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Bruce Beresford (born 16 August 1940) is an Academy Award-nominated Australian film director, writer, and producer. Born in Sydney to Leslie and Lona Beresford, he grew up in the (then) outer western suburb of Toongabbie. He attended The King's School, Sydney. He now works both in Australia and the United States. He was previously wed to Rhoisin Patricia Harrison and married Virginia Duigan in 1985. Their daughter Trilby Beresford acts, whilst his daughter with his first wife Cordelia Beresford is a cinematographer. is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Small TextToongabbie is gun (2146 represent) and is a suburb in Sydney, Australia, and is noted for being the third settlement set up after the British occupation of Australia in 1788, although the site of the settlement is actually in the separate suburb of Old Toongabbie. ... The Kings School is an independent Anglican boys school in North Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia. ... Trilby Beresford was born in North Carolina, USA, in 1986, but was raised in Sydney, Australia. ...

In August 2007 he published a memoir, Josh Hartnett Definitely Wants To do This... True Stories From A Life In The Screen Trade (ISBN: 9-7807=3228439-8) [1]

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The University of Sydney, established in Sydney in 1850, is the oldest university in Australia. ... Clive James AM (born October 7, 1939 in Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) is an expatriate Australian writer, poet, essayist, critic, and commentator on popular culture. ... Germaine Greer (born January 29, 1939) is an Australian-born writer, broadcaster and retired academic, widely regarded as one of the most significant feminist voices of the 20th century. ... Bob Ellis ( born 1942, Lismore, New South Wales) is an Australian writer/journalist, film-maker, and political commentator. ... Mungo MacCallum is the name of four prominent Australians (four generations of the same family). ... John Bell (born 1940) is an acclaimed Australian actor and theatre personality. ... John Barry Humphries, AO, CBE (born 17 February 1934 in Camberwell, Melbourne, Victoria) is an Australian comedian, satirist and character actor best known for his on-stage and television alter egos Dame Edna Everage, a Melbourne housewife, and Sir Les Patterson, Australias foul-mouthed cultural attaché to Britain. ... Dame Edna Everage featuring on a billboard at the Myer department store in Melbourne. ...


The Adventures of Barry McKenzie is a 1972 Australian film starring Barry Crocker, telling the story of an Australian yobbo on his travels to the United Kingdom. ... // Top grossing films The Godfather Fiddler on the Roof Diamonds Are Forever Whats Up, Doc?, starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan ONeal Dirty Harry The Last Picture Show A Clockwork Orange Cabaret, starring Liza Minnelli The Hospital Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex Academy Awards Best Picture... Barry McKenzie Holds His Own is the 1974 sequel to the 1972 Australian comedy film The Adventures of Barry McKenzie. ... See also: 1973 in film 1974 1975 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 7 - Blazing Saddles is released in USA May 1 - George Lucas creates the first draft of what would eventually become Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... Side by Side can refer to: Side By Side (band) Side by Side (song) Side by Side (The Price is Right pricing game) This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... // January 28 - George Lucas creates the second draft of what would eventually become Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... Dons Party is a 1971 Australian play set during the 1969 Australian federal election. ... // Events March 22 - Filming begins on George Lucas Star Wars science fiction film. ... Henry Handel Richardson in 1945, a year before her death. ... Breaker Morant is a 1980 Australian feature film, directed by Bruce Beresford and starring British actor Edward Woodward in the title role. ... The Club is a play by Australian playwright David Williamson, that follows the fortunes of a football club over the course of a season. ... The year 1980 in film involved some significant events. ... For the magician, see David Williamson (magician). ... Puberty Blues is a 1981 Australian film. ... // January 19 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquires beleaguered concurrent United Artists. ... Tender Mercies is a 1983 film which tells the story of an alcoholic country music singer whose friendship with a young widow and her son helps to turn his life and his career around. ... // February 11 - The Rolling Stones concert film Lets Spend the Night Together opens in New York North Americas Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Tootsie Trading Places, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy Superman III Flashdance Staying Alive Octopussy Mr. ... King David is a film about the ancient king of Israel, King David. ... // Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Rambo: First Blood Part II, starring Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone The Color Purple, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Adolph Caesar Out of Africa, starring Meryl Streep and... Crimes of the Heart is a 1986 film which tells the story of three estranged sisters who reunite at the family home in Mississippi. ... // April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ... Aria is a 1987 British film, in Italian, French and German, made up of ten short pieces directed by a variety of different directors, based on pieces of classical music. ... // Michael Jacksons first film was Moonwalker Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise Who Framed Roger Rabbit, starring Bob Hoskins Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy Big, starring Tom Hanks Twins, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito Crocodile Dundee II Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis The Naked Gun... Her Alibi is a 1989 American romantic comedy directed by Bruce Beresford, written by Charlie Peters, and starring Paulina Porizkova, Tom Selleck, and William Daniels. ... Driving Miss Daisy is a 1987 play by Alfred Uhry adapted into a 1989 Warner Bros. ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... Movie poster Mister Johnson is a motion picture from 1990 based on the 1939 book from novelist Joyce Cary. ... The year 1990 in film involved some significant events. ... Black Robe is a 1991 film directed by Bruce Beresford. ... The year 1991 in film involved many significant films. ... The year 1993 in film involved many significant films. ... Silent Fall is a 1994 movie, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Linda Hamilton, John Lithgow, J.T. Walsh and Liv Tyler. ... The year 1994 in film involved some significant events. ... Last Dance is a 1996 movie starring Sharon Stone, Rob Morrow, Randy Quaid and Peter Gallagher. ... The year 1996 in film involved some significant events. ... Paradise Road is a 1997 film which tells the story of a group of women who are imprisoned in Sumatra during World War II. It is directed by Bruce Beresford and stars Glenn Close as beatific Adrienne Pargiter, Frances McDormand as the brash Dr. Verstak, Pauline Collins as missionary Margaret... The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... Double Jeopardy is a film made in 1999 starring Tommy Lee Jones and Ashley Judd, about a woman who is framed for the murder of her husband. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... Bride of the Wind is a 2001 period drama directed by Academy Award-nominee Bruce Beresford and written by first-time scribe Marilyn Levy. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... Evelyn is a 2002 drama film, based on the true story of Desmond Doyle and his fight against the Irish Courts to be reunited with his children. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... Plot Summary Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa (Antonio Banderas) finds himself without adequate funding to finance his war against the military-run government. ... The year 2003 in film involved some significant events. ... The Contract is a 2006 film directed by Bruce Beresford and written by late television scribe Stephen Katz. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2006; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing... 2007 has been referred to, by film and media critics, as the year of the threequels, a nickname referring to the large amount of third installment films released this year, including Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, Oceans Thirteen, Resident Evil: Extinction, The Bourne Ultimatum, Pirates of the Caribbean... A Woman of No Importance is a film adaptation of Oscar Wildes play A Woman of No Importance. ... 2008 in film is expected to feature another battle of the sequels, as many properties release new installments, including: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Incredible Hulk, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, The Dark Knight, Jurassic Park 4...

External links

  • Bruce Beresford at the Internet Movie Database
  • Bruce Beresford - portrait photo by Mark-Steffen Göwecke
  • Bruce Beresford at the National Film and Sound Archive
  • [2] - Youtube interview

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In Focus: Bruce Beresford (470 words)
Bruce Beresford was one of the first filmmakers to openly embrace this opportunity, writing and directing two popular, crass 'ocker' sexploitation films, those being The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972) and Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (1974).
Bruce Beresford went on to direct Don's Party, which explored aspects of Australian sexual expression in a far more accomplished manner, aided by the fact that its script was based upon an acclaimed David Williamson stageplay.
Mr Beresford's critical and commercial success with the controversial work can perhaps be seen as a catalyst in assuring that many of his later works would be based on established literary pieces.
Bruce Beresford - Films as Director:, Other Films: (2012 words)
"Bruce Beresford Is Home," in Encore (Manly, New South Wales), 7 November 1985.
Beresford showed an interest in making films from an early age but moved to England when he saw little chance of being able to direct in Australia.
It is another of Beresford's small films, a work of intense concentration that focuses on a microcosm of the modern world and which, in its unfolding, explores broad human as well as social issues.
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