Emile Sherman, Ben Mendelsohn and Lizzy Gardiner recognised in 2012’s Who’s Who

Emile Sherman, Ben Mendelsohn and Lizzy Gardiner have been recognised for their services to Australian arts with inclusion into 2012’s Who’s Who in Australia book.

Recognising high achievers in the arts as well as media, business, politics and sport, Who’s Who in Australia is an annual biographical publication.

Sherman, the Oscar-winning producer of The Kings Speech, Mendelsohn, actor of Animal Kingdom, and Gardiner costumer designer of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert are joined by other arts and media figures such as author and journalist Peter FitzSimons, appointed CEO of the Ten Network James Warburton, and Ten news presenter Helen Kapalos as well as entertainer Tim Minchin and Masterchef host Gary Mehigan.

Hugh Martin, CEO of Who’s Who in Australia’s publisher, Crown Content told Encore: “Emile Sherman, to win an oscar is a huge achievement anyway. Not all that many do in the role of a producer, I don’t know how many have done previously. That film was a great success with at least one already prominent Aussie who is in the book. Interestingly his family is a big supporter of the arts.”

“The same with Ben Mendolsohn.  There has been a lot of roles he’s had over the years. He’s one of the great character actors of his generation of Australian actors.

On Lizzy Gardiner, Martin said: “There’s someone who has a very significant track record in film and fashion as well and maybe there is a case to say she should have been included previously. It’s a bit like the life-time achievement recognition. It tends to be less about just the most recent 12 months, albeit that is a significant contributing factor, but there are these people who have been working tirelessly and un-recognised in some areas and should be recognised.”


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