Grahame Bond began his career in entertainment at Sydney University in the 60s as a founding student member of the Architecture Revue, which included his university friends Geoffrey Atherden, Peter Weir, Peter Best and Rory O’Donoghue. He graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture Degree in 1967 and tutored in Design at the University of Sydney until 1970.
In 1970 Grahame wrote and performed Hamlet on Ice and in 1971 created the ground-breaking ABC comedy series Aunty Jack, which was followed by Flash Nick from Jindavick, Wollongong the Brave and the Off Show. In 1977, Aunty Jack appeared on British television in Not the Aunty Jack Show for London Weekend Television.
In 1978, Grahame and Jim Burnett wrote the musical Boys Own McBeth, which toured Australia successfully for two years and also played Los Angeles. In the 80s, Grahame wrote and directed the musical Captain Bloody for the Elizabethan Theatre Trust. He worked extensively with his musical partner Rory O’Donoghue, winning the 1981 AFI Music Award for Best Soundtrack for the feature film Fatty Finn.
Grahame has won numerous awards, including a Logie for Best Australian Comedy (Aunty Jack), and an AWGIE Award from the Australian Writer’s Guild in Recognition for his Contribution to Australian Comedy.
In recent years Grahame has travelled to some remarkable places as an adventurer. He has trekked in Nepal, canoed in Kakadu, cycled from Hanoi to Saigon, dug up archaeological ruins in Jordan, Cyprus and Syria, and has recently shot a documentary in Papua New Guinea, The Big Chief.
After a six-year stint as Architect on Better Homes and Gardens, Grahame moved on to host his own show Whose House is it Anyway? again with Channel 7. Recently Grahame and Rory O’Donoghue got back together to tour Australia with The Aunty Jack Show and Tell Show in association with the Parramatta Riverside Theatre.
Grahame’s experience as architect, comedian, performer, television presenter, and budding archaeologist adds a unique lateral approach to whatever he tackles.
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