Ken G. Hall

Australian film director

Kenneth George Hall, AO OBE (22 February 1901 – 8 February 1994), was an Australian Movie director. He is said to be one of the most important people in the history of the Australian cinema.

Ken G. Hall
Kenneth George Hall

(1901-02-22)22 February 1901
Died8 February 1994(1994-02-08) (aged 92)
OccupationMovie producer, Movie director
Spouse(s)Irene Addison (1925-1972) (her death)[2]

Hall began making movies in 1928. The first movie was The Exploits of the Emden about the Battle of Cocos. Kokoda Front Line in 1942 became the first Australian movie to win an Academy Award.

In 1956, Hall became general manager for Channel Nine in Sydney. He stayed there until 1966.[3]

On 1 January 1972, Hall was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his services to the "Australian motion picture industry."[4] He got the Raymond Longford Award for "Lifetime Achievement" in 1976.

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  1. "Portrait of Ken G. Hall" by Paul Byrnes, Australian Screen Online, accessed 9 December 2010
  2. "Obituary: Ken G. Hall" Buckley, Anthony (1994) The Independent, UK (11 Feb 1994)
  3. Ken G. Hall at AustLit (subscription required)
  4. Order of the British Empire, Honour Listing It's An Honour, Australian Government website. Accessed on 9 December 2010.