Priscilla producer lands top Australian film honour

Al Clark is set to be honoured with the Raymond Lonford Award from the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts in Sydney in January (13).

Clark started his career as a press officer for acts including Phil Collins and the Sex Pistols in London before becoming a producer on films such as The Crossing, starring Russell Crowe, and Absolute Beginners, which featured David Bowie.

He moved Down Under and produced Priscilla, which was a surprise international success and later transformed into a stage musical.

Clark joins previous recipients of the award including Geoffrey Rush and The Truman Show director Peter Weir.