Nicolas Roeg (1928–2018)


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When he made his directorial debut in 1970, Nicolas Roeg was already a 23-year veteran of the British film industry, starting out in 1947 as an editing apprentice and working his way up to cinematographer twelve years later. He first came to attention as part of the second unit on David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia (1962), with Roger Corman's The ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 90) in London, England, UK

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Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 9 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Don't Look Now Director
(1973)
The Witches Director
(1990)
Walkabout Director
(1971)

Filmography

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 2014 The Film That Buys the Cinema (Documentary)
 1999 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1996 Samson and Delilah (TV Mini Series)
 1995 Full Body Massage (TV Movie)
 1995 Two Deaths
 1995 Hotel Paradise (Short)
 1993 Heart of Darkness (TV Movie)
 1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1991 Cold Heaven
 1990 The Witches
 1989 Sweet Bird of Youth (TV Movie)
 1988 Track 29
 1987 Aria (segment "Un ballo in maschera")
 1987 AIDS: Iceberg (Short)
 1987 AIDS: Monolith (Video short)
 1986 Castaway
 1983 Eureka
 1972 Glastonbury Fayre (Documentary) (: on original print - uncredited)
 1971 Walkabout
 1970 Performance
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Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 5 Interviews | 7 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

N. Roeg | Nicholas Roeg | Nick Roeg | Nic Roeg

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Spouse:

Harriet Harper  (his death) | See more »

Parents:

Roeg, Mabel Gertrude | Roeg, Jack Nicholas
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

God laughs at people who make plans. If one does too much planning, you're not seeing the gold beneath your feet. See more »

Trivia:

Directed famous rock stars including Mick Jagger in Performance, David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth, and Art Garfunkel in Bad Timing (only in Performance does the real rock star play a fictional one). See more »

Trademark:

Alternates between handheld and stationary cameras See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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