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Jocelyn Moorhouse is a Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Australienne born on 4 september 1960 at Melbourne (Australie)

Jocelyn Moorhouse

Jocelyn Moorhouse
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Nationality Australie
Birth 4 september 1960 (59 years) at Melbourne (Australie)

Jocelyn Denise Moorhouse is an Australian writer and film director born in Victoria, Australia on 4 September 1960.

Moorhouse did her HSC year in 1978 at Vermont High School where her mother taught art, which is the same high school that Gillian Armstrong attended a few years earlier. She went on to direct films such as Proof, How to Make an American Quilt and A Thousand Acres. In 2005 she commenced as the director for Russell Crowe's film Eucalyptus, but resigned within days of starting work on it.

She is married to film director P. J. Hogan, and produced his film Muriel's Wedding. In 2012, Jocelyn was a producer on another P. J. Hogan directed film 'Mental'.

In 2012 Jocelyn directed her first play 'Sex with Strangers' for the Sydney Theatre Company.

Biography

Elle passe son enfance en Nouvelle-Guinée, avant de retourner en Australie à l'âge de six ans, et s'oriente vers le cinéma à l'âge de 17 ans.

Elle a remporté la caméra d'or au Festival de Cannes pour son film Proof, qui a aussi été nommé dans de nombreux festivals.

Elle est mariée avec le réalisateur Paul John Hogan.

Best films

Peter Pan (2003)
(Executive Producer)

Usually with

Jill Bilcock
Jill Bilcock
(4 films)
Hugo Weaving
Hugo Weaving
(2 films)
Daniel Wyllie
Daniel Wyllie
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jocelyn Moorhouse (8 films)

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Director

The Dressmaker, 1h58
Directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, La mode, Transport films
Actors Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving, Caroline Goodall, Sarah Snook
Rating70% 3.547713.547713.547713.547713.54771
In 1951, Myrtle "Tilly" Dunnage returns to her hometown of Dungatar, to take care of her ill mother, Molly. Tilly was sent out of town at the age of ten because of false accusations of murder. Tilly, an expert dressmaker trained by Madeleine Vionnet in Paris, transforms the locals with her couture creations and in the process, exacts revenge on the people who wrongly accused her of murder all those years ago.
A Thousand Acres, 1h45
Directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Films about royalty
Actors Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, Jason Robards, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Colin Firth, Keith Carradine
Rating61% 3.0507153.0507153.0507153.0507153.050715
Larry Cook (Jason Robards), a prosperous Iowa farmer, decides to retire and split his acres of land among his three daughters, Ginny (Jessica Lange), Rose (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Caroline (Jennifer Jason Leigh). Ginny and Rose happily accept the lucrative agreement to live and work on the farm but Caroline abandons farming for a law career in Des Moines and refuses to take part in the deal.
How to Make an American Quilt, 1h56
Directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Winona Ryder, Anne Bancroft, Ellen Burstyn, Kate Nelligan, Alfre Woodard, Maya Angelou
Rating62% 3.1499353.1499353.1499353.1499353.149935
Finn, étudiante fraîchement diplômée, se prépare à se marier avec Sam, son fiancé, mais elle a peur de perdre sa liberté. Chaque semaine, la tante de Finn, sa sœur et leurs amies se retrouvent pour coudre des courtepointes à thème, et parlent de leurs mariages et de leurs espoirs.
Proof
Proof (1991)
, 1h26
Directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about disabilities, La cécité
Actors Hugo Weaving, Russell Crowe, Heather Mitchell, Jeffrey Walker, Daniel Pollock, Frankie J. Holden
Rating71% 3.597423.597423.597423.597423.59742
The story concerns the tribulations of Martin (Hugo Weaving), a blind photographer. Through a series of flashbacks, Martin is shown as a child, distrustful of his own mother, and also she describes to him the garden outside his bedroom window. She tells him that someone is raking leaves, but he can't hear the sound and angrily decides she is lying to him.

Scriptwriter

The Dressmaker, 1h58
Directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, La mode, Transport films
Actors Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving, Caroline Goodall, Sarah Snook
Rating70% 3.547713.547713.547713.547713.54771
In 1951, Myrtle "Tilly" Dunnage returns to her hometown of Dungatar, to take care of her ill mother, Molly. Tilly was sent out of town at the age of ten because of false accusations of murder. Tilly, an expert dressmaker trained by Madeleine Vionnet in Paris, transforms the locals with her couture creations and in the process, exacts revenge on the people who wrongly accused her of murder all those years ago.
Unconditional Love, 2h1
Directed by Paul John Hogan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Serial killer films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Kathy Bates, Rupert Everett, Meredith Eaton, Peter Sarsgaard, Lynn Redgrave, Stephanie Beacham
Roles Writer
Rating67% 3.397843.397843.397843.397843.39784
Grace Beasley has been content with life as a housewife. One morning, Grace wins tickets to a concert by her favorite singer. Grace is ecstatic, but soon learns her husband is leaving her, and also that her son is leaving his wife. Grace arrives at the concert, only to learn it has been cancelled due to the murder of the singer. Grace decides to travel to England for the singer's funeral. She soon meets the closeted singer's former lover and they plot to secretly change his burial clothing to his beloved pink bathrobe. Grace and Dirk then leave for Chicago and track down and kill the Cross Bow Killer, who has been murdering singers. The adventure changes Grace, and she faces the problems of her marriage with a new outlook on the meaning of love.
Proof
Proof (1991)
, 1h26
Directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about disabilities, La cécité
Actors Hugo Weaving, Russell Crowe, Heather Mitchell, Jeffrey Walker, Daniel Pollock, Frankie J. Holden
Roles Writer
Rating71% 3.597423.597423.597423.597423.59742
The story concerns the tribulations of Martin (Hugo Weaving), a blind photographer. Through a series of flashbacks, Martin is shown as a child, distrustful of his own mother, and also she describes to him the garden outside his bedroom window. She tells him that someone is raking leaves, but he can't hear the sound and angrily decides she is lying to him.

Production

Mental
Mental (2012)
, 1h56
Directed by Paul John Hogan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Toni Collette, Rebecca Gibney, Liev Schreiber, Anthony LaPaglia, Bethany Whitmore, Rob Carlton
Roles Producer
Rating62% 3.100053.100053.100053.100053.10005
Shirley Moochmoore (Rebecca Gibney) is a sweet misfit and mother of five daughters who are all convinced they suffer from various mental illnesses. Living in the Australian coastal suburb of Dolphin Heads and married to the often absent local politician Barry (Anthony LaPaglia), Shirley retreats into a fantasy world of her favourite musical, The Sound of Music. After she manically orders a huge amount of furniture, telling neighbours her husband won it on a TV game show, she's packed off to a mental institution; Barry instructs his daughters to say she's "on holiday in Wollongong".
Peter Pan
Peter Pan (2003)
, 1h53
Directed by Paul John Hogan
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films, Mermaids in film, Les fées, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about disabilities, Films based on plays, Children's films
Actors Jeremy Sumpter, Ludivine Sagnier, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Jason Isaacs, Olivia Williams, Lynn Redgrave
Roles Executive Producer
Rating68% 3.403793.403793.403793.403793.40379
In Edwardian-era London, in the nursery of the Darling home, Wendy Darling (Wood) tells her younger brothers, John (Harry Newell) and Michael (Freddie Popplewell), stories that enthrall Peter Pan (Jeremy Sumpter) and his fairy friend Tinker Bell (Ludivine Sagnier). Life is disrupted when their Aunt Millicent visits the family. Judging Wendy to be an "almost" full-grown woman, Aunt Millicent advises Mr. and Mrs. Darling to think of Wendy's future, saying that Wendy should spend less time with her brothers and more time with her as she learns how to be a proper young lady. The very idea terrifies the children.
Unconditional Love, 2h1
Directed by Paul John Hogan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Serial killer films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Kathy Bates, Rupert Everett, Meredith Eaton, Peter Sarsgaard, Lynn Redgrave, Stephanie Beacham
Roles Producer
Rating67% 3.397843.397843.397843.397843.39784
Grace Beasley has been content with life as a housewife. One morning, Grace wins tickets to a concert by her favorite singer. Grace is ecstatic, but soon learns her husband is leaving her, and also that her son is leaving his wife. Grace arrives at the concert, only to learn it has been cancelled due to the murder of the singer. Grace decides to travel to England for the singer's funeral. She soon meets the closeted singer's former lover and they plot to secretly change his burial clothing to his beloved pink bathrobe. Grace and Dirk then leave for Chicago and track down and kill the Cross Bow Killer, who has been murdering singers. The adventure changes Grace, and she faces the problems of her marriage with a new outlook on the meaning of love.
Muriel's Wedding, 1h46
Directed by Paul John Hogan
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about marriage
Actors Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Bill Hunter, Sophie Lee, Jeanie Drynan, Daniel Lapaine
Roles Producer
Rating71% 3.599093.599093.599093.599093.59909
A socially awkward, overweight, naïve "ugly duckling", who is obsessed with the music of ABBA, Muriel Heslop (Toni Collette) is the target of ridicule by the more fashion-conscious girls she considers her friends. She also is a perpetual daydreamer who yearns for a glamorous wedding and marriage to a man who will help improve her personal life and free her from a tedious life dominated by her demanding and often psychologically abusive father Bill (Bill Hunter), a corrupt politician who verbally lashes out at his subservient wife Betty and their unambitious children at every opportunity.