British filmmaker Nicolas Roeg, director of the BAFTA-nominated horror classic Don’t Look Now, has passed away aged 90, his family has revealed.
Born in London in 1928, Roeg began his career in the film industry as a clapper board operator before working in the camera department on a number of films, including Far From the Madding Crowd, Fahrenheit 451, Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago and Casino Royale.
Roeg made his directorial debut with 1970’s Performance starring Mick Jagger, and followed this up with the critically acclaimed Walkabout (1971), hugely influential horror film Don’t Look Now (1972) and the David Bowie-headlined sci-fi The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976).
Roeg’s later credits included Bad Timing, Eureka, Aria, and the 1990 Roald Dahl adaptation The Witches, the latter of which was critically acclaimed but disappointed at the box office and proved to be his final studio film. He would however continue to direct a number of independent releases and TV projects, with his last feature Puffball coming in 2007.