Sam Neill
(Movies & TV)
Laurence Olivier
(Movies & TV)
Norman Lindsay
(Visual Arts)
Derek Jarman
(Movies & TV)
Nathaniel Parker
(Movies & TV)
Sam Rockwell
(Movies & TV)

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John Duigan

Knowledge Identifier: +John_Duigan


John Duigan

Australian film director add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1949.

Countries: Australia (40%), United Kingdom (27%), United States (13%)

Main connections: Sam Neill, Benjamin Britten, Laurence Olivier

Linked to: Winners




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John Duigan was born in 1949 add something


Duigan emigrated to Australia in 1961, having been born to an Australian father add something


Duigan studied at Melbourne University, graduating in 1973 with a Masters degree in Philosophy add something


He began directing films in 1974, with early successes including Mouth to Mouth, winner of the Jury Prize at the Australian Film Institute awards, Winter of our Dreams, for which he won an Australian Writers' Guild award for Best Screenplay, and the multi-award winning mini-series Vietnam add something


His 1981 film "Winter of Our Dreams" was entered into the 13th Moscow International Film Festival add something


Noah Taylor - After performing in plays at St. Martin's Youth Theatre in South Yarra for a year, he gained the attention of director John Duigan, who cast him in the 1987 film "The Year My Voice Broke", the first part of a planned trilogy


Nathaniel Parker - War Requiem - Other early roles include playing Wilfred Owen in Derek Jarman's "War Requiem", a 1989 film adaptation of Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem", co-starring Laurence Olivier as an old soldier in his last screen role before his death, and playing Edward Rochester in John Duigan's 1993 film adaptation of Jean Rhys' "Wide Sargasso Sea"


Naomi Watts - The director John Duigan invited her to take a supporting role in his 1991 indie film, "Flirting", during the 1989 premiere of "Dead Calm", after a five years absence in film


Norman Lindsay - In 1994 Sam Neill played a fictionalised version of Lindsay in John Duigan's "Sirens", set and filmed primarily at Lindsay's Faulconbridge home


Lawn Dogs - "'Lawn Dogs"' is a 1997 fantasy-drama film directed by John Duigan and starring Mischa Barton and Sam Rockwell


Between 2005 and 2010 he took time off from the flm industry to work on a book on secular ethics, returning to Australia to direct Careless Love in 2011/12 add something