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Penny Woolcock is a British filmmaker, opera director, and screenwriter. She was raised in a British community in Montevideo, speaking English and going to English schools. Her father, an accountant, had wanted to be a writer.
Her first feature as a writer and director was "Women in Tropical Places" in 1989. Since then she has directed/ written seven films. Current projects include "1 Day," a film scheduled for 2009 release, and a production of the John Adams opera Doctor Atomic, which she is directing for the Metropolitan Opera's 2008-2009 season. She previously filmed Adams' The Death of Klinghoffer as a feature film. Penny Woolcock most recent film is 1 DayKatrina Ames, "The Surprising Career of Penny Woolcock," Opera News, Oct. 2008, pp 38-39.
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