Rachel Griffiths / Actor, Director & Producer
One of Australia’s most prolific thespians, Rachel Griffiths makes her directorial debut with Ride Like A Girl. She is an Academy Award Nominated and multi-award-winning actress. After a successful career on the Australian stage, Rachel Griffiths burst onto the international scene in 1994 with P.J. Hogan’s much-loved feature film Muriel’s Wedding. Her film credits since then include My Best Friend’s Wedding alongside Julia Roberts, The Rookie, The Hard Word with Guy Pearce, Blow, Step Up, Burning Man, Ned Kelly, Patrick, Saving Mr Banks with Tom Hanks, Beautiful Kate, Hilary & Jackie in a performance which earned her an Academy Award Nomination, and Mammal, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2016. Most recently Rachel starred alongside Hugo Weaving in Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge to critical acclaim.
In television, Rachel earned a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Brenda in the critically acclaimed and long running HBO series Six Feet Under. She also received an Emmy Award Nomination for her role in fellow US series Brothers & Sisters. Other television credits include the HBO/NBC series Camp and the Julian Assange biopic Underground, which screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, Paper Giants: Magazine Wars and Deadline Gallipoli for Foxtel alongside Sam Worthington, Hugh Dancy and Charles Dance. In 2017 she starred alongside Guy Pearce in ABC’s When We Rise. She can most recently be seen in Subtext Picture’s four-part miniseries Dead Lucky.
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