He has been a much-loved fixture behind the camera on Neighbours for the past three decades, and now director Gary Conway has been recognised by his peers with a prestigious Australian Directors’ Guild Award.

Starting on Neighbours during the 1980s when Kylie and Jason were starring, Gary won the Award for Best Direction in a TV Drama Serial at the ADG Awards over the weekend with his direction of Brad and Lauren’s wedding episode 7509.

Gary’s contribution to the rise of countless of young Australian actors including Jason and Kylie, Natalie Imbruglia, Craig Mclaughlan, Daniel Macpherson, Guy Pearce, Jesse Spencer, Natalie Basingthwaite, Ashley Brewer, and Margo Robbie is an incredible achievement. Currently overseas, Gary is delighted by his win and said:

“Directing is a team effort, it’s all well and good to have a vision but it’s crucial to have the hard work and dedication from each and every department. I would like to thank the script department for the terrific story, the cast for their performances, Angelo and the Post team, a big thanks to the Art department for creating a magnificent wedding and to each and every crew member for creating a fantastic episode”.

The award further cements Neighbours continuing influence on the worldwide drama landscape. A big congratulations to Gary and all the Neighbours team!

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