Bruce Beresford Biography (1940-)

Born August 16, 1940, in Sydney, Australia; son of Leslie (in sales) and Lona(maiden name, Warr) Beresford; married Rhoisin Harrison (a graphic designer), 1965 (marriage ended); married Virginia Patricia Mary Duigan (a filmmaker and screenwriter), 1985 (one source says 1988); children: (first marriage) Benjamin, Cordelia, Adam; (second marriage) Trilby. Addresses: Agent: Endeavor Talent Agency, 9701 Wilshire Blvd., 10th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
Australian
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, screenwriter, producer
Birth Details
August 16, 1940
Sydney, Australia

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Director
  • The Adventures of Barry McKenzie, Longford, 1972
  • (And producer) Barry McKenzie Holds His Own, Roadshow, 1974
  • Side by Side, 1975
  • Don's Party, Double Head, 1976
  • The Getting of Wisdom, Roadshow, 1977
  • Money Movers, Roadshow, 1978
  • Breaker Morant, New World, 1980
  • The Club (also known as Players), Roadshow, 1980
  • Fortress, 1981
  • Puberty Blues, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981
  • Tender Mercies, Universal, 1982
  • King David, Paramount, 1985
  • (And producer) The Fringe Dwellers, Atlantic, 1985
  • Crimes of the Heart, DeLaurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986
  • "Die Tote Stadt," Aria, RVP-Virgin Vision, 1987
  • Driving Miss Daisy, Warner Bros., 1989
  • Her Alibi, Warner Bros., 1989
  • Mister Johnson, Avenue Entertainment, 1991
  • Black Robe (also known as Robe noire), Samuel Goldwyn, 1991
  • Rich in Love, 1993
  • (And coproducer) A Good Man in Africa, Gramercy Pictures, 1994
  • Silent Fall, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Last Dance, Buena Vista/Touchstone, 1996
  • Paradise Road, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • Sydney: A Story of a City, Total Big Screen Productions, 1999
  • Double Jeopardy (also known as Doppelmord), Paramount, 1999
  • Ataturk, 2000
  • Bride of the Wind, Paramount Classics, 2001
  • Boswell for the Defence, 2001
  • Film Producer
  • You're Human Like the Rest of Them, 1967
  • Paradigm, 1970
  • Film Executive Producer
  • Curse of the Starving Class, Trimark Pictures, 1994
  • Stage Director
  • La Fancicella del West (opera; also known as Girl of the GoldenWest), Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC, and Spoleto, Italy, 1985
  • Elektra (opera), State Opera Company of South Australia, Adelaideand Melbourne, Australia, c. 1991.
  • The Crucible (opera), 1999
  • Rigoletto, Los Angeles Opera, 2000
  • Cold Sassy Tree, Houston Grand Opera, Houston, TX, 2000
  • Also directed Sweeney Todd, Portland Opera, Portland, OR.
  • Television Director
  • Movies
  • Poor Fella Me, Australian television, 1973
  • The Wreck of the Batavia, Australian television, 1974
  • Television Work
  • Other
  • Executive producer and director, Aria & Pasta (series), Bravo,2000
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • (With Barry Humphries) The Adventures of Barry McKenzie, Longford,1972
  • (With Humphries) Barry McKenzie Holds His Own, Roadshow, 1974
  • Side by Side, 1975
  • Money Movers, Roadshow, 1978
  • (With Jonathan Hardy and David Stevens) Breaker Morant, New World,1980
  • The Fringe Dwellers, Atlantic, 1985
  • "Die Tote Stadt," Aria, RVP-Virgin Vision, 1987
  • (With William Boyd) Mister Johnson (adapted from a novel by JoyceCarey), Avenue Entertainment, 1991
  • Curse of the Starving Class, Trimark Pictures, 1994
  • Paradise Road, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • Television Movies
  • Poor Fella Me, Australian television, 1973

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 2: Directors, St. James Press, 1996
    Periodicals
    • American Film, January-February, 1987, pp. 36-40, 53

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