Director Nicolas Roeg dies aged 90

  25 November 2018    Read: 1248
Director Nicolas Roeg dies aged 90

Director Nicolas Roeg, whose films include Don't Look Now and Performance, has died at the age of 90.

In a career spanning six decades, he was celebrated for his original and controversial film-making.

His 1973 psychological thriller Don't Look Now caused controversy for its graphic sex scenes.

Roeg also directed Mick Jagger in the crime drama Performance and David Bowie in the science fiction movie The Man Who Fell To Earth.

His son, Nicolas Roeg Jr, said his father died on Friday night. "He was a genuine dad," he said.

"He just had his 90th birthday in August," he added.

Donald Sutherland, who starred in Don't Look Now and named one of his sons Roeg, paid tribute to him.

"He is a fearless visionary, always was, always will be," he said.

"He was a liberating joy to work for. I fell in love with him then and will love him forever."

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