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Hicks was born in Uganda and lived in Kenya, just outside Nairobi, until the age of ten. His family then moved, first to England and, when he was 14, on to Adelaide, Australia. Hicks graduated from Flinders University of South Australia (BA Honors) in 1975 and was awarded an honorary doctorate in 1997. Hicks is a member of the Academy of Motion ... See full bio »

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 2016/II Fallen
 2015 Highly Strung (Documentary)
 2012 The Lucky One
 2008 Shine: At Home with David Helfgott (Video documentary short)
 2004 I'm Only Looking: The Best of INXS (Video documentary) (video "Don't Change")
 1996 The Ultimate Athlete: Pushing the Limit (TV Movie documentary)
 1996 Shine
 1994 The Space Shuttle (TV Movie documentary)
 1991 Finders Keepers (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Return (1991)
- The Visitor (1991)
- The Search (1991)
- The Invitation (1991)
 1989 The Great Wall of Iron (TV Mini-Series documentary) (1989)
 1986 Push Start (TV Short)
 1985 Family Tree (Documentary)
 1985 INXS: The Swing and Other Stories (Video documentary)
 1983 One Last Chance (Documentary short)
 1983 INXS: To Look at You (Video short)
 1982 The Hall of Mirrors: A Festival (Documentary)
 1982 INXS: Spy of Love (Video short)
 1982 INXS: Don't Change (Video short)
 1982 Freedom
 1981 Women Artists of Australia (TV Series documentary) (1981)
 1981 No Going Back (Documentary short)
 1980 Bert Flugelman: Public Sculptor (Documentary short)
 1979 You Can't Always Tell (Documentary short)
 1975 Down the Wind
 1974 The Wanderer
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Nothing is ever going to be the same again. Shine (1996) was a unique experience and very few people are ever lucky to feel that degree of universal acceptance. Very seldom can you say that films change people's lives. As far as the world was concerned, this film came out of nowhere, it really sort of barnstormed across the world. It projected me into a new arena and in the process made a star ... See more »

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Though Hicks continues to work in Hollywood, after earning 7 Oscar nominations for Shine (1996), Adelaide, South Australia remains Hicks' home. "I love being here (Los Angeles) for a purpose and while Adelaide is about as far away from the business as you can get, I can still make calls", he says. See more »

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