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Ben Lewin (II)


Ben Lewin's career as a writer and director is spread across three continents and includes award-winning documentaries, feature films, TV movies, mini-series and episodic programs. Born in Poland in 1946, he migrated to Australia with his family in 1949. As a young man, Lewin showed great passion for photography and creative writing, and also ... See full bio »

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The Sessions Writer
(2012)
Georgia Writer
(1988)
(1985)

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 2012 The Sessions (written for the screen by)
 1994 Paperback Romance (written by)
 1992 Gillies and Company (TV Series)
  Rafferty's Rules (TV Series) (creator - 86 episodes, 1987 - 1991) (written by - 1 episode, 1987)
- Guilty (1991) ... (creator)
- Unaccompanied Bark (1991) ... (creator)
- Best and Brightest (1991) ... (creator)
- Punch Ups (1991) ... (creator)
- Up, Up and Away (1990) ... (creator)
 1990 Plead Guilty, Get a Bond (Short)
 1988 Georgia (screenplay)
 1988 Sentiments (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1985 The Dunera Boys (TV Mini-Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... (written by)
 1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Case of Cruelty to Prawns (1979) ... (writer)
Show Show Director (20 credits)
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Show Show Actor (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (7 credits)

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[on 'The Sessions'] The reason I wanted to tell the story is primarily because it was a good story. [Finding it was] a total accident, when I was surfing the Internet for all the wrong reasons. It was a burning bush moment, of which I've had very few. I thought that if I was emotionally affected, someone else would be as well.

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As of 2013, has directed 1 Academy Award-nominated performance: Helen Hunt (Best Supporting Actress The Sessions (2012)). See more »

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