Sad news today as we report the passing of British film-maker Nicolas Roeg at the age of 90. He has an array of directing credits to his name, including the acclaimed 1973 horror Don’t Look Now, the David Bowie and Mick Jagger-starrer The Man Who Fell to Earth and The Witches from 1990.
His son, Nicolas Roeg Jr, said his father died on Friday night. “He was a genuine dad. He just had his 90th birthday in August.”
Donald Sutherland, who starred in Don’t Look Now said: “He is a fearless visionary, always was, always will be. He was a liberating joy to work for. I fell in love with him then and will love him forever.”
Sutherland actually name one of his son’s Roeg, in tribute to the film-maker.
Roeg has also directed 1988’s Track 29, 1991’s Cold Heaven and the documentary The Film that Buys Cinema in 2014. He has also worked on the 1961 series Ghost Squad, 1962 classic Lawrence of Arabia and 1967’s Casino Royale.
Roeg’s work has spanned decades and his presence will live on in the cinematic work he has gifted us. Rest in Peace, Nic.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)