Born in Sydney, Australia, Baz Luhrmann has captured popular and critical imagination internationally with a diverse range of award-winning projects in film, opera, theatre, and music. Luhrmann is one of Australia’s most recognisable creative forces. His most recent film is the extraordinary 3-D adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The director’s earlier films include the ambitious epic Australia (2008), the Oscar® -winning Moulin Rouge! (2001), his boldly luminous version of William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet (1996) and the celebrated Strictly Ballroom (1992).
In 1997, Luhrmann married Catherine Martin, his longtime creative collaborator. They have two children, Lillian and William. The same year they founded Bazmark, an innovative multi-media company with the motto “A life lived in fear is a life half lived”.