Brief biography - I studied Medicine in Edinburgh, Scotland, and subsequently worked as a doctor in the UK, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, and the Solomon Islands.

From 1991-96 I wrote a popular weekly medical column for The Observer Newspaper, UK.

Since moving to Sydney in 1998 I've written or co-written a number of feature films including the Oscar nominated “Master and Commander” and the Oscar winning “Happy Feet.” More recent work includes "Creation" - about the home life of Charles Darwin - "Walking with Dinosaurs" and "Wolf Totem".    

 

My novels - all published by Penguin - include “Kingsley's Touch”,  “A Paper Mask” - both medical thrillers - also “The Rig”, inspired by my work as a doctor for a Canadian drilling company in Madagascar.

 

I'm married to a newspaper journalist and we have three grown-up children.

I'm creative director of Hopscotch Features (producers of Russell Crowe's "The Water Diviner" etc), also co-founder and board member of the climate action group 350.Org, Australia.

 

Below are a few links to interviews about specific projects and writing in general.

The Patriarch at Berlin film fest
The Patriarch at Berlin film fest
The Patriarch at Berlin film fest
The Patriarch at Berlin film fest
The Patriarch at Berlin film fest
The Patriarch at Berlin film fest
The Patriarch at Berlin film fest
The Patriarch at Berlin film fest
The Patriarch at Berlin film fest
The Patriarch at Berlin film fest
John Collee in Vanuatu for "TANNA"
John Collee in Vanuatu for "TANNA"
John Collee
John Collee