John Duigan

About John Duigan

Who is it?: Writer, Director, Actor
Birth Day: June 19, 1949
Birth Place:  Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Occupation: Film director, screenwriter
Years active: 1975–present

John Duigan

John Duigan was born on June 19, 1949 in  Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, is Writer, Director, Actor. Duigan emigrated to Australia in 1961, having been born to an Australian father. He is related to many Australian performers, being the husband of Nammi Le, brother of novelist Virginia Duigan (wife of director Bruce Beresford) and uncle of Trilby Beresford.Duigan studied at Melbourne University, graduating in 1973 with a Masters degree in Philosophy. While at university, he worked extensively as an actor and director in theatre, and acted in a number of short films.He began directing films in 1974, with early successes including Mouth to Mouth, winner of the Jury Prize at the Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards, Winter of our Dreams, for which he won an Australian Writers' Guild award for Best Screenplay, and the multi-award winning mini-series Vietnam. His 1981 film Winter of Our Dreams was entered into the 13th Moscow International Film Festival.Subsequent films included The Year My Voice Broke, for which he won AFIs for Best Director and Best Screenplay, and Flirting, both of which won Best Picture at the AFI Awards. Subsequently, Duigan worked in the United States and Europe, returning to Australia to make Sirens (1993), winner of Best Film at the St. Petersburg Film Festival.In the United States he directed Romero, starring Raul Julia, which won the Humanitas Award, and Lawn Dogs, winner of numerous prizes in European festivals. In England he directed The Leading Man, from a screenplay by his sister Virginia, The Parole Officer with Steve Coogan, and in Canada/France/UK Head in the Clouds with Charlize Theron and Penélope Cruz, winner in Canada of four Genie Awards and Best Film at the Milan International Film Festival.Between 2005 and 2010 he took time off from the film industry to work on a book on secular ethics, returning to Australia to direct Careless Love in 2011/12.
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Occupation Writer
Age 71 years old
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Born June 19, 1949 ( Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom)
Birthday June 19
Town/City  Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Nationality United Kingdom

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John Duigan’s zodiac sign is Cancer. According to astrologers, the sign of Cancer belongs to the element of Water, just like Scorpio and Pisces. Guided by emotion and their heart, they could have a hard time blending into the world around them. Being ruled by the Moon, phases of the lunar cycle deepen their internal mysteries and create fleeting emotional patterns that are beyond their control. As children, they don't have enough coping and defensive mechanisms for the outer world, and have to be approached with care and understanding, for that is what they give in return.

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John Duigan was born in the Year of the Ox. Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.

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1961

Duigan was born in England to an Australian father, and emigrated to Australia in 1961. He is related to many Australian performers, being the brother of Novelist Virginia Duigan (wife of Director Bruce Beresford) and uncle of Trilby Beresford.

1973

Duigan studied at the University of Melbourne, where he resided at Ormond College and graduated in 1973 with a master's degree in Philosophy. While at university, he worked extensively as an actor and Director in theatre, and acted in a number of short films.

1974

He began directing films in 1974, with early successes including Mouth to Mouth, winner of the Jury Prize at the Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards, Winter of our Dreams, for which he won an Australian Writers' Guild award for Best Screenplay, and the multi-award winning mini-series Vietnam. His 1981 film Winter of Our Dreams was entered into the 13th Moscow International Film Festival.

2005

Between 2005 and 2010, he took time off from the film industry to work on a book on secular ethics, returning to Australia to direct Careless Love in 2011/12.

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