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Alma mater
  
University of Sydney

Name
  
Phillip Scott


Role
  
Actor

Education
  
University of Sydney

Born
  
16 August 1952 (age 71) (
1952-08-16
)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Occupation
  
Actor, comedian, singer, pianist, composer, novelist

Movies and TV shows
  
A Few Best Men, Housos vs. Authority, The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular, Kittson/Fahey

Nominations
  
AACTA Award for Best Original Music Score

Music director
  
Those Dear Departed, Two Brothers Running

Similar People
  
Jonathan Biggins, Ignatius Jones, David Atkins, Ted Robinson, Stephan Elliott

Phillip Scott (born 16 August 1952 in Sydney) is an Australian actor, singer, pianist, writer and comedian.

Contents

Career

He has appeared on film as well as in sketch comedy television programs. His television appearances include The Dingo Principle and Three Men and a Baby Grand, satirical sketch television comedy programs for which he was a writer/performer with Jonathan Biggins and Drew Forsythe. He also appeared with Max Gillies in The Gillies Report and its sequels, The Gillies Republic and Gillies and Company, and was a writer/performer on ABC TV's The Big Gig and a regular writer for Good News Week.

From 2000 to 2017 he co-wrote, composed and performed as an actor/musician in the award-winning Wharf Revue series of political satirical revues for the Sydney Theatre Company, including Free Petrol, Sunday in Iraq with George, Much Revue About Nothing, Pennies from Kevin and Open for Business. Other cabaret shows include The Twink and the Showgirl with Vincent Hooper, and co-writing script (with Dean Bryant) and musical arrangements for the bio-show Newley Discovered which premiered at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2009 and starred Hugh Sheridan. Phillip co-created several shows with singer/actor Trevor Ashley, including Gentlemen Prefer Blokes, Fat Swan, Little Orphan Trashley, and the tribute shows Diamonds Are For Trevor and Liza's Back (Is Broken). His recent cabaret shows (as writer and performer) are Mario, about the life and music of Mario Lanza, with Blake Bowden, and Reviewing the Situation, about the English songwriter Lionel Bart. The latter show was co-written and directed by Terence O'Connell, and was nominated for a Helpmann Award in 2016.

His musical theatre writing credits (as composer and/or co-writer) include Safety in Numbers for the Q Theatre and Ensemble Theatre, a new libretto of Orpheus in the Underworld for Opera Australia (2003, revised 2015), and the AWGIE Award-winning musical The Republic of Myopia (2004). The Sydney Theatre Company production of The Republic of Myopia starred Helen Dallimore, Tamsin Carroll and Simon Gleeson. He was script consultant on the book of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – the Stage Musical (2006). He also wrote music and lyrics for Monkey Baa Theatre Company's children shows Pearlie in the Park (based on the book by Wendy Harmer), Millie and Jack and the Dancing Cat, and Pete the Sheep (based on the book by Jackie French). Another upcoming Jackie French adaptation, Josephine Wants to Dance is slated for 2018.

Scott composed the score for the feature film Those Dear Departed, for which he was nominated for an AFI Award. Scott also co-wrote the music for the miniseries Bodyline.

He has written four novels. Three have been published in the United States by Alyson Books: One Dead Diva, Gay Resort Murder Shock and Mardi Gras Murders. He has written weekly columns for Sydney's free papers SX and The Sydney Star Observer.

Scott has a music degree from the University of Sydney, and writes reviews for the international classical CD magazine Fanfare and the Australian national music magazine "Limelight".

Personal life

Scott was married and has two daughters. He has been in a relationship with his partner Michael for over twenty years. His elder daughter, Dr. Phoebe Scott, is a curator at the National Gallery of Singapore. His younger daughter, Georgie Scott, is an actress.

Filmography

Actor
2012
Housos vs. Authority as
Senator (as Phil Scott)
2011
A Few Best Men as
Celebrant Robin Arthur
2011
The Jesters (TV Series) as
Toby Linville
- The Reunion (2011) - Toby Linville
2003
Pizza (TV Series) as
PM John Howard / Prime Minister
- Cracker Pizza (2007) - PM John Howard
- Terrorism Pizza (2003) - Prime Minister
2003
Fat Pizza as
Jeholy Witness
1995
Billy's Holiday as
Liberace
1994
Three Men and a Baby Grand (TV Series) as
Various Characters
1993
The Nostradamus Kid as
'General Booth Enters Heaven' Strolling Player (as Phil Scott)
1992
Gillies and Company (TV Series) as
Various
1992
Kittson Fahey (TV Series) as
Various (1992-1993)
1991
Tuesday Night Live: The Big Gig (TV Series) as
Various
1990
The Party Machine (TV Series) as
Various
- Episode #1.3 (1990) - Various
- Episode #1.2 (1990) - Various
- Episode #1.1 (1990) - Various
1988
The Dingo Principle (TV Series) as
Various
1987
Ghosts CAN Do It as
Bow-Tied Bon Vivant (uncredited)
1987
Bullseye as
Piano Player (as Phil Scott)
1986
The Gillies Republic (TV Series) as
Various
- The Bjelke-Petersen Republic (1986) - Various
- The Keating Republic (1986) - Various
- The Howard Republic (1986) - Various
- The Hawke Republic (1986) - Various
- The Singleton Republic (1986) - Various
- The Carleton Republic (1986) - Various
1985
Winners (TV Series) as
Pianist
- Top Kid (1985) - Pianist
1984
Maralinga, or Wise After the Event (Video short) as
Performer
1984
The Gillies Report (TV Series) as
Various Roles
Writer
2003
The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular (TV Movie) (additional dialogue)
1999
Good News Week (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #5.4 (2000) - (as Phil Scott)
- Episode #4.1 (1999)
1999
GNW Night Lite (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1999)
1994
Three Men and a Baby Grand (TV Series)
1990
The Party Machine (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1990) - (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1990) - (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (1990) - (writer)
1988
The Dingo Principle (TV Series) (writer)
1986
The Gillies Republic (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- The Bjelke-Petersen Republic (1986) - (writer)
- The Keating Republic (1986) - (writer)
- The Howard Republic (1986) - (writer)
- The Hawke Republic (1986) - (writer)
- The Singleton Republic (1986) - (writer)
- The Carleton Republic (1986) - (writer)
1984
Maralinga, or Wise After the Event (Video short)
1984
The Gillies Report (TV Series)
Composer
1994
Three Men and a Baby Grand (TV Series)
1992
Gillies and Company (TV Series)
1992
Kittson Fahey (TV Series)
1991
Eggshells (TV Series)
1988
The Dingo Principle (TV Series)
1988
Two Brothers Running
1987
Ghosts CAN Do It
1986
The Gillies Republic (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- The Bjelke-Petersen Republic (1986)
- The Keating Republic (1986)
- The Howard Republic (1986)
- The Hawke Republic (1986)
- The Singleton Republic (1986)
- The Carleton Republic (1986)
1984
Maralinga, or Wise After the Event (Video short)
1984
The Gillies Report (TV Series)
Music Department
1984
Maralinga, or Wise After the Event (Video short) (musical director)
Self
2013
Shock Horror Aunty (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Episode #2.3 (2013) - Self (as Phil Scott)
- Episode #2.2 (2013) - Self (as Phil Scott)
- Episode #2.1 (2013) - Self (as Phil Scott)
1996
Good News Week (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #9.24 (2010) - Self
- Episode #1.22 (1996) - Self
- Episode #1.13 (1996) - Self (as Phil Scott)

References

Phillip Scott (actor) Wikipedia


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