Timothy Conigrave

author of ‘Holding The Man’

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Photo of Timothy Conigrave and John Caleo

Timothy Conigrave and John Caleo from Outrage Magazine (Issue# 170 July 1997)

You can view the full articles as well as photos of Tim and John here

Holding The Man – The Movie

Most people seem to want to know about Holding The Man – The Movie. The film version of Holding The Man has been completed it is directed by Neil Armfield with a script by Tommy Murphy. Ryan Corr plays Tim and Craig Stott is John. The film had its world premiere at the Sydney Film Festival on 14 June 2015

Earlier director Tony Ayres has written a script for Holding The Man. The December 1999 issue of Outrage magazine contained an interview with Tony Ayres. It says that he is yet to complete the second draft of the script. He says “I have reached the point with Holding The Man where I wasn’t quite sure how to go about getting to the next point, so it’s on hold until the end of the year when I have a huge burst of energy and finish some of those unfinished projects”

A Documentary

Waterbyrd Filmz is making a documentry about Tim and Jon called Indelible

Holding The Man – On The Stage

Tommy Murphy has adapted Holding The Man for the stage. The script is available for purchase from Currency Press

In 2006 the Griffin Theatre Company premiered Tommy Murphy’s adaptation of Holding The Man. It has also been performed at the Sydney Opera House in May 2007. (Thanks to Mick) and in Melbourne by the MTC. It has since gone overseas to London and other countries.

Timothy Conigrave On YouTube

Bob Downe has posted some clips on youtube from the early 1980’s when he and Tim were in a group called The Globos (Thanks to Ryan for pointing them out)

THE GLOBOS Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In – Live 1986
THE GLOBOS ‘Pix’ Magazine Commercial – Live 1986
THE GLOBOS Photo Album – 1986

Works by Timothy Conigrave

  • Holding The Man, McPhee Gribble, 1995
  • Thieving Boy / Like Stars In My Hands, Currency, 1997, ISBN 0 86819 512 X
Cover Of Holding The Man �1995 The estate of Timothy Conigrave

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