Tony McNamara is the creator, showrunner, and executive producer of “The Great” a 10-episode series starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult, which is based on his stage play, and debuts May 15, 2020 on Hulu.

McNamara most recently wrote the critically acclaimed film “The Favourite,” for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. He also won Best Screenplay at the British Independent Film Awards, a BAFTA Film Award for Best Original Screenplay, and Screenwriter of the Year at London Film Critics’ Awards. The film starred Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone, Nicolas Hoult and Olivia Colman, and was directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.

Other features include “Rage on Placid Lake,” which McNamara wrote and directed. The film stars Rose Byrne, Miranda Richardson and Ben Lee, and won the Audience Award at the Melbourne International Film Festival, an AFI for Best Screenplay and two AWGIE Awards. McNamara’s American feature directing debut, “Ashby,” starring Mickey Rourke, Sarah Silverman, Emma Roberts and Nat Wolff, was released by Paramount.

McNamara served as a writer on some Australia’s most memorable television series, including “The Secret Life of Us,” “Love My Way,” “Doctor Doctor,” and “Spirited,” which earned him several AFI Award nominations. He also served as showrunner of the popular series “Puberty Blues,” which won the AFI for Best Drama Series.