• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0168

Fay, Maura

(1958 – 2001)
  • Born 12 March, 1958
  • Died 29 October, 2001
  • Occupation Casting director


Maura Fay’s name is associated with a variety of film, television and theatre projects including: Brides of Christ, The Paper Man, The Thorn Birds, Cold Feet, The Last Bullett, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Farscape and On the Beach.


Born: 12 March 1958 Died: 29 October 2001
Raised in Wynyard, Tasmania, she achieved a number of scholastic distinctions at Wynyard High School and was head prefect.
Returning to Australia, after travelling with her mother in Ireland where she managed a pub in County Cork, she commenced working on the television production Prisoner for Grundy Organisation. Seven years later she joined PBL Productions as head of production, and worked at different times for both Seven and Nine networks.
Fay founded Maura Fay Casting in 1987, and at the time of her death had offices in Sydney, Melbourne, the Gold Coast, Auckland, Singapore and Los Angeles.
She served on the boards of the Australian Theatre for Young People and the Sydney Film Festival and often attended amateur, student and community theatre productions.
Edited from an Obituary by Michael Idato


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