Lewis Fitz-Gerald in Breaker Morant

Lewis Fitz-Gerald as Lt. George Ramsdale Witton in Breaker Morant. He's wearing a shirt that is unbuttoned.
Title:
Lewis Fitz-Gerald in Breaker Morant
NFSA ID:
699198
Year:
1980
Courtesy:
South Australian Film Corporation
Category:
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Director Bruce Beresford's Breaker Morant (Australia, 1980) was a tense psychological drama of injustice and brutal pragmatism in which the British put a group of Australians on trial for killing a prisoner during the Boer War.

This portrait was taken on location in Burra, the day they filmed the action sequence where the Boers attack the gaol, involving multiple cameras, blank shots and explosives.

Lewis Fitz-Gerald played 'a junior officer, who'd volunteered for service out of a sense of patriotism and duty, who'd swiftly become disillusioned'. Appearing alongside Australian stars Jack Thompson, Bryan Brown, Charles William 'Bud' Tingwell and John Waters, it was Fitz-Gerald's first feature film role.