Bruce Beresford


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Bruce Beresford was born in Australia and graduated from Sydney University in 1962. He served as Film Officer for the British Film Institute Production Board from 1966-1971 and as a Film Advisor to the Arts Council of Great Britain. Beresford has also directed several operas including Girl Of The Golden West (Puccini), staged for the Spoleto ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

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(1989)
Breaker Morant Director
(1980)
Mr. Church Director
(2016)
(1986)

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 2017 Flint (TV Movie)
 2016 Roots (TV Mini Series) (1 episode)
- Part 4 (2016)
 2016 Mr. Church (directed by)
 2013 Bonnie & Clyde (TV Mini Series) (2 episodes)
- Part 2 (2013)
- Part 1 (2013)
 2006 Orpheus (TV Movie)
 2006 The Contract
 2002 Evelyn
 1999 Double Jeopardy (directed by)
 1997 Paradise Road
 1996 Last Dance
 1994 Silent Fall
 1992 Rich in Love
 1991 Black Robe
 1989 Her Alibi
 1987 Aria (segment "Die tote Stadt")
 1985 King David
 1981 Puberty Blues
 1980 The Club
 1978 Blue Fin (additional footage, uncredited)
 1978 Money Movers
 1976 Don's Party
 1975 Side by Side
 1973 Monster or Miracle? Sydney Opera House (TV Movie documentary)
 1973 Poor Fella Me (TV Movie)
 1973 The Wreck of the Batavia (TV Movie documentary)
 1970 Arts of Village India (Short)
 1968 Extravaganza (Short)
 1968 Lichtenstein in London (Short)
 1966 Film for Guitar (Short)
 1965 King-size Woman (Short)
 1963 Clement Meadmore (Short)
 1962 The Devil to Pay (Short)
 1959 The Hunter (Short)
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Spectator Australia

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Virginia Duigan  (2 children) | See more »

Children:

Cordelia Beresford

Parents:

Leslie Beresford | Lona Warr
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[on the screenplays of Tender Mercies (1983) and Driving Miss Daisy (1989)] Both of those projects were dismissed by various 'readers' - an anonymous group who supply 'coverage' to the finance people - as inept, pointless, amateurish, boring, etc., etc. Despite these acute insights, both films would go on to win the Academy Award for Best Screenplay. [The Guardian, 2018] See more »

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Brother-in-law of Nammi Le. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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