Ray Lawrence - 1973

Film Director & Writer

Ray Lawrence is an Australian film director. Born in London in 1948, Lawrence’s family moved to Australia in 1958. When he left school he moved to Sydney to work in the advertising industry before returning to London to produce commercials. Lawrence then returned home to become one of Australia’s top commercial directors. Lawrence developed a unique cinematic style which has led to him becoming one of the most respected dramatic directors of contemporary Australian cinema. Having only produced 3 feature films in his 25-year career, his second film ‘Lantana’ (2001) is one of the highest-grossing Australian films ever made winning critical and popular recognition including Best film, Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards.

This photograph was taken whilst Lawrence was producing TV commercials in London before returning to Australia where he started Window Productions in 1974.

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