- The Damage Done: Part 2 (1988) ... (written by)
- Sophie: Part 2 (1988) ... (written by)
- Young Girls: Part 1 (1988) ... (written by)
- Hard Act to Follow: Part 1 (1988) ... (written by)
- Matters of the Heart: Part 4 (1988) ... (written by)
 1988 The Riddle of the Stinson (TV Movie) (written by)
 1988 The Dirtwater Dynasty (TV Mini-Series) (screenplay - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1988) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... (screenplay)
 1987 The Shiralee (TV Mini-Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... (written by)
 1987 Dark Age (screenplay)
 1986 My Brother Tom (TV Mini-Series) (written by)
 1986 Land of Hope (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Solidarity Forever (1986) ... (writer)
- Loss of Innocence (1986) ... (writer)
 1985 Winners (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Quest Beyond Time (1985) ... (written by)
 1985 Robbery Under Arms (written by)
 1985 The Flying Doctors (TV Mini-Series)
 1983 Under Capricorn (TV Mini-Series) (writer)
 1981 Roses Bloom Twice (TV Movie) (written by)
 1979 The First Christmas (TV Movie) (written by)
 1979 The John Sullivan Story (TV Movie) (written by)
 1979 Skyways (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Jet Lag (1979) ... (written by)
- Sky Ball (1979) ... (written by)
 1979 Patrol Boat (TV Series) (writer)
 1979 The Oracle (TV Series) (writer)
 1978 Against the Wind (TV Mini-Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- A Matter of Life and Death (1978) ... (written by)
- A House on the Hill (1978) ... (written by)
 1978 Chopper Squad (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Dangerous Operation (1978) ... (written by)
- A Dream Before Dying (1978) ... (written by)
 1978 Case for the Defence (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Family Way (1978) ... (written by)
 1977 The Last Wave (screenplay)
 1977 Glenview High (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The New Boy (1977) ... (written by)
 1977 The Alternative (TV Movie) (written by)
 1976 The Sullivans (TV Series)
 1976 Luke's Kingdom (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- The Prisoner (1976) ... (written by)
- Devil's Man (1976) ... (written by)
 1975 The Seven Ages of Man (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Infant (1975) ... (written by)
 1973 The Evil Touch (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Dear Beloved Monster (1973) ... (written by)
 1973 Certain Women (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Jane (1973)
- Marjorie (1973)
- Freda (1973)
 1972-1973 Boney (TV Series) (written by - 5 episodes)
- Boney Hunts a Murderess (1973) ... (written by)
- Boney and the Powder Trail (1973) ... (written by)
- Boney and the Strangler (1973) ... (written by)
- Boney Takes a Holiday (1972) ... (written by)
- Boney in Venom House (1972) ... (written by)
 1972 Elephant Boy (TV Series) (writer)
  Catwalk (TV Series) (written by - 6 episodes, 1971 - 1972) (series devised by - 1 episode, 1972)
- The Bramblebush Technique (1972) ... (written by)
- Mr. Saxon Wells, Hobbyist (1972) ... (written by)
- There's No Business Like No Business (1972) ... (written by)
- Sister Jenkins Will Carry the Banner (1972) ... (written by)
- A Life in the Day Of... (1972) ... (series devised by) / (written by)
  Dynasty (TV Series) (written by - 14 episodes, 1969 - 1971) (creator - 1 episode, 1970)
- Man in the Middle (1971) ... (written by)
- Full Circle (1971) ... (written by)
- Whatever Happened to Jamie Brooks? (1971) ... (written by)
- Corrida for a Stuntman (1971) ... (written by)
- The Killing Ground (1971) ... (written by)
 1969-1970 Delta (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- A Touch of DFP (1970) ... (written by)
- The Initiaters (1969) ... (written by)
 1970 The Long Arm (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- The Enforcer (1970) ... (written by)
- Wrong Way (1970) ... (written by)
 1970 The Link Men (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- The Quiet One (1970) ... (written by)
- Home Run (1970) ... (written by)
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Alternate Names:

David Anthony
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Trivia:

Tony Morphett was a journalist with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Daily Telegraph before becoming a film and television screen writer. He has been responsible for some of the best Australian television shows and has won many Logie and other television awards.

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