Encouraged by his father, Noonan made his first short film, COULD IT HAPPEN HERE? when he was 16. It won a prize at the Sydney Film Festival and was later screened on Australian television. Noonan was in the inaugural intake on the directors' course (along with Gillian Armstrong and Phillip Noyce) at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School.
Noonan worked for Film Australia, making short films and documentaries. He worked as assistant director on the cult movie THE CARS THAT ATE PARIS in 1974.
In 1980 he documented the lives of a troupe of handicapped actors, the acclaimed STEPPING OUT. He directed the Australian mini-series THE COWRA BREAKOUT, and wrote and directed five episodes of the mini-series, VIETNAM, and made his television movie debut with THE RIDDLE OF THE STINSON.
Alongside MISS POTTER Noonan has two further projects in development.
Chris Noonan Facts
|Birthday||November 14, 1952 (66)|