John Truscott

John Truscott

John Truscott
Born (1936-02-23)23 February 1936
Melbourne, Australia
Died 5 September 1993(1993-09-05) (aged 57)
Melbourne, Australia
Occupation Actor
Production designer
Costume designer
Interior designer
Artistic director
Years active 1967-1977

John Truscott (23 February 1936 – 5 September 1993) was an Australian [1]

In the 1980s he was brought in to complete the interior designs for the theatre complex of the Victorian Arts Centre begun by Sir Roy Grounds. He was also the second Artistic Director of the Melbourne Festival.


  • Private life 1
  • Awards 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Private life

The Melbourne socialite Sheila Scotter had a 13-year relationship with him.[2] She claimed he was bisexual but practised only his straight side. Scotter also claimed that Truscott had an affair with Vanessa Redgrave while working together on Camelot.[2]

Truscott is buried in the Dandenongs near Melbourne, and his former paramour Sheila Scotter is buried next to him.[3]


Truscott won two Academy Awards for his work on the 1967 film Camelot:


  1. ^ "The 40th Academy Awards (1968) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-08-11. 
  2. ^ a b Guinness, Daphne (14 March 1998), "Late Knight Confessions", Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, p. 4s
  3. ^ McGinness, Mark (13 April 2012). Mark McGinness, "'Silver duchess' cut a swath through society's upper crust", The Age, 13 April 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2014

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