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Judy Davis on the set of 'Heatwave', Sydney

1981 (printed 2000)
David Moore

gelatin silver photograph on paper (42.5 cm x 28.5 cm)

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 as a gift of the artist and with financial assistance from Timothy Fairfax AC and L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2001
© Lisa, Michael, Matthew and Joshua Moore
http://davidmoorephotography.com.au/

Artist and subject

David Moore (age 54 in 1981)

Judy Davis (age 22 in 1981)

Subject professions

Performing arts

Supported by

Tim Fairfax AC (53 portraits supported)

The Gordon Darling Foundation (36 portraits supported)

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Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2011

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

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