Neil Armfield is a director of theatre, opera and film. He was awarded an AO in the 2007 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to the arts, nationally and internationally, and as a promoter of innovative Australian productions including Australian Indigenous drama.
Twelfth Night (Neil Armfield, 1987) Shakespeare's play, using Australian colloquialisms; filmed Balmain
Castanet Club, The (Neil Armfield, 1990) dp Ray Argall; Steve Abbott, Penny Biggins, Glenn Butcher; musical
Edens Lost (Neil Armfield, 1991) wr. Sumner Locke Elliott; Julia Blake, Linda Cropper, Victoria Longley, Arthur Dignam; telemovie; 180 min.
Eighth Wonder, The (Neil Armfield, 1995) telemovie; opera about the Sydney Opera House; David Hobson
Candy (Neil Armfield, 2006) wr. Neil Armfield, Luke Davies, adaptation of Luke Davies novel, prod. Margaret Fink, Emile Sherman; Geoffrey Rush, Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish; dark story about a couple's love amid heroin addiction; two lovers embark on a journey of lust, addiction and self-destruction; begins principal photography Sydney 17 March 2005; Berlin Film Festival, Feb 2006; national release 25 Mary 2006
Secret River, The (Deborra Lee-Furness??) in planning since 2007; novel Kate Grenville, script Jan Sardi, prod. John Palermo; Hugh Jackman; this will now be a play at Sydney Theatre Company, involving wr. Andrew Bovell and dir. Neil Armfield; no info about a film related to this; update 2013: this is now to be a two-part mini-series directed by Daina Reid; emancipated English convict stakes a claim on land owned by a clan of Aboriginal people
Garry Gillard | New: 3 March, 2013 | Now: 21 May, 2017