Ray Lawrence has directed three theatrical feature films in nearly four decades, all of them among the most critically acclaimed works in Australian cinema during that time. He makes commercials in between films.
Born in London, England, Lawrence is the son of a painter who painted the royal coaches at Buckingham Palace, and later spray painted London buses for double the salary. The family moved to Australia in 1958 when Lawrence was aged 11 and they settled in Victor Harbour, South Australia, after spending three years in a migrant hostel in Gawler. When he left school he moved to Sydney and began working in advertising. He later spent a number of years in London producing commercials, then returned home, established Window Productions with Glen Thomas, and became one of Australia's top directors of TV commercials.
Lawrence's unique cinematic style has established him as one of the most respected dramatic directors of contemporary Australian cinema. His feature films after BLISS were LANTANA (2001) and JINDABYNE (2006).
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