A.R. Harwood

Film director

1897 – 1980

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Who was A.R. Harwood?

Alexander Roy Harwood, better known as A.R. Harwood, or Dick Harwood, was an Australian film director and producer who also worked in exhibition. He was inspired to become a filmmaker when posted to Tahiti to work for an insurance company, and watching the shooting of Never the Twain Shall Meet. He returned to Australia and produced and directed The Man Who Forgot.

Harwood went on to make a number of feature films over the next twenty years. Film historians Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper said of him that "what Harwood lacked in talent as a director, he made up for in perseverance, usually in the face of formidable shortages of finance and equipment."

He also worked as an insurance broker, real estate agent, theatre manager and chief executive for the Miss Australia Quest.

Harwood was married with one daughter.

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Born
1897
Melbourne
Also known as
  • Dick Harwood
  • Alexander Roy Harwood
Nationality
  • Australia
Profession
Died
1980

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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