Chris Corbett, TV writer: ‘I’m actually quite a stupid man’

‘So much of any screenwriter’s life now is, you’ll work for a short burst and then you’re unemployed for ten months, and so on ...'

Chris Corbett knows a thing or two about Australian television. Not only has the Murrumbeena-based screenwriter penned more than 50 hours’ worth, but he’s also dabbled in the spectrum of genres. From police drama (Blue Heelers) to medical drama (All Saints), legal drama (Newton’s Law) to family drama (Neighbours), Corbett, it seems, can write it all. 

But reaching this point was not the result of any methodical calculation. In Corbett’s words, ‘there was absolutely no plan’. 

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Tahlia Norrish (@tahlianorrish) is an Aussie-Brit actor, writer, and current MPhil Candidate at the University of Queensland's School of Sport Sciences. After graduating from The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (Distinction, Acting & Musical Theatre) and Rose Bruford College (First Class Hons, Acting), Tahlia founded The Actor's Dojo — a pioneering coaching program centred on actor peak performance and holistic well-being.