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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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Salt Director
The Bone Collector
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 2017 American Lion (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.1 (2017)
 2016 Roots (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Part 1 (2016)
 2015 Warrior (TV Movie)
 2014 The Giver
 2014 The Giver: To See Beyond (Short)
 2014 Crisis (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2014)
 2013 Mary and Martha (TV Movie)
 2012 Luck (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2012)
 2012 Americana (TV Movie)
 2011 Revenge (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Trust (2011)
- Pilot (2011)
 2010 Salt
 2006-2007 Brotherhood (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Mark 8:36 (2006)
 2006 Catch a Fire
 2004 Welcome to São Paulo (Documentary) (segment "Marca Zero")
 2003 Tru Calling (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2003)
 2002 Patriot Games: Up Close (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 2002 Clear and Present Danger: Behind the Danger (Video documentary short) (uncredited)
 1998 The Repair Shop (pilot)
 1997 The Saint
 1993 Sliver
 1992 Patriot Games
 1992 Nightmare Cafe (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Nightmare Cafe (1992)
 1989 Blind Fury
 1985-1989 Deadly Nightmares (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- The Martyr (1989)
- The Curse (1986)
- Man's Best Friend (1985) ... (as Philip Noyce)
- Nightshift (1985)
 1989 Dead Calm
 1984 The Cowra Breakout (TV Mini-Series)
 1983 The Dismissal (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... (part two)
 1982 Heatwave
 1980 Fact and Fiction (TV Movie)
 1980 Three Vietnamese Stories (TV Movie)
 1979 Bali: Island of the Gods (Short)
 1978 Newsfront
 1978 Tapak Dewata Java (Short)
 1977 Backroads
 1977 Disco (Short)
 1975 Finks Makes Movies (Short)
 1973 Castor and Pollux (Short documentary)
 1973 That's Showbiz (Short)
 1973 Caravan Park (Short)
 1971 Camera Class (Short)
 1971 Home (Short)
 1971/I Intersection (Short)
 1971 Memories (Short)
 1971 Sun (Short)
 1969 Better to Reign in Hell (Short)
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I first became interested in movies as a result of my fascination with the traveling tent shows that came to my small country town when I was a child. And my fascination with the tent shows was an attraction to the ability of the performer to engage the audience. So I've always seen myself as an entertainer of the public. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to sit in a cinema where one of my ... 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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