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Garth Davis is an Australian television, film and commercial director, best known for directing episodes of the series Top of the Lake (2013), for which he received Emmy and BAFTA nominations. In 2008, he won a Gold Lion at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and a D&AD Pencil for Schweppes ‘Burst’ and in 2010 he received a finalist nomination in Directors Guild of America for best commercials director.[1]

Garth Davis
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OccupationFilm director
Years active2000–present

He recently directed The Weinstein Company film Lion, in his feature film directorial debut, which premiered to rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival.[2][3] The film was nominated for six Oscars at the 89th Academy Awards, including Best Picture.


Future projectsEdit

In October 2013, Warner Bros. hired Davis to direct the adaptation of Shantaram, though it has yet to be released.[4]

In January 2016, Davis was hired to direct a Mary Magdalene biopic written by Helen Edmundson.[5]

He lives in Australia with his three children and wife Nicola Lester.


Year Title Note(s)
2000 P.I.N.S. Cinematographer as well
2003 Alice Short Film
2006 Love My Way 3 Episodes
2013 Top of the Lake 4 Episodes
2016 Lion Nominated for Best Picture
2018 Mary Magdalene


  1. ^ "".
  2. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (April 24, 2013). "Garth Davis to direct See-Saw's Saroo Brierley biopic". Screen Daily. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  3. ^ "Garth Davis - Director". Archived from the original on March 30, 2016. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  4. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (October 9, 2013). "Warner Bros Taps Aussie Garth Davis To Helm Joel Edgerton In 'Shantaram'". Deadline. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  5. ^ Jaafar, Ali (January 20, 2016). "Universal Boards Mary Magdalene Movie From 'The King's Speech' Producers See-Saw Films; Garth Davis Directing". Deadline. Retrieved March 22, 2016.

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