Gillian Armstrong

Gillian Armstrong

Highest Rated: 93% Little Women (1994)

Lowest Rated: 33% Charlotte Gray (2001)

Birthday: Dec 18, 1950

Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

A gifted and award-winning filmmaker from Australia, Gillian Armstrong first garnered attention with her debut feature, "My Brilliant Career" (1979), which helped propel her to international recognition. The film's release gave Armstrong the distinction of being the first woman to helm a feature-length movie in her homeland in almost 50 years. Coupled with the themes of "My Brilliant Career," she was praised from the beginning as a feminist director with a keen eye for women's stories. Meanwhile, she built on her success with the light and frothy "Starstruck" (1982) and the true-to-life "Mrs. Soffel" (1984), both of which allowed her to explore female protagonists striking out on their own, albeit in vastly different situations. Not strictly a narrative filmmaker, Armstrong helmed the occasional documentary, starting with "Smokes and Lollies" (1975), which focused on three working-class adolescents' dreams and aspirations. She returned to the same subjects over the ensuing decades, with Armstrong exploring them as they grew into adults and had teenage children of their own. But narrative filmmaking remained her main focus. She had one of her greatest critical successes with a rich and compelling remake of "Little Women" (1994), which she followed with well-crafted films like "Oscar and Lucinda" (1997) and "Charlotte Gray" (2001).




91% 80% Women He's Undressed Director,
- 2015
No Score Yet 86% Love, Lust & Lies Director,
- 2010
42% 26% Death Defying Acts Director $3.6K 2007
No Score Yet 71% Unfolding Florence: The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst Director - 2006
33% 62% Charlotte Gray Director $668.1K 2001
67% 65% Oscar and Lucinda Director $1.6M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Not Fourteen Again Producer,
- 1996
93% 84% Little Women Director $48.8M 1994
86% 80% The Last Days of Chez Nous Director $764.2K 1992
No Score Yet 30% Fires Within Director $67.3K 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bingo, Bridesmaids and Braces Director,
- 1988
93% 83% High Tide Director $15.1K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fourteen's Good, Eighteen's Better Director - 1985
42% 44% Mrs. Soffel Director - 1984
83% 78% Starstruck Director - 1982
86% 67% My Brilliant Career Director - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Singer and the Dancer Director - 1976