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The Screen Guide

Muriel, a contemporary Cinderella, is a shy young woman living in the seaside resort of Porpoise Spit, a suburban wonderland of shopping malls, marine parks and holiday homes where the excessive expectations of her friends and family cause her to take refuge in a dreamworld of Abba songs and the search for a Prince Charming who will rescue her from anonymity.

Cast & Crew & Production Details

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P.J. Hogan
P.J. Hogan
Lynda House  Jocelyn Moorhouse
Dir. of Photography
Martin McGrath ASC
Peter Best
Jill Bilcock
Production Designer
Patrick Reardon
Toni Collette - Bill Hunter - Rachel Griffiths - Jeanie Drynan - Gennie Nevinson - Matt Day - Daniel Lapaine - Sophie Lee - Belinda Jarrett - Rosalind Hammond - Pippa Grandison - Chris Haywood - Annie Byron
Production Completion
Production Company
House And Moorhouse Films Pty Ltd

Selected Awards & Festivals

Screen News

Muriel's Wedding: 27 years on

Director of Photography Martin McGrath reflects on his time making the classic Australian film, Muriel’s Wedding 27 years after its cinematic release.

29 Sep 2021
By Matthew Jenkin
Moulin Rouge!: 20 years on

Top 10 Muriel’s Wedding quotes

Can you believe it’s been almost 25 years since Muriel Heslop waved goodbye to Porpoise Spit while ABBA’s Dancing Queen pumped in the background?

19 Jun 2017
By Caris Bizzaca
Toni Collette’s Tropfest reunion at Sundance

Comparing the taste for Aussie films in the US, the UK and at home

Penguins, pigs and crocs: nine titles have made the all-time top 20 Australian films in the US, UK and Australia.

14 Feb 2017
By Sandy George
Lion’s jump from page to screen