Biography

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Geoff Murphy (born 13 June 1946) is a successful New Zealand filmmaker best-known for his work during the renaissance of New Zealand cinema that began in the last half of the 1970s.

He directed a string of big-budget Hollywood features during the 1990s, before returning to New Zealand as second unit director on all three movies of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. He has also worked as a scriptwriter, assistant director, special effects man, schoolteacher and trumpet player.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Geoff Murphy, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Geoff Murphy (born 13 June 1946) is a successful New Zealand filmmaker best-known for his work during the renaissance of New Zealand cinema that began in the last half of the 1970s.

He directed a string of big-budget Hollywood features during the 1990s, before returning to New Zealand as second unit director on all three movies of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. He has also worked as a scriptwriter, assistant director, special effects man, schoolteacher and trumpet player.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Geoff Murphy, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 19

Birthday 1946-06-13

Place of Birth New Zealand

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Geoff Murhphy

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2005 xXx: State of the Union Second Unit Director
2004 Spooked Director
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Second Unit Director
2000 Race Against Time Director
2000 Fortress 2 Director
1996 Don't Look Back Director
1995 Under Siege 2: Dark Territory Director
1993 The Last Outlaw Director
1993 Blind Side Director
1992 Freejack Director
1990 Young Guns II Director
1989 Red King, White Knight Director
1988 Never Say Die Director
1985 The Quiet Earth Director
1984 Utu Director
1981 Goodbye Pork Pie Director
1974 Uenuku Director

Writing

2004 Spooked Screenplay
1988 Never Say Die Screenplay
1986 Mr Wrong Screenplay
1981 Goodbye Pork Pie Author

Crew

1997 Dante's Peak Second Unit

Production

1997 Dante's Peak Associate Producer

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