AceShowbiz - British director Roger Michell has died at the age of 65.
The filmmaker, whose credits include "Notting Hill" and "My Cousin Rachel", passed away on Wednesday (22Sep21), according to his publicist.
"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 22," a statement reads.
Born in South Africa, Michell studied at Cambridge University and had a successful career in theatre with stints at the U.K.'s Royal Court Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he was resident director, and the National Theatre, before making his mark on TV and film.
He was behind the camera for the acclaimed series adaptation of Hanif Kureishi's "The Buddha of Suburbia" in 1993, and his 1995 BBC film adaptation of Jane Austen's "Persuasion" won the BAFTA for Best Single Drama. Roger made his debut as a movie director in 1997 with "My Night with Reg".
His final project, documentary "Elizabeth", is currently in post-production.