P.J. Hogan

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Another of the Australian filmmakers whose successful work in their homeland brought Hollywood calling, P J Hogan burst into international awareness when his first feature as director and writer, "Muriel's Wedding" ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1962 in Brisbane, Queensland, AU

Filmography

Director (8)

Mental 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Confessions of a Shopaholic 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Peter Pan 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Unconditional Love (New Line) 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Director

My Best Friend's Wedding 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Muriel's Wedding 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Proof 1992 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

The Humpty Dumpty Man 1992 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (7)

Mental 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Peter Pan 2003 (Movie)

(Adaptation/rewrite) (Screenplay)

Muriel's Wedding 1995 (Movie)

(From Story)

Muriel's Wedding 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Humpty Dumpty Man 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Vicious 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The American Mall (TV Show)

Story By
Production Management (1)

The Taste 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Associate Director

Biography

Another of the Australian filmmakers whose successful work in their homeland brought Hollywood calling, P J Hogan burst into international awareness when his first feature as director and writer, "Muriel's Wedding", debuted to a 15-minute standing ovation at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival's Directors' Fortnight. A box-office champ, "Muriel's Wedding" dominated the Australian Film Institute Awards, earning eleven nominations and winning four. Basically an ugly-duckling story that relied on broad humor to make its point, the film benefited from Hogan's capabilities with actors. He elicited star-making performances from lead Toni Collette and supporting player Rachel Griffiths. Its success led to his directing "My Best Friend's Wedding" (1997), starring Julia Roberts. With a screenplay by Ronald Bass, this "Wedding" presented Roberts in a return to comedy and featured strong turns from Cameron Diaz (as Roberts' rival in love) and Rupert Everett (as her gay editor). Both films utilized popular music (ABBA in "Muriel's Wedding", Burt Bacharach in "My Best Friend's Wedding") and Hogan showed increasing growth handling diverse comic material.

Relationships

Jocelyn Moorhouse

Wife

Milestones

2009

Directed the film adaptation of "Confessions of a Shopaholic"

2008

Created the story for the musical film, "The American Mall"

2003

Directed the big budget adaptation of "Peter Pan"

1999

Hogan Moorehouse Pictures signed three-year, first-look deal with Sony Pictures

1997

Made US debut with "My Best Friend's Wedding"

1994

Breakthrough feature, "Muriel's Wedding"

1993

Directed an episode of the Australian TV miniseries, "The Seven Deadly Sins"

1991

Credited as the second unit director and script editor for "Proof"; directed by wife Jocelyn Moorhouse

1988

Scripted the Australian horror-thriller, "Vicious"

1986

Co-wrote and directed "The Humpty Dumpty Man" for Australian television

1984

Wrote and directed first short film, "Getting Wet"

Co-formed (with wife), Hogan Moorhouse Pictures

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