Nick Enright (1950-2003) was an Australian playwright. He was drama captain of St Ignatius' College, Riverview in 1954, where, like Gerard Windsor and Justin Fleming, he was taught by Melvyn Morrow. At that school, he won the 1sts Debating Premiership in both 1966 and 1967. Enright received a Masters at the University of Melbourne in 1972, and from there, an NFA from University of Sydney School of Arts in 1977. During 1971 and 1972 Enright was a member of Sydney's Genesian Theatre, performing in A Doll's House and Uncle Vanya, and directing London Assurance. He taught at NIDA during the 1980s. His plays have been performed by most major Australian theatre companies, including Sydney Theatre Company, Company B, Melbourne Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre Company, State Theatre Company of South Australia, the Ensemble Theatre, Playbox, La Boite Theatre, and the Australian Theatre for Young People. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his screenplay of Lorenzo's Oil (1992), co-written with director George Miller. His play A Property of the Clan was developed into the play Blackrock. The story became the film Blackrock in 1997. He wrote the book of the original version of The Boy from Oz, seen in Sydney. Enright died of cancer in March, 2003, aged 52.