Screenwriter David Stevens dies at 77

Washington D.C. [USA] July 22 (ANI): Australian writer and director, David Stevens, best known for his work in The Sum of Us, A Town like Alice, and Breaker Moran passed away at the age of 77. His partner, Loren Boothby Stevens told The Hollywood Reporter died of cancer in a hospice in Whangarei, New Zealand. Stevens co-wrote Breaker Morant with Bruce Beresford and Jonathan Hardy, earning an Oscar nomination. He wrote the play The Sum of Us, which ran in New York for a year and won the Outer Critics Circle Award. It was adapted it into a feature film, featuring Russell Crowe and Jack Thompson, which won an Australian Film Institute Award for Best Screenplay. Stevens directed the Emmy Award-winning mini-series A Town like Alice and wrote three novels - The Waters of Babylon, and two in collaboration with Alex Haley: Queen and Mama Flora's Family, which he then adapted into TV miniseries. In addition to Boothby, survivors include his sisters Eve and Maureen. (ANI)
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