John Duigan

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Duigan, (born 19 June 1949 in Hampshire, England, UK) is an Australian film director. Duigan emigrated to Australia in 1961, having been born to an Australian father. He is related to many Australian performers, being the brother of Virginia Duigan (wife of director Bruce Beresford) and uncle of Trilby Beresford. Duigan has directed 23 films, including Romero, Lawn Dogs, The Parole Officer, Sirens, and Head in the Clouds. He intended his magnum opus to be The Danny Embling Trilogy, three films centered around the character Danny Embling, an artistic youth growing up in 1960s Australia whose life is influenced by the socially changing world around him and a series of doomed love affairs. The first two films in the series were the critically acclaimed The Year My Voice Broke, and Flirting, both of which won the Australian Film Institute awards for best picture the years they were released. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Duigan, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Head in the Clouds (2004)

A romantic drama set in 1930s England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee from Spain. As the world drifts toward war, Gilda defiantly pursues her hedonistic lifestyle and her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Stuart Townsend  •  Thomas Kretschmann

A romantic drama set in 1930s England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee from Spain. As the world drifts toward war, Gilda defiantly pursues her hedonistic lifestyle and her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Stuart Townsend  •  Thomas Kretschmann

Romero (1989)

Romero is a compelling and deeply moving look at the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who made the ultimate sacrifice in a passionate stand against social injustice and oppression in his county. This film chronicles the transformation of Romero from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Raúl Juliá  •  Richard Jordan  •  Ana Alicia  •  Eddie Velez

Romero is a compelling and deeply moving look at the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who made the ultimate sacrifice in a passionate stand against social injustice and oppression in his county. This film chronicles the transformation of Romero from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Raúl Juliá  •  Richard Jordan  •  Ana Alicia  •  Eddie Velez

Flirting (1991)

The year is 1965 and Danny Embling, is an awkward, underdeveloped teen suffering from occasional bouts of stuttering, attends an all-male boarding school in New South Wales, Australia. it has been some time since Danny has had any romantic relationship with a girl. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Noah Taylor  •  Thandiwe Newton  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Naomi Watts

The year is 1965 and Danny Embling, is an awkward, underdeveloped teen suffering from occasional bouts of stuttering, attends an all-male boarding school in New South Wales, Australia. it has been some time since Danny has had any romantic relationship with a girl. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Noah Taylor  •  Thandiwe Newton  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Naomi Watts

Sirens (1994)

In 1930s Australia, Anglican clergyman Anthony Campion and his prim wife, Estella, are asked to visit noted painter Norman Lindsay, whose planned contribution to an international art exhibit is considered blasphemous. While Campion and Lindsay debate, Estella finds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Tara Fitzgerald  •  Sam Neill  •  Elle Macpherson

In 1930s Australia, Anglican clergyman Anthony Campion and his prim wife, Estella, are asked to visit noted painter Norman Lindsay, whose planned contribution to an international art exhibit is considered blasphemous. While Campion and Lindsay debate, Estella finds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Tara Fitzgerald  •  Sam Neill  •  Elle Macpherson

The Year My Voice Broke (1987)

Set in 1962, a young prepubescent boy in rural Australia watches painfully as his best friend and first love blossoms into womanhood and falls for a thuggish rugby player, changing the lives of everyone involved.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Noah Taylor  •  Loene Carmen  •  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Graeme Blundell

Set in 1962, a young prepubescent boy in rural Australia watches painfully as his best friend and first love blossoms into womanhood and falls for a thuggish rugby player, changing the lives of everyone involved.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Noah Taylor  •  Loene Carmen  •  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Graeme Blundell

Lawn Dogs (1997)

In the affluent, gated community of Camelot Gardens, bored wives indiscriminately sleep around while their unwitting husbands try desperately to climb the social ladder. Trent, a 21-year-old outsider who mows the neighborhood lawns, quietly observes the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Mischa Barton  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Christopher McDonald  •  Kathleen Quinlan

In the affluent, gated community of Camelot Gardens, bored wives indiscriminately sleep around while their unwitting husbands try desperately to climb the social ladder. Trent, a 21-year-old outsider who mows the neighborhood lawns, quietly observes the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Mischa Barton  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Christopher McDonald  •  Kathleen Quinlan

The Parole Officer (2001)

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A hapless parole officer is framed for murder by a crooked police chief. To prove his innocence he must entice his former clients away from the law abiding lives they are now living to recover the evidence that will save him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Steve Coogan  •  Lena Headey  •  Ben Miller  •  Om Puri

A hapless parole officer is framed for murder by a crooked police chief. To prove his innocence he must entice his former clients away from the law abiding lives they are now living to recover the evidence that will save him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Steve Coogan  •  Lena Headey  •  Ben Miller  •  Om Puri

Molly (1999)

Molly McKay is a profoundly autistic twenty-something woman who has lived in an institution from a young age following her parents' death in a car accident. When the institution must close due budget cuts, Molly is left in the charge of her neurotypical, older ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Elisabeth Shue  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Jill Hennessy  •  Thomas Jane

Molly McKay is a profoundly autistic twenty-something woman who has lived in an institution from a young age following her parents' death in a car accident. When the institution must close due budget cuts, Molly is left in the charge of her neurotypical, older ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Elisabeth Shue  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Jill Hennessy  •  Thomas Jane

Winter of Our Dreams (1981)

When a womanizing bookshop owner hears about the suicide of a former girlfriend, he tries to find out more and meets her friend, a prostitute. They hook up, but when she finds her friend's diary, she discovers she's repeating her mistakes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Judy Davis  •  Bryan Brown  •  Cathy Downes  •  Baz Luhrmann

When a womanizing bookshop owner hears about the suicide of a former girlfriend, he tries to find out more and meets her friend, a prostitute. They hook up, but when she finds her friend's diary, she discovers she's repeating her mistakes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Judy Davis  •  Bryan Brown  •  Cathy Downes  •  Baz Luhrmann

Mouth to Mouth (1978)

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The Journey of August King (1995)

The Journey of August King is a multi-dimensional drama about a North Carolina farmer in 1815. August King, a widower, is on his way home as he does every year after selling his produce and purchasing the stock and goods he will need to survive the winter. On his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Jason Patric  •  Thandiwe Newton  •  Larry Drake  •  Sam Waterston

The Journey of August King is a multi-dimensional drama about a North Carolina farmer in 1815. August King, a widower, is on his way home as he does every year after selling his produce and purchasing the stock and goods he will need to survive the winter. On his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Jason Patric  •  Thandiwe Newton  •  Larry Drake  •  Sam Waterston

The Trespassers (1976)

In 1970, political journalist Richard lives with Penny but is having an affair with actress Dee. The two woman meet and become friends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Judy Morris  •  Briony Behets  •  John Derum  •  Hugh Keays-Byrne

In 1970, political journalist Richard lives with Penny but is having an affair with actress Dee. The two woman meet and become friends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Judy Morris  •  Briony Behets  •  John Derum  •  Hugh Keays-Byrne

Far East (1982)

A cynical Australian Vietnam War veteran runs a sleazy bar in the Philippines. His old flame enters his life again asking for help when her husband, an investigative journalist, is prosecuted by the junta for discovering too much.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Bryan Brown  •  Helen Morse  •  Raina McKeon  •  Sinan Leong

A cynical Australian Vietnam War veteran runs a sleazy bar in the Philippines. His old flame enters his life again asking for help when her husband, an investigative journalist, is prosecuted by the junta for discovering too much.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Bryan Brown  •  Helen Morse  •  Raina McKeon  •  Sinan Leong

Room to Move (1987)

Superstar Nicole Kidman (Days of Thunder) stars in Room to Move, one of the star's earliest roles. Kidman is Carol Trig, a high school track star whose life changes dramatically when she meets and befriends Angie, a troubled dancer whose life directly affects ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Terence Donovan  •  Veronica Lang  •  Martin Harris

Superstar Nicole Kidman (Days of Thunder) stars in Room to Move, one of the star's earliest roles. Kidman is Carol Trig, a high school track star whose life changes dramatically when she meets and befriends Angie, a troubled dancer whose life directly affects ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Terence Donovan  •  Veronica Lang  •  Martin Harris

The Leading Man (1996)

Successful playwright Felix Webb has a new play, 'The Hit Man', in rehearsal. Directed by his old friend Humphrey, it is already being hailed as a masterpiece; but Felix can't enjoy his success. He has fallen passionately in love with Hilary, a beautiful, fiesty ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Jon Bon Jovi  •  Anna Galiena  •  Lambert Wilson  •  Thandiwe Newton

Successful playwright Felix Webb has a new play, 'The Hit Man', in rehearsal. Directed by his old friend Humphrey, it is already being hailed as a masterpiece; but Felix can't enjoy his success. He has fallen passionately in love with Hilary, a beautiful, fiesty ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Jon Bon Jovi  •  Anna Galiena  •  Lambert Wilson  •  Thandiwe Newton

One Night Stand (1984)

In Australia, four teenagers in a Sydney theater are astounded to hear the news that a nuclear war has broken out in Eastern Europe. They try to figure out the best way they can survive the coming conflagration.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Tyler Coppin  •  Cassandra Delaney  •  Jay Hackett  •  Saskia Post

In Australia, four teenagers in a Sydney theater are astounded to hear the news that a nuclear war has broken out in Eastern Europe. They try to figure out the best way they can survive the coming conflagration.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Tyler Coppin  •  Cassandra Delaney  •  Jay Hackett  •  Saskia Post

Careless Love (2012)

Linh (Nammi Le) is a Vietnamese Australian university student who secretly starts part-time work as an escort. She develops a close rapport with one of her clients, an enigmatic American art dealer, who books her on a regular basis. For a time she manages to keep ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Nammi Le  •  Peter O'Brien  •  Andrew Hazzard  •  David Field

Linh (Nammi Le) is a Vietnamese Australian university student who secretly starts part-time work as an escort. She develops a close rapport with one of her clients, an enigmatic American art dealer, who books her on a regular basis. For a time she manages to keep ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Nammi Le  •  Peter O'Brien  •  Andrew Hazzard  •  David Field

The Firm Man (1975)

Businessman Gerald Barker is invited to join a mysterious super corporation known as The Firm. His work in the organisation turns out to be of a unique and somewhat disturbing nature. But Gerald finds no comfort with his wife Melissa and friend Barry - his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Peter Cummins  •  Eileen Chapman  •  Bethany Lee  •  Peter Carmody

Businessman Gerald Barker is invited to join a mysterious super corporation known as The Firm. His work in the organisation turns out to be of a unique and somewhat disturbing nature. But Gerald finds no comfort with his wife Melissa and friend Barry - his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Peter Cummins  •  Eileen Chapman  •  Bethany Lee  •  Peter Carmody

Dalmas (1973)

Bert Deling's surreal, button-pushing and hallucinogenic paean to the emerging possibilities of avant-garde and homemade filmmaking. Telling the tale of a violent ex-cop searching for the man who killed his partner, the film takes an unexpected turn when he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bert Deling
CAST:  Peter Whittle  •  Peter Cummins  •  Max Gillies  •  John Duigan

Bert Deling's surreal, button-pushing and hallucinogenic paean to the emerging possibilities of avant-garde and homemade filmmaking. Telling the tale of a violent ex-cop searching for the man who killed his partner, the film takes an unexpected turn when he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bert Deling
CAST:  Peter Whittle  •  Peter Cummins  •  Max Gillies  •  John Duigan

Wide Sargasso Sea (1993)

In the wake of Jamaican emancipation, French colonist Annette Cosway falls into poverty and marries racist Englishman Paul Mason. But when Annette's young son dies in a fire started by former slaves, Mason flees to England, leaving his grief-stricken wife and her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Karina Lombard  •  Nathaniel Parker  •  Rachel Ward  •  Michael York

In the wake of Jamaican emancipation, French colonist Annette Cosway falls into poverty and marries racist Englishman Paul Mason. But when Annette's young son dies in a fire started by former slaves, Mason flees to England, leaving his grief-stricken wife and her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Karina Lombard  •  Nathaniel Parker  •  Rachel Ward  •  Michael York
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