DR Mark Nicholls

DR Mark Nicholls


  • Cinema Studies (Italian Cinema, Art Cinema, Film and Theatre/Performance, Creative Practice)



  • Dr MARK NICHOLLS is Senior Lecturer in Cinema Studies at the University of Melbourne where he has taught film since 1993. He is the author of Lost Objects of Desire: The Performances of Jeremy Irons (2012), Scorsese’s Men: Melancholia and the Mob (2004) and recent articles on Italian Cinema and The Ballets Russes. Mark is a film journalist and worked for many years on ABC Radio and for The Age newspaper, for which he wrote a weekly film column between 2007 and 2009. He has an extensive list of credits as a playwright, composer, actor, producer and director. His ten most recent plays are published together as Unconventional Women (Prahran Press, 2019). His is currently writing up new research to be published as "Making Moving Pictures: The Ballet Russes in Paris 1909-1913"    


Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 1999
  • BA (Hons), University of Melbourne 1993



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Mark Nicholls welcomes students for supervision in the following areas: Italian Cinema, Art Cinema, Film and Performance/Theatre Studies, Film History, Creative Practice Studies.