Paul Cox

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Dutch-born filmmaker Paul Cox settled in his adopted homeland of Australia in the mid-1960s and spent over thirty years there honing his craft before becoming disillusioned with the difficulties in raising financing and ... Read more »
Born: 04/16/1940 in Venlo, NL

Filmography

Director (24)

Salvation 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Human Touch 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Nijinsky 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Innocence 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

4 Million Houseguests 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Lust and Revenge 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Molokai: The Story of Father Damien 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Exile 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Touch Me 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

A Woman's Tale 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Island 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

The Golden Braid 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

The Nun and the Bandit 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

The Paper Boy 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Director

Cactus 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Death and Destiny 1984 (Movie)

(Director)

My First Wife 1984 (Movie)

(Director)

Man of Flowers 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Lonely Hearts 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Kostas 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Inside Looking Out 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

Illuminations 1974 (Movie)

(Director)

Salvation (TV Show)

Director
Writer (22)

Salvation 2009 (Movie)

(Writer)

Human Touch 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Nijinsky 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Innocence 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

4 Million Houseguests 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lust and Revenge 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Exile 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Touch Me 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Woman's Tale 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Island 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Golden Braid 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Nun and the Bandit 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Cactus 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Cactus 1986 (Movie)

(From Story)

Death and Destiny 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

My First Wife 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Man of Flowers 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lonely Hearts 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Inside Looking Out 1976 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Illuminations 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Salvation (TV Show)

Screenwriter
Producer (14)

Salvation 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Nijinsky 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Innocence 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Lust and Revenge 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Exile 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Woman's Tale 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Island 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Golden Braid 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Nun and the Bandit 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cactus 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

My First Wife 1984 (Movie)

(Producer)

Man of Flowers 1983 (Movie)

(Producer)

Inside Looking Out 1976 (Movie)

(Producer)

Salvation (TV Show)

Producer
Editor (9)

Human Touch 2003 (Movie)

(Editor)

Nijinsky 2002 (Movie)

(Editor)

Exile 1994 (Movie)

(Editor)

Touch Me 1994 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Nun and the Bandit 1991 (Movie)

(Editor)

Death and Destiny 1984 (Movie)

(Editor)

Inside Looking Out 1976 (Movie)

(Editor)

Illuminations 1974 (Movie)

(Editor)
Actor (5)

Lust and Revenge 1997 (Movie)

New Age Customer (Actor)

A Journey with Paul Cox 1996 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Careful 1993 (Movie)

Count Knotgers (Actor)

The Golden Braid 1991 (Movie)

Priest (Actor)

Wo die grunen Ameisen traumen 1985 (Movie)

Photographer (Actor)
Camera, Film, & Tape (3)

Nijinsky 2002 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Vincent - The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Inside Looking Out 1976 (Movie)

(Camera)
Other (1)

Kostas 1979 (Movie)

from idea (Other)

Biography

Dutch-born filmmaker Paul Cox settled in his adopted homeland of Australia in the mid-1960s and spent over thirty years there honing his craft before becoming disillusioned with the difficulties in raising financing and decamped for Europe. Cox's oeuvre is comprised of mostly cerebral work that challenges audiences and fly in the face of conventional Hollywood fare.

Relationships

Kyra Cox

Daughter

Ezra Cox

Son

Marius Cox

Son

Wim Cox

Father
worked in features and documentaries until WWII

Rosie Igusti

Partner

EDUCATION

Melbourne University

1963
exchange student

Milestones

1999

Garnered praise for "Innocence", a drama about a renewed romance between a couple separated for over 40 years

1998

Helmed the biopic "Molokai: The Story of Father Damien"

1997

Was profiled in "A Journey with Paul Cox"

1994

Wrote, produced, directed and edited "Exile"

1991

Produced, wrote, directed and acted in "The Golden Braid"

1987

Directed "Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh"

1981

Gained first international recognition with "Lonely Hearts"

1977

Founded Illumination Films with Tony Llewllyn-Jones and Bernard Eddy

1974

Directed first feature, "Illuminations," after having made numerous shorts and documentaries

1965

Settled in Australia; held first photography exhibit

1965

Made first film, "Matuta"

1964

Returned to Europe

1963

Moved to Australia as an exchange student

Taught photography and cinematography before becoming full-time filmmaker

Left Australia and returned to live in Europe

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