‘Sur­real’ film di­rec­tor Roeg dies aged 90

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - BY STEPHEN HAY­WARD

FILM di­rec­tor Ni­co­las Roeg, famed for cre­at­ing eerie works with his dis­jointed edit­ing style, has died aged 90.

His hits in­cluded 1976 sci-fi clas­sic The Man Who Fell To Earth, which starred David Bowie.

Bowie’s son, film di­rec­tor Dun­can Jones, praised Roeg’s “in­cred­i­ble body of work”, ad­ding: “Thank you for mak­ing brave choices and giv­ing [me] an on­go­ing love of film­mak­ing.”

And Edgar Wright, the British di­rec­tor of Shaun of the Dead, hailed Roeg as “a master of the art”.

Lon­don-born Roeg made his di­rec­to­rial de­but in 1970 with Per­for­mance, which starred Mick Jag­ger and be­came a cult clas­sic.

His other films in­clude 1973’s Don’t Look Now, with Don­ald Suther­land.

ICONIC HITSNi­co­las Roeg

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