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Geoff Murphy

Geoff Murphy directed some significant New Zealand movies in the late 20th century.
  • 1977 Dagg Day Afternoon (Features Kiwi icon Fred Dagg) (co-directed by John Clarke, who went on to great fame in Australia)
  • 1977 Wildman
  • 1981 Goodbye Pork Pie (A New Zealand road trip)
  • 1983 Utu
  • 1985 The Quiet Earth
  • 1988 Never Say Die
Murphy also directed Fortress 2 (1999) in Luxembourg and Young Guns II (1990), Freejack (1992), Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995), and Absolute Zero (2000) in the United States. In addition, he helped out on Peter Jackson's epic shoot for the Lord of the Rings movies by doing some second unit directing work on The Two Towers.

Geoff was a founding member of the New Zealand musical cooperative Blerta.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Geoff Murphy Facts

BirthdayJune 13, 1946 (76)
BirthplaceNew Zealand

Selected Filmography

The Last Outlaw
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
The Quiet Earth
Young Guns II
Young Guns 2
Last Outlaw, The
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