(Director) has found equal success in the United States after ascending to the position of one
most celebrated film and television directors.
the summer of 1993, Wincer's
Free Willy was a critical and
commercial smash hit, which took in more than $200 million worldwide.
For American television, Wincer directed the hugely successful epic
miniseries, Lonesome Dove which ranks
among the top dramatic programs ever screened in the U.S.
Lonesome Dove was nominated for an incredible 18 Emmy Awards, winning seven,
including Best Director for Wincer.
1999, Wincer directed P.T. Barnum for
A&E starring Beau Bridges. The 4-hour
special was nominated for Best Miniseries and Best Performance by an Actor at
the 2000 Emmy Awards. Also in 2000,
Crossfire Trail a Louis L'Amour
Western starring Tom Selleck, became the highest rated movie ever screened on
cable television. In January 2002,
Monte Walsh starring Tom Selleck and
Isabella Rosellini garnered ratings as the highest audience ever for a Friday
night movie on cable and a combined three-night
audience of 36 million.
Australia, Wincer was the executive producer of The
Man From Snowy River and director of Phar
other Australian features include Snapshot,
Harlequin and The Lighthorsemen, the latter a huge historical spectacle about the
last successful cavalry charge in history. Wincer's
additional directing credits include the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, The
Echo of Thunder starring Judy Davis (who was nominated
for an Emmy Award for her performance), The
Phantom based on Lee Falk's
comic book hero, Operation Dumbo Drop, D.A.R.Y.L.,
Quigley Down Under, Lightning Jack,
for which he also served as a producer, Crocodile
Dundee in Los Angeles and
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man.
most recent work includes directing The
Young Black Stallion, Disney's
first live action 15/70 film.
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