Wendy Hughes

Wendy Hughes (29 July 1952 – 8 March 2014) was an Australian actress known for her work in theatre, film and television. Hughes was an award-winning actress. Her career spanned more than forty years and established her reputation as one of Australia's finest and most prolific actors. Her biggest role was in Lonely Hearts, played in 1982 (this film was the beginning of a long collaboration with director Paul Cox). In her later career she acted in Happy New Year along with stars Peter Falk and Charles Durning. In 1993 she played Dr. Carol Blythe, M. E. in Homicide: Life on the Street. In the late 1990s, she starred in State Coroner and Paradise Road. Description above from the Wikipedia article Wendy Hughes, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Happy New Year (1987)

Small time crooksters Nick and Charlie have an elaborate plan to rob an exclusive jewelers store. Using a variety of disguises and posing as rich old men and women they begin the set-up, but then Nick falls for the owner of a neighboring antique store and things ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Charles Durning  •  Tom Courtenay  •  Tracy Brooks Swope

Small time crooksters Nick and Charlie have an elaborate plan to rob an exclusive jewelers store. Using a variety of disguises and posing as rich old men and women they begin the set-up, but then Nick falls for the owner of a neighboring antique store and things ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Charles Durning  •  Tom Courtenay  •  Tracy Brooks Swope

Careful, He Might Hear You (1983)

Abandoned by his father after his mother dies, young PS lives in suburban Sydney with his aunt Lila and her husband George. While they lead a modest existence, PS is happy with them. However, his contentment is derailed when Lila's wealthy sister, Vanessa, returns ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Schultz
CAST:  Wendy Hughes  •  Robyn Nevin  •  Nicholas Gledhill  •  John Hargreaves

Abandoned by his father after his mother dies, young PS lives in suburban Sydney with his aunt Lila and her husband George. While they lead a modest existence, PS is happy with them. However, his contentment is derailed when Lila's wealthy sister, Vanessa, returns ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Schultz
CAST:  Wendy Hughes  •  Robyn Nevin  •  Nicholas Gledhill  •  John Hargreaves

Princess Caraboo (1994)

Bristol, England, early 19th century. A beautiful young stranger who speaks a weird language is tried for the crime of begging. But when a man claims that he can translate her dialect, it is understood that the woman is a princess from a far away land. She is then ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Austin
CAST:  Jim Broadbent  •  Phoebe Cates  •  Kevin Kline  •  Stephen Rea

Bristol, England, early 19th century. A beautiful young stranger who speaks a weird language is tried for the crime of begging. But when a man claims that he can translate her dialect, it is understood that the woman is a princess from a far away land. She is then ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Austin
CAST:  Jim Broadbent  •  Phoebe Cates  •  Kevin Kline  •  Stephen Rea

The Man Who Sued God (2001)

A lawyer becomes a fisherman from frustration. When his one piece of property, his boat, is struck by lightning and destroyed he is denied insurance money because it was “an act of God”. He re-registers as a lawyer and sues the insurance company and, as God’s ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Joffe
CAST:  Billy Connolly  •  Judy Davis  •  Colin Friels  •  Bille Brown

A lawyer becomes a fisherman from frustration. When his one piece of property, his boat, is struck by lightning and destroyed he is denied insurance money because it was “an act of God”. He re-registers as a lawyer and sues the insurance company and, as God’s ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Joffe
CAST:  Billy Connolly  •  Judy Davis  •  Colin Friels  •  Bille Brown

Sidecar Racers (1975)

You're going to get us both killed with your grandstanding...! Two guys, one girl, and no brakes! Death defying daredevils burning up the track in thrill-a-minute action. Burning the track like its never been burned before!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Earl Bellamy
CAST:  Ben Murphy  •  Wendy Hughes  •  John Clayton  •  Peter Graves

You're going to get us both killed with your grandstanding...! Two guys, one girl, and no brakes! Death defying daredevils burning up the track in thrill-a-minute action. Burning the track like its never been burned before!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Earl Bellamy
CAST:  Ben Murphy  •  Wendy Hughes  •  John Clayton  •  Peter Graves

Warm Nights on a Slow Moving Train (1987)

A convent teacher spreads a little happiness and makes enough money to support her crippled brother's habit by selling her favours regularly on a cross-country night sleeper. She makes sure she is in control of each encounter until one client reaches her more than ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Ellis
CAST:  Wendy Hughes  •  Colin Friels  •  Norman Kaye  •  John Clayton

A convent teacher spreads a little happiness and makes enough money to support her crippled brother's habit by selling her favours regularly on a cross-country night sleeper. She makes sure she is in control of each encounter until one client reaches her more than ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Ellis
CAST:  Wendy Hughes  •  Colin Friels  •  Norman Kaye  •  John Clayton

My First Wife (1984)

My First Wife is about the dramatic collapse of the marriage between John and Helen. It is also a film about our children and the future we offer them. Helen has decided to leave, and it is John who lacks the inner resources to cope with the impending tragedy. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Cox
CAST:  John Hargreaves  •  Wendy Hughes  •  Charles Tingwell  •  David Cameron

My First Wife is about the dramatic collapse of the marriage between John and Helen. It is also a film about our children and the future we offer them. Helen has decided to leave, and it is John who lacks the inner resources to cope with the impending tragedy. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Cox
CAST:  John Hargreaves  •  Wendy Hughes  •  Charles Tingwell  •  David Cameron

Remember Me (1985)

A woman recently returned to work is contacted by her former husband who has been in a mental institution. She is torn between her still strong desire for him, and her fear, which comes from events in their past. She cannot control his intrusion into both her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lex Marinos
CAST:  Wendy Hughes  •  Robert Grubb  •  Richard Moir  •  Kris McQuade

A woman recently returned to work is contacted by her former husband who has been in a mental institution. She is torn between her still strong desire for him, and her fear, which comes from events in their past. She cannot control his intrusion into both her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lex Marinos
CAST:  Wendy Hughes  •  Robert Grubb  •  Richard Moir  •  Kris McQuade

Puzzle (1978)

Franciscus searches for the urn that contains the remains of Buddha but instead finds danger and intrigue.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Hessler
CAST:  James Franciscus  •  Wendy Hughes  •  Robert Helpmann  •  Peter Gwynne

Franciscus searches for the urn that contains the remains of Buddha but instead finds danger and intrigue.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Hessler
CAST:  James Franciscus  •  Wendy Hughes  •  Robert Helpmann  •  Peter Gwynne

I Can't Get Started (1985)

Stalwart aussie actor John Waters is wannabe-novelist Robert Marks. No one can fault his persistence and application in the past - he really wants the big-time bad. The day comes however when he realises his dream and with the royalties flooding in, new friends, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  John Waters  •  Wendy Hughes

Stalwart aussie actor John Waters is wannabe-novelist Robert Marks. No one can fault his persistence and application in the past - he really wants the big-time bad. The day comes however when he realises his dream and with the royalties flooding in, new friends, a ...  (more)

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CAST:  John Waters  •  Wendy Hughes

Is There Anybody There? (1976)

A beautiful woman, Kate (Tina Grenville), is released from a sanatorium unaware that while she was away her husband John (George Lazenby) has begun an affair with her sister Marianne (Wendy Hughes). The two sisters live together in a creepy apartment block while ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Maxwell
CAST:  Wendy Hughes  •  Patrick Ward  •  Chantal Contouri  •  George Lazenby

A beautiful woman, Kate (Tina Grenville), is released from a sanatorium unaware that while she was away her husband John (George Lazenby) has begun an affair with her sister Marianne (Wendy Hughes). The two sisters live together in a creepy apartment block while ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Maxwell
CAST:  Wendy Hughes  •  Patrick Ward  •  Chantal Contouri  •  George Lazenby

Hoodwink (1981)

Hoodwink is based on the true story of an Australian con artist who briefly won the hearts of the media (if not the authorities). John Hargreaves stars as a criminal serving time in a New South Wales prison. He's not partial to the physical labor required of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Whatham
CAST:  John Hargreaves  •  Judy Davis  •  Paul Chubb  •  Max Cullen

Hoodwink is based on the true story of an Australian con artist who briefly won the hearts of the media (if not the authorities). John Hargreaves stars as a criminal serving time in a New South Wales prison. He's not partial to the physical labor required of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Whatham
CAST:  John Hargreaves  •  Judy Davis  •  Paul Chubb  •  Max Cullen

Donor (1990)

Dr. Kristine Lipton finds that something strange is happening in the hospital she works for when a friend is strangled by an elderly patient, who runs away but has an accident and dies. Kristine tries to find out more about this man, but discovers that all the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Shaw
CAST:  Melissa Gilbert  •  Jack Scalia  •  Pernell Roberts  •  Wendy Hughes

Dr. Kristine Lipton finds that something strange is happening in the hospital she works for when a friend is strangled by an elderly patient, who runs away but has an accident and dies. Kristine tries to find out more about this man, but discovers that all the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Shaw
CAST:  Melissa Gilbert  •  Jack Scalia  •  Pernell Roberts  •  Wendy Hughes

The Heist (1989)

Ex-con Neal Skinner seeks revenge against track owner Ebbet Berens for framing him in an emerald smuggling deal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Orme
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Wendy Hughes  •  Tom Skerritt  •  Noble Willingham

Ex-con Neal Skinner seeks revenge against track owner Ebbet Berens for framing him in an emerald smuggling deal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Orme
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Wendy Hughes  •  Tom Skerritt  •  Noble Willingham

Kostas (1979)

Drama directed by Paul Cox.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Cox
CAST:  Takis Emmanuel  •  Wendy Hughes  •  Kris McQuade

Drama directed by Paul Cox.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Cox
CAST:  Takis Emmanuel  •  Wendy Hughes  •  Kris McQuade

Boundaries of the Heart (1988)

A small desert town in western Australia is the scene of several love affairs in this romantic drama. Forty-year-old Stella (Wendy Hughes) works at her father's hotel and bar. She receives annual New Year's marriage proposals from rodeo rider Andy Ford (John ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lex Marinos
CAST:  Wendy Hughes  •  John Hargreaves  •  Norman Kaye  •  Max Cullen

A small desert town in western Australia is the scene of several love affairs in this romantic drama. Forty-year-old Stella (Wendy Hughes) works at her father's hotel and bar. She receives annual New Year's marriage proposals from rodeo rider Andy Ford (John ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lex Marinos
CAST:  Wendy Hughes  •  John Hargreaves  •  Norman Kaye  •  Max Cullen

An Indecent Obsession (1985)

Sister Honour Langtree (Wendy Hughes), is in charge of a military hospital for psychiatric patients. She however transgresses boundaries by developing a sexual attraction for a new patient.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lex Marinos
CAST:  Wendy Hughes  •  Gary Sweet  •  Richard Moir  •  Jonathan Hyde

Sister Honour Langtree (Wendy Hughes), is in charge of a military hospital for psychiatric patients. She however transgresses boundaries by developing a sexual attraction for a new patient.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lex Marinos
CAST:  Wendy Hughes  •  Gary Sweet  •  Richard Moir  •  Jonathan Hyde

Shadows of the Peacock (1988)

The love story between an Australian woman and a Balinese dancer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Noyce
CAST:  Wendy Hughes  •  John Lone  •  Steve Jacobs  •  Peta Toppano

The love story between an Australian woman and a Balinese dancer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Noyce
CAST:  Wendy Hughes  •  John Lone  •  Steve Jacobs  •  Peta Toppano

Petersen (1974)

Tony Petersen, a married electrician and ex-footballer, goes to university to study English. Petersen is odd man out at the uni. He receives extracurricular help from his stuffy professor's beautiful lecturer wife in her office. Their get-togethers there are quite ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burstall
CAST:  Jack Thompson  •  Jacki Weaver  •  Wendy Hughes  •  John Ewart

Tony Petersen, a married electrician and ex-footballer, goes to university to study English. Petersen is odd man out at the uni. He receives extracurricular help from his stuffy professor's beautiful lecturer wife in her office. Their get-togethers there are quite ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burstall
CAST:  Jack Thompson  •  Jacki Weaver  •  Wendy Hughes  •  John Ewart

Lonely Hearts (1982)

In this offbeat comedy, an unlikely romance develops between a flamboyant, middle-aged piano tuner and an extremely timid office worker  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Cox
CAST:  Wendy Hughes  •  Norman Kaye  •  Julia Blake  •  Jonathan Hardy

In this offbeat comedy, an unlikely romance develops between a flamboyant, middle-aged piano tuner and an extremely timid office worker  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Cox
CAST:  Wendy Hughes  •  Norman Kaye  •  Julia Blake  •  Jonathan Hardy
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