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Judy Morris Judy Morris i(A132066 works by)
Born: Established: 1947 Queensland, ;
Gender: Female
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Judy Morris is an award-winning actor, film director, and screenwriter. As an actor she was a constant presence in the first three decades of Australian television drama, notably in the ABC's Certain Women. In 1973, she won the Australian Film Institute award for Best Actress in a Lead Role and was nominated three more times.

As a script-writer, she co-wrote Babe: Pig in the City, the story for the animated feature Happy Feet, the adaptation of The Eye of the Storm, and the feature film Chasing Wonders.

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form y separately published work icon The Eye of the Storm ( dir. Fred Schepisi ) Australia : 2011 Z1679559 2011 single work film/TV 'In a Sydney suburb, two nurses, a housekeeper and a solicitor attend to Elizabeth Hunter as her expatriate son and daughter convene at her deathbed. In dying, as in living, Mrs Hunter remains a formidable force on those around her. It is via Mrs Hunter's authority over living that her household and children vicariously face death and struggle to give consequence to life.

'Estranged from a mother who was never capable of loving them Sir Basil, a famous but struggling actor in London and Dorothy, an impecunious French princess, attempt to reconcile with her. In doing so they are reduced from states of worldly sophistication to floundering adolescence.

'The children unite in a common goal - to leave Australia with their vast inheritance. Moving through Sydney's social scene, they search for a way to fulfil their desire. Using the reluctant services of their family lawyer Arnold Wyburd, a man long in love with Mrs Hunter, they scheme to place their mother in a society nursing home to expedite her demise.

'Panic sets in as the staff sense the impending end of their eccentric world. Mrs Hunter confesses her profound disappointment at failing to recreate the state of humility and grace she experienced when caught in the eye of a cyclone fifteen years earlier.

'For the first time in their lives, the meaning of compassion takes the children by surprise. During a ferocious storm Mrs Hunter finally dies, not through a withdrawal of will but by an assertion of it. In the process of dying she re-lives her experience in the cyclone. Standing on a beach, she is calm and serene as devastation surrounds her.'

Source: Fred Schepisi's website, http://www.fredschepisi.com/
Sighted: 09/08/2011

2012 nominated AWGIE Awards Film Award Adaptation
2011 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Adapted Screenplay
2011 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Film
2011 nominated Inside Film Awards Best Feature Film
2011 inaugural winner The Age Critics' Award for Best Australian Feature
form y separately published work icon Happy Feet ( dir. George Miller et. al. )agent Australia : Kennedy Miller Entertainment , 2006 Z1827788 2006 single work film/TV children's fantasy

Mumble, a young penguin living in the Antarctic, is the only penguin in his colony who is unable to sing: all other penguins attract mates by singing their 'heartsong'. But Mumble can do something that no other penguin has ever been able to do: tap dance. And with this talent, he can not only attract his soulmate but also stop the over-fishing that is endangering the penguin population.

2007 winner British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards Best Animated Feature Film
2007 winner Academy Awards Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
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