Entertainment Famous Film Directors from Australia

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List of famous film directors from Australia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Australia has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Australian directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Australia and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

List ranges from Michael Spiccia to Peter Dodd and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Australian directors?" and "Which directors are from Australia?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of Australia in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Australian directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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A.J. Carter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from Australia
age 38
A. J. Carter is an Australian film director, screenwriter and producer. In his recent emerging career as a film director, his debut narrative short film Ronan's Escape awarded him and his ...more

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A.R. Harwood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Australia
A.R. Harwood Died at 83 (1897-1980)
Alexander Roy Harwood, better known as A. R. Harwood, or Dick Harwood, was an Australian film director and producer who also worked in exhibition. He was inspired to become a filmmaker when ...more

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Aaron Fa'aoso is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Australia
Aaron Fa'aoso is an Australian television and film actor, probably best known for his role on East West 101. He is of Torres Strait Islander, Samoan and Tongan descent. His mother is from Saibai ...more

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Aaron J. March is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Australia
Aaron J. March age 40
Aaron J. March is an actor, a film producer, a film director and a screenwriter.

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Aaron Wilson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Australia
Aaron Wilson age 42
Aaron Wilson is a film director, producer and screenwriter.

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Abe Forsythe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Australia
age 37
Abe Forsythe is a Director.

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Adam Bayliss is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Australia
Adam Bayliss age 39
Adam Bayliss is an Australian producer of films. His films Luna and the Moon and Alex's Party have been shown at international film festivals, including the Palm Springs International Film ...more

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Adam Elliot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Australia
age 46
Adam Elliot is an independent Australian stop-motion animation writer, director and producer based in Melbourne, Australia. His five films have collectively participated in over seven-hundred ...more

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Adam Howard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Australia
age 56
Adam Howard is a film director, cinematographer and editor.

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Aden Young is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Australia
age 46
Aden Young is an Australian–Canadian actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Daniel Holden in the SundanceTV drama Rectify.

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Adrian Carr is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Australia
Adrian Carr age 66
Adrian Carr is a tv and film director.

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Andy Anderson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Australia
age 71
Andy Anderson is a musician and actor. As a musician he is best known as the lead singer of 1960s Australian band The Missing Links, and as an actor he is well known for his roles on both ...more

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Albie Thoms is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Australia
Died at 71 (1941-2012)
Albie Thoms is a film director and film producer.

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Alby Mangels is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Australia
Alby Mangels age 70
Albertus Zwier "Alby" Mangels is an Australian adventurer and documentary film-maker widely remembered for his "World Safari" adventure travel films.

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Alex Kelly is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Australia
Alex Kelly age 39
Alex Kelly is a female freelance artist, film maker and producer based in Alice Springs, Australia. Alex grew up in a farming community near Wodonga in regional Victoria, Kelly has worked with ...more

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Alex Proyas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Australia
age 55
Alexander "Alex" Proyas is an Egyptian-born Greek-Australian film director, screenwriter, and producer. Proyas is best known for directing the films The Crow, Dark City, I, Robot, and ...more

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Alexandra Billington is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Australia
Alexandra Billington is a film director, writer, producer and actress.

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Alexandra Schepisi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Australia
Alexandra Schepisi is an actress, screenwriter and film director.

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Alfred J. Goulding is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Australia
Died at 76 (1896-1972)
Alfred John "Alf" Goulding was an Australian-born American film director and screenwriter. He directed 182 films between 1917 and 1959. He was the youngest brother of the celebrated ...more

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Alfred Rolfe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Australia
Died at 81 (1862-1943)
Alfred Rolfe, real name Alfred Roker, was an Australian film director and actor, best known for being the son-in-law of the celebrated actor-manager Alfred Dampier, with whom he appeared ...more

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Alison Ellwood is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Australia
age 57
Alison Ellwood is a film and television director; film and television producer; and a film and television editor.

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Alison Thompson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Australia
Alison Thompson is a film director and producer.

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Alister Grierson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Australia
age 49
Alister Grierson is an Australian film director and scriptwriter. Born in Canberra, he completed his secondary schooling at Canberra Grammar, graduated in Economics and Arts from the Australian ...more

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Alkinos Tsilimidos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Australia
Alkinos Tsilimidos is an Australian film and theatre director. Raised in comfortable circumstances in middle-class Doncaster, Tsilimidos won the Montréal First Film Prize at the ...more

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Alyson Standen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Australia
Alyson Standen
Alyson Standen is a film director, actress and screenwriter.