Notting Hill director Roger Michell dies at 65

Cause of his death not disclosed immediately

At the age of 65, British film director Roger Michell, known as Persuasion (1995), Notting Hill (1999), Incident (2002), Indestructible Love (2004), Venus (2006), Beautiful Rising (2010), Royal Weekend ( 2012), My Cousin Rachel (2017) or The Duke (2020).

According to his family, Michell died on Wednesday, the cause of his death was not immediately disclosed, the BBC reported on Friday.

Michell was born in South Africa to a British father, a diplomat, and his family later returned to Britain. Michell studied at Cambridge University and later became an assistant director at the Royal Court Theater in London. He subsequently became a director of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

His best-known and most commercially successful film is Notting Hill, a romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. The film became one of the most lucrative in the history of British cinema and won a BAFTA award. Michell has received these awards in a total of three – in various categories.

Roger Michell has also directed plays by authors such as Nina Raine, Harold Pinter and Dylan Thomas.

Michell has been married twice – to actresses Kate Buffery and Anna Maxwell-Martin; he left behind four descendants.

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