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Judy Davis on the set of 'Heatwave', Sydney
, 1981 (printed 2000)

by David Moore

gelatin silver photograph

Judy Davis (b.1959), actor, launched her own international career with her performance as Sybylla in Gillian Armstrong's My Brilliant Career (1979). Her subsequent Australian films include Heatwave (1981), Winter of Our Dreams (1981), Kangaroo (1986), Children of the Revolution (1996) and The Man Who Sued God (2001). In Hollywood, she has played major film roles in Barton Fink (1991), Naked Lunch (1992) and The Ref (1994); for Woody Allen, she has appeared in Husbands and Wives (1992) Deconstructing Harry (1997) and Celebrity (1998). Renowned for playing complex and edgy women, Davis has won many acting accolades and awards, including both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her TV performance as Judy Garland in 2001. She made her directorial debut for the Sydney Theatre Company with Barrymore (1999) and has since directed School for Scandal (2001).

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
The series David Moore: From Face to Face was acquired by gift of the artist and financial assistance from Timothy Fairfax AC and L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2001
Accession number: 2001.150