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Bruce Beresford

Bruce Beresford
“Bruce Beresford's production (Streetcar)…flavours the setting with a nod to a classic age of American drama while maintaining brutal immediacy.”

Peter McCallum,
The Sydney Morning Herald

 

Bruce Beresford was born in Sydney and graduated from Sydney University. He worked for the British Film Institute and directed his first feature film, The Adventures of Barry McKenzie, in the 1970s. Since then, he has directed over 25 more feature films, including Breaker Morant, The Getting of Wisdom, Don’s Party, The Club, Puberty Blues, Tender Mercies, Crimes of the Heart, Driving Miss Daisy, Bride of the Wind, Paradise Road, Black Robe and Mao’s Last Dancer.

He was nominated for an Academy Award for the script of Breaker Morant and the direction of Tender Mercies. Driving Miss Daisy won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1990. Black Robe won the Canadian award for Best Film and Best Director in 1992. In 2009, his feature film Mao's Last Dancer was nominated for nine AFI awards including Best Director. Bruce has also directed a number of operas, including Rigoletto for Los Angeles Opera, La fanciulla del West for the Spoleto Festival, Elektra for State Opera of South Australia, Sweeney Todd for Portland Opera, The Crucible for Washington Opera, Cold Sassy Tree for Houston Grand Opera and A Streetcar Named Desire for Opera Australia. 

In 2012, Bruce Beresford directed Korngold’s Die tote Stadt for Opera Australia.


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