Feminine screenwriter and movie director who won the Academy Award for Best First Screenplay for the 1993 film The Piano, which she also directed and received the Palme d’Or in the Cannes Film Event for. She went to the Sydney University from the Arts as well as the Australian Film and Tv School. She aimed the film Peel off, that was her first brief film and in 2013 a miniseries, The surface of the Lake, which she developed, premiered for the Sundance Route. She wedded Colin Englert in 1992. She aimed this year’s 2009 film Shiny Celebrity starring Ben Whishaw.