Director Roger Michell, whose films include Notting Hill, Venus and My Cousin Rachel, has died at the age of 65, his publicist has confirmed.
Born in South Africa, the film legend lived a colorful life, having lived in many places, including Beirut, Damascus, Prague, and London as a child.
His career started after he graduated from Clifton College, Bristol. After his parents returned from overseas, Roger was posted at various locations throughout the world as a British diplomat.
Roger left Clifton College to study English at Queens College Cambridge. He also became an actor and director after directing several plays.
Later, he won the RSC Buzz Goodbody Award as Best Student Director at NSDF and a Fringe First Award from the Edinburgh Festival for Private Dick.
His former publicist said: “It is with great sadness that the family of Roger Michell, director, writer and father of Harry, Rosie, Maggie and Sparrow, announce his death at the age of 65 on September 22nd.”
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