Peter Weir Collection


Peter Weir

Peter Weir is an Australian film director.  A pivotal figure in the Australian New Wave cinema of the 70s with films such a Picnic at Hanging Rock,  The Last Wave and Gallipoli,  he later went on to international success directing films such as Witness, Dead Poets Society, The Truman Show and Master and Commander.

He has received 6 Academy Award nominations for his work as director, writer and producer.  His is the two time winner of the BAFTA David Lean Award for Direction.



Merv McLaughlin, Key Grip,  Peter Weir behind the lens and Russell Boyd, Cinematographer filming The Last Wave.

Mel Gibson, Robert Grubb and Peter Weir on the set of Gallipoli. 

 Robyn Williams and Peter Weir on the set of Dead Poets Society.

Portrait by Don Arnold for the Directors Guild of America magazine.

The Plumber

Judy Morris opens the door to Ivar Kants in The Plumber.



Written and directed by Peter Weir,  The Plumber is a 1979 Australian psychological thriller.  Made for television, it was subsequently released in theatres in several countries beginning with the United States in 1981.  The film stars Judy Morris, Ivar Kants and Robert Coleby. 

DIRECTOR: Peter Weir.  PRODUCER: Matt Carroll.   WRITER: Peter Weir.   CAST: Judy Morris, Ivar Kants, Candy Raymond.   MUSIC: Rory O'Donoghue, Gerry Tolland.   CINEMATOGRAPHY: David Sanderson.  EDITOR: Gerald Turney-Smith.    PRODUCTION COMPANY: South Australian Film Corporation

YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1979.  RUNNING TIME: 72 Minutes  COUNTRY: Australia  LANGUAGE: English

 The Plumber on IMDb

Judy Morris and Ivar Kants.

Green Card

Two complete strangers agree to a marriage of convenience in Green Card  -  the romantic comedy from director Peter Weir.   Georges (Gérard Depardieu) is looking for a Green Card to live and work in the U.S.  Bronte (Andie MacDowell) is obsessed with moving into a magical apartment,  available only to a married couple.  When the marriage is investigated by Immigration, they are thrown into an-off balance intimacy.  Against a backdrop of Manhattan rooftop sunsets,  the driving beat of the New York streets and the lush greenhouse and beautiful apartment - this story of two people falling in love is enriched by a skilful supporting case.  A film of charm and energy, Green Card is an irresistible romance that will leave you with a smile on your face.

DIRECTOR: Peter Weir   PRODUCERS: Peter Weir, Edward S Feldman, Duncan Henderson. WRITER: Peter Weir. CAST: Gérard Depardieu, Andie MacDowell. MUSIC: Hans Zimmer.  CINEMATOGRAPHER: Geoffrey Simpson EDITOR: William M.Anderson PRODUCTION COMPANY: Touchstone Pictures. DISTRIBUTED BY:Buena Vista Pictures

YEAR: 1990. RUNNING TIME: 103 Minutes   COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia and France. LANGUAGE: English



Andie MacDowell and Gérard Depardieu