Geoff Murphy

1938 - 2018

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Geoffrey Peter Murphy (12 October 1938 – 3 December 2018) was a New Zealand filmmaker, producer, director, and screenwriter best known for his work during the renaissance of New Zealand cinema that began in the second half of the 1970s. His second feature Goodbye Pork Pie (1981) was the first New Zealand film to win major commercial success on its soil. Murphy directed several Hollywood features during the 1990s, before returning to New Zealand as second-unit director on The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Geoff Murphy has received more than 199,187 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Geoff Murphy is the 1,377th most popular film director (down from 1,281st in 2019), the 79th most popular biography from New Zealand (down from 75th in 2019) and the 9th most popular New Zealander Film Director.

Memorability Metrics

  • 200k

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  • 44.43

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 15

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.35

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.60

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Geoff Murphies by language

Over the past year Geoff Murphy has had the most page views in the with 23,197 views, followed by French (2,485), and German (2,216). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (148.60%), Catalan (70.23%), and Malay (61.49%)


Among film directors, Geoff Murphy ranks 1,377 out of 2,041Before him are A. Edward Sutherland, Gregg Araki, Judd Apatow, Dave Filoni, Takashi Shimizu, and Vasily Goncharov. After him are Rich Moore, Sidney Olcott, Alfred E. Green, James Young, Semih Kaplanoğlu, and Chloé Zhao.

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Among people born in 1938, Geoff Murphy ranks 500Before him are József Gelei, Eleanor Bron, António Calvário, Carlos Contreras, Porter Goss, and Atje Keulen-Deelstra. After him are Jorge Manicera, Hampton Fancher, Giuseppe Merisi, Galina Gorokhova, Giorgio Puia, and Bruce Alberts. Among people deceased in 2018, Geoff Murphy ranks 430Before him are Katie Boyle, Valentina Rastvorova, Peter Sutherland, Igor Korobov, William Smith, and Wilhelm Genazino. After him are Geoffrey Oryema, Győző Forintos, Wenceslao Padilla, Steven Bochco, Gary Kurtz, and Douglas Rain.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, Geoff Murphy ranks 79 out of 303Before him are John Nicholson (1941), Lawrence Makoare (1968), Te Atairangikaahu (1931), Peter Hambleton (1960), David Lange (1942), and Melanie Lynskey (1977). After him are Keri Hulme (1947), Keith Park (1892), Anand Satyanand (1944), Jemaine Clement (1974), Juliet Mitchell (1940), and Bill Pickering (1910).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In New Zealand

Among film directors born in New Zealand, Geoff Murphy ranks 9Before him are Jane Campion (1954), Andrew Niccol (1964), Fran Walsh (1959), Rupert Julian (1879), Lee Tamahori (1950), and Andrew Adamson (1966). After him are Niki Caro (1967), and Andrew Dominik (1967).