Simon Wincer

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Simon Wincer
Born 1943 (age 73–74)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation Film director
Years active 1970–2011

Simon Wincer (born 1943 in Sydney) is an Australian film director and film producer.[1] He attended Cranbrook School, Bellevue Hill, Sydney from 1950 to 1961. On leaving school he worked as a stage hand at TV Station Channel 7. By the 1980s he directed over 200 hours of television. In 1986 he directed the made-for-TV movie The Last Frontier and also won a Christopher Award.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Also credited as Notes Box office
Producer Writer Director Other
1979 Snapshot Yes No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A N/A
1980 Harlequin No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A $1.2 million
1983 Phar Lap No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A $9.2 million
1985 D.A.R.Y.L. No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A $25 million
1987 The Lighthorsemen Yes No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A $1.6 million
1990 Quigley Down Under No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A $21.4 million
1991 Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A $7.4 million
1993 Free Willy No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A $153.6 million
1994 Lightning Jack Yes No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A $16.8 million
1995 Operation Dumbo Drop No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A $24.6 million
1996 The Phantom No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A $17.3 million
2001 Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A $39.4 million
2003 The Young Black Stallion No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A $9.6 million
2004 NASCAR 3D: The Imax Experience No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A Documentary short film N/A
2011 The Cup Yes Yes data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A N/A

Television[edit]

Year Title Also credited as Episode(s)
Producer Writer Director Other
1971-1975 Matlock Police No Yes data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A[I] 17 episodes
1972 Division 4 No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A 15 episodes
1973 Ryan No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A 4 episodes
1974-1976 Homicide No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A[I] 5 episodes
1975 Cash and Company No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A 4 episodes
1976 The Sullivans No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A 4 episodes
1976 The Lost Islands No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A 1 episode
1976 Tandarra No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A 7 episodes
1976 The Box No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A 1 episode
1976 The Haunting of Hewie Dowker No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A Television film
1977-1978 Chopper Squad No Yes data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A 5 episodes
1977-1980 Young Ramsay No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A 5 episodes
1978 Against the Wind No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A Television miniseries (co-directed with George T. Miller)
1979 Skyways No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A 2 episodes
1979-1980 Prisoner: Cell Block H No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A 4 episodes
1979 Bailey's Bird No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A
1986 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A 1 episode
1986 The Last Frontier No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A Television film
1988 Bluegrass No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A Television film
1989 Lonesome Dove No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A Television miniseries
1992-1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A 6 episodes
1997 Flash No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A Television film
1998 Escape: Human Cargo No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A Television film
1998 The Echo of Thunder No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A Television film
1998 Murder She Purred, A Mrs. Murphy Mystery No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A Television film
1999 P.T. Barnum No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A Television film
2001 Crossfire Trail Yes No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A Television film
2001 Ponderosa No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A 1 episode
2003 Monte Walsh No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A Television film
2005 Into the West No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A Television miniseries
2008 Comanche Moon No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A Television miniseries

^ I Credited as assistant director.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Category Result Reference
1980 Australian Film Institute Award Harlequin Best Director Nominated
Sitges Awards Prize of the International Critics' Jury Won
1983 Australian Film Institute Award Phar Lap Best Director Nominated
1989 Primetime Emmy Awards Lonesome Dove Outstanding Directing in a Miniseries or a Special Won
1990 Directors Guild of America Award Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Specials Nominated
2002 Western Heritage Awards Crossfire Trail (shared with Michael Brandman, Tom Selleck, Thomas John Kane, Steven J. Brandman, Charles Robert Carner and Virginia Madsen) Best Television Feature Film Won
2005 Online Film & Television Association Award Into the West (shared with Robert Dornhelm, Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, Jeremy Podeswa, Timothy Van Patten and Michael W. Watkins) Best Direction of a Motion Picture or Miniseries Won

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