Donald Crombie

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Donald Crombie

Born (1942-07-05) 5 July 1942 (age 78)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Education National Institute of Dramatic Art
Anglican Church Grammar School
OccupationFilm and television director

Donald Charles Crombie AM (born 5 July 1942) is an Australian film and television director and screenwriter. [1]


He was educated at the Anglican Church Grammar School [2] and studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art.

Crombie started work at the Commonwealth Film Unit in 1963. He has directed feature films, telemovies, mini-series, drama series, documentaries and commercials, and has also written film and television scripts. Crombie has been a board-member of the AWG, ASDACS and ASDA and the President of ASDA for over 5 years. [3]


Feature films directed



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  1. Murray, Scott; (ed.) (1994). Australian Cinema. St.Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin/AFC. p. 321. ISBN   1-86373-311-6.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. Mason, James (2011). Churchie: The Centenary Register. Brisbane, Australia: The Anglican Church Grammar School. ISBN   978-0-646-55807-3.
  3. – Crombie