News - November 26, 2018

Director Nicolas Roeg dies aged 90
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Director Nicolas Roeg dies aged 90

Director and cinematographer Nicolas Roeg, the man behind films such as Performance and Don't Look Now, has died at the age of 90.

Perhaps best-known for directing David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth, Roeg began his career in the film industry as a tea boy at Marleybone studios, gradually working his way up before being handed his big break by director David Lean, who hired Roeg as a cinematographer on films such as Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago.

Roeg's own directorial debut came in 1970 with Performance, which starred Mick Jagger and was co-directed by writer Donald Cammel. Throughout the next two decades Roeg would continue to build an impressive portfolio of movies including Don't Look Now, The Man Who Fell To Earth, Castaway and a 1990 adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Witches.

Roeg did on Friday night, according to a statement from his son, Nicolas Roeg Jr. The announcement of his death had prompted tributes from those who knew and worked with him, with Donald Sutherland describing him as “a fearless visionary” and adding: "He was a liberating joy to work for. I fell in love with him then and will love him forever."

Plenty more tributes to Roeg have poured into social media since the announcement of his death, some of which you can find below...

 







 

 

 

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