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Overview (2)

Born in Ballarat, Australia
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Roger Donaldson was born on November 15, 1945 in Ballarat, Australia. He is a director and producer, known for The World's Fastest Indian (2005), Species (1995) and The Bounty (1984). He is married to Marliese Schneider. He was previously married to Susan Hockley.

Family (1)

Spouse Marliese Schneider (? - present)
Susan Hockley (? - ?)  (divorced)  (4 children)

Trivia (6)

Co-founder of New Zealand's Film Commission.
His first film, Sleeping Dogs (1977), was the first made in New Zealand in 15 years and also the first to be shown in American theaters.
Emigrated to New Zealand from Australia in 1965.
His son, Chris Donaldson, represented New Zealand in the 100 metre sprints at the 1996 and 2000 Olympic games.
From Cocktail made in 1988 to Seeking Justice made in 2011 Donaldson have made 5 feature films and 1 short film with composer J. Peter Robinson.
In 1973, he directed a 30-minute promotional film for Sears Roebuck called 'Backpacking Down Under.' It featured a couple from Illinois who were backpacking through New Zealand, and met Sir Edmund Hillary along the way. The couple's son has posted the film on YouTube.

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