Tim Bain

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Tim Bain
Bain (right) at Aardman Animations in 2018
Bain (right) at Aardman Animations in 2018
BornTimothy Bain
(1978-06-13) 13 June 1978 (age 44)
Melbourne, Australia
OccupationTelevision writer, director, producer, voice actor
Years active2000–present

Timothy Bain (born 13 June 1978) is a British-Australian writer. He is known for writing comedy, children's and animated series for television and as the creator and co-executive producer of ABC Kids' action-comedy series Kangaroo Beach.

Bain has also written for comedy series including Aardman Animations Epic Adventures of Morph, The Rubbish World of Dave Spud, Rove and The Wedge. His children's series credits include PJ Masks, Bluey, Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam, Go Jetters, Counterfeit Cat, Boyster, Tooned 50, Digby Dragon, Dennis the Menace and Gnasher, Bottersnikes and Gumbles, The New Adventures of Figaro Pho, Kuu Kuu Harajuku, Winston Steinburger and Sir Dudley Ding-Dong and Get Ace.[1]

Acting[change | change source]

Bain has voiced characters in Go Jetters and in Thomas & Friends series 22–24, playing a variety of humans, trains and buses.

Awards[change | change source]

Bain won Best Children's Episode at the British Writers Guild Awards 2018 and Best Animation at the Australian Writers Guild Awards 2017 for his Counterfeit Cat script "Room of Panic".[2]

Tooned 50, starring the voices of Alexander Armstrong and Brian Cox, and Formula-1 champions Jenson Button, Emerson Fittipaldi, Mika Häkkinen and Alain Prost, won a Gold Eurobest Award[3] in 2013 and a Gold Lovie Award.[4]

Musicals[change | change source]

Bain has written several high school musical-comedies, You're History!, Lucky, RetroActive and High School Spoof-ical. They are published by Maverick Musicals and have been performed across Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, the United States, Japan and South Africa.[5]

Short films[change | change source]

Bain's short animated films Arctic Adventure (2000) and Kidd Kelly (2003) featured the voices of Eric Bana, Sigrid Thornton, John Clarke, Angus Sampson, Dave Hughes, Kim Gyngell and Judith Lucy.[1] They have screened at festivals including the St Kilda Film Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Animation Festival and the Massachusetts Children's Film Festival.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Tim Bain". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-05-14.
  2. https://writersguild.org.uk/writers-guild-awards-winners-2018/
  3. "Eurobest Award".
  4. "Lovie Award".
  5. "Maverick Musicals | Musical Scripts For Sale". Maverick Musicals and Plays. Archived from the original on 2016-05-30. Retrieved 2016-05-14.
  6. "Awards | Tim Bain". timbain.com. Archived from the original on 2016-08-20. Retrieved 2016-05-14.

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