Craig Pearce


Craig Pearce co-wrote with Baz Luhrmann, Strictly Ballroom, William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, and Moulin Rouge. These films have won countless accolades, including an Australian Film Institute award for best adapted screenplay (Strictly Ballroom), a BAFTA award for best adapted screenplay (Romeo and Juliet), a WGA nomination for best original screenplay (Moulin Rouge), and eight Academy Award nominations, including best film, (Moulin Rouge).

Craig’s most recent collaboration with Baz Luhrmann, The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo Di Caprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan, opened the 2013 Cannes film festival and went on to become a world-wide box-office success.

In 2010 Universal Studios released Craig’s feature film adaptation of Charlie St. Cloud, starring Zac Efron. In 2016 he was awarded the Australian Writers’ Guild Lifetime Achievement Award.

 In 2017 Craig’s original television series, Will, about young William Shakespeare, aired on TNT with Craig writing and executive producing.

 Strictly Ballroom, the stage musical had its world premiere in Sydney in 2014 and went on to have a season on The West End in 2018.

Craig Pearce is represented in film and television by Jane Cameron and in stage by Anthony Blair. Please direct your enquiries via email or contact us on (02) 9319 7199