Paul Cox

Paulus Henriqus Benedictus "Paul" Cox (born 16 April 1940) is an award-winning Australian film director. Cox was born in Venlo, Limburg, the Netherlands, the son of Else (née Kuminack), a native of Germany, and Wim Cox, a documentary film producer. Cox emigrated to Australia in 1965. His teaching at Prahran College of Advanced Education in the 1970s influenced a number of photographers and film-makers including Carol Jerrems and Bill Henson. He has collaborated with a number of screenwriters including John Clarke and Bob Ellis. His recent film-essay The Remarkable Mr. Kaye is a portrait of his ill friend, the actor Norman Kaye, who appeared in numerous Cox films. On 26 December 2009 he received a liver transplant. A documentary about this experience is being made by David Bradbury.


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