Roger Michel, a South African director and screenwriter, was 65 years old. “It is with great sadness that the family of Roger Michel, director and screenwriter, and father of Harry, Rosie, Maggie and Sparrow, announce his passing,” his agent said in a statement. Michel died on September 22.
Michel was born in South Africa and lived in Beirut, Damascus and Prague as a child. His father was a British diplomat.
The director graduated from Cambridge University. After graduation, he worked for two years as an assistant at the Royal Court Theatre. In 1985 he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company where he worked for six years as a director.
However, viewers around the world associate him with the film industry. The 1999 romantic comedy “Notting Hill” was most popular. Hugh Grant plays a travel bookseller who falls in love with a movie star performed by Julia Roberts. The film was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards and three BAFTA Awards – and became a classic of the genre.
Michela’s latest movie, “The Duke,” starring Helen Mirren, Jim Broadbent, and Matthew Judd, is scheduled for release on February 25, 2022.
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