Paul Hawthorne began his career in the theatre with the 1970
professional production of Pippin at Her Majestys
Theatre, Melbourne, under the lighting direction of Harold Bird.
He went onto light Jesus Christ Superstar at the
Palais Theatre, starring Marcia Hines and John Farnham, before
touring with AC/DC and Sherbet and
working on some of the early Skyhooks concerts.
His first film project was as a member of the lighting crew for
Peter Weirs Picnic At Hanging Rock.
He has since formed his own business - Paul G &
Jan Hawthorne Lighting - and has worked as a contractor
on a long list of film, television, theatre, concert and large-scale
event productions, including the Sydney Olympics, Melbourne
Arts Festival and numerous fashion parades, concerts
and television commercials (one his most recent being the Toyota
RAV 4 series of ads).
A Mornington Peninsula local, Pauls recent gigs include
being on the lighting team for Baz Luhrmans Moulin
Rouge at Fox Studios, Sydney, Carols By Candlelight
for Channel 9 and the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.
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