Peter Brown is an Australian director, writer, producer, and actor. He is best known for directing films such as The Castle, The Dish, and The Bank.
Brown was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1960. He studied economics at the University of Melbourne before attending the Victorian College of the Arts to study film. After graduating, Brown went on to direct, write, and produce various short films. His first feature film, The Castle, was released in 1997 and became an instant classic. It received numerous awards, including six AFI Awards and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Brown has since gone on to direct a number of critically acclaimed films, including The Dish, which earned him an AFI Award for Best Director, and The Bank, which was selected for the Cannes Film Festival. His most recent feature film, The Rover, was released in 2014.
Brown has also directed a number of television series and documentaries, including an episode of the Australian drama series Rush. He has also contributed to the writing of numerous feature films and television series.
In addition to his work in film and television, Brown has also acted in various films, including The Castle, The Dish, and The Bank. He was also an executive producer on the Australian drama series The Secret Life of Us.
Brown has been a mentor for the Australian Film Institute's IndiVision project, which offers support to emerging filmmakers. He is also a member of the Australian Directors Guild.
Brown is an acclaimed Australian director who has created some of the most iconic films of the past two decades. His work has earned him numerous awards and accolades, and he continues to be an influential figure in the Australian film industry.