Michael Laurence worked extensively as an actor in the United Kingdom and Australia. In 1970 he commenced his writing career in Australia by creating and starring in his own TV series for the Nine Network entitled THE GODFATHERS, writing and appearing in all 72 episodes. The series won the Logie Award for Best Television Comedy. Michael went on to create and write close to two hundred hours of commercially successful television.

Michael Laurence was Creator/Writer/Associate Producer/Creative Consultant forTHE LOST ISLANDS a 22 part children’s series for the 10 Network and Paramount Pictures and was a regular writer for the hit series NUMBER 96 on Network Ten.

Michael’s work was recognised internationally with the television hit RETURN TO EDEN. Michael was Creator, Writer and Co-producer of the six hour mini-series for Hanna Barbara and Network Ten. The mini-series continues to enjoy repeats in many parts of the world. Michael went onto create the television series spin off,  RETURN TO EDEN and wrote 22 episodes.

Michael was Creator and Writer of THE LAST FRONTIER– a four hour mini-series, produced by McElroy & McElroy, Network Ten and CBS Network, USA.  Starring Linda Evans.

Creator/Director WHICH WAY HOME – a three hour movie special for Television, McElroy & McElroy/Southern Star (Live Action) and Turner Network, USA.  Starring Cybill Shepherd and John Waters.

Writer of THE SHADOW OF THE COBRA – a four hour mini-series for View Films/Zenith Productions, London. Based around the life of Charles Sobhraj.


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