Sharman, Jim

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Sharman, Jim Gender: M
James Sharman
born on 12 March 1945 at 00:10 (= 12:10 AM )
Place Sydney, Australia, 33s52, 151e13
Timezone AEST h10e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 20°39' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 15°00 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 08°32'


Australian theatre and film director, producer and writer.

The son of boxing tent entrepreneur Jimmy Sharman, he is a director and writer for film and stage with over 70 productions to his credit. He is renowned in Australia for his work as a theatre director from the 1960s to the present, but is probably best known internationally as the director of the 1973 theatrical hit The Rocky Horror Show, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and its follow-up Shock Treatment (1981).

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Entertainment: Hair (born 17 October 1967). Notes: Director of 1969 Sydney production

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Sharman's "Blood & Tinsel: A Memoir" (Miegunyah Press, 2009), p. 25: "[1945] ... I was delivered to Christina and James Sharman at Crown Street Women's Hospital, by caesarean section. ... I emerged shortly after midnight on 12 March in the Chinese Year of the Rooster, under the sign of Pisces."


  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (film and stage)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer (film and stage)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script