Born April 29, 1950, in Griffith, Australia, Noyce began his career making short documentaries about life in his native land. Soon, his horizons expanded, and he began making features -- first documentaries, then fiction. After achieving success in Australia with films such as Heatwave (1982), he finally achieved international recognition with the searing seafaring thriller Dead Calm (1989), starring Nicole Kidman and Sam Neill.
Other important films for Noyce include Rabbit-Proof Fence (the story of three Aboriginal girls in 1930s Australia) and the Michael Caine-starred The Quiet American (2002).
Rookie cop Amelia reluctantly teams with Lincoln, a paralyzed ex-detective, to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed the Bone Collector. The murderer's special signature is to leave tantalizing clues based on the grim remains of his crimes.