Peter Weir Biography (1944-)

Full name, Peter Lindsay Weir; born August 8 (some sources cite June 21), 1944, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; son of Lindsay (a realtor) and Peggy (maiden name, Barnsley) Weir; married Wendy Sites, 1966; children: one son,one daughter. Addresses: Office: c/o Salt Pan Films, P.O. Box 29, Palm Beach, New South Wales 2108, Australia.; Agent: John Ptak, Creative ArtistsAgency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
Australian
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, writer, producer
Birth Details
August 8, 1944
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Director
  • Count Vim's Last Exercise (short film), 1967
  • The Life and Times of the Reverend Buck Shotte (short film), 1968
  • Homesdale (short film), 1971
  • "Michael," Three to Go, Australian Commonwealth Film Unit, 1971
  • Incredible Floridas (short film), 1972
  • Whatever Happened to Green Valley? (short film), 1973
  • The Cars That Ate Paris (also known as Cars and Cars That Eat People), Salt-Pan Films, 1974
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock, Atlantic Releasing, 1975
  • The Last Wave, World Northal, 1978
  • Gallipoli, Paramount, 1981
  • (And producer) The Year of Living Dangerously, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1983
  • Witness, Paramount, 1985
  • The Mosquito Coast, Warner Bros., 1986
  • Dead Poets Society, Buena Vista, 1989
  • (And producer) Green Card, Buena Vista, 1990
  • Fearless, Warner Bros., 1993
  • The Truman Show, Paramount, 1998
  • (And producer) Master and Commander, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003
  • Film Appearances
  • Robert 2, Homesdale (short film), 1971
  • Television Director
  • Luke's Kingdom (miniseries), 1976
  • The Plumber (movie), 1979
  • Television Appearances
  • The director, La memoire retrouvee, 1996
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Homesdale (short film), 1971
  • "Michael," Three to Go, Australian Commonwealth Film Unit, 1971
  • (With Keith Gow and Piers Davies) The Cars That Ate Paris (also known as Cars and Cars That Eat People), Salt-Pan Films, 1974
  • (With Tony Morphett and Peter Popescu) The Last Wave, World Northal, 1978
  • (With David Williamson and C. J. Koch) The Year of Living Dangerously, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1983
  • Green Card, Buena Vista, 1990
  • Master and Commander, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003
  • Television Movies
  • The Plumber, 1979

Further Reference

ADAPTATIONS

  • The screenplay Gallipoli, Paramount, 1981, was based on a story byWeir.
OTHER SOURCES
    Books
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 2: Directors, St. James Press, 1996
    • Peeters, Theo, Peter Weir and His Films: A Critical Biography, [Melbourne, Australia], 1983
    • Rayner, Jonathan, The Films of Peter Weir, Cassell Academic, 1999
    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, March 1, 1999, p. 107
    • Film Quarterly, winter, 1990, p. 2
    • Movieline, June, 1998, pp. 64-68, 88, 89, 97
    • Premiere, July, 1989, p. 82; June, 1998, pp. 39-41

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