PAUL SHARRATT, O.A.M.
Producer/Entertainer/Executive

Act I

The Time: August 2, 1933
The Place: England

(Curtain rises on a dark stage. A smack is heard and then a baby’s cry. Lights up to reveal that a Star is born!)

Upon graduation from St. Chad's College, in Staffordshire England, Paul Sharratt immediately began his career as a serious actor. His early days on the stage were briefly interrupted for two years, during his stint in the Royal Air Force, serving at RAF College Cranwell.

Following this service in the Armed Forces, Paul became a regular member of the British Government's C.S.E. (Combined Service Entertainments) and worked internationally throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Before landing his first major contract in Australia, Mr. Sharratt cut his teeth in comedy in the British Theatre and Music Hall sharing the stage with such great performers as Benny Hill, Johnny Mathis, Bob Hope, Danny La Rue, Gracie Fields, Freddie Sales and Max Miller. Also, he joined Adam Faith, Liberace, and Maurice Chevalier in the top British theatres tour of “The Moss Empire Diamond Jubilee Show.”

 

Paul made his first TV appearance in 1957 as a regular cast member of the B.B.C. series “Its Magic” with David Nixon and has worked in television in front of and behind the camera ever since.

He finally arrived in Australia in 1961 as a member of the famed "Crazy Gang Show" from the Victoria Palace in London. After several successful shows in Australia and New Zealand, Paul made his first appearance in the United States of America.

   

Act II

In 1965, Paul formed Starcast Productions which became one of Australia's foremost television, theatrical and special event producers. In his 12 years as an on-camera personality and producer of light entertainment for Channel 9, Paul won no less than 12 coveted Logie Awards.

The Logie Award is named after the inventor of television, Scotsman Logie Baird and is the Australian Equivalent of the "Emmy". Paul was humbled to be presented with his awards by such great visiting actors as John Wayne, David Cassidy, Gina Lollabrigida, and Sammy Davis Jr.

During its tenure in Australia, Starcast Productions produced more than 500 major television specials including shows featuring such international luminaries as Phyllis Diller, Danny La Rue, The Village People and Gina Lollabrigida.

Act III

In 1976 Starcast Productions, under Paul’s direction, began an association with Associated Television International in Hollywood and since then Paul has served as co-producer and Executive Producer on many of their major TV productions.

Today, Paul and his charming and lovely wife Suzie, now spend their time between their home in Los Angeles and their ranch style hideaway on the river at Nerang, Gold Coast, Queensland Australia.

THE END
(for now)

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