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Nicolas Roeg

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Also Known As: Nicolas Jack Roeg, N. Roeg, Nick Roeg Died:
Born: August 15, 1928 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: director, screenwriter, director of photography, producer, dubber, clapper boy

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A legendary visionary behind the camera, director Nicolas Roeg was born in London in 1928. Though he would later become one of the most influential creative forces in cinema, Roeg's entree into film was mainly coincidental. After his father lost a great deal of money following a bad investment, Roeg began looking for work and found a job as a tea boy for the studio across the road from his home in Marylebone. He would eventually work his way up to assistant cameraman and focus puller, and eventually became a camera operator, shooting many scenes in the photographic masterpiece "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962). Roeg would eventually become a cinematographer in his own right, serving as director of photography on films like "The Masque of the Red Death" (1964) and "Fahrenheit 451" (1966) before making his directorial debut with the crime drama "Performance" (1970), starring James Fox and Mick Jagger in his first major film role. Roeg would follow this with "Walkabout" (1971), but he would make far greater waves with his next project, the groundbreaking horror film "Don't Look Now" (1973), which would quickly become one of the most influential movies of the 1970s. Next came another iconic film, "The Man Who...

A legendary visionary behind the camera, director Nicolas Roeg was born in London in 1928. Though he would later become one of the most influential creative forces in cinema, Roeg's entree into film was mainly coincidental. After his father lost a great deal of money following a bad investment, Roeg began looking for work and found a job as a tea boy for the studio across the road from his home in Marylebone. He would eventually work his way up to assistant cameraman and focus puller, and eventually became a camera operator, shooting many scenes in the photographic masterpiece "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962). Roeg would eventually become a cinematographer in his own right, serving as director of photography on films like "The Masque of the Red Death" (1964) and "Fahrenheit 451" (1966) before making his directorial debut with the crime drama "Performance" (1970), starring James Fox and Mick Jagger in his first major film role. Roeg would follow this with "Walkabout" (1971), but he would make far greater waves with his next project, the groundbreaking horror film "Don't Look Now" (1973), which would quickly become one of the most influential movies of the 1970s. Next came another iconic film, "The Man Who Fell to Earth" (1976) starring superstar musician David Bowie. Roeg would continue to work regularly as a director in the decades to come, collaborating with his wife actress Theresa Russell on several films including "Bad Timing" (1980), "Insignificance" (1985), and "Track 29" (1988). Roeg also directed the dark children's classic "The Witches" (1990) and the drama "Two Deaths" (1995). Nicolas Roeg died in November 2018. He was 90 years old.

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  Puffball (2007)
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  Two Deaths (1995)
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  Hotel Paradise (1995) Director
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  Full Body Massage (1995) Director
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  Cold Heaven (1991)
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  Track 29 (1988)
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  Aria (1988)

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1960:
First work as second-unit photographer
1950:
Moved to MGM's London studios as clapper boy, assistant to camera crew
1947:
Began working at London's Marylebone Studio as dubber and assistant editor
1999:
At the Cannes Film Festival, announced plans to direct the feature "Night Train", based on Martin Amis' novel
1963:
Served as director of photography on "The Masque of the Red Death."
1996:
Directed the TNT biblical movie "Samson and Delilah"
1992:
Helmed episode of the US TV series "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles"
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Served as projectionist for army unit during WWII
1985:
Directed the magical-realism film "Insignificance."
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Directed the mystery thriller "Track 29."
2007:
Directed the horror film "Puffball."
2014:
Directed the documentary "The Film that Buys the Cinema."
1990:
Directed the dark children's movie "The Witches."
1980:
Directed Art Garfunkel in the controversial psycho-sexual drama "Bad Timing."
1970:
Both photographed and directed the controversial crime drama "Performance."
1971:
Worked as both director and director of photography on "Walkabout."
1989:
TV directorial debut for "Sweet Bird of Youth"
1961:
Worked as the director of photography for the first time on the film "Information Received."
1973:
Directed the influential, groundbreaking horror film "Don't Look Now."
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Landed his first job in the camera department on "Calling Bulldog Drummond."
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Worked as the focus puller on "Pacific Destiny."
1962:
Worked as the camera operator on the film "Lawrence of Arabia," famous for its legendary cinematography.
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Was the director of photography on "Fahrenheit 451."
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Directed David Bowie in "The Man Who Fell to Earth."
1995:
Directed the drama "Two Deaths."
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Education

Mercers School: -

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wife:
Susan Rennie Stephen. Married on May 12, 1957; no longer married.
wife:
Theresa Russell. Actor. Married in 1985; have two sons together.

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father:
Jack Nicolas Roeg.
mother:
Mabel Gertrude Roeg.
son:
Joscelin Nicolas Roeg. Mother, Susan Stephen.
son:
Nicolas Jack Roeg. Mother, Susan Stephen.
son:
Luc Roeg. Producer, agent. Born c. 1962; mother Susan Stephen; made hundreds of music videos during the 1980s; associate producer of "Un Ballo in Maschera" segment of "Aria" (1987) directed by father; produced first film "Big Time" (1988); also produced "Let Him Have It" (1991); producer of "Two Deaths" (1992) directed by father; became head of independent films at the London office of William Morris in 1998.
son:
Sholto Jules Roeg. Production assistant; third assistant director. Mother, Susan Stephen.
son:
Stratten Jack Roeg. Mother, Theresa Russell.
son:
Maxim Roeg. Mother, Theresa Russell.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"Nicholas Roeg" Twayne
"The Films of Nicolas Roeg - Myth And Mind" St. Martin's Press
"Fragile Geometry - The Films, Philosophy and Misadventures of Nicolas Roeg" Performing Arts Journal Publications
"Nicolas Roeg Film By Film" McFarland
"The Films of Nicolas Roeg"
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