Jim Sharman

Australian director of stage and screen

Director / Writer

My life is fuelled by curiosity about the world, its people, places and rituals, which I’ve often expressed on stage, screen and in writing.

Born under the shadow of the atomic cloud, I had an unusual background divided between my family’s adventurous travelling tent show world of country fairs, circus and vaudeville, countered by a conventional urban upbringing.

My curiosity took me around the world, created a large body of work, and echoed the growing cultural sophistication of my country of origin, Australia. This website offers a small glimpse into that world. Enjoy! JS