#493 Baz Luhrmann / Michael French – 17 September 1962

Baz Luhrmann

Mark Anthony “Baz” Luhrmann (born 17 September 1962) is an Australian film director, screenwriter, and producer best known for The Red Curtain Trilogy, which includes his films Strictly BallroomWilliam Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge!. In 2008, he released his film Australia, starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman.

Michael French

Michael French (born 17 September 1962, Bow, London) is an English actor, most notable for his role as consultant Nick Jordan in Casualty and former cardiothoracic registrar in Holby City. He has also played the part of David Wicks on EastEnders.


Also born on this day:
Dustin Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American actor, director and writer.
Benjamin BeBe Winans is a gospel and R&B singer .
Steffi Martin is an East German luger.
Steve Kons is an Australian Labor politician and member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly.
Wayne Riley is an Australian professional golfer.
Jonathan Lord is a British Conservative Party politician.
Luis Caballero is a retired footballer from Paraguay.
Mark Savage is an Australian film and television screenwriter and film director.
Alma Prica is a Croatian actress.
Susan Chapman is an Australian rower.
Paul Feig is an American director, actor and author.
Xu Jun is a Chinese chess Grandmaster.
Sarah Perreault is a former political figure in Quebec .
Ernie Cholakis is a former field hockey player from Canada.
Marie-Laure Sauty de Chalon is a French businesswoman and feminist.
Steinar Bråten is a former Norwegian ski jumper.
Don Rogers was an American football Safety for the Cleveland Browns.

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