Patrick’s first stage play Boswell for the Defence was a hit for Leo McKern in London's West End and throughout Australia.
A second play Love Julie starring Millicent Martin and Anne Charleston toured England to rave reviews. This was followed by productions in the U.S. and South Africa. Retitled Girl Talk for Australia it had a hugely successful seven month tour with Jacki Weaver.
Over the years Patrick has written for many Australian TV dramas. From Homicide to The Man from Snowy River from Matlock Police to Blue Heelers.
He co-produced and wrote most of the award winning series Cash & Company and Tandarra for the Seven Network which was screened on London Weekend TV and sold world wide.
Movies produced in Australia include Raw Deal, Road Wars, A Sting in the tale and the Awgie winning children's feature film BMX Bandits starring Nicole Kidman.
The movie script for a comedy/drama Amorous Intrigue about the life and times of Restoration playwright Aphra Behn. has been optioned by Richard East productions. As has the play it is based on.
Just finished the book for a musical about a sixties Pop Group. Production is planned for mid 2014
on Feb. 18, 2013 :
I really enjoyed this funny, anarchic story, packed with silliness and good jokes. My only reservations are that the use of the present tense might put off some readers; and in one or two places the punctuation appears to have gone walkabout. But overall it was a very entertaining read.
(review of free book)