Not only one of the most renowned Australian writer and director, but Ben Lewin is also a person more than that. He was born in Poland in 1946, brought up in Australia but is working in California since 1994. At the age of 6, he was prone to one of the highest contagious disease – Polio. He completed his education in Princes Hill Secondary College. His strengths are his children and his wife – Judi Levine – who is his producing partner also.
He has not only worked in films but also contributed majorly to documentaries, series, episodes, short stories, feature stories, and TV movies. Talking about his past life, since beginning his passion lied in photography and creative writing but he completed his law studies.
Later on, Ben left Australia in the 70’s for making his film career. He joined BBC Television as a director on Nationwide program. Very soon he worked in programs like the Thames, Channel Four Television and Granada. What made him what he is today is the TV episode “The Case of Cruelty to Prawns” which won the Best Television Film Award at Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF).
The word “Impossible” was missing from his dictionary as he left no genre to work on. Be it a comedy; A matter of Convenience (1987), or mystery; Georgia (1988), or even romance; Paperback Romance (1994), he mesmerized everyone with his stunning works.
He left no stones unturned in this field of film industry. He worked as an actor in the TV series – Reclaimed Freedom as Jesse in 2017. He was a writer too and wrote astounding books like “The Dunera Boys” and “Rafferty’s Rules.” The Dunera Boys which was later on converted in the film released in 1985 starring
became a multi-award-winning film.
Ben got an overnight success with “
” in 2012 starring Oscar nominees
and Oscar winner
. After setting the high records, the director shared with the media that the poet Mark O’Brien’s article was his inspiration which resulted in him with The Sessions. However, nothing is stable.
Ben's life too kept having ups and downs. “The Catcher Was a Spy” was one of the biggest obstacles of his life. This movie starring
was a story about a baseball player who was given the task to spy on Germans during the Second World War. The film released in June 2018. He is a blessing in the field of Filmography.