29 Facts About Nicolas Roeg

1. Nicolas Roeg was married to Susan Stephen from 1957 to 1977.

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2. Nicolas Roeg is a huge fan of what could be best described as 'non-linear narrative'.

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3. Nicolas Roeg worked on major films including "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Fahrenheit 451" before he entered the directing ranks in 1970.

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4. Nicolas Roeg got his music and Donaggio would go on to score hundreds of movies, including Carrie and Blow Out (1981).

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5. Nicolas Roeg stumbled upon his Don't Look Now composer when he ran into producer Ugo Mariotti on one of Venice's many water taxis.

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6. Nicolas Roeg ended up cutting nine frames from the final print to avoid a dreaded X rating for the US release.

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7. Nicolas Roeg accidentally scared his son while watching The Witches dailies at home.

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8. Nicolas Roeg performed cinematography duties on Walkabout, which is renowned for its stunning colour-saturated visuals.

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9. Nicolas Roeg made his solo directorial debut with Walkabout, which was filmed in the Australian Outback and told the tale of two abandoned schoolchildren and the teenage Aboriginal person who guides them through the wilderness.

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10. Nicolas Roeg began his film career as a tea boy before moving up to clapper-loader at Marylebone Studios in London.

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11. Nicolas Roeg is best known for a run of acclaimed movies in the.

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12. Nicolas Roeg is regarded as one of Britain's most important filmmakers.

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13. Nicolas Roeg will be remembered for a clutch of masterly films—including Don't Look Now, the best scary movie of all time, and the unclassifiable Man Who Fell to Earth.

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14. Nicolas Roeg was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2011.

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15. Nicolas Roeg directed David Bowie in "The Man Who Fell To Earth", with the singer winning acclaim for his performance as an alien, crash-landed and marooned in 1970s New York.

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16. Nicolas Roeg directed Mick Jagger in the crime drama Performance and David Bowie in the science fiction movie The Man Who Fell To Earth.

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17. In 1973 Nicolas Roeg embarked on what many consider his most notable film, Don't Look Now, a psychological thriller based on a short story by Daphne du Maurier.

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18. Nicolas Roeg was born in St John's Wood in north London on 15 August 1928.

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19. Nicolas Roeg was one of the most original film-makers the UK has ever produced.

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20. Nicolas Roeg directed David Bowie in his first major onscreen performance, 1976's The Man Who Fell to Earth, which had the Star Man making the leap from singing about visitors from outer space to portraying one in the feature film.

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21. Nicolas Roeg directed David Bowie in his first major onscreen performance, 1976's The Man Who Fell to Earth, which had the Star Man making the leap from singing about visitors from outer space to portraying one in the feature film.

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22. In 1966, Nicolas Roeg directed the second unit for the Israel-set Judith, starring Sophia Loren and Peter Finch.

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23. Nicolas Roeg married actress Theresa Russell in 1982, and she starred as a Czech intelligence officer who has a tragic affair in Vienna with Garfunkel, as an American psychiatrist, in the X-rated Bad Timing.

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24. On 23 November 2018, Nicolas Roeg died in London of natural causes at the age of 90.

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25. In 2005, Nicolas Roeg married Harriet Harper until his death in 2018.

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26. In 2011, Nicolas Roeg was made a Commander Order of the British Empire.

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27. Nicolas Roeg was selected to direct an adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's novel The Witches by Jim Henson, who had procured the film rights to the book in 1983.

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28. In the late 1960s, Nicolas Roeg moved into directing with Performance, alongside Donald Cammell.

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29. In 1947, after completing National Service, Nicolas Roeg entered the film business as a tea boy moving up to clapper-loader, the bottom rung of the camera department, at Marylebone Studios in London.

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