Friday 5 August 2022 01:43 PM Aussie A-listers mourn the death of Australian director Shirley Barrett trends now

Friday 5 August 2022 01:43 PM Aussie A-listers mourn the death of Australian director Shirley Barrett trends now
Friday 5 August 2022 01:43 PM Aussie A-listers mourn the death of  Australian director Shirley Barrett trends now

Friday 5 August 2022 01:43 PM Aussie A-listers mourn the death of Australian director Shirley Barrett trends now

The Australian film and television industry is in mourning this week following the death of acclaimed writer and director Shirley Barrett.

Barrett, 60, died on Wednesday following a five-year battle with cancer after being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2017.

She's best known for directing some of Australia's most notable TV dramas and for winning the Cannes Camera d’Or prize in 1996 for her debut film, Love Serenade.

The Australian film and television industry is in mourning this week following the death of acclaimed writer and director Shirley Barrett (pictured)

The Australian film and television industry is in mourning this week following the death of acclaimed writer and director Shirley Barrett (pictured)

Celebrity tributes from many of the Aussie A-listers that Barrett worked with over the years have come pouring in on social media over the last few days. 

Rebecca Gibney, who worked with Barrett on Packed To The Rafters, called the director 'one of a kind' in an emotional post on Thursday.

'From my burlesque dancing on Rafters to our debates on what makes a must-view. You pushed for excellence and you never wavered,' Gibney wrote.

'What a brilliant exceptional human. I’m going to watch Love Serenade for the 50th time tonight. Go gently beautiful you, until we meet again.'

Barrett, 60, died on Wednesday following a five-year battle with cancer after being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2017

Barrett, 60, died on Wednesday following a five-year battle with cancer after being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2017

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