Die at 65 years Roger Michell, director of 'Notting Hill'

The British filmmaker Roger Michell, who led the popular 'Notting Hill' ribbon (1999), starring Hugh Grant and American Julia Roberts, has died at 65, his pub

Die at 65 years Roger Michell, director of 'Notting Hill'

The British filmmaker Roger Michell, who led the popular 'Notting Hill' ribbon (1999), starring Hugh Grant and American Julia Roberts, has died at 65, his publicist reported this Thursday.

In a brief statement broadcast by the British Agency PA, it is indicated that the also writer and theatrical director died on September 22, without giving more details about the circumstances.

"It is with great sadness that Roger Michell's family, director, writer and father of Harry, Rosie, Maggie and Sparrow announces his death at the age of 65 on September 22," says the note.

Born on June 5, 1956, in Pretoria (South Africa), where his father was destined as a diplomat, Michell was raised among several countries and he studied later in Bristol (southwest of England) and the University of Cambridge, where he directed several works and He won several prizes.

He was an assistant director at the Londoner Royal Court Theater, "where he agreed, among others, with the novelist Hanif Kureishi (who subsequently adapted" Buddha of Suburbia "for television) or the Danny Boyle filmmaker, and in 1985 he joined the Royal. Shakespeare Company, where he was a resident director for six years.

Already consolidated in the theatrical circuit and television, the well-known Screenwriter Richard Curtis looked for him to direct his work 'Notting Hill', which became one of the most talquillary British films of all time.

In 2002, he directed another success from the Great Screen, 'Changing Lanes', with Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson.

In the following decade he worked for personal reasons, especially in the United Kingdom, with tapes like 'The Mother' (2003), headed by Anne Reid and Daniel Craig, and 'Venus' (2006), with Peter O'Toole.

In 2010, Michell directed 'Morning Glory', a comedy on a morning television program with the Canadian Rachel McAdams and the American Harrison Ford, and in 2020 signed 'The Duke', starring Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent, who was acclaimed the year Past at the Venice Festival and that is pending to be released in the coming months.

Updated Date: 23 September 2021, 15:34

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