Gillian Armstrong

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Date of Birth December 18, 1950
Place of Birth Australia
Age 70 years old
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Gillian Armstrong

Gillian May Armstrong is an Australian feature film and documentary director, who specializes in period drama. Her films often feature female perspectives and protagonists.

Born: Gillian May Armstrong, December 18, 1950, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Film director
Years active: 1970–present
Spouse(s): John Pleffer
Children: 2
Awards: Australian Film Institute Award for Best Direction, 1979 My Brilliant Career
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About Gillian Armstrong

Australian director of period dramas or costume dramas such as Little Women and Charlotte Gray.

Before Fame

She paid her tuition at Swinburne College by working as a waitress.


Her feature-length debut My Brilliant Career became the first Australian film to be directed by a woman in 46 years.

Family Life

Her father was an amateur photographer from whom she learned the basics of photography.


Her 1984 film Mrs. Soffel helped jumpstart the career of actor Sam Neill.

Information related to Gillian Armstrong

  • Film directors from Melbourne
  • Feminist filmmakers
  • Swinburne University of Technology alumni
  • Australian women screenwriters
  • Australian documentary filmmakers
  • Victorian College of the Arts alumni
  • Australian women film directors
  • Australian Film Television and Radio School alumni
  • Australian feminist writers
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