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Geoff Murphy

Film Director / Film Producer / Screenwriter / Actor | * 06/13/1946 († 72, 12/03/2018) | New Zealand
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Geoffrey Peter Murphy (12 October 1938 – 3 December 2018) was a New Zealand filmmaker, producer, director, and screenwriter best known for his work during the renaissance of New Zealand cinema that began in the last half of the 1970s. His second feature Goodbye Pork Pie (1981) was the first New Zealand film to win major commercial success on its own soil. Murphy directed several Hollywood features during the 1990s, before returning to New Zealand as second-unit director on The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Murphy was also at different times a scriptwriter, special effects technician, schoolteacher and trumpet player. He was married to Merata Mita, also a film director, actor, writer. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Thriller | Action

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Officer of The New Zealand Order of Merit

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Movies with Geoff Murphy as Actor(5)

as Self - 2nd Unit Director2004 Home of the Horse Lords
as Self - Second Unit Director2002 Cameras in Middle-Earth
as Mr Semmens1988 Mauri

Movies with Geoff Murphy as Crew(28)

Directing/Second Unit Director2005 xXx: State of the Union
Crew/Post Production Supervisor2004 The Land Has Eyes
Directing/Director2004 Spooked
Writing/Screenplay2004 Spooked
Directing/Second Unit Director2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Directing/Director2000 Fortress 2
Directing/Director2000 Race Against Time
Crew/Second Unit1997 Dante's Peak
Production/Associate Producer1997 Dante's Peak
Directing/Director1996 Don't Look Back
Directing/Director1995 Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
Directing/Director1993 The Last Outlaw
Directing/Director1993 Blind Side
Directing/Director1992 Freejack
Directing/Director1990 Young Guns II
Directing/Director1989 Red King, White Knight
Directing/Director1988 Never Say Die
Writing/Screenplay1988 Never Say Die
Directing/First Assistant Director1988 Mauri
Production/Associate Producer1988 Mauri
Writing/Screenplay1986 Mr Wrong
Directing/Director1985 The Quiet Earth
Directing/Director1984 Utu
Writing/Writer1984 Utu
Directing/Director1981 Goodbye Pork Pie
Writing/Author1981 Goodbye Pork Pie
Crew/Special Effects1977 Sleeping Dogs
Directing/Director1974 Uenuku

Full Name: Geoff Peter Murphy
Citizenship: New Zealand
Born: Thursday, 06/13 1946 (June) in Wellington
Died: Monday, 12/03 2018 (December) in Wellington (aged: 72)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Massey University
Spouses (current/former): Merata Mita
Other names for Geoff Murphy (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Geoff Murhphy"
"Geoffrey Peter Murphy"
Geoff Murphy frequently works together with these people:
Peter Jackson (8x, Crew)
Michael Pellerin (8x, Crew)
Merata Mita (7x, Crew)
Viggo Mortensen (6x, Actor)
Ian Mune (6x, Actor)
Orlando Bloom (5x, Actor)
Billy Boyd (5x, Actor)
Dominic Monaghan (5x, Actor)
Richard Taylor (5x, Crew)
Elijah Wood (4x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:12823, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 07/10/2020