Roger Michell, acclaimed director of movies like Notting Hill and Venus, died yesterday (Sept. 22), his publicist has introduced. The South African-born director was in Telluride along with his newest movie, The Duke, simply three weeks in the past. He was 65.
In a press assertion, the director’s publicist introduced the information with “nice disappointment” and stated that Michell’s household had confirmed the information, per Deadline. No reason for loss of life was given.
Michell spent his younger years at Cambridge College, the place he started directing and appearing in performs. After working with of us like Danny Boyle and Simon Curtis, he turned resident director on the Royal Shakespeare firm for six years. Later, Michell shifted into directing for the display.
His BBC movie Persuasion, a 1995 remake of Jane Austen’s unique novel, was his first main debut. Then, he was wanted by Richard Curtis to direct the romantic comedy Notting Hill, which starred Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts. The movie went on to turn out to be one of the crucial profitable UK movies of all time.
The director later labored on the movie Altering Lanes starring Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson in 2002, however needed to swap out after shifting again to the UK for private causes. He collaborated with James Bond’s Daniel Craig on movies like The Mom and Enduring Love, and was in talks to direct Quantum of Solace, however later left the challenge after artistic variations.
Michell earned Peter O’Toole his eighth and remaining Oscar nomination for Venus, happening to direct more moderen hits like My Cousin Rachel and Blackbird.
Most not too long ago, Michell directed The Duke, which stars Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren. The film, which follows an aged taxi driver who steals a well-known murals, at present has a 94 p.c approval ranking on Rotten Tomatoes. Although it premiered on the 2020 Venice Worldwide Movie Competition and the 2021 Telluride Movie Competition, The Duke has but to be launched. In the mean time, Michell’s movie is slated to premiere in February 2022.
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