Award-winning Australian director, Bruce Beresford has a career in film spanning 50 years and has appeared over 30 movies. Additionally, Bruce’s 1989 movie ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ won the Oscar for Best Picture. Currently, he worked in both American and Australia projects. Last year, he directed an Australian comedy-drama film ‘Ladies in Black’ which commercially successful in both Australia and America.
Here, today, we have summoned the info of director Bruce’s wiki-bio, age, married life, career, income, wife, and children. To know more, look at below.
Bruce Beresford Early Life
Bruce Beresford took birth somewhere between New South Wales and Sydney’s upscale area of Paddington in Australia. The day he took birth was 16 August 1940, making his age 79, as of now. But he ended up raising in the suburban out-west of Toongabbie where he studied at The King’s School.
He graduated in 1964 from the University of Sydney in BA and majored in English. He made short movies like ‘The Devil to Pay,’ ‘Droppeth as the Gentle Rain,’ ‘King size Woman’ and such while studying at the university.
Bruce Beresford Net Worth
Bruce has been working in the film industry for more than four decades. In these years, he directed numerous movies and earned a handful of money that added to his net worth. However, the actual net worth and salary are not disclosed to the media yet. Some sources claimed that Bruce’s estimated net worth could be approximately $12 million, as of now.
His latest movie ‘Ladies in Black’ released back in September 2018 which commercially succeed. The film based on a true story from World Ward I that earned $1,865,134 in an opening weekend. Even at this age, Bruce can deliver such hits and continue to progress his net worth.
In search of movie work, he flew to Nigeria and worked as an editor in Egunu for toe years. Then he moved to England and worked as a Fim Officer for the British Film Institute from 1966 to 1971. Also, he served as a Flim Advisor to the Art Council of Great Britain.
After gaining experience, Bruce returned to his hometown and featured his first film ‘The Adventures of Barry McKenzie’ which succeed at the box office and grossed $1 million. A few years later, he SAFC gave him a contract to write and direct thriller movie ‘Money Movers’ that became a flop.
In 1983, EMI Films offered Beresford also to direct the Horton Footer’s film ‘Tender Mercies’ for which he was nominated for the Best Director. After working on some projects, Beresford made his return back to Australia. He directed 1989 film ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ which got him awarded with the Academy Award in the category of Best Picture and also a nomination for the best director award.
Moreover, he has directed operas and plays. Some of his notable films include Crimes of the Heart, Breaker Morant, Tender Mercies and The Contract.
Bruce Beresford Married Life as Virginia Duigan’s Husband. Meet His Children
The Tender Mercies director has managed his personal and professional life very well. Bruce has been married to his wife Virginia Duigan since 1985. She is a sister of director, John Duigan and sister-in-law of Nammi Le. Virginia is an author, editor, and journalist and has written several books in her career. The couple lives in Sidney and London. His wife was born and raised in Cambridge.
Additionally, Bruce’s wife, Virginia wrote the screenplay for the 1998 movie ‘The Leading Man’ starring Anna Galiena, Hon Bon Jovi, and Lambert Wilson. Further, neither Bruce nor Virginia has talked about their dating life and married life. Bruces has kept his private life out of the public eye.
Beresford has two daughters named, Triby Beresford and Cordelia Beresford. Tiby was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, on June 9, 1989, and raised in Sidney. Since an early age, she has a passion for acting and always wished to be an actress. She made her appearances in many films, including short films. It seems like Bruce married a wife who is as talented as himself.
Another daughter, Cordelia Beresford, is a professional cinematographer and also, worked with her father. Her birth date and place are not mentioned on the internet. She is well known for her work on The Eye Inside, The Contract and Black Robe.
Bruce Beresford Family, Parent; What is He Doing Now?
Bruce is the son of Lona and Leslie Beresford. His parents sold electronic goods for a living. He used to see lots of movies while growing up. In his teenage, he made numerous short films including The Hunter. Not much know about his early life and his siblings. Currently, the director is living with his two kids and lovely wife, Virginia in Sidney.
Bruce isn’t working on any new project right now. It seems he is taking a break from his work and wants to spend some good timed with his family.
Quick Facts about Bruce Beresford
|Birth Date||16 August 1940|
|Birth Place||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Net Worth||$12 Million|