Paul Cox Biography (1940-)

Full name, Paulus Henricus Benedictus Cox; born April 16, 1940, in Venlo, theNetherlands; immigrated to Australia, 1965; son of Wim (a documentary film producer) and Else (maiden name, Kuminack) Cox; married (divorced); children:Ezra, Kyra, Marius. Addresses: Office: Illumination Films, 1 VictoriaAve., Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria 3208, Australia.

Nationality
Dutch
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, producer, cinematographer, editor, writer, actor
Birth Details
April 16, 1940
Venlo, Netherlands

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Director
  • The Journey, 1972
  • Illuminations, Melbourne Filmmakers Cooperative, 1976
  • Inside Looking Out (also known as Two in the Family), Illumination Films, 1977
  • Kostas, Illumination Films, 1979
  • Lonely Hearts, Samuel Goldwyn, 1981
  • Man of Flowers, International Spectrafilm, 1984
  • My First Wife, International Spectrafilm, 1985
  • Cactus, International Spectrafilm, 1986
  • Vincent (also known as Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent van Gogh), Seawell, 1987
  • Golden Braid, Illumination Films, 1990, then Cabriolet Films, 1991
  • A Woman's Tale, Illumination Films, 1991
  • The Nun and the Bandit, Illumination Films, 1992
  • Exile, Illumination Films, 1993
  • Touch Me (also known as Beruehrungen), Westdeutscher Rundfunk/Regina Ziegler Filmproduktion, 1994
  • Lust and Revenge, Illumination Films, 1996
  • The Hidden Dimension (also known as Four Million Houseguests), IMAX Corporation, 1997
  • Molokai: The Story of Father Damien (also known as Father Damien and Molokai), Vine International Pictures, 1999
  • Innocence, 2000
  • The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky (also known as Nijinsky: The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky), 2001
  • Producer
  • Inside Looking Out (also known as Two in the Family), Illumination Films, 1977
  • (With Jane Ballantyne) Man of Flowers, International Spectrafilm,1984
  • (With Jane Ballantyne) My First Wife, International Spectrafilm, 1985
  • (With Jane Ballantyne) Cactus, International Spectrafilm, 1986
  • (With Santhana Naidu) Island, Atlantis, 1989
  • (With Santhana Naidu and Paul Ammitzboll) Golden Braid, Illumination Films, 1990, then Cabriolet Films, 1991
  • (With Santhana Naidu) A Woman's Tale, Illumination Films, 1991
  • (With Paul Ammitzboll) The Nun and the Bandit, Illumination Films,1992
  • Exile, Illumination Films, 1993
  • Lust and Revenge, Illumination Films, 1996
  • Innocence, 2000
  • The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky (also known as Nijinsky: The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky), 2001
  • Cinematographer
  • (With Peter Tammer and Bryan Gracey) Inside Looking Out (also known as Two in the Family), Illumination Films, 1977
  • Vincent (also known as Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent van Gogh), Seawell, 1987
  • The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky (also known as Nijinsky: The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky), 2001
  • Editor
  • Inside Looking Out (also known as Two in the Family), Illumination Films, 1977
  • Vincent (also known as Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent van Gogh), Seawell, 1987
  • The Nun and the Bandit, Illumination Films, 1992
  • Exile, Illumination Films, 1993
  • Touch Me (also known as Beruehrungen), Westdeutscher Rundfunk/Regina Ziegler Filmproduktion, 1994
  • The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky (also known as Nijinsky: The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky), 2001
  • Director; Short Films
  • Matuta, 1965
  • Time Past, 1966
  • Skindeep, 1968
  • Marcel, 1969
  • Symphony, 1969
  • Mirka, 1970
  • Phyllis, 1971
  • Island, 1975
  • We Are All Alone, My Dear, 1975
  • Ways of Seeing, 1977
  • Ritual, 1978
  • Director; Documentary Films
  • Calcutta, 1970
  • All Set Backstage, 1974
  • For a Child Called Michael, 1979
  • The Kingdom of Nek Chand, 1980
  • Underdog, 1980
  • Death and Destiny: A Journey into Ancient Egypt, Illumination Films, 1984
  • Handle with Care, 1985
  • The Hidden Dimension (also known as Four Million Houseguests), IMAX Corporation, 1997
  • Other
  • (Camera operator) Inside Looking Out (also known as Two in theFamily), Illumination Films, 1977
  • (Creator) Kostas, Illumination Films, 1979
  • Film Appearances
  • Paul Desmond, The Girl Grabbers, PAF, 1968
  • Photographer, Apostasy, Ukiyo Films, 1979
  • Ferguson's driver and a mining photographer, Where the Green Ants Dream (also known as Wo die gruenen Ameisen traeumen), Orion Classics,1985
  • Mortician, To Market to Market, Goosey Limited, 1987
  • Priest, Golden Braid, Illumination Films, 1990, then Cabriolet Films, 1991
  • Count Knotgers, Careful, Zeitgeist Films, 1992
  • New Age customer, Lust and Revenge, Illumination Films, 1996
  • Himself, A Journey with Paul Cox (documentary), Atom Films, 1997
  • Guy Maddin: Waiting for Twilight (documentary), Marble Island Pictures, 1997
  • Television Work
  • Director; Specials
  • The Secret Life of Trees, Australian Children's Television Foundation, 1986
  • The Gift, Australian Children's Television Foundation, 1988
  • Director; Episodic
  • "Paper Boy," WonderWorks, PBS, 1987
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • (With John Larkin) The Journey, 1972
  • Illuminations, Melbourne Filmmakers Cooperative, 1976
  • (With Susan Holly Jones) Inside Looking Out (also known as Twoin the Family), Illumination Films, 1977
  • (With John Clarke) Lonely Hearts, Samuel Goldwyn, 1981, publishedin Paul Cox: Three Screenplays: Lonely Hearts, My First Wife, and A Woman's Tale, Currency Press (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), 1998
  • (With Bob Ellis) Man of Flowers, International Spectrafilm, 1984
  • (Adaptor [with Bob Ellis]) My First Wife, International Spectrafilm, 1985, published in Paul Cox: Three Screenplays: Lonely Hearts, My FirstWife, and A Woman's Tale, Currency Press, 1998
  • (With Bob Ellis and Norman Kaye) Cactus, International Spectrafilm, 1986
  • Vincent (also known as Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent van Gogh; based on the letters of Vincent van Gogh), Seawell, 1987
  • Island, Atlantis, 1989
  • (With Barry Dickins) Golden Braid (based on a short story by Guy de Maupassant), Illumination Films, 1990, then Cabriolet Films, 1991
  • (With Barry Dickins) A Woman's Tale, Illumination Films, 1991, published in Paul Cox: Three Screenplays: Lonely Hearts, My First Wife, and AWoman's Tale, Currency Press, 1998
  • The Nun and the Bandit (based on a work by E. L. Grant Watson), Illumination Films, 1992
  • Exile (based on the novel Priest Island by E. L. Grant Watson), Illumination Films, 1993
  • (With Barry Dickins and Margot Wilburd) Touch Me (also known as Beruehrungen), Westdeutscher Rundfunk/Regina Ziegler Filmproduktion, 1994
  • (With John Clarke) Lust and Revenge, Illumination Films, 1996
  • The Hidden Dimension (also known as Four Million Houseguests), IMAX Corporation, 1997
  • Paul Cox: Three Screenplays: Lonely Hearts, My First Wife, and A Woman's Tale, Currency Press, 1998
  • Innocence, 2000
  • The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky (also known as Nijinsky: The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky), 2001
  • Film Scenarios
  • Man of Flowers, International Spectrafilm, 1984
  • My First Wife, International Spectrafilm, 1985
  • Cactus, International Spectrafilm, 1986
  • Screenplays
  • Documentary Films
  • Calcutta, 1970
  • All Set Backstage, 1974
  • For a Child Called Michael, 1979
  • The Kingdom of Nek Chand, 1980
  • Underdog, 1980
  • Death and Destiny: A Journey into Ancient Egypt, Illumination Films, 1984
  • Handle with Care, 1985
  • (With Margot Wilburd, John Larkin, Barbara Kerr, and Marc Strange) TheHidden Dimension (also known as Four Million Houseguests), IMAX Corporation, 1997
  • Short Films
  • Matuta, 1965
  • Time Past, 1966
  • Skindeep, 1968
  • Marcel, 1969
  • Symphony, 1969
  • Mirka, 1970
  • Phyllis, 1971
  • Island, 1975
  • We Are All Alone, My Dear, 1975
  • Ways of Seeing, 1977
  • Ritual, 1978
  • Teleplays
  • Specials
  • The Secret Life of Trees, Australian Children's Television Foundation, 1986
  • The Gift, Australian Children's Television Foundation, 1988
  • Episodic
  • "Paper Boy," WonderWorks, PBS, 1987
  • Nonfiction
  • (With Ulli Beier) Home of Man: The People of New Guinea, Nelson (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), 1971
  • (With Ulli Beier) Photographer, Mirka, Macmillan (South Melbourne,Victoria, Australia), 1980
  • Also wrote Reflections: An Autobiographical Journey, Currency Press.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Film Quarterly, spring, 1986, p. 2

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