Roger Michell, who directed the hit film Notting Hill with Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts, has died at age 65. It is not clear what the cause of death was, writes BBC News .
Michell was born in Pretoria in South Africa, but had a British father and grew up in the United Kingdom. He studied at Cambridge and later went on to work at the Royal Court Theater, among others, where he worked with Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle.
1999’s Notting Hill was Michell’s greatest success. The film was nominated for three Golden Globes. Michell also directed the films Venus , Changing Lanes and The Mother . Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson starred in Changing Lanes and Daniel Craig in The Mother .
Michell leaves behind four children: Harry, Rosie, Maggie and Sparrow.
We're very sad to hear that the brilliant director Roger Michell has passed away.— National Theatre (@NationalTheatre) September 23, 2021
He directed eight plays at the National Theatre including The Coup (1991), Blue/Orange (2000), Waste (2015) and Consent (2017).
Our thoughts are with his loved ones. He'll be much missed. pic.twitter.com/vGWxqyAp8D