Baz Luhrmann Biography (1962-)

Original name, Mark Anthony Luhrmann; born September 17, 1962, in Sydney, NewSouth Wales, Australia; son of Leonard (a farmer, petrol station owner) Luhrmann and his wife, a dress shop owner and ballroom dance teacher; married Catherine Martin (a production designer and producer), January 1997. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., BeverlyHills, CA 90211.; Contact: c/o Hilary Linstead, 500 Oxford St., Bondi Junction NSW 2022, Australia.

Nationality
Australian
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, screenwriter, producer, production designer, actor
Birth Details
September 17, 1962
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Director, Strictly Ballroom, Miramax, 1992
  • Director and producer, Romeo + Juliet (also known as William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet and Romeo and Juliet), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Director and producer, Moulin Rouge!, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001
  • Also codirector of Kids of the Cross.
  • Film Appearances
  • Pete, Winter of Our Dreams, Enterprises/Satori, 1981
  • First student, The Dark Room, 1982
  • Able Seaman A. W. Huston, The Highest Honor--A True Story (also known as Minami Jujisei and Southern Cross), Nelson Entertainment, 1982
  • Also appeared in Kids of the Cross.
  • Stage Work
  • Director, Strictly Ballroom, National Institute of Dramatic Arts,Sydney, Australia, then World Youth Theatre Festival, Czechoslovakia, 1986, later Wharf Theatre, Sydney, and World Expo, Brisbane, Australia
  • Director, Crocodile Creek, New Moon Theatre Company, Australia, 1987
  • Dance Hall, Sydney Festival, Sydney, 1989
  • Director and production designer, La Boheme, Australian Opera, Melbourne, Australia, 1990
  • Lake Lost, 1990
  • Director, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Australian Opera, then Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1994
  • La Boheme, Broadway Theatre, New York City, 2002
  • Also directed the opera Lake Lost.
  • Television Work
  • Episodic
  • Opera director, "La Boheme," Great Performances, PBS, 1994
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Himself, Havoc's Luxury Suites and Conference Facility, 2001
  • Himself, Rove Live, 10 Network, 2001
  • Also appeared in A Country Practice, 7 Network.
  • Specials
  • Himself, The Night Club of Your Dreams: The Making of Moulin Rouge(documentary), HBO, 2001
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums; As a Producer
  • Baz Luhrmann Presents ... Something for Everybody, EMD/Capitol, c.1999
  • Singles include "Everybody's Free to Wear Sunscreen."
  • Music Videos
  • Director of music videos, including John Paul Young, "Love in the Air," and Ignatius Jones, "Beat Me Daddy."
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • (With Craig Pearce) Strictly Ballroom, Miramax, 1992
  • (With Pearce) Romeo + Juliet (also known as William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet and Romeo and Juliet), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Moulin Rouge!, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001
  • Stage Plays
  • Strictly Ballroom, produced at National Institute of Dramatic Arts, Sydney, Australia, then World Youth Theatre Festival, Czechoslovakia, 1986,later Wharf Theatre, Sydney, and World Expo, Brisbane, Australia
  • Also originated (with Felix Meagher) the opera, The Pure Merino Fandango.
  • Books
  • Baz Luhrmann in Moulin Rouge! A Film Directed by Baz Luhrmann, 2001
  • Other
  • Guest editor of the premier issue of Australian Vogue.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Billboard, April 10, 1999, p. 11
    • Newsweek, May 28, 2001, p. 58
    • Variety, April 2, 2001, p. 35; April 16, 2001, p. 7

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