became not only an Australian star but also an international name with the successes of Breaker Morant
and the TV series A Town Like Alice
in the early 1980s. Over the past 20 years a stream of well-known Australian hits and Hollywood productions followed: The Thorn Birds
, Gorillas in the Mist
, The Shiralee
, Blood Oath
and Two Hands
in 1999, for which he won his second Australian Film Institute Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 1999 he starred with his wife, Rachel Ward
, in the Golden Globe nominated telemovie On The Beach
, which won an Australian Film Institute Award. In all, he has been nominated for five Australian Film Institute Awards, two Australian Television Logies, one Emmy Award and one Golden Globe Award.
In the 1990s, Brown also began producing film and television through his company New Town Films, including Dead Heart and Twisted Tales, as well as the short films Blindmans Bluff and the 2000 AFI award winning The Big House," both written and directed by Rachel Ward. The feature Dirty Deeds, written and directed by David Caesar, which Brown starred in and produced, was released throughout Australia in 2002. New Town Films has just completed Marthas New Coat," a 50-minute feature for SBS, once again directed by Rachel Ward, which was a finalist in the Dendy Short Film Awards this year.
Brown has completed filming a comedy for Universal Studios with Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston, set for release in 2004.
: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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