Focus on Wendy Hughes

wendy hughes in newsfront
Wendy Hughes
Celebrate the career of a major Australian actor, whose style is defined by her classic poise and cool eroticism.

Curated by James Nolen 

Thursday 16 - Sunday 26 April 2009
Full $13 Concession $10
6 Session Package: Full $60 Concession $48 

NB: 6 Session Packages can only be purchased by phone (03 8663 2583) or in person at the ACMI Box Office. All sessions must be selected at time of booking.

ACMI graciously acknowledges the support of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (Canberra) and Umbrella Entertainment.

Read Philip Tyndall's essay A Celebration of Wendy Hughes
Listen to the podcast of Wendy Hughes In Conversation at ACMI

my first wife

Director Paul Cox charts the emotional lives of a group of middle class Melburnians dealing with the aftermath of a divorce.


A former football hero pursuing an arts degree becomes the object of lust for the wife of one of his lecturers.

wendy hughes in conversation

Join Wendy Hughes for a discussion of her many career highlights and to view clips of some of her most memorable moments.

an indecent obsession

Based on Colleen McCullough's best-selling novel, Wendy Hughes plays a nurse who runs the psychiatric ward of a military hospital during WWII.

shadows of the peacock

Maria McEvoy (Wendy Hughes) abandons her middle class life for Thailand where she meets an exiled Balinese dancer, but then must make a choice.

the view from greenhaven

Wendy Hughes is reunited with Chris Haywood in this contemporary tale of a marriage that has become routine.


Set in post-World War II Australia, Newsfront is a spirited look at the rivalry between two newsreel companies.

lonely hearts

Wendy Hughes stars as a timid bank clerk who meets and falls in love with a piano tuner twenty years her senior.

careful, he might hear you

Wendy Hughes won an AFI Award for her performance as the wealthy anglophile aunt of a a six-year-old boy caught up in an emotional custody battle.

warm nights on a slow moving train

Wendy Hughes flexes more than her acting muscles as a teacher by day and a tart-with-a-heart by night in this rarely seen romantic thriller.

star trek: the next generation - season 6, episode 19

Wendy Hughes enters the cultish world of the Star Trek franchise, turning this into a memorable episode for Trekkies and Hughes fans alike.

boundaries of the heart

Stella (Wendy Hughes) lives in the sparsely populated town of Olwyn's Boundary where rodeo rider Andy returns annually to propose marriage.

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