Roger Michell.
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Roger Michell, the stage and movie director maybe finest identified for the beloved 1999 romantic comedy Notting Hill, has died on the age of 65. Michell’s publicist confirmed to the Guardian that he died on September 22, with no reason for loss of life given. Michell was born in South Africa to a British diplomat and started writing and directing theater on the College of Cambridge, earlier than turning into resident director on the Royal Shakespeare Firm in 1985. All through the Nineties, Michell directed quite a few performs on the Nationwide Theatre, and started his movie profession in 1995 with the BAFTA-winning BBC adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, which received a theatrical launch in the USA. From there, Michell went on to direct Richard Curtis’s traditional Notting Hill, starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts. Within the 2000s, he directed a wide range of initiatives together with the underrated rom-com Morning Glory with Harrison Ford, Rachel McAdams, and Diane Keaton, Hyde Park on Hudson with Invoice Murray, and the acclaimed Le Week-Finish. He’s survived by 4 kids.

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