|Birthplace||Griffith, New South Wales, Australia|
|Birthdate||April 29, 1950|
Phillip Noyce, born April 29, 1950 in Griffith, New South Wales, Australia, is a motion picture director, producer, writer, actor, and cinematographer. He is a director for Luck and helmed "Episode 1.4". He has also directed the films Patriot Games (1992), Clear and Present Danger (1994), The Bone Collector (1999), Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002), and Salt (2010).
Noyce was born in Griffith, New South Wales, attended Barker College, Sydney, and began making short films at the age of 18, starting with Better to Reign in Hell, using his friends as the cast. He joined the Australian Film, Television and Radio School in 1973, and released his first professional film in 1977. Many of his films feature espionage, as Noyce grew up listening from his father's stories with the Z Special Force during World War II, and has an interest in the theme.
After his debut feature, the medium-length Backroads (1977), Noyce achieved commercial and critical success with Newsfront (1978), which won Australian Film Institute (AFI) awards for Best Film, Director, and Screenplay.
Noyce worked on two miniseries for Australian television with fellow Australian filmmaker George Miller: The Dismissal (1983) and The Cowra Breakout (1984).
Miller also produced the film that brought Noyce his greatest acclaim in the United States — the thriller Dead Calm (1989) which turned Nicole Kidman into a star. His greatest commercial success to date has been the Tom Clancy spy thriller Clear and Present Danger (1994) starring Harrison Ford.
After 1998's The Bone Collector, Noyce decided to take a break from Hollywood. He made in his native Australia the Stolen Generations-related picture Rabbit-Proof Fence, which achieved great acclaim and won the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Film in 2002. He has described Rabbit-Proof Fence as "easily" his proudest moment as a director: "Showing that film to various Aboriginal communities around the country and seeing their response, because it gave validity to the experiences of the stolen generations."
Noyce also achieved great acclaim in the United States for The Quiet American, a 2002 film which gave Michael Caine an Academy Award Best Actor nomination. After doing Catch a Fire (2006) in South Africa, Noyce decided to make another big budget studio film with 2010's Salt.
In Spring 2011, Noyce directed and executive produced the ABC pilot Revenge, which went on to be picked-up to series. The show premiered on 21 September 2011. He remains a consulting producer on the program. In Spring 2012, Noyce directed and executive produced the ABC pilot Americana.
Noyce was also responsible for a video which formed part of the Australian bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
In 2012 Noyce signed an exclusive pilot directing and first-look deal with Universal Television
|Season one credits|
|"Luck"||"Ace Meets with a Potential Investor"||"Ace Meets with a Talented Whiz Kid"|
|"Ace Meets with a Colleague"||"Ace Forces Escalante to Swap Jockeys"||"Ace Pitches a Deal"|
|"Ace and Claire Tour a Horse Farm"||"Ace Counters Smythe's Move with His Own"||"Two Prized Colts Go Head-to-Head"|
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