1965 (age 52)
Pinky Beecroft is an Australian singer/songwriter/performer.
He was the lead singer and song-writer of Australian band Machine Gun Fellatio. He quit the band in 2005, at which point the group split up. He is the current lead singer of Pinky Beecroft & the White Russians and has released a self titled EP and a full length album entitled “Somethin' Somewhere better”. He made a number of appearances on the ABC television series The Glass House.
He has also appeared on the Network Ten series The Panel as well as In Siberia Tonight on SBS-TV.
Beecroft co-wrote the song "No Aphrodisiac" (credited as Matt Ford). The song was recorded by The Whitlams and went on to win an ARIA Award for Song of the Year.
With Machine Gun Fellatio Ford/Beecroft was nominated for an Aria Award for Best New Song for The Girl of My Dreams Is Giving Me Nightmares in 2003.
Under his birth name, Matt Ford, he has written for a number of TV series, including Farscape, a popular US TV series broadcast on the Sci-Fi channel, and Sweat - which starred Heath Ledger. His writing credits also include the long-running Australian series Stingers, Love is a Four Letter Word, Medivac, Wildside, G.P., and Lochie Leonard.
He wrote the screenplay for the documentary feature Killing Priscilla, directed by Academy-Award winner Lizzie Gardiner and screened in Australia, The UK and the US.
He was the writer of ROAD , a telefeature for SBS Independent, produced by Enda Murray and Lisa Duff and using an all-indigenous Australian cast and crew. It screened on SBS-TV.
His writing credits also include Frankies House, (an Australian US-UK co-production), Sea Patrol, and the Showtime series Satisfaction, which is currently a hit for the Showcase channel.
His feature film screenplays include Prodigal Son, and Twisted Sister.
He was a writer and producer of ABC TV's Love is a Four Letter Word.
He co-wrote the book A grown up guys guide to life with Joan Sauers.
His short stories were featured in the marketing campaign for the most recent Elle MacPherson lingerie range.
He hosts the World 9-Ball Championships on ABC-TV and is currently working with Chaser member Charles Firth on his satire driven Manic Times.
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