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Wayne Hope

Writer | Actor | Director

Wayne Hope is an actor, writer, director and producer who runs the highly successful Australian production company, Gristmill, with his wife, Robyn Butler.

An award-winning actor, Wayne has appeared in the iconic comedies The CastleThe Micallef Program, and Very Small Business, the critically acclaimed series which Wayne also co-created and produced. Wayne also co-created, wrote, produced, and directed the award-winning hit comedies The Librarians, and three seasons of Upper Middle Bogan (which won a 2016 AACTA award for Most Outstanding Comedy). He also directed and produced Gristmill's first feature film, Now Add Honey, and then co-created, directed, and produced Little Lunch, the series, for ABC3, which has gone on to enjoy extraordinary success, including winning the 2016 Prix Jeunesse award in Germany. Additionally to the series of Little Lunch, Wayne has also co-created, directed, and produced two Little Lunch specials, which have been nominated for the 2017 AACTA award for Best Children's Television Series.

Wayne has recently directed True Story for Hamish and Andy, and has been a guest panelist on Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation. He's currently preparing Back in Very Small Business, a re-imagining of the 2008 hit comedy that he co-created, produced, and starred in.