John Dingwall

John Dingwall (1940-2004) was best known as a writer, particularly of Sunday Too Far Away (Ken Hannam, 1975) but he also directed two feature films. The other feature for which he wrote the screenplay is Buddies (Arch Nicholson, 1983)

Custodian, The (John Dingwall, 1993) Anthony LaPaglia (Quinlan), Hugo Weaving (Church), Barry Otto (Ferguson), Kelly Dingwall (Reynolds), Essie Davis, Gosia Dobrowolska, Naomi Watts, Bill Hunter, Norman Kaye; cop investigative thriller; LaPaglia and Weaving feed info about police corruption to reporter Dingwall who feeds it to investigator Otto; but he stuffs up, resulting in deaths of Otto's wife and then Weaving; LaPaglia then leaves the force

Phobia (John Dingwall, 1988) Gosia Dobrowolska, Sean Scully; agoraphobic wife; reviewed Ross Harley, Cinema Papers, 81, December 1990: 58-59; shown at Cannes 1988; commercial failure


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