If he wasn't writing and playing music, Iain Grandage might well
have been Australia's next Russell Crowe, or at least Dame Edna
Everage. 'I was an actor at school,' he recalls, 'a lead actor,
or the only person willing to put on a frock.' Eighty-year-old
Miss Marple-type characters were hard to cast at the all-boys
Scotch College in Perth, but Iain's deep voice was a perfect
match. 'I'm a show off,' he laughs down the line from Perth,
where he lives with wife and fellow musician Taryn Fiebig.
'That's the most difficult thing about being a composer - it's an
isolated creative situation. There's no immediate feedback.'
Instead of developing his stagecraft, Grandage wrote theatre
scores, and at 33 his credits include blockbusters such as
Copenhagen, The Blue ...