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Phillip Noyce

Born in the Australian outback town of Griffith, New South Wales, Phillip Noyce moved to Sydney with his family at the age of 12. As a teenager, he was introduced to underground films produced on shoestring budgets as well as mainstream American movies. He was 18 when he made his first film, the 15-minute "Better to Reign in Hell," utilizing a ... See full bio »

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6' 4" (1.93 m)

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[on digital film technology] Recently I did a HBO series with Michael Mann written by David Milch called Luck (2011) where we used the Arri Alexa camera which is a real breakthrough. I can say after working with that that film unfortunately is dead, because you can do everything on the Alexa camera that you can do on film. It can look exactly like film when it's projected. We were shooting ... See more »


In early 1985, Phillip Noyce directed a film clip for the Australian rock band, The Angels, with what was then believed to be the most expensive budget for an Australian film clip. Shooting occurred in drains under Sydney, at a disused train tunnel north of Sydney and in the Outback, including various real biker gang members appearing as part of an involved back story. However, the song, '... See more »

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